Kurzweil PC3LE8 Performance Controller and Synthesizer

Kurzweil PC3LE8 Performance Controller and Synthesizer

Kurzweil PC3LE8 Performance Controller and Synthesizer

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Kurzweil PC3LE8 Performance Controller and Synthesizer

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Product Highlights

  • 88 Hammer Action Keys
  • V.A.S.T. Synthesis Engine
  • Over 1050 Programs
  • 8 Back-Lit Drum Pads
  • 64 Voice Polyphony
  • Intuitive Controller Features
  • 2560 User Programmable MIDI Setups
  • USB Host and Device Ports
  • Balanced Analog and S/PDIF Digital Outs
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The Kurzweil PC3LE8 Performance Controller and Synthesizer delivers a host of sounds, performance and control features that are sure to suit the studio producer and touring musician. Its 88 fully-weighted velocity sensitive key-bed gives way to 64 voices of polyphony and up to 1050 V.A.S.T. synthesis programs. Special attention is given to capturing and reproducing the subtle nuances that give instruments their authenticity. In addition to its sound quality, the PC3LE8 delivers intuitive control features, up to 700 effects, USB and Device connections, analog and digital outputs, and more.

PC3 Sounds
All of the PC3's sounds are included - the famous Kurzweil grand piano, vintage electric pianos, Clavinets and Mellotrons, dazzling Orchestral and Strings collections, stunning VA virtual analog synths, KB3 organs, realistic basses, drums, guitars, percussion and horns, General MIDI, plus nearly 200 new programs developed specifically for the LE; over 1050 programs in all.
V.A.S.T. Synthesis Engine
Pristine samples paired with detailed programming of literally hundreds of synth and effects parameters. The results are detailed nuances that include the rosin of a bowed string instrument, the resonant harmonics of a piano's damper pedal, or the thumps and squeaks of an electromechanical keyboard.
Powerful Effects
The PC3LE8 comes equipped with over 700 onboard effects chains from which to choose, all with real-time controllers already assigned to relevant parameters. With world class reverbs that decay into complete silence, warm, classic sounding phasers, flangers and choruses, and burning, saturated distortions, you'll have everything you need to make your music sound like a polished, finished product from the outset. The PC3LE7's architecture provides up to 10 insert effects, which can be distributed among 10 channels, with an available auxiliary effect as well.
Intuitive Control
Turn a knob, hit a button or move a wheel and the LE's screen will display the controller, its real-time value and the parameter being affected. An example would be moving the modwheel on an organ program - you would see the following: "Modwheel 79 Distortion Drive". This system never breaks down - you can change effect chains freely and all of this info remains intact, updated to reflect the new chain you've selected. Also, this info is transferred seamlessly to Setup Mode - you can see whatever controllers have been assigned to programs used in any zone of a setup.
Easy Sound Editing
In any given program or effects chain, the relevant parameters, the ones that you'd want to tweak and adjust, have been assigned real-time controllers. Move a controller and hit the SAVE button - no menus, no pages with endless parameters - and you get one touch sound customization.
Drum Pads
8 backlit, velocity-sensitive drum pads can be used to trigger sounds, sequences, chords and arpeggiations. Every program in the machine has a drum kit assigned to the pads, so you'll always have access to a rhythm track when you need it. As a bonus, we've included a set of over 100 new drum programs, with acoustic brush kits, slammin' rock kits and a number of heavily effected techno/electronic kits, in addition to the 24 existing kits from the PC3.
Connectivity
Saving, loading and updating the OS are all made easy on the LE with the inclusion of both USB Host and Device ports. You can save your user programs, setups and songs to a USB thumb-drive or directly to a computer. OS updates can be loaded from a thumb-drive or directly from your computer, and of course the LE sends and receives MIDI over USB. Standard MIDI jacks are also included for In, Out and Thru. For audio, the PC3LE7 features high-quality, hum-cancelling, stereo balanced analog outputs, with 24-bit DACs as well as a 24-bit stereo S/PDIF digital output at 48K.
UPC: 883793202628
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Kurzweil PC3LE8 Performance Controller and Synthesizer
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
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    Keyboard Fatar TP-40L; 88-Note Fully-Weighted Hammer-Action with Velocity and Aftertouch Sensitive Keys
    Polyphony 64 Voice
    Multitimbral 16 Parts (one per MIDI channel)
    Synthesis Method V.A.S.T.
    Presets PC3 sound set, including Base ROM, Orchestral, Classic Keys, String Section, General MIDI set and over 70 KB3 programs with total of over 800 programs
    User Memory 2560 locations for user created preset programs, songs and setups
    Effects 10 insert effects distributed over 10 busses, one auxiliary send; featuring over 500 of our award winning effects - reverbs, delays, chorus, flange, phaser, EQs, distortions, rotary speaker simulators, compressors, and more
    Controllers Pitch wheel, modulation wheel, 5 front panel knobs (15 virtual knobs with a two-tiered shift button), 7 front panel switches (momentary or toggle, software selectable), 2 switch pedal inputs, 1 continuous control pedal input and mono pressure. Controller values can be "captured" and stored as part of a program. In addition to all of these, the PCLE6 also features 8 backlit velocity-sensitive drum pads that can be used to trigger sounds, sequences, chords and arpeggiations
    Outputs Analog: Two 1/4" balanced TRS analog (24-bit DACs)
    Digital: 24-bit, stereo S/PDIF at 48K (internal clock)
    Headphone Output 1 Rear panel 1/4" headphone output
    External Storage Host port for connecting a USB thumb-drive and a Device port that allows the PC3LE to load and save data directly to and from a computer, perform OS updates and send/receive MIDI over USB
    Display 240 x 64 backlit LCD w/ dedicated back panel contrast control
    Power Internal AC power supply
    Automatic selection 90-250V AC operation
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 56.48 x 14.50 x 5" (143.41 x 36.83 x 12.70cm)
    Weight 54.15 lb (24.56 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 66.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 65.5 x 18.5 x 8.5"

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