.KRZ/.KR1/.K25/.K26 - Kurzweil K2000/K2500/K2600 files + CD-ROM's

To read Kurzweil multi-floppy files in Awave Studio:

Rename the file parts into .KR1 for the first floppy, .KR2 for the second et c. Place all the parts (.KR1, .KR2, et c.) in one and the same directory on your hard disk. Then open the .KR1 file to read them all. When saving files, you must select 'KR1' if you want to save a set of 'split' files (named KR1, KR2 et c). If you want to transfer a file to the Kurzweil on a 'big' medium (e.g. a ZIP drive) then use the normal KRZ file (note that not only the K2000 but also the K2500 and the K2600 can read KRZ files even though they usually use the extension K25 and K26 resp.). If you want to transfer a file bigger than 1.44MB on a floppy then you need the split ones - put each of the KR1 et c files on a floppy disk each and rename them all into .KRZ.

To read 'Native' Kurzweil CD-ROM's in Awave Studio:

Use I/O → Read from Kurzweil CD (note that you need to either have 'working' ASPI32 drivers installed, or use Windows 2000 or XP for this to work). What do we mean by 'Native' Kurzweil CD-ROM's? This refers to CD-ROM's formatted in a way that Windows does not understand and it has been used since the first K2000 model. Later models can also read standard ISO-9660 formatted CD's - for which you do not need to use the special command on the 'I/O' menu as you can open the files on such CD's just like any other file (but you can use the I/O menu command for these CD's too if you want to!)

Note: If you have a Windows version earlier than Windows XP then inserting a Kurzweil CD might crash Windows. So if you use an older Windows version and want to avoid that happening, then turn off 'Auto-Insert Notification' for the CD-ROM drive and do not try to access the CD except using the special command in Awave Studio:


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