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Kurzweil Music Systems | Ray Kurzweil returns: Hyundai names Kurzweil chief strategy officer of KMS

January 20, 2007

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Source: Kurzweil Music Systems — January 20, 2007

Hyundai has appointed Ray Kurzweil as Chief Strategy Officer of Kurzweil Music Systems. Hyundai, one of the world’s largest corporations, plans to work with Ray Kurzweil to “build Kurzweil Music Systems into one of the largest music instruments brands in the world,” Kurzweil stated.

Kurzweil, who founded Kurzweil Music Systems, Inc. in 1982, will work with Kurzweil Music Systems management on technology strategy and will also be a primary… read more

NPR Fresh Air | Hip hop legend and film composer RZA talks about Kurzweil Music

March 7, 2005

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Source: NPR Fresh Air — March 7, 2005 | Terry Gross

NPR | The RZA is one of the founding members of the kung-fu-meets-hip-hop group the Wu Tang Clan. He has also written film scores, including Kill Bill and Ghost Dog. Now he has turned his efforts to a new book, The Wu Tang Manual. The RZA is also known as the Abbot, Bobby Digital, Prince Dynamite and more. His birth name is Robert F. Diggs.… read more

NAMM Oral History Project | History of Kurzweil Music Systems

January 20, 2010

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Source: NAMM Oral History Project — January 20, 2007 | NAMM staff

Ray Kurzweil appeared on the popular 1950s and 1960s quiz show “I’ve Got a Secret” to reveal that he had made a computer that could make music. Since those early days, Ray has come to define the computer age of music making.

Founder of Kurzweil Music, Ray designed some of the industry’s most noted electronic instruments of the 1980s and 1990s.

Ray was a pioneer in the field… read more

Kurzweil Music | Kurzweil Music on stage with Roger Waters: The Wall Live

December 27, 2011

KMS at Roger Waters Live

Dear readers,

Here are some new videos with Jon Carin, keyboardist for Roger Waters, currently on tour with Roger Waters: The Wall Live, using Kurzweil keyboards exclusively.

The first clip features John Teele (software department manager) and me (senior soundware engineer) on stage about 20 minutes before the show started. The next two clips are interviews with Jon Carin. I thought our readers might enjoy these!

— Daveread more

Hyundai Development Company | Hyundai Development names Ray Kurzweil Chief Strategy Officer of Kurzweil Music

February 1, 2007

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Hyundai Development Company has appointed Ray Kurzweil as Chief Strategy Officer of Kurzweil Music. Hyundai Development, one of the world’s largest corporations, plans to work with Ray Kurzweil to “build Kurzweil Music into one of the largest music instruments brands in the world,” the company stated.

Kurzweil, who founded Kurzweil Music in 1982, will work with Kurzweil Music management on technology strategy and will also be a primary spokesperson… read more

ABC | Justin Bieber on a Kurzweil piano performing at Times Square 2012 ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’

January 5, 2012

Justin Bieber on Kurzweil piano

Source: ABC

Kurzweil PC3 synthesizer featured at White House

August 13, 2009

KMS pc3 at white house

The Kurzweil PC3 synthesizer was featured at The White House on stage with band Earth, Wind & Fire in a performance for President Barack Obama for the Governors’ Dinner, the first formal White House dinner hosted by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama on February 22,2009.

click here to watch the video from MSNBC

Kurzweil Music Systems | New Kurzweil PC3K combines game-changing technology with K series sample library

March 17, 2010

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Source: Kurzweil Music Systems — December, 2009 | KMS Staff

Kurzweil Music Systems proudly announces the release of the PC3K keyboard, expanding the PC3 line to include key new features along with backwards compatibility with the legendary K Series product line.

In addition to all of the innovative features that made the PC3 a major success, the PC3K features 128 MB of non-volatile user sample memory. Utilizing a breakthrough in sample flash technology, the PC3K allows user samples to… read more

National Association of Music Merchants | Ray Kurzweil receives NAMM Lifetime Achievement Award

January 23, 2012

Ray Kurzweil and Joe Lamond, CEO of the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), on stage at the NAMM Breakfast of Champions, January 19, 2012 in Anaheim, CA. (credit: NAMM/David Livingston)

At the 2012 NAMM show on January 19, 2012, National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) President and CEO Joe Lamond presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Ray Kurzweil, “an American author, inventor and futurist in fields such as optical character recognition (OCR), text-to-speech synthesis, speech recognition technology, and electronic keyboard instruments.”

Lamond also presented NAMM’s Music for Life Award to Stevie Wonder, honoring him for his “brilliant musical contributions… read more

Paul McCartney with a Kurzweil synthesizer on “Saturday Night Live”

December 11, 2010

Kurzweil synthesizer SNL McCartney

Paul McCartney and his band perform on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” with a Kurzweil synthesizer on stage, on December 11, 2010.

Also see:
NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” official website
Video of Paul McCartney’s “Saturday Night Live” performance on Hulu

 

Kurzweil PC3K8 keyboard in The Who’s 2010 Super Bowl halftime show

February 8, 2010

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A Kurzweil PC3K8 keyboard is featured live on stage with Roger Daltrey and The Who at the Super Bowl’s halftime show on February 7, 2010.

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