Kurzweil Mangler Multi-Effects Processor

Kurzweil Mangler is based on the effects found in the KSP8, Kurzweil's flagship multichannel effects processor, and offer easy-to-use effect presets for any environment.

Kurzweil Mangler

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Both models are single rack space units featuring 192 effects presets, 64 locations for user-created presets, balanced stereo analog inputs and outputs, S/PDIF digital I/O, and pre-effect EQ.

The Kurzweil Mangler focuses on effects other than, but not excluding, reverb. These include chorus, flanger, phaser, tremolo, rotary speaker, panner, delay, filters, LaserVerb, Pitcher , synth trigger, ring modulation, distortion, and compression effects, and many combinations.


You can access all of the effects in your Kurzweil Mangler using the BANK and PRESET knobs on the front panel. Turn the BANK knob to select the general type of effect. Then turn the PRESET knob to display the 16 different effects in the current bank. Appendix A provides a list of the effects included with each unit.

When you start customizing effects, you’ll be able to store them in the banks labeled User 1 through User 4. Like the other banks, each of the User banks can store 16 different effects.

The power supply is a standard 9V AC 2-amp external supply. There is no power switch; your Kurzweil Mangler will be ready to use as soon as you plug it in. You can attach both analog and digital input cables to the unit, although you can use only one type of input at a time. Set the Input Source parameter on the Master menu to tell the unit which inputs it should use.

Also, you may want to check the setting of the Wet/Dry Mode parameter, depending on whether you’ve connected the unit to your mixer as a direct insert or as a send/ return (bus) effect. Analog and Digital outputs are always available, so that you can use both at the same time.

Stereo analog inputs and outputs are balanced 1/4” jacks that will accept either balanced TRS (tip-ring-sleeve) or unbalanced TS (tip-sleeve) connectors. When you plug a single cable (i.e., a mono signal) into either analog input, the unit sends that signal to both input channels (provided that Input Source is set to Analog, of course). Set the analog input level using the knob on the front panel of the unit.


Released: 2003

Quantization: 24 bit, 128x Oversampling
Sampling Frequency: 44.1/48kHz
Frequency Response: > 20Hz – 20kHz
Dynamic Range: 112 dB
THD: 0.003%

Dimensions: 482(W) x 44(H) x 205(D)mm
Weight: 2.7 kg

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