Kurzweil PC3X Performance Controller Keyboard


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The Next Generation of Incredible Kurzweils!
With a sleek new look on the outside, and an arsenal of Kurzweil's latest cutting edge chip technology under its hood, the 88-note PC3X delivers 128 voices of incredible sound quality along with a host of powerful, easy to use features. The PC3X is Kurzweil's ultimate performance controller keyboard, with an enormous collection of stunning sounds combined with comprehensive real-time controller functions.

Kurzweil PC3X Performance Controller Keyboard at a Glance:
  • Legendary Triple Strike Grand Piano, plus other keyboards
  • Hundreds of additional sounds
  • Amazing effects power
  • Powerful onboard sequencer
  • Custom-designed chips for premium sound quality
  • Revamped, easy-to-use interface

Legendary Triple Strike Grand Piano, plus other keyboards
The PC3X is loaded with the famous Kurzweil Triple Strike Piano, with dozens of variations to accommodate every kind of player. Also included is the Classic Keys ROM, which puts an impossibly large vintage keyboard rig at your fingertips. The recognizable sounds of classic electromechanical instruments, with all of their characteristic imperfections, have been faithfully re-created, along with pedals, amps and speakers. Lush Mellotrons, growling electric pianos, and funky Clavinets are all there at the touch of a button, programmed to sound just like those classic albums. For more vintage firepower, the PC3X is equipped with the most advanced version of Kurzweil's widely lauded KB3 Mode tonewheel organ simulator, which screams, sputters and sizzles just like the original. In addition to newly developed Leslie effects, and a new bank of B3 programs, we've also included sounds from the classic Vox and Farfisa combo organs. The PC3X's 9 sliders provide real-time drawbar control.

Hundreds of additional sounds
The PC3X offers an enormous sound set of over 800 programs. With some of the best samples in the industry, and a powerful, responsive synth engine breathing life into them, you'll feel like you're playing an actual instrument, not just playing samples. All of the basic sounds - basses, guitars, drums, horns and synths - have been painstakingly programmed to reflect the needs of today's professional players, representing a broad selection of styles and flavors from the '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s and today. In addition, the PC3X includes over 250 orchestral and string section programs.

Amazing effects power
With up to 12 insert effects plus two auxiliary sends, the PC3X offers more than twice the processing power of Kurzweil's acclaimed KDFX engine. Effects can be chained together in series, or distributed among the PC3X's 16 multitimbral channels. And these are simply the best effects in the business - burning distortions, transparent compressors, warm phaser and chorus effects, perfect reverbs - everything from flawless vintage emulations to concert halls which decay into complete silence. All parameters are assignable to any of the PC3X's real time controllers - sliders, pedals, wheels, etc.

Powerful onboard sequencer
For good measure Kurzweil included a 16-track sequencer. Combining a set of powerful song editing functions like step editing, swing, and controller scaling with a new friendlier interface, the PC3X can easily double as a workstation, ideal for music production on the fly. Also included are four independent arpeggiators as well as hundreds of pre-recorded beats and musical phrases. Add in USB, Flash card port, a newly designed keyboard action, and a new intuitive user interface, and you've got a workstation-grade keyboard in the PC3X.

Custom-designed chips for premium sound quality
One thing which clearly sets Kurzweil apart from the competition is the fact that they design their own chips (called ASICs) for all Kurzweil products. Simply put, these chips are customized for optimum audio performance. Some other manufacturers use general-purpose DSP chips commonly found in cell phones, watches and televisions. What does this mean for the end user? It means that all of the processing power in a Kurzweil chip is devoted exclusively to sound. It means no latency - the performance is lightning fast. And most importantly, it translates into that rich, full, glitch-free sound for which Kurzweil has become famous.

Revamped, easy-to-use interface
While the PC3X's user interface may look familiar to veteran Kurzweil users, major improvements have been made, allowing for a much more user friendly experience. Expanding upon Kurzweil's V.A.S.T. architecture, the PC3X's new UI delivers all the power of a Kurzweil, combined with unprecedented ease of use. The PC3X's backlit 240 x 64 display conveys all the information you'll need, when you need it, in an elegant, easy to navigate environment. All programs and setups are accompanied by help messages which can be accessed by pressing an "Info" soft button.

Kurzweil PC3X Performance Controller Keyboard Features:
  • 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.
  • Display: 240 x 64 angled, backlit LCD w/ dedicated back panel brightness and contrast controls.
  • Polyphony: 128 Voice Polyphony, dynamically allocated, lightning fast performance.
  • Multitimbral: 16 parts (one per MIDI channel).
  • Factory Presets: 832 Factory Programs- Includes complete PC2 Base Sound ROM, the Orchestral, Classic Keys, General MIDI set, 64 KB3 programs PLUS new String Section ROM Bank.
  • Factory MIDI Setups: 96 factory programmed MIDI setups. 128 user programmable MIDI setups, each with 8 independent zones, effects and arpeggiator settings.
  • General MIDI: standard.
  • User Memory: 128 locations for user created preset programs. 128 locations for user created MIDI Setups.
  • Sound ROM Expansion Slots: 2
  • Effects : 12 insert effects plus two auxiliary sends; featuring over 300 of our award winning effects - reverbs, delays, chorus, flange, phaser, EQs, distortions, Leslie simulators, compressors, and more.
  • Global EQ: User controllable master EQ section for quick adjustments during live performance.
  • Controllers: Pitch wheel, modulation wheel, 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.
  • Arpeggiator: 4 full-featured independent arpeggiators with multiple latch modes, selectable play order, velocity, duration, tempo, and sync functions as well as hundreds of pre-recorded beats and musical phrases.
  • Analog Outputs: Four 1/4" balanced TRS analog (48kHz, 24-bit DACs)
  • Headphones: Rear panel 1/4" headphone output
  • Digital Outputs: 24-bit, stereo S/PDIF featuring 44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192kHz modes. Syncable to external clock.
  • MIDI: In, Out, Thru (hardware switchable to copy of MIDI Out).
  • USB: Complete MIDI functionality over USB, including data storage and OS updates
  • Flash Memory Port: Store and load programs, OS updates, and sequences.
  • FREE OS Updates: Flash ROM upgradeable via USB or flash memory card.

The Kurzweil PC3X delivers more musical power than you can imagine!

Product Code: KURMArray