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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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…

2020-01-17: Great #nammshow2020 performance by Kris Nicholson test driving the new #Kurzweil KAG100 digital grand - courtesy of… https://t.co/KkOaULGlS3

2020-01-16: Blake Lewis playing at the #Kurzweil booth #namm2020 https://t.co/sgpt8pSs1q

2020-01-14: RT @pianomalone: This Saturday at noon at the @NAMMShow I’ll be doing a set at the @KurzweilMusic booth - here’s a video I did for them a f…

2020-01-14: This week, #Kurzweil will be at NAMM booth 11113, within the American Music And Sound area. If you are attending, p… https://t.co/Sj5Q3WeOae

2020-01-09: Evan Oliver playing a #Kurzweil #PC4, courtesy of Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center. Get your PC4 now!… https://t.co/as6WceQrxM

2020-01-07: RT @pianomalone: Hey all you people headed for the @NAMMShow next week - I’ll be playing at the @KurzweilMusic booth at noon on Saturday!…

2020-01-06: Check out this new #Kurzweil #PC4 tutorial by Weisersound, featuring Jim Alfredson @b3groover. More info at… https://t.co/UJWsqegd9T

2020-01-04: RT @jhilboldt: PC3K8 is present and ready for duty! @KurzweilMusic @ArtistRelations https://t.co/g0UAZDMOOt

2020-01-03: #Kurzweil #SP6 review by Herbet Medeiros, courtesy of Kurzweil distributor in Brazil Habro Music. Learn more at… https://t.co/jSirWpw0jb

2020-01-02: Happy 2020!!!! Celebrate the new year playing a #Kurzweil keyboard, like this performance on an #SP6 by 세상의 모든 건반… https://t.co/ikyYQAaYRd

2019-12-31: 3rd parties are already creating awesome sound packages for the #Kurzweil #PC4, like this library of Queen sounds b… https://t.co/ZJcUFLvyEx

2019-12-27: RT @soundtechnology: The fully weighted 88-key @KurzweilMusic #PC4 brings together a powerhouse internal sound engine, advanced controller…

2019-12-18: #Kurzweil #PC4 Advanced Tutorial by Chris Martirano, courtesy of Kraft Music @kraftmusic https://t.co/eSyPKTZ3aW… https://t.co/lJhqgIgUYG

2019-12-12: #TBT Remember when... https://t.co/JRf4EjmxBr