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Feature Comparison Chart

Question:
What are the primary feature comparisons between the PC3K, PC3, PC3LE, and SP4/5 Series?

Answer:

PC3K SERIES PC3 SERIES PC3LE SERIES SP4 SERIES SP5 SERIES
Keybed PC3K8: Fatar TP40L
PC3K7: Fatar TP8
PC3K6: Fatar TP9
PC3X: Fatar TP40L
PC3: Fatar TP8
PC361: Fatar TP9
PC3LE8: Fatar TP40L
PC3LE7: Fatar TP8
PC3LE6: Fatar TP8
SPS4-8: LK40GH
SP4-8: Fatar TP100
SP4-7: Medeli KB76FPU
SP5-8: LK40GH
Polyphony 128 128 64 64 64
Screen 240 x 64 angled, backlit CCFL 240 x 64 angled, backlit CCFL 240 x 64,
backlit LED
16 character,
backlit LED
2x20 character LCD
Wooden End Caps Yes No No No No
ROM Programs 1074 1074 1061 128 861
ROM Setups 150 150 256 64 65
General MIDI Yes Yes Yes No No
KORE 64™
ROM Expandable
Yes (sold separately) Yes (sold separately) No No No
V.A.S.T. Editing Yes Yes Yes (limited FX editing) No No
Sample Memory 128 MB 0 (no sample loading) 0 (no sample loading) 0 (no sample loading) 0 (no sample loading)
PC3 Family Loading/Compatibility All objects from PC3 and PC3LE All objects from PC3LE and PC3K
(except samples)
Most objects from PC3/K
(except samples)
Most Programs from PC3/K/LE
(except samples)
Most Programs from PC3/K/LE
(except samples)
*Legacy K2 Loading/Compatibility Setups, Programs, Keymaps,
RAM Samples
(includes K2 Sample ROM Compat file)
Setups, Programs, Keymaps
(no compatibility file)
Setups, Programs, Keymaps
(no compatibility file)
No No
Program Selection Category System Partial Partial Complete/Matrix Complete/Matrix Complete/Matrix
External Storage USB-to-Mac/PC,
USB Drive
USB-to-Mac/PC,
xD card
USB-to-Mac/PC,
USB Drive
USB-to-Mac/PC USB-to-Mac/PC
Desktop Editor Free from SoundTower Free from SoundTower For sale by SoundTower For sale by SoundTower No
Analog Outputs Main and Aux Main and Aux Main Main Main
Digital Out Yes (with external sync) Yes (with external sync) Yes (no external sync) No No
Programmable Sliders 9 9 0 0 5x3 (shift) = 15
Programmable Knobs 0 0 5 x 3 (shift) = 15 1x5 (shift) = 5 0
Programmable Buttons 10 10 2 + 5 x 2 (shift) = 12 0 1
CC Pedal inputs 2 2 1 1 1
Switch Pedal inputs 3 3 2 1 (dual jack supports 2 pedals) 2
Drum Pads 0 0 8 0 0
Ribbon input Yes Yes No No No
Breath Controller input Yes Yes No No No
FX Editing Full Full FX Chain Selection + Wet/Dry only Wet/Dry only Wet/Dry only
FX units 16 16 10 10 10
Master FX MultiBand Compressor and EQ MultiBand Compressor and EQ No No No
Sequencer Yes Yes Yes No No
RIFFs 16 16 16 0 0
Arpeggiators 16 16 16 0 0
System Clock Yes Yes No No No
Max user objects** 16000 2560 16000 128 128

*PC3/K/LE cannot load K2 Series KB3 or Triple Mode Programs. Edited ROM sample headers as well as some DSP algorithms and tools cannot be converted.

**Internal space for user objects is the same, the max number of user objects differ because of format differences.


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