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Kurzweil PC4 88-Key Performance Controller and Studio Workstation Synthesizer

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Kurzweil PC4 88-Key Performance Controller and Studio Workstation Synthesizer
Key Features
  • 88 Fully Weighted Hammer Action Keys
  • Widescreen Color Display
  • 256 Voices
  • 2 GB of Sounds, 1000 Factory Presets
The Kurzweil PC4 88-Key Performance Controller and Studio Workstation Synthesizer features fully weighted, hammer action keys that provide you with a piano-like feel. Utilizing FlashPlay technology and 2 GB of instrument samples, it features over 1000 hand-selected factory presets organized into 13 categories. Some sample sounds include: optimized German D and Japanese C7 pianos, triple-strike piano, 73 electric pianos, clavinets, harpsichords, organs, celeste, bowed and hit crotales, vector synthesis waveforms, and more. This keyboard controller is suitable for live stage, theater, and studio applications.
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Kurzweil PC4 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2256 Voices of V.A.S.T. Polyphony
  • 32 Gigabytes of Factory Sounds
  • 4FlashPlay Technology
  • 52 Gigabytes User Sample Memory
  • 6V.A.S.T. Editing
  • 76-Operator FM Engine
  • 8CC Sequencers
  • 9KB3 ToneReal Organs
  • 10Powerful FX Engine
  • 11K.S.R. Kurzweil String Resonance
  • 1216-Zone Multi Controller Mode
  • 1316-Track Sequencer
  • 1416 Simultaneous RIFF Generators
  • 1516 Simultaneous Note Arpeggiators
  • 16Live Audio Input with FX
  • 17Front-Panel Master Transport Controls
  • 1836 Programmable Physical Controllers
  • 19Easy Access Transpose Controls
  • 20Widescreen Color Display
  • 21Categorized Sound Selection

The Kurzweil PC4 88-Key Performance Controller and Studio Workstation Synthesizer features fully weighted, hammer action keys that provide you with a piano-like feel. Utilizing FlashPlay technology and 2 GB of instrument samples, it features over 1000 hand-selected factory presets organized into 13 categories. Some sample sounds include: optimized German D and Japanese C7 pianos, triple-strike piano, 73 electric pianos, clavinets, harpsichords, organs, celeste, bowed and hit crotales, vector synthesis waveforms, and more. This keyboard controller is suitable for live stage, theater, and studio applications.

The PC4 allows you to construct sonic combinations via the Multi mode setup, offering 16 zones of MIDI controller capabilities. There is a 16-track sequencer, 16 riff generators, arpeggiator, and live 1/4" and 3.5mm audio inputs to plug in and jam along with your favorite music. Other features include: front-panel master transport controls, FX engine and string resonance, 6-operator FM engine, 36 programmable physical controllers, a widescreen color display, and easy-access transpose controls. The PC4 88-Key Performance Controller provides everything you need to explore, create, record, and perform for beginner, intermediate, or professional musicians.

256 Voices of V.A.S.T. Polyphony
More polyphony from the V.A.S.T. engine than any product in Kurzweil history.
2 Gigabytes of Factory Sounds
Over 1000 hand-selected factory presets organized into 13 categories of programs (piano, E. piano, clav, organ, strings, pad, synth, brass/wind, ensemble, hybrid, guitar/bass, drum/perc, misc) and featuring an optimized German 9' and vintage Japanese 7' concert grand pianos.
FlashPlay Technology
FlashPlay provides the PC4 with lots of horse power. It features 2 GB sample content with zero-loading time and ultrafast performance.
2 Gigabytes User Sample Memory
Load up to 2 GB of your own custom samples into non-volatile flash memory. Supported sample formats include: .WAV, .AIF (up to 16-bit / 96 kHz) and Kurzweil formats (.P3K, .KRZ, .K25, and .K26).
V.A.S.T. Editing
Deep native editing? Look no further. The PC4 grants full access to Kurzweil's legendary Variable Architecture Synthesis Technology directly from the front panel. With 32 layers per program, each offering its own signal path and a host of modular DSP tools, the PC4 offers a wealth of sound creation and modification.
6-Operator FM Engine
The 6-Operator FM Engine is equipped with the ability to load original FM SysEx files.
CC Sequencers
Add sonic animation to sounds via the 16 simultaneous MIDI CC step sequencers for modulation sequencing.
KB3 ToneReal Organs
Modeled after classic organs, a full compliment of tonewheel controls are immediately accessible including 9 realistic drawbars, rotary speed, chorus/vibrato, brake, percussion, and more.
Powerful FX Engine
Award-winning reverbs, delays, choruses, flangers, phasers, distortions, rotary amplifiers, compressors, and more are fully editable from the user interface. The PC4 also offers a global master FX section featuring 3-band EQ and compression.
K.S.R. Kurzweil String Resonance
Piano string resonance modeling for enhanced acoustic piano performance
16-Zone Multi Controller Mode
Construct massive sonic combinations via Kurzweil's renowned Multi mode (aka setup mode) offering 16-zones of unparalleled MIDI controller capabilities.
16-Track Sequencer
The PC4 features a 16-track internal sequencer to record/edit/mix/produce your own tracks in the box. Import MIDI (.mid) files as well as Kurzweil PC3-family songs.
16 Simultaneous RIFF Generators
Trigger and manipulate up to 16 simultaneous MIDI sequences on the fly. Select from an internal library of patterns or record/import your own.
16 Simultaneous Note Arpeggiators
Activate up to 16 independent Arps (1 per Program, 16 per Multi) and discover the updated Step Sequencer environment.
Live Audio Input with FX
Plug in and jam along with your favorite music player via a pair of 1/4" (L/R) and/or 3.5mm audio inputs. The input bus sports its own dedicated real-time FX. Sweeten backing tracks for live performance and internally mix the signal with the PC4's own output.
Front-Panel Master Transport Controls
Use the buttons in the transport section to control recording and playback of the on-board 16-track sequencer.
36 Programmable Physical Controllers
This keyboard features 9 sliders, 9 knobs, 10 switches, 2 wheels, 2 switch pedal inputs (a sustain pedal is included which supports half damper for pianos), 2 continuous control pedal inputs, aftertouch, and ribbon controller input (sold separately).
Easy Access Transpose Controls
Dedicated -/+ transpose controls conveniently located right above the LED backlit pitch/modulation wheels (LED lights can be disabled).
Widescreen Color Display
Navigate the PC4 with a 4.3" widescreen color LCD display.
Categorized Sound Selection
Easy category and Program/Multi selection featuring customizable category defaults.
UPC: 883793416513

Kurzweil PC4 Specs

KeyboardRPHA: Real Piano Hammer Action / 88-Note, Fully Weighted Hammer Action with Velocity and Aftertouch Sensitive Adjustable Keys
Display480 x 272 Pixel High-Resolution Color LCD with Adjustable Brightness
Polyphony256 Voices, Dynamically Allocated
Multitimbral16 Parts (One per MIDI Channel)
ArchitectureDynamic VAST with User Programmable DSP Algorithms and Routing
6-Operator FM Engine
VA1 Inside: Anti-Aliasing, Power-Shaped Oscillators and DSP Processing from Kurzweil's VA1
Flash Memory2 GB of Re-Loadable, Non-Volatile, User Flash Memory
Factory Programs1000+
ProgramsUser: 4096
Factory Multis50+ Featuring up to 16 Independent Zones
User Multis4096
General MIDINo
String ResonanceYes
Master EQ/Compressor SectionYes
EffectsOver 1000 Complex Effects Chains, Incorporated in Programs Featuring Effects, Reverbs, Delays, Chorus, Flange, Phaser, EQs, Distortions, Rotary Speaker Simulators, Compressors, and More
32 Total FX Units
Controllers1 x Pitch Wheel
1 x Modulation Wheel,
9 x Front-Panel Sliders
9 x Knobs
9 x Switches (Assignable/Zone Mutes/KB3 Control)
1 x Variation Switch
Tempo Controls with Tap Tempo
2 x Transpose Switches
Arp Controls
Transport Controls
2 x Switch Pedal Inputs, Each Supporting Single-Switch Pedal or Single Half-Damper Pedal (1 x Switch/Sustain Pedal Included)
2 x Continuous Control Pedal Inputs
Mono Pressure (Aftertouch)
Ribbon Input (Ribbon Controller Sold Separately)
Sequencer16 Tracks, 960 PPQ Resolution
Song Editing Function Included Both Event and Track-Based Tools like Quantize, Swing, Remap, Controller Scaling, and More
MIDI CC Step Sequencers16 Simultaneous
Riffs16 per Multi
Arpeggiator1 per Program, 16 per Multi
Analog Outputs4 x 1/4" / 6.3 mm (2 Pairs) Balanced TRS (32-Bit DACs)
Automatic Mono Switching on Main Outs, +21 dBu Maximum Output, 50 Ohms Balanced Source Impedance
Audio Inputs2 x 1/4" / 6.3 mm (L/R)
1 x Stereo 1/8" / 3.5 mm (Each with FX)
For Connecting MP3 Player or other Audio Source for Accompaniment Playback
Headphone Output1 x 1/4" / 6.3 mm TRS (130 mW into 32 Ohms)
MIDIIn, Out
USB2 x USB Ports (A-Type / B-Type)
Complete MIDI Functionality over USB
User Program/Multi File Backup via USB Drive
Operating System Updates via USB Drive
Software EditorsMac OS X and Windows PC Editors
Power Adapter (Included)15 VDC, 2.5 A
Dimensions6.5 x 14.8 x 50" / 16.5 x 37.5 x 127 cm
Weight28.7 lb / 13 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight42 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)58 x 19 x 10.5"

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