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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2014-07-16: Check out Hannah Holbrook (#SHEL) performing "When the Sky Fell" on the #Kurzweil #Forte - awesome! http://t.co/kp8nrnBFBY

2014-07-02: RT @Hannahholbrook: Here's a video from my last visit to Kurzweil Music Systems! I'm in love with their new 88 Key Stage Piano - The... htt…

2014-07-01: RT @misetekudasai: Whoa, @KurzweilMusic K2661 sighting at the OST event for the game "Kowloon's Gate" in Japan: http://t.co/bhhJcC67fs http…

2014-06-30: Hannah Holbrook (Shel) performs "Late Bloomer" on the #Kurzweil #Forte http://t.co/BJOSStujgH

2014-06-24: Check out all new audio clips of the Forte! http://t.co/wLVb2mdsgh

2014-06-17: Check out Barb And Co new soundset for the PC3/K/LE - "Keys of Gold" http://t.co/8oe4z5U7Ij

2014-06-04: RT @pnutsings: @ArtistRelations thank u for being part of my team. U r the perk to gr8 products like @KurzweilMusic @TronicalTune and the…

2014-06-04: 2000 followers! Thanks!

2014-05-22: Check out the custom cab on the #Kurzweil #MPS20 digital piano! http://t.co/qsHy7kcnAR

2014-05-15: Control your #Kurzweil #Artis from your DAW with the new PlugSE! http://t.co/j0ORKfnBJM

2014-04-30: RT @vassilis_keys: My #Kurzweil #PC3X is now updated with #KORE64. Although a bit late, that was totally worth it.Simply amazing sounds @Ku…

2014-04-23: PC3K Desktop Editor v2.44 released: http://t.co/93GyTSoQJC

2014-04-23: PC3 Desktop Editor v2.44 released: http://t.co/wuEmLqEcLz

2014-04-15: Now hiring! Work as an engineer for #Kurzweil! http://t.co/1FJnHXekj3

2014-04-11: #AlbanoSales enters #Kurzweil's Artist Lounge: http://t.co/khFbWIfBcW

2014-04-07: Check out the new #Kurzweil #Andante Series Digital Pianos! http://t.co/Bm5nU3Nrlq

2014-03-21: #Kurzweil #Forte makes the top 10 Best of Musikmesse 2014 - Audiofanzine http://t.co/8kwcf5OmS0

2014-03-20: Check out #SHEL's Hannah Holbrook taking the #Forte for a spin at #Kurzweil R&D! http://t.co/NfaneFgbBp

2014-03-12: Check out the NEW #Kurzweil #Forte: http://t.co/XdTTmLIBl4

2014-03-11: Introducing the #Forte™ http://t.co/E80D6NXEDf