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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2016-05-04: #Kurzweil #Forte 7/8/SE owners - check out the latest free SoundBank- Legacy Pack 1: https://t.co/NzVGtIFkcL + demo: https://t.co/QClZCLUoid

2016-05-04: GO Hannah! https://t.co/zq2SuqLqHj

2016-05-03: @KurzweilMusic is hiring - https://t.co/ZOKDglZrRv

2016-04-27: #Kurzweil #Forte 7/8/SE owners - check out the latest free SoundBank: Bass-Lead: https://t.co/NzVGtIFkcL + demo: https://t.co/FZ41C2Vmy0

2016-04-27: Check out Godlike Productions Mikro Tutorial showing how to add a chorus to a pad on the #Kurzweil #PC3: https://t.co/5lhQ12DN8H

2016-04-21: #TBT https://t.co/EZhI2J67Ov

2016-04-21: #Prince #RIP

2016-04-20: #Kurzweil #Forte 7/8/SE owners - check out the latest free SoundBank- Kinder Sounds: https://t.co/NzVGtIFkcL + demo: https://t.co/tcW7Q6talm

2016-04-18: RT @Hannahholbrook: Trying out the brand new Forte SE @KurzweilMusic headquarters. I could just compose on this all day :) https://t.co/rLk…

2016-04-18: RT @Hannahholbrook: Trying out the brand new Forte SE at @KurzweilMusic headquarters. I could just compose on this all day :) https://t.co/…

2016-04-17: RT @iloveshelmusic: Had a blast in Boston playing one of the first @KurzweilMusic keyboards ever made :) https://t.co/eLIFdbsUNJ

2016-04-14: #Kurzweil #Forte 7/8/SE owners - check out the latest free SoundBank- DP1: https://t.co/NzVGtIFkcL https://t.co/OM4TztxnkA

2016-04-13: #Kurzweil's own Dave Weiser enters the Artist Lounge: https://t.co/nTnQ7kB36c https://t.co/UVMCY0twZp

2016-04-11: @alyankovic kbdst Ruben V gearing up for the Mandatory Fun Tour pt 2. Starting @StephenAtHome and ending @RadioCity. https://t.co/VQJm8Nyga3

2016-04-07: Check out the #Kurzweil #ForteSE @musikmesse: https://t.co/wSxCZ1iemY

2016-04-07: #Kurzweil #Forte7/8 users - learn to pedal through your Favorites! - https://t.co/zHkqMSPHja

2016-04-07: #Kurzweil #ForteSE free OS update v1.10 coming soon!: https://t.co/gBbi9AbXaS https://t.co/zHElPJQ5S9

2016-04-07: RT @iloveshelmusic: Also playing a @KurzweilMusic PC3K8 at the Kurzweil booth in Hall 9.1 at 5pm. #Frankfurt #Musikmesse

2016-04-06: #Kurzweil #ForteSE owners - check out the lastest free SoundBank - DMM: Drum Multi Machine: https://t.co/NzVGtIFkcL https://t.co/2ogDxpPQqh

2016-04-01: #Kurzweil #ForteSE KVA Synth Patch Kreator demo by https://t.co/p0e0OgCKoA: https://t.co/VhQkLvXuqt