Kurzweil Music Systems and UK distributor Sound Technology Ltd are pleased to announce immediate availability of the all new PC4 Performance Controller and Production Station. The PC4 is the latest generation of Kurzweil’s acclaimed Performance Controller keyboards. The fully-weighted 88-key PC4 combines an immense internal sound engine with advanced controller functionality for the onboard sounds or external MIDI devices.
Headline sound generating features include 2GB of factory sounds from the legendary Kurzweil library including stunning pianos, electric pianos, and orchestral instruments, a 6-operator FM synthesiser, VA-1 Virtual Analog synthesiser, and modelled Tonewheel organs. Also available – via patented zero load-time FlashPlay™ technology – is 2GB of user-sample memory with support for WAV, AIF and Kurzweil’s renowned K-Series sample formats. All with a massive 256 voices of polyphony, and with full, deep, editing capabilities.
For control, the PC4 offers a 16-zone MIDI controller mode, 36 programmable physical controllers, and front panel master transport controls.
Further features includes a 16-track sequencer, 16 simultaneous note arpeggiators, 16 simultaneous riff generators, and an incredible on-board FX engine.
Weighing just 13kg, the Kurzweil PC4 is an incredibly powerful and flexible instrument for both stage and studio.
256 Voices of V.A.S.T. Polyphony
More polyphony from our acclaimed V.A.S.T. engine than any product in Kurzweil history!
2 Gigabytes of Factory Sounds
Over 1000 hand-selected factory presets organised into 13 Categories of Programs (Piano, E. Piano, Clav, Organ, Strings, Pad, Synth, Brass/Wind, Ensemble, Hybrid, Guitar/Bass, Drum/Perc, Misc) and featuring our optimised German 9 ft. and vintage Japanese 7 ft. concert grand pianos.
Patented FlashPlay® Technology
Flash-Play® provides the PC4 with a staggering amount of horse-power; 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: .WAV, .AIF (up to 16 bit / 96kHz) and Kurzweil formats (.P3K, .KRZ, .K25, .K26).
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 that is truly immense.
6-Operator FM Engine
FM6 Operator FM Engine with the ability to load original FM SysEx files.
Add sonic animation to your sounds via 16 simultaneous MIDI CC Step Sequencers for modulation sequencing.
KB3 ToneReal™ Organs
Modelled 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 – all 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 modelling for enhanced acoustic piano performance!
88-Note Hammer-Action Keyboard
Every sound within the PC4 is perfectly 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.
The PC4 features a 16-track internal sequencer to record/edit/mix/produce your own tracks – all 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
Looking for a pulse? Activate up to 16 independent Arps (1 per program, 16 per Multi) and discover the new ‘Step Sequencer’ environment!
Live Audio Input w/ FX
Plug in and jam along with your favourite music player via 1/4″ pair and/or 1/8″ (3.5mm) audio input. The input bus sports its own dedicated real-time FX. Sweeten your 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
9 Sliders, 9 Knobs, 10 Switches, 2 Wheels, 2 Switch Pedal* Inputs (which support half-damper for pianos), 2 Continuous Control Pedal Inputs, Aftertouch and Ribbon controller input
Easy Access Transpose Controls
Dedicated -/+ transpose controls conveniently located right above the LED backlit pitch/modulation wheels (LED lights can be disabled).
Widescreen Colour Display
Navigate the PC4 with a 4.3” 480×272 widescreen colour LCD display.
Categorised Sound Selection
Easy Category and Program/Multi selection featuring customisable category defaults.
PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
The Kurzweil PC4 Performance Controller and Production Station is available now priced at £1799 RRP inc VAT.
Kurzweil is distributed in the UK and ROI by Sound Technology Ltd. For more information please call 01462 480000 or visit www.soundtech.co.uk/music-retail/kurzweil.