PC3LE8 Features & Specs

All specifications subject to change without notice.

Keyboard: 88-note fully-weighted hammer-action with velocity and aftertouch sensitive keys. (Fatar TP40L)
Display: 240 x 64 backlit LED w/ dedicated back panel contrast control
Polyphony: 64 Voice Polyphony, dynamically allocated, lightning fast performance
Multitimbral: 16 parts (one per MIDI channel)
Architecture:

Full PC3 Synth Engine and V.A.S.T. Editing (new in O/S V2):

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: (New in O/S V2) - Mac and PC platforms (available for purchase from SoundTower)
Factory Presets: 1061; the majority of the PC3 sound set is included (download full "object list" here).
Factory MIDI Setups: 256 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: most* objects except samples.

-PC3: most* 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.

*The LE has less FX resources so may not be able to load certain objects.

General MIDI: Standard
User Memory: 16,000 locations for user objects.
Sequencer: 16 tracks; 960 PPQ resolution. Song editing functions include both event and track-based tools like quantize, swing, remap, controller scaling and more. Controller chasing and quick "set song loop point" functions are also included
Effects: 10 insert effects distributed over 10 busses, two auxiliary sends; featuring over 500 of our award winning preset FX chains - reverbs, delays, chorus, flange, phaser, EQs, distortions, rotary speaker simulators, compressors, and more (FX editing limited to chain selection and wet/dry mix).
Controllers: Pitch wheel, modulation wheel, 5 front panel knobs (15 virtual knobs with a 3-tiered shift button), 7 front panel switches (12 virtual switches with a 2-tiered shift button), 2 switch pedal inputs, 1 continuous control pedal input and mono pressure. Controller values can be "captured" and stored as part of a program. In addition to all of these, the PC3LE also features 8 backlit velocity-sensitive drum pads that can be used to trigger sounds, sequences, chords and arpeggiations
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 simultaneous "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: Two 1/4" balanced TRS analog (24-bit DACs)
Headphones: 1 rear panel 1/4" headphone output
Digital Outputs: 24-bit, stereo S/PDIF at 48K (internal clock)
MIDI: In, Out, Thru
USB Computer Port: MIDI over USB. Also allows the PC3LE to load/save data directly to and from a Mac/PC as well as perform OS updates.
USB Storage Port: Supports USB thumb-drives for loading/saving user data as well as performing OS updates.
FREE OS Updates: Flash ROM upgradeable via direct-USB or thumb-drive
Included Accessories: Power cable, Switch pedal, USB cable, (4) self adhesive feet
Height: (5.00") (12.70 cm)
Depth: (14.50") (36.83 cm)
Length: (56.48") (143.41 cm)
Weight: (54.15 lb.) (24.56 kg)
Power:

Internal AC power supply

Automatic selection 90-250V AC operation

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