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.
2017-02-16: New #Kurzweil #Forte7/8 Desktop Controller App! Get it now: https://t.co/yJN4fPudsH https://t.co/4Igp7JC8vN
2017-02-16: New #Kurzweil #ForteSE Desktop Controller App! Get it now: https://t.co/XyE31yrgPg https://t.co/YuoitREyC4
2017-02-16: RT @bonstudio: Αρμόνια KP100 & KP110 από την KURZWEIL https://t.co/oZcSDIUBRv via @YouTube @KurzweilMusic #kurzweil #keyboards #bonstudio
2017-02-15: #Kurzweil #Forte 7/8/SE owners - check out the latest free SoundBank- BPM/Synth/Strings: https://t.co/eBjUKou00v https://t.co/8NCkb0FWcB
2017-02-15: Les Miserables set-up in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with their #Kurzweil #PC3K's. https://t.co/fEdEozrUI0
2017-02-09: Another great 3rd party library (no samples) for #Kurzweil #PC3 and #Forte series by Barb & co. Electro Drome: https://t.co/XkIo2UYHBd
2017-02-07: "An American in Paris" Orchestrates with #Kurzweil - https://t.co/2WDapNGhKB
2017-02-07: Check out a new 3rd party Italian Piano sample library for the #Kurzweil #Forte https://t.co/PZKIV5tIVK https://t.co/vVYXxlMjyN
2017-02-02: RT @WestlakePro: We caught up with Chris from @KurzweilMusic to get the scoop on what's new at this year's @NAMMShow! https://t.co/9F47Nu7Z…
2017-01-31: Explore the AUDIO IN feature on the Forte7/8/SE with this Quick Tip video: https://t.co/MUCwCEigwR
2017-01-24: Welcome @TheBobbyKimball to #Kurzweil's Artis Lounge - https://t.co/c8WLwVgUl2 https://t.co/6maetYiFCh
2017-01-23: #Kurzweil #Forte 7/8/ owners - check out the latest free SoundBank- Ensemble Pack: https://t.co/eBjUKou00v https://t.co/wz13f4VoiN
2017-01-22: Thank You! https://t.co/1pyOiS5Sra
2017-01-20: Check out Forte 2.00 on the show floor #NAMM2017 - https://t.co/fslJMg4LE9
2017-01-20: Welcome @kylieodetta to Kurzweil's Artist Lounge: https://t.co/mbomsgU10F https://t.co/rFYVCSTySe
2017-01-19: #Kurzweil ForteSE# v2.01 available today! https://t.co/RrJZN4XZTI https://t.co/lrkBiSiRuC
2017-01-19: #nammshow2017: https://t.co/OnTHxVL2GJ https://t.co/et5moHZmyP
2017-01-19: RT @Drummiesyd: Live @NAMMShow @NAMM Thurs w/ @myronmckinley 1pm @KurzweilMusic & 4:30pm @Roland_US ...@MapexDrums @TycoonPerc @VaterDrumst…
2017-01-17: Welcome @AudreyBussanich to Kurzweil's Artist Lounge + see her performing Sat. 21 at the @NAMMShow https://t.co/8mXcgc1cxX
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