K2000 is a programmable synthesizer by Kurzweil
Music Systems, similar to (but more advanced than) the
Fairlight CMI, Synclavier and the M1 Workstation. The
K2000 features a technology dubbed V.A.S.T., which
stands for "Variable Architecture Synthesis Technology",
a marketing term for the K2000's digital signal
processing (DSP) based sound processing system."
Out of the
eighties comes this hugely underrated drum machine—in
1986, the RX5 was Yamaha's flagship drum machine.
Although its vintage appeal may be diminished by the
Roland R-8 (as well as the resurgence of the TR-808 and
TR-909 machines), if you're on a budget, this one could
be for you.
The RX5 has many
features that other drum machines simply do not have.
Aside from all of the basics, such as pitch adjustment,
level control, etc., this machine also features "Attack"
and "Decay" envelope controls and two levels of "Accent"
for each sound, allowing you to really change the
character of any of its 24 built<d-in sounds. The sounds
range from surprisingly real and punchy kicks and
snares, to gunshots, door slams, even guitar and bass