The WK2 HD offers 444 high quality sounds to suit just about any style of music.
16-part multitimbral, with 32 note polyphony, programmable split and the ability to layer 2 sounds together, the WK2 HD lets you to create rich, modern sound textures quickly and easily.
The WK2 HD contains 2 independent digital effects processors with 22 reverbs and 22 effects, with controls for the main level and separate send levels for each track.
The arranger section of the WK2 HD contains 96 styles with 4 variations each, made up of 5 tracks (Drums, Bass, Acc.1/2/3); the important ‘Single Touch Play’ function lets you assign 10 different performances to each style, allowing you to instantly reconfigure the setting of the styles by pushing a single button. You can also memorize any configuration of sounds, styles, effects, controls, MIDI channels, track status, etc. in 63 dedicated Performances which can be instantly recalled whenever you need them in the future Normally complex editing procedures are made easy thanks to a series of function keys which give you direct access to every function. In addition, the WK2 HD lets you immediately select your favorite sounds and styles with the ‘Direct Sound Memory’ and ‘Direct Style Memory’ controls. These 32 buttons allow you to memorize your most frequently used sounds and styles and then recall them with a single command.
The WK2 HD is equipped with a practical sequencer that lets you, quickly and easily, record up to 7 Song Styles using any of the on-board styles. Your compositions can then be saved, either on floppy disk or on the internal hard disk. The WK2 HD is compatible with the vast existing GEM disk libraries in WK3, PK7, GMX and CD formats, with the industry standard Standard Midi File formats 0, 1 and 1+ lyrics, and also with GEM’s new ‘RASS’ (Real Audio Syncro Style) format. RASS allows you to use specially processed real audio samples which are synchronized with the MIDI styles, creating highly effective rhythm tracks. As you change tempo, the sample actually follows your changes exactly as though it was another MIDI track. The ‘Direct from Disk/Hard Disk’ function speeds up the playback of songs stored on floppy disks and on the hard disk, while the ‘Play all Songs’ button allows you to listen a song disk’s entire contents with a single command.
Hard disk / Disk Drive
The built-in hard disk lets you manage an enormous variety of files ready to use. All your configurations can also be saved on floppy disk, using the built-in 3.5″ disk drive. Built-In Video Out / Vocal Processor Interface with Digital Sampling (optional). Using the built-in Video Out, you can connect most types of TV or video display to the WK2 to view the karaoke style lyrics sychronized to your songs. The optional Vocal Processor interface, easily installed in it’s own bay, adds to the WK2 HD a series of advanced state-of-the-art functions. By connecting a microphone, you can process your voice with the internal digital effects and 3 band stereo equalizer. You can even add up to 4 additional harmony lines to your voice creating extraordinary vocal harmonies in real time. The Digital Sampling function also allows you to create your own personalized sound database by sampling any sound from the microphone or line input.