Kurzweil PC4 88-Key Performance Controller and Studio Workstation Synthesizer

$2,499.99

  • 88 Fully Weighted Hammer Action Keys
  • Widescreen Color Display
  • 256 Voices
  • 2 GB of Sounds, 1000 Factory Presets

The PC4 88-Key Performance Controller and Studio Workstation Synthesizer from Kurzweil features fully weighted, hammer action keys that provides 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? You can 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

88-Note Hammer Action Keyboard

Every sound within the PC4 is matched to its 88-note, fully weighted hammer action keyboard with aftertouch.

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
SPECS

Keyboard RPHA: Real Piano Hammer Action / 88-Note, Fully Weighted Hammer Action with Velocity and Aftertouch Sensitive Adjustable Keys Display 480 x 272 Pixel High-Resolution Color LCD with Adjustable Brightness Polyphony 256 Voices, Dynamically Allocated Multitimbral 16 Parts (One per MIDI Channel) Architecture Dynamic 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 Memory 2 GB of Re-Loadable, Non-Volatile, User Flash Memory Factory Programs 1000+ Programs User: 4096 Factory Multis 50+ Featuring up to 16 Independent Zones User Multis 4096 General MIDI No String Resonance Yes Master EQ/Compressor Section Yes Effects Over 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 Controllers 1 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) Sequencer 16 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 Sequencers 16 Simultaneous Riffs 16 per Multi Arpeggiator 1 per Program, 16 per Multi Analog Outputs 4 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 Inputs 2 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 Output 1 x 1/4" / 6.3 mm TRS (130 mW into 32 Ohms) MIDI In, Out USB 2 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 Editors Mac OS X and Windows PC Editors Power Adapter (Included) 15 VDC, 2.5 A Dimensions (H x D x L) 6.5 x 14.8 x 50" / 16.5 x 37.5 x 127 cm Weight 28.7 lb / 13 kg Packaging Info Package Weight 42 lb Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 58 x 19 x 10.5"

IN THE BOX

Kurzweil PC4 88-Key Performance Controller and Studio Workstation Synthesizer 15 VDC Power Adapter with Power Cable USB Cable Switch Pedal Limited 1-Year Warranty

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