PC3 Features & Specs

All specifications subject to change without notice.

Keyboard: 76 note semi-weighted-action, with velocity and aftertouch sensitive keys. (Fatar TP8)
Display: 240 x 64 angled, backlit CCFL w/ dedicated back panel brightness and contrast controls.
Polyphony: 128 Voice Polyphony, dynamically allocated, lightning fast performance.
Multitimbral: 16 parts (one per MIDI channel)
Architecture:

Dynamic VAST: Powerful new synthesis engine, with user programmable DSP algs and routing. More DSP power than even our K Series instruments.

VA1 Inside: anti-aliasing, power-shaped oscillators and DSP processing from Kurzweil's VA1 prototype synth, capable of delivering authentic analog emulations as well as incredibly complex new sounds.

Cascade Mode: lets the user route one layer through the DSP of any other layer within a program - up to 32 consecutive layers deep!

Desktop Editor: Mac and PC platforms (free download)
Factory Presets: 1074 Stunning Factory Presets (download full "object list" here)
Factory MIDI Setups: 150 factory programmed MIDI setups - featuring up to 16 independent zones, effects, independent controller assignments, triggerable pattern-based "Riffs" and arpeggiator settings.
File Compatibility:

Loads from:

-PC3K: all objects except samples.

-PC3LE: all objects.

-K2 Series: the majority of Setups, Programs, and Keymaps. (no sample loading or compatibility file; see the V2 Addendum manual for details)

O/S V2 or later required.

General MIDI: Standard
User Memory: 2000 locations for user objects.
Sound ROM Expansion Slots: 2
Sequencer: Unlimited tracks (on import); 960 PPQ resolution. Song editing functions include both event and track-based tools like quantize, swing, remap, controller scaling and more. Controller chasing and a global "set song length" functions are also featured.
Effects: 16 insert effects distributed over 11 busses, two auxiliary sends and two Master Effects (saved with each song and setup); featuring over 500 of our award winning effects - reverbs, delays, chorus, flange, phaser, EQs, distortions, Leslie simulators, compressors, and more.
Master FX Section: User controllable master EQ section and master compressor for quick adjustments during live performance or putting the final touches on your studio mix. (These do not use up the insert effect resources.)
Controllers: Pitch wheel, modulation wheel, 9 front panel sliders/drawbar controllers, 10 front panel switches (momentary or toggle, software selectable), 3 switch pedal input, 2 continuous control pedal inputs, mono pressure, Super Ribbon input, breath controller input. Controller values can be "captured" and stored as part of a program.
Arpeggiator: 16 full-featured independent arpeggiators with multiple latch modes, selectable play order, velocity, duration, tempo, and sync functions as well as pre-recorded beats and musical phrases.
Riffs: 16 unique "Riff" generators (used for triggering MIDI sequenced phrases, beats, or complete multi-track arrangements from notes on the keyboard and/or any on-board physical controller.)
Analog Outputs: Four 1/4" balanced TRS analog (24-bit DACs).
Headphones: 1 rear panel 1/4" headphone output.
Digital Outputs:

24-bit, stereo S/PDIF featuring 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, and 192-kHz modes.

(externally clockable)

MIDI: In, Out, Thru (hardware switchable to copy of MIDI Out).
USB: MIDI over USB. Also allows the PC3 to load/save user data directly to and from a Mac/PC as well as perform OS updates.
Flash Memory Port: xD card. Store/load user data as well as perform OS updates. (see compatibility spec here)
FREE OS Updates: Flash ROM upgradeable via USB or flash memory card.
Height: (4.33") (11.00 cm)
Depth: (13.98") (35.50 cm)
Length: (47.75") (121.29 cm)
Weight: (37.35 lb.) (16.94 kg)
Power :

Internal AC power supply.

Selectable 120/240V AC operation.

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