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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2017-09-20: RT @sonicstate: New Kurzweil Stage Piano: SP6 has a fully-weighted, velocity-sensitive keyboard https://t.co/eJq0syr0NA @KurzweilMusic http…

2017-09-18: RT @EM_Magazine: User-friendly @KurzweilMusic SP6 stage piano features powerful processing & intuitive interface. $1295 MAP https://t.co/s2…

2017-09-18: RT @KeyboardMag: Coming soon from @KurzweilMusic is the new SP6 Stage Piano. https://t.co/beUQxd2LnC https://t.co/SotefiAzFw

2017-09-12: Tricked out Tues. #Kurzweil #Forte Shredder Leads with Dave Weiser - https://t.co/snxzqTCFER

2017-09-11: #Kurzweil M-1 owners - learn to set up a practice metronome: https://t.co/fGxUqaLeQD https://t.co/Z7agecG5Tn

2017-09-09: RT @MauriceRoncalli: Warming Up @JFITZI_ @pinkfloyd @_DavidGilmour @Fender @KurzweilMusic @Akai_Pro @shure @KeyboardMag @JoannaRiggs84 http…

2017-09-08: Backing up Broadway on Kurzweil Synths: https://t.co/oqvJn62ZC1 https://t.co/UDDYIkhNbP

2017-09-07: Say hello to the incredible cast of The MAD Show @wheeleropera posing with the #Kurzweil #PC3K8! https://t.co/CCIZ7sfmtA

2017-09-05: Great pics from Kurzweil user Ján Beňo playing his #PC3LE for the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Jubilee in Rome this… https://t.co/XgeU00BuYL

2017-09-01: RT @AudreyBussanich: Tune into @csgazette on FB live around noon for interview & 🎶 🎹! ❤️ my hometown #ColoradoSprings Board @KurzweilMusi…

2017-08-31: RT @pskerrittmusic: Great #jazz , stolen #photo @KurzweilMusic @GuruDrumsUK @FenderGBI @Fender @shure @ShureUK #sm58 #paulskerrittband #dar…

2017-08-30: #Kurzweil #SP6 demo from our very own @hipogrito https://t.co/uYvNU2hDZj

2017-08-28: Really well done: Live! PC3 orchestral sounds (the Forte/Forte SE/SP6 have all the orch samples of the PC3) +more! https://t.co/sP7bQdaldw

2017-08-24: #Kurzweil keyboards are being used in recording studios all over the world, like this one in Italy: https://t.co/W0VDaqKlJq

2017-08-23: @iloveshelmusic - Stronger Than My Fears, (extract): https://t.co/1rqUCE2iRz - w/ Kurz Artist Hannah Holbrook- https://t.co/RKp4QeY4sW

2017-08-21: RT @KeyboardMag: Look what's coming Fall 2017 from @KurzweilMusic https://t.co/71AtrMTGAv https://t.co/RpajC3d1sP

2017-08-21: RT @audiofanzinefr: Un nouveau piano de scène chez Kurzweil https://t.co/UA2nkH3kxU @KurzweilMusic

2017-08-21: RT @audiofadermag: News dell'ultima ora => @KurzweilMusic presenta il nuovo stage piano SP6! Ecco le prime info https://t.co/YEv3fDHwmb #pr…

2017-08-21: RT @Muzyk_FCM: Szczegółowe informacje na temat nowego pianina scenicznego @KurzweilMusic #SP6: https://t.co/cAGRj3FEI1

2017-08-18: Introducing the new #Kurzweil #SP6 Stage Piano: https://t.co/MRo8h90K55 https://t.co/rI1PuobDYF