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Kurzweil PC3K8
8.5 out of 10

Kurzweil PC3K8

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Specifications

Feature
Value
Comment
Polyphony
128 Voice Polyphony, dynamically allocated, lightning fast performance.
Multitimbral
16 parts (one per MIDI channel)
Architecture
Dynamic VAST:
General MIDI
Standard
Sound ROM Expansion Slots
1
Sequencer
Unlimited tracks (on import); 960 PPQ resolution. Song editing functions include both event and track-based tools like quantize, swing, remap, controller scaling and more. Controller chasing and a global "set song length" functions are also featured.
Effects
16 insert effects distributed over 11 busses, two auxiliary sends and two Master Effects (saved with each song and setup); featuring over 500 of our award winning effects - reverbs, delays, chorus, flange, phaser, EQs, distortions, Leslie simulators, compressors, and more.
Master FX Section
User controllable master EQ section and master compressor for quick adjustments during live performance or putting the final touches on your studio mix. (These do not use up the insert effect resources.)
Controllers
Pitch wheel, modulation wheel, 9 front panel sliders/drawbar controllers, 10 front panel switches (momentary or toggle, software selectable), 3 switch pedal input, 2 continuous control pedal inputs, mono pressure, Super Ribbon input, breath controller input. Controller values can be "captured" and stored as part of a program.
Arpeggiator
16 full-featured independent arpeggiators with multiple latch modes, selectable play order, velocity, duration, tempo, and sync functions as well as pre-recorded beats and musical phrases.
Analog Outputs
Four 1/4" balanced TRS analog (24-bit DACs).
Headphones
1 rear panel 1/4" headphone output.
Digital Outputs
24-bit, stereo S/PDIF featuring 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, and 192-kHz modes.
MIDI
In, Out, Thru (hardware switchable to copy of MIDI Out).
Height
(4.33") (11.00 cm)
Depth
(13.98") (35.50 cm)
Length
(54.33") (138 cm)
Weight
(54 lb.) (24.50 kg)
Power
Internal AC power supply.
Riffs
16 unique "Riff" generators, used for triggering MIDI sequenced phrases, beats, or complete multi-track arrangements from notes on the keyboard and/or any on-board physical controller.
Keyboard
Next generation, 88-note, fully-weighted hammer-action, with velocity and aftertouch sensitive keys, featuring a quick release spring, striking an ideal balance of playability between piano type parts and synth/organ parts. (Fatar TP40L)
Display
240 x 64 angled, backlit CCFL w/ dedicated back panel brightness and contrast controls.
Desktop Editor
Mac and PC platforms (
Factory Presets
1074 Stunning Factory Presets (
Factory MIDI Setups
150 factory programmed MIDI setups - featuring up to 16 independent zones, effects, independent controller assignments, triggerable pattern-based "Riffs" and arpeggiator settings.
Sample Flash Memory
128MB of re-loadable*, non-volatile, user flash ROM
File Compatibility
Loads from:
User Memory
16,000 locations for user objects.
USB Computer Port
MIDI over USB. Also allows the PC3K to load/save data directly to and from a Mac/PC as well as perform OS updates.
USB Storage Port
Supports USB thumb-drives for loading/saving user data as well as performing OS updates.
FREE OS Updates
Flash ROM upgradeable via direct-USB or thumb-drive.
Release Date
First seen
6 March 2011