Kurzweil introduced the first Performance Controller keyboard, the PC88, back in 1994, receiving both critical and public acclaim. Now the PC161, Kurzweil's most affordable and lightweight PC model, continues the tradition of excellence. With breathtaking sounds, superior effects and impressive controller capabilities, the PC161 delivers the power of Kurzweil's popular PC1X in a lightweight, elegant 61 note enclosure.
It's the Sound....
The end result is the famous Kurzweil sound, which has made the entire PC series a resounding success. The many samples are impressive; they have been tuned, looped, noise-reduced, and processed with a level of expertise and precision found nowhere else in the industry. These include the Triple-Strike Piano, countless drum and percussion kits, Take 6 vocals, and built-in Orchestral ROM expansion. For those looking for even more sound choices, Kurzweil's optional Classic Keys sound ROM expansion adds a world class set of stunningly realistic "vintage" sounds.
It's the Effects...
The final ingredient to the PC161's sound is its effects processor, using the same technology found in our award winning KSP8 processor and K26 Series keyboards. Stated simply, the effects section in the PC series sounds better than most stand-alone effects processors. Reverbs decay noiselessly into complete silence. The many chorus, phaser and flanger presets are full and rich. Transparent compressors, authentic rotary speaker emulations, and realistic distortion presets are ideal for "vintage" sounds. And of course there are the effects algorithms unique to Kurzweil, like shapers and Laserverb.
It's the Control...
The PC161 offers comprehensive MIDI control, with multiple overlapping zones, inputs for dual switch and CC pedals, and a bank of assignable switches and knobs. Intelligent MIDI implementation, a full featured arpeggiator, and optional Super Ribbon controller make the PC161 an ideal controller whether you're on stage, in the studio or on your desktop.
2018-01-18: #Kurzweil SP6 - Control KB3 via MIDI? Done: https://t.co/Ho8VJYuey8 https://t.co/XbqvbxcALJ
2018-01-18: RT @ArekWilczek: Arkadiusz Wilczek - Bitwa za Ojczyznę with @KurzweilMusic https://t.co/0vmDZvIU15 przez @YouTube
2018-01-17: Check-out #Kurzweil Music Systems' #SP6 at this year's @NAMMShow ! https://t.co/7KIkkeyfZV https://t.co/5UbxJ4WvN5
2018-01-17: RT @edrecordstudio: Recording session @edrecordstudio. @edgardocaputo & Pc3x Kurzweil @Spectrasonics Keyscape, @solidstatelogic Matrix http…
2018-01-16: #Kurzweil #ArtisSE owners - get update 1.10 here https://t.co/feauynoxje https://t.co/98yU7ngD5S
2018-01-16: Check out Dave Weiser's set of improved Rhodes and Wurlitzer sounds, FREE for all Kurzweil Music Systems Forte owne… https://t.co/Fux2NA7Tyx
2018-01-12: #Kurzweil #CUP320, The Authentic Piano Experience. https://t.co/N0ApUP1q9H https://t.co/iMWc763Vif
2018-01-09: #Kurzweil #SP6 users - Watch, in real-time, how to customize SP6 programs. Transform factory programs directly from… https://t.co/lCVASp3nmF
2018-01-09: Come see #Kurzweil at NAMM 2018! https://t.co/uM8Pt4vA9w https://t.co/z92hQ5KT5d
2017-12-23: RT @GWS_Audio: I'm ridiculously excited about this. Please broadcast the launch yourself! https://t.co/Ix9hxUYSMD
2017-12-22: Coming soon... Visit #Kurzweil at #NAMM* 2018 in Anaheim, California, to learn more... https://t.co/UmPH7h80vt… https://t.co/wzwcWrmmkw
2017-12-21: @DanielEtoroma For all support needs, please contact us directly via our official support channels here: https://t.co/HTqYNEPW6W
2017-12-21: David Weiser having fun with the #Kurzweil #SP6. (audio recorded live with his camera... not through the main outs) https://t.co/3ICsNLh2tq
2017-12-19: Welcome PoserP (https://t.co/m86ldtUNBG) to #Kurzweil's Community page! Be sure to check out his PC3/VAST tutoria… https://t.co/y8USfJTZ4t
2017-12-19: #Kurzweil products are well supported by the musical community. In addition to various commercial developers sellin… https://t.co/1ii4WaDB0A
2017-12-18: Explore the real-time controls of the #Kurzweil #SP6 https://t.co/C1hqpHGc2t
2017-12-14: Check out this #Kurzweil #SP6 walk through video by Christian Martirano, courtesy of Kraft Music: https://t.co/koAYlDtZ3f
2017-12-13: This is a must see #Kurzweil #SP6 demo by Christian Martirano, courtesy of Kraft Music. Buy your SP6 now!… https://t.co/5ftpTigkJu
2017-12-11: The new #Kurzweil #SP6. Powerfully Simple. Now shipping! https://t.co/fvOP3AnQX0 https://t.co/6bXaiY0OYK
2017-12-07: #Kurzweil Forte 7/8 owners - check out the new Forte AU/VST PlugIn - available for free here :… https://t.co/mkaVrx2Ycx