PC88/mx Overview

Discontinued Model

Downloads and support materials maintained here as a courtesy to owners.


The PC88 is a self-contained portable keyboard that features quick and intuitive access to 64 (and optionally more) internal sounds derived from Kurzweil’s renowned ROM samples. It canproduce up to 32-note polyphony in full stereo, and lets you layer as many as 4 sounds at once. Built-in reverb and chorus are also provided, and there’s a sophisticated on-board arpeggiator for composing, performing, or just fooling around.

Thirty-two versatile MIDI Setups are provided to let you start making great music immediately.You can also use these Setups as templates, or create new Setups from the Internal Voices.

Furthermore, the PC88 is a high-quality MIDI keyboard controller, with 88-key weighted action, adjustable velocity and pressure (aftertouch) curves, two programmable on-boardwheels, four sliders, three buttons, and jacks for two footswitches and four continuous control pedals. Data on four independent MIDI channels can be sent simultaneously, using four different “zones”, each of which has its own key range — which can overlap with any others —and its own controller definitions, as well as the ability to be muted or soloed instantly. Other features allow merging and remapping of incoming MIDI data (listening on all 16 channels), and the ability to go instantaneously from one complex setup to another.

Finally, the PC88 is a versatile multitimbral instrument that can be used to complement any MIDI setup. With the optional plug-in VGM (Voice/GM expansion) board, the PC88 becomes a top-of-the-line General MIDI instrument, for use in education, multimedia production, games, and other exciting applications. In addition to expanding the PC88’s complement ofsounds to match the General MIDI spec, the VGM board adds 12 sets of drum and percussion sounds, and doubles the PC88’s maximum polyphony to 64 notes.

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2016-12-09: RT @kylieodetta: First live performance with my new @KurzweilMusic keyboard this morning on Your Carolina! Honored to be a #Kurzweil sponso…

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2016-12-05: #Kurzweil #ForteSE owners - get the updated Musician's Guide (RevB) and delve deeper into the new features in V2: https://t.co/XyE31yrgPg

2016-11-29: @BenThornewill @JukeboxtheGhost enters #Kurzweil's Artist Lounge: https://t.co/Fvb4lYdsyW https://t.co/yZ82UqgPQJ

2016-11-29: RT @AudreyBussanich: brand new #keyboard off to our 1st gig together. Shout out to @KurzweilMusic and @ArtistRelations for hooking me up wi…

2016-11-29: #Kurzweil #Forte 7/8 owners - edit from your desktop and now your iPad too - https://t.co/yJN4fPudsH https://t.co/ceshATo2FH

2016-11-29: #Kurzweil #ForteSE owners - edit from your desktop and now your iPad too - https://t.co/XyE31yrgPg https://t.co/xnED59WJFr

2016-11-23: #Kurzweil #Forte 7/8/ owners - check out the latest free SoundBank - Brass & Winds: https://t.co/eBjUKou00v https://t.co/BowgGoSneM

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2016-11-21: @TheBobbyKimball (Toto fame) jams on the #Kurzweil #ForteSE https://t.co/AC8lQF0JBn

2016-11-19: RT @ksoundsdotcom: Need amazing pianos for @KurzweilMusic PC3K? Check out Epic Grand. https://t.co/SNBzNjQ36a Available at https://t.co/CT…

2016-11-16: Check out the new and enhanced features in the #Kurzweil #ForteSE v2.00! Further details -... https://t.co/Pks3Z70X3v

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2016-11-11: RT @Logic_Nation: @KurzweilMusic Forte SE passe en version 2: https://t.co/NyzvxzBekr

2016-11-10: #Kurzweil #ForteSE v2.00 now available - load up to 188MB of user samples! https://t.co/irfWSFFX7O https://t.co/1dH5LoZEmu

2016-11-07: RT @skylander_de: This old track from 1996 was entirely produce on my old beloved @KurzweilMusic K2500. Wouldn't never ever sell it!! http…

2016-11-02: Kashyap Iyengar @KashyapIyengar enters #Kurzweil's Artist Lounge! https://t.co/QXb1kLpTYt

2016-10-31: @alyankovic and music director, Rubén Valtierra, on tour with their arsenal of Kurzweil keyboards! https://t.co/jNNnr0uLm2

2016-10-27: David Manion (@KansasBand , Seventh Key) and his impressive keyboard setup. https://t.co/rewk7Oa1zS

2016-10-27: RT @KashyapIyengar: I am now proud to announce that I am a featured artist and endorser at @KurzweilMusic. https://t.co/B6wL1lEu0V https://…