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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2017-11-22: RT @uptone_pl: Kolejna dawka szkoleń. Tym razem prezentujemy Wam jeden z materiałów video od @KurzweilMusic dotyczący instrumentu #SP6 ht…

2017-11-21: #Kurzweil #ForteSE update 2.03 now available! https://t.co/RrJZN4XZTI https://t.co/AnNMgMYIDo

2017-11-20: Jim Alfredson demonstrating the Forte 7 with an original composition called "Mecha Funk". Featuring Kevin Depree (S… https://t.co/jK1NVqloDM

2017-11-16: RT @soundtechnology: New @KurzweilMusic SP6 88 note Stage Piano now shipping in the UK priced at just £949 inc VAT https://t.co/SKfGCisuYu…

2017-11-16: #Kurzweil #SP6 OS Update v1.04 Released: https://t.co/vdL2IKhW7A https://t.co/ockNEyzYDE

2017-11-14: Classic Keyboards YouTube channel demoing some #Kurzweil #Forte pianos - https://t.co/WpRJUJBByM

2017-11-13: The latest generation of #Kurzweil digital pianos, the CUP310 + CUP320, feat. our new High Definition Japanese and… https://t.co/BgULHV3Bus

2017-11-10: RT @lucadigennaro: Say cheese, @KurzweilMusic and @moogmusicinc (and the unknown noise-absorbing panels manufacturer too) https://t.co/RRv3…

2017-11-08: RT @Pro_Audio_Mag: @KurzweilMusic stellt mit dem SP6 ein neues Stage Piano vor: https://t.co/4qxHDpCjho https://t.co/kRh2UlanoQ

2017-11-07: RT @lucadigennaro: Look up to see a giant boy You've just become his brand new toy @KurzweilMusic #kurzweil #pc3k8 #keyboards #keyboard #mu…

2017-11-06: Own a #Kurzweil #Forte or #Forte SE? Want to be part of our beta tester community? email - forte_beta@ycrdi.com o… https://t.co/YxYWbfvaDI

2017-11-03: RT @LuiggySantiago: nice @KurzweilMusic PC3K8 with my #bigsky great keyboard and controller, great reverb experience!#tourlife #touringmusi…

2017-11-02: RT @AudreyBussanich: PC3K8. We go practically everywhere together. @KurzweilMusic @ArtistRelations https://t.co/UE7pqaYG2s

2017-11-01: Learn to use the #Kurzweil #SP6 controller knobs in this quick tip tutorial: https://t.co/hOzwxQaOb7

2017-10-31: #Kurzweil SP6 users - need to backup your custom data? https://t.co/02uYe7wUCN https://t.co/LKM5WVqjKk

2017-10-30: Very nice #Kurzweil #Forte demo video by Jim Alfredson @b3groover for https://t.co/AtkMT5H43S https://t.co/AeucErfmN0

2017-10-27: Read about the #Kurzweil #Forte 7 in @synthexpert https://t.co/k50a3bzVla https://t.co/UNfUnVmUeJ

2017-10-27: The @SynthExpo Brooklyn Synth Expo is this weekend! (10/28, 10/29) - https://t.co/PLZaJwQsoz come see what… https://t.co/hzSnHmiTuX

2017-10-26: #TBT A bit of history in a great story about the #Kurzweil VA-1 by Stephen Fortner https://t.co/jo1TJMhtNb https://t.co/0igG26h4yt

2017-10-25: #FatsDomino - RIP - we owe ya - https://t.co/9sCg3X8kNu