German D Grand Piano

Our critically-acclaimed, stunning German 9' Grand Piano! (optimized especially for the PC4).

PC4 Overview

The Kurzweil PC4 - Performance Controller.
Explore::Create::Perform


SOUNDS


256 Voices of V.A.S.T. Polyphony!

256 More polyphony from our acclaimed V.A.S.T. engine than any product in Kurzweil history!

2 Gigabytes of Factory Sounds!

2GB factory Over 1000 hand-selected factory presets organized into 13 Categories of Programs (Piano, E. Piano, Clav, Organ, Strings, Pad, Synth, Brass/Wind, Ensemble, Hybrid, Guitar/Bass, Drum/Perc, Misc) and featuring our optimized German 9 ft. and vintage Japanese 7 ft. concert grand pianos.

Patented FlashPlay® Technology

fp Flash-Play® provides the PC4 with a staggering amount of horse-power; 2 GB sample content with zero-loading time, and ultrafast performance.

2 Gigabytes User Sample Memory

2GB user Load up to 2 GB of your own custom samples into non-volatile flash memory. Supported sample formats: .WAV, .AIF (up to 16 bit / 96kHz) and Kurzweil formats (.P3K, .KRZ, .K25, .K26).

V.A.S.T. Editing

V.A.S.T. Deep native editing? Look no further. The PC4 grants full access to Kurzweil's legendary Variable Architecture Synthesis Technology directly from the front panel. With 32-layers per program, each offering its own signal path and a host of modular DSP tools, the PC4 offers a wealth of sound creation and modification that is truly immense.

6-Operator FM Engine

FM 6 Operator FM Engine with the ability to load original FM SysEx files.

CC Sequencers

FM Add sonic animation to your sounds via 16 simultaneous MIDI CC Step Sequencers for modulation sequencing.

KB3 ToneReal™ Organs

 KB3 Modeled after classic organs. A full compliment of tonewheel controls are immediately accessible including 9 realistic drawbars, rotary speed, chorus/vibrato, brake, percussion and more.

Powerful FX Engine

FX Award-winning Reverbs, Delays, Choruses, Flangers, Phasers, Distortions, Rotary Amplifiers, Compressors and more - all fully editable from the user-interface. The PC4 also offers a global Master FX section featuring 3-band EQ and Compression.

K.S.R. - Kurzweil String Resonance

 FX Piano string resonance modeling for enhanced acoustic piano performance!

PERFORMANCE


88-Note Hammer-Action Keyboard

keys Every sound within the PC4 is perfectly matched to its 88-note fully-weighted hammer-action keyboard with aftertouch.

16-Zone Multi Controller Mode

keys Construct massive sonic combinations via Kurzweil's renowned Multi mode (aka Setup mode) offering 16 zones of unparalleled MIDI controller capabilities.

16-Track Sequencer

song The PC4 features a 16-track internal sequencer to record/edit/mix/produce your own tracks - all in the box. Import MIDI (.mid) files as well as Kurzweil PC3-family songs.

16 Simultaneous RIFF Generators

RIFFs. Trigger and manipulate up to 16 simultaneous MIDI sequences on the fly. Select from an internal library of patterns or record/import your own!

16 Simultaneous Note Arpeggiators

arps Looking for a pulse? Activate up to 16 independent Arps (1 per program, 16 per Multi) and discover the new 'Step Sequencer' environment!

Live Audio Input w/ FX

audio in Plug in and jam along with your favorite music player via 1/4" pair and/or 1/8" (3.5mm) audio input. The input bus sports its own dedicated real-time FX. Sweeten your backing tracks for live performance and internally mix the signal with the PC4's own output.

CONTROLS


Front Panel Master Transport Controls

transport Use the buttons in the TRANSPORT section to control recording and playback of the on-board 16-track sequencer.

36 Programmable Physical Controllers

controllers 9 Sliders, 9 Knobs, 10 Switches, 2 Wheels, 2 Switch Pedal* Inputs (which support half-damper for pianos), 2 Continuous Control Pedal Inputs, Aftertouch and Ribbon controller input**.


*1 sustain/switch pedal is included; half-damper pedal sold separately
**ribbon controller sold separately
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Easy Access Transpose Controls

xpose Dedicated -/+ transpose controls conveniently located right above the LED backlit pitch/modulation wheels (LED lights can be disabled).

USER INTERFACE


Widescreen Color Display

UI Navigate the PC4 with a 4.3” 480x272 widescreen color LCD display.

Categorized Sound Selection

category Easy Category and Program/Multi selection featuring customizable category defaults.

All specifications subject to change without notice.

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News

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2020-02-14: Jon Hart chooses the #Forte 7. Boy & Bear @boyandbear played a sold-out show at the Enmore Theatre last year. The… https://t.co/TUI2H6ilXR

2020-02-13: #ThrowbackThursday Back to the 90's... Jordan Rudess @Jcrudess introducing the #Kurzweil K2500X https://t.co/ElWQrf0Xm0

2020-02-12: RT @soundtechnology: The @KurzweilMusic SP1 includes many neat features with a simple front panel layout that makes it incredibly easy to n…

2020-02-11: #Kurzweil #PC4 Piano Muzykuj Kamil Baranski https://t.co/2rs8Y7sSy2 via @YouTube

2020-02-07: Welcome Andrea de Paoli to the #Kurzweil family, courtesy of Generalsound. https://t.co/4hPbKQAcSo https://t.co/sYUyQBB1zA

2020-02-07: Cool pic of Moray MacDonald of Rammlied, Rammstein tribute act from the UK. Kids don't try this at home!… https://t.co/xKqCZeF5xU

2020-02-07: Nice comparison of sounds between the #PC4 and the #PC3K by Mex for SynthCloud. The PC4 can import and play all the… https://t.co/ogrywkxi5j

2020-02-07: Valentin Zopp showing how playable the #Kurzweil #PC4 keyboard action is in this short video. Check it out! Learn… https://t.co/BVApGbxEDR

2020-02-04: Enzo Messina with a #Kurzweil #PC4 (just music, not talk). Check it out! https://t.co/APODTtaLvc Learn more about… https://t.co/Gdsq9BNwAv

2020-02-03: Nice picture of Roy Bittan @roybittan https://t.co/Zfyu5RbBad https://t.co/N53K6c1Olz

2020-01-30: Lots of #Kurzweil keyboards in this beautiful clip by George Tsokanis and Marina Tsokani https://t.co/gAIQLKxNjr

2020-01-29: Check out Kim Bullard's keyboard rig when he tours with Elton John, including a couple of #Kurzweil K2600 keyboards… https://t.co/RIXuo5V8Y6

2020-01-27: Such a cool picture of the preparations of the Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Unmasked courtesy of David Weiser… https://t.co/EoMhubacVx

2020-01-27: AM Records in El Salvador with a #Kurzweil #ForteSE. https://t.co/vwK4HL2P3I More info about the Forte SE at https://t.co/pCt0nY4wHk

2020-01-21: Jim Alfredson @b3groover passed by the #Kurzweil booth at #NAMM2020 NAMM to say hi but his virtual self stayed wit… https://t.co/ibIpru3SJj

2020-01-21: Olivia Thai playing the #PC4 at the #Kurzweil booth. #NAMM2020 https://t.co/KDNJS7XPT4 https://t.co/4hPbKQAcSo https://t.co/ow3gbLhuRm

2020-01-21: Will Champlin at the #Kurzweil booth at #NAMM2020 playing a Kurzweil #PC4. More info about the PC4… https://t.co/Lp1Qmz8OJQ

2020-01-20: RT @pianomalone: Had a great little crowd for our @NAMMShow set at @KurzweilMusic yesterday - saw lots of old friends and made some new one…

2020-01-19: RT @JoarBirkeland: Just spent a couple of hours just improvising on my Kurzweil PC3k-8. @KurzweilMusic I don’t know who in your team that c…

2020-01-18: RT @pianomalone: This is what happened the last time I played the @NAMMShow. I'll be there tomorrow Noon for a short set at the @KurzweilMu…