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
.

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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