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Kurzweil PC3K8 88-key Keyboard Workstation

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Kurzweil PC3K8

 features a fully weighted, hammer action keybed and is loaded with a sound set that is broad and deep, with no compromises on sound quality. The unit can also access the massive wealth of samples and programs developed over the past 18 years for the legendary K Series synthesizers.

The PC3K8 presents a whole new world of choices to players, as it's able to load .KRZ/25/26 sample files, WAVE and AIFF files, as well as most of the K Series programs and setups. In addition, users can fill the 128MB of built-in flash memory with their own signature samples. Sample files can be loaded via USB from a thumb-drive or directly from a computer.

When the keyboard is powered off, user-samples don't go away. Once samples are loaded into the PC3K8's flash memory, there is zero load time for those samples when powering on the instrument. With advanced program, keymap and sample editing features, the user can customize their sounds, allowing them to map any sample to any key, tune individual samples, change the start, alt start, loop point and end point of samples, and even assign a controller to adjust sample start point in real-time.

  • 88-note fully weighted hammer action, with velocity- and aftertouch-sensitive keys

  • Quick release spring gives keys the response needed for synth/organ parts

  • 128MB nonvolatile sample flash RAM

  • Compatible with K 2/25/26 series libraries and programs

  • Large backlit LCD with dedicated back-panel brightness and contrast controls

  • 128-voice polyphony, dynamically allocated, lightning-fast performance

  • Multitimbral: 16 parts (one per MIDI channel)

  • Over 850 stunning factory presets, many of which use 10-20 layers

  • Features samples from PC2 Base Sound ROM, Orchestral, Classic Keys, String Section ROM, and more

  • Over 64 KB3 programs

  • Includes 96 factory MIDI setups and 128 user-programmable MIDI setups

  • MIDI setups include 8 independent zones, effects and arpeggiator settings

  • General MIDI compatible

  • 2,560 locations for user-created preset programs

  • 2,560 locations for user-created MIDI Setups

  • ROM expansion slot

  • 16 insert effects distributed over 12 buses and 2 auxiliary sends

  • Over 300 effects, including reverb, delay, chorus, phaser, EQ, distortion, compression, and more

  • Master effects section with 5-band parametric EQ and 3-band compressor

  • Pitch and modulation wheels

  • 9 front-panel sliders/drawbar controllers

  • 2 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

  • "Info" soft button displays what the PC3's assignable controllers are doing in each program

  • "Easy Audition" lets you preview patches with short sound sequences

  • 16 independent arpeggiators with multiple latch modes, selectable play orders, and more

  • 4 x ¼" balanced TRS analog (24-bit DACs)

  • Rear-panel ¼" headphone output

  • 24-bit stereo S/PDIF featuring 44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192kHz modes

  • Syncable to external clock

  • MIDI input, Output, and Throughput (hardware switchable to copy of MIDI output)

  • Complete MIDI functionality over USB, including data storage and OS updates via thumb drive

  • USB thumb drive memory port lets you store and load programs, OS updates, and sequences.

  • Free OS updates


Keyboard 88-note, fully-weighted hammer-action, with velocity and aftertouch sensitivity
Polyphony 128 voices, dynamically allocated
Multitimbral 16 parts
Synthesis Method Dynamic VAST - with user programmable DSP algorithms and routing
VA1 Inside - anti-aliasing, power-shaped oscillators and DSP processing from Kurzweil's VA1 concept synthesizer
Presets Over 850
User Memory 2048
Effects 16 insert effects
Over 500 presets
Sequencer Unlimited tracks
960 PPQ resolution
Controllers 1 x Pitch wheel
1 x Modulation wheel
9 x Sliders/drawbar controllers
10 x Front panel switches (momentary or toggle, software selectable)
3 x Switch pedal inputs
2 x Continuous control pedal inputs
1 x Super Ribbon input
1 x Breath controller input
Expansion Slots Single slot
Sample RAM 128MB of re-loadable, non-volatile, user flash ROM
Inputs 1 x 5-pin DIN MIDI In
Outputs 4 x 1/4" TRS phone
2 x 5-pin DIN MIDI Out, Thru
1 x RCA coaxial S/PDIF
Headphone Output 1 x 1/4" TRS phone
External Storage Supports USB thumb-drives for loading and storing samples, programs, setups, songs and QA banks
Display 240 x 64 angled, back-lit LCD with dedicated back panel brightness and contrast controls
Power Requirements Internal AC power supply, selectable 120~240VAC operation
Dimensions(WxDxH) 54.3 x 14 x 4.3" (1379 x 355 x 109mm)
Weight 54 lbs (24.5kg)
Specialties Flash ROM upgradeable via USB or thumb-drive

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