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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2019-11-12: #Kurzweil #PC4 owners - update v1.06 is here! https://t.co/ZyPA3A76iz Download the latest manual too. https://t.co/f0xbGWa4Pu

2019-11-12: #Kurzweil #Forte v4 Update is here! https://t.co/UpiXyfDipo Snag the updated manual too! https://t.co/3DtMiStSDh

2019-11-07: Check out the #Kurzweil #PC4 demo by Chris Martirano - courtesy of Sweetwater Sound @SweetwaterSound (https://t.co/3w34ReyUqs

2019-11-06: #Kurzweil #PC4 Demo Day in Italy, courtesy of Generalsound https://t.co/xzPnpx1X2P https://t.co/Xoi26jBmqZ https://t.co/YtKWNJ5dhR

2019-11-05: RT @soundtechnology: The @KurzweilMusic PC4 is the latest generation of Kurzweil's acclaimed Performance Controller keyboards. The fully-we…

2019-11-02: RT @doughammer: Skelley #halloween #jamming #studio #recordingstudio #piano #happyhalloween @kurzweilmusic #kurzweil https://t.co/aqTYvbVBm…

2019-10-29: @pianomalone The great Bob Malone playing a #Kurzweil #SP6 live. The SP6 is very simple to use, super light-weight… https://t.co/PtabO1kVp1

2019-10-29: RT @pianomalone: The @BobbyMessano/Bob Malone mini-tour was a blast - we’ll be doing this again! Now I’m headed downtown to see Lou Holtzm…

2019-10-28: #Kurzweil artist, dealer and personality Dave Weiser rocking a brand new Kurzweil #PC4: https://t.co/SvUs78nDaM G… https://t.co/lSzk8gucRs

2019-10-19: RT @jhilboldt: Two sold out shows Kurzweil PC 3X sounded incredible @KurzweilMusic @ArtistRelations

2019-10-18: #Kurzweil artist Hannah Holbrook (@Hannahholbrook) with her PC3K: https://t.co/V85KMUBGDe Learn more about Hannah: https://t.co/Y5v1aIljUG

2019-10-15: The #Kurzweil #PC4 demo by Chris Martirano, courtesy of Kraft Music (@kraftmusic ) https://t.co/uNhZyId98K Learn… https://t.co/FQzmC8v4DW

2019-10-11: RT @mjmusicsrl: ❤️ #LaGringaEnElOpera Bruno Orgaz @KurzweilMusic https://t.co/3NY4NP9Gm6

2019-10-10: RT @RuinThrone: Mr. Mannucci on the keyboards at @powermetalquestfest 🇬🇧🔥🤘🏻 PH. @philipswhitehouse 📸 @kurzweilmusic . . #ruinthrone #ruin…

2019-10-08: RT @Muzyk_FCM: Firma @KurzweilMusic umieściła na swojej stronie internetowej informacje o dwóch nowych instrumentach typu stage piano – MPS…

2019-10-07: #Kurzweil debuts its Performance Controller keyboard, the #PC4 https://t.co/6MRRzNVmcK Get more info at… https://t.co/2d3iMBuXd6

2019-10-04: RT @soundtechnology: #SynthFest is fast approaching and we can't wait to show you some great products! Organised by @soundonsoundmag, witne…

2019-10-04: #Kurzweil artist Jim Alfredson @b3groover opening the brand new Kurzweil #PC4. https://t.co/xPYCPfpEfF Be awesome… https://t.co/AIrVNUIcZx

2019-10-02: Come see #Kurzweil at the #SynthFest UK thanks to Sound Technology. https://t.co/uGC5rJglOF https://t.co/YiEiRc9zkj

2019-09-26: Check out this great review of our new #Kurzweil #PC4 by Better Music. https://t.co/7m2ursKy0W Order your PC4 now… https://t.co/IDOcDpYzD1