Kurzweil K2000/K2500/K2600 Synthesizers
The award-winning and iconic Kurzweil K2000 series of synths hit their heyday in the late 1980's due primarily to the excellent sounds but also its V.A.S.T. (Variable Architecture Synthesis Technology) technology. The acronym was coined by Geoff Gee, the principle designer of the patches, and perfectly described the internal synthesis structure. VAST was a modular synthesizer in digital form whereby you could modulate any parameter with any modulator. This brilliant modulation system was designed by Ralph Muha, and in my opinion has yet to be outdone to this day. Bob Chidlaw (my mentor) was the brainchild because the synthesis engine. Hal Chamberlain was instrumental in the MIDI handling. Myself, along with Joe Ierardi, took care of the sample content, spending countless hours in recording sessions followed by signal processing of the sounds themselves. Other essential contributors include John Teele, Rick Cohen, Tim Thompson, Chet Graham and Bill Gardner.