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Feature Comparison Chart

Question:
What are the primary feature comparisons between the current Pro keyboards?

Answer:

FORTE ARTIS 8
ARTIS 7
ARTIS SE PC3A8
PC3A7
PC3A6
PC3K8
PC3K7
PC3K6
PC3LE8
PC3LE7
PC3LE6
SPS4-8
SP4-8
SP4-7
SP5-8
Keybed* 88 FW
-
-
88 FW
76 SW
-
88 FW
-
-
88 FW
76 SW
61 SY
88 FW
76 SW
61 SY
88 FW
76 SW
61 SW
88 FW
88 SW
76 SW
88 FW
Polyphony 128 128 128 128 128 64 64 64
LCD Screen 480 x 272 px
color
240 x 64 px 2x20 character 240 x 64 px 240 x 64 px 240 x 64 px 1x16 character 2x20 character
Wooden End Caps No No No Yes Yes No No No
Piano Samples ⋅German D
⋅Japanese C7
⋅Triple Strike
⋅German D**
⋅Triple Strike
⋅German D**
⋅Triple Strike
⋅German D**
⋅Triple Strike
⋅Triple Strike
⋅German D** (sold separately)
Triple Strike Triple Strike Triple Strike
Factory Programs 322 256 256 1453 1074 1061 128 861
Factory Setups/Multis 186 256 128 216 150 256 64 65
General MIDI No No No Yes Yes Yes No No
KORE 64®
⋅Programs
⋅Keymaps/Samples

Some
Yes

Some
Yes

Some
Yes

Yes
Yes

Sold Separately

No
No

No
No

No
No
V.A.S.T. Editing via Editor software via Editor software via Editor software Yes Yes Yes via Editor software No
FX units 32 16 16 16 16 10 10 10
FX Editing Limited Limited Limited Full Full Limited Limited Limited
Master FX Comp + EQ
(dedicated knobs)
EQ
(dedicated knobs)
EQ
(dedicated knobs)
Comp + EQ Comp + EQ No No No
Desktop Editor Free Free Free Free Free For sale For sale No
Sample Memory No No No No 128 MB No No No
PC3 Compatibility Most objects (no user samples) Most objects (no user samples) Most objects (no user samples) All objects
(no user samples)
All objects Most objects (no user samples) Most Programs
(no user samples)
Most Programs (no user samples)
Legacy K2 Compatibility*** No No No Setups
Programs
Keymaps
(no compat file)
Setups
Programs
Keymaps
Samples
(includes K2 compat file)
Setups
Programs
Keymaps
(no compat file)
No No
Categorized Program Matrix Complete Complete Complete Partial Partial Complete Complete Complete
External Storage USB-to-PC
USB Device
USB-to-PC
USB Device
USB-to-PC
USB Device
USB-to-PC
USB Device
USB-to-PC
USB Device
USB-to-PC
USB Device
USB-to-PC USB-to-PC
Analog Outputs Main + Aux Main Main Main + Aux Main + Aux Main Main Main
Digital Out No No No Yes
(with sync)
Yes
(with sync)
Yes
(no sync)
No No
Sliders 9 (+LED ladders) 9 4 9 9 0 0 5
Knobs 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0
Buttons 6 6 2 10 10 7 0 1
CC Pedal inputs 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 1
Switch Pedal inputs 3 2 (dual jack) 2 (dual jack) 3 3 2 1 (dual jack) 2
Half-Damper**** Yes (pianos) MIDI only MIDI only No No No No No
Drum Pads 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0
Ribbon input No No No Yes Yes No No No
Breath Controller input No No No Yes Yes No No No
Sequencer No No No Yes Yes Yes No No
RIFFs 0 0 0 16 16 16 0 0
Arpeggiators 0 0 0 16 16 16 0 0
System Clock No no No Yes Yes No No No
Max user objects 2048 512 512 16000 16000 16000 128 128

Notes:

* Keyboard Mechanisms: FW = fully-weighted hammer-action / SW = semi-weighted / SY = synth action.

** Artis® German Grand is a reduced version of the Forte® German Grand piano, derived from the same quality content but using less samples.

*** PC3/A/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. Please see owner's manuals for details.

****Half-damper pedal sold separately.


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