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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2018-02-16: #FlashbackFriday - travel back to the 80s in this fun #Kurzweil #Forte demo by Class of '84 https://t.co/a0mLdp8E6Y

2018-02-15: #Kurzweil is very proud of having our keyboards played in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musicals all over the world, night… https://t.co/547h7kwqX6

2018-02-14: RT @SweetwaterSound: #Demo: @KurzweilMusic SP6 88-key Stage Piano 🎹 ⬇️ https://t.co/D8YhAsYfnV

2018-02-13: #FrankLucas preparing his keyboards for The Cyberiam show. https://t.co/1iGQxFO2WD Learn more about the #Kurzweil… https://t.co/MLdXV4T9kT

2018-02-12: Very nice performance on a #Kurzweil #SP6. https://t.co/bcG3FInAh0 Learn more about the #SP6 here :https://t.co/fvOP3AnQX0

2018-02-09: #Kurzweil #CGP220, The Concert Grand Piano Experience. https://t.co/EqM5tnQpdB

2018-02-08: This is a pretty awesome lineup for @TheZombiesMusic ... and you can see @zombierodargent playing a #Kurzweil PC3X.… https://t.co/1aqGxqrjM1

2018-02-05: Jim Alfredson's rig with the #Kurzweil #Forte: https://t.co/UqHlFGInhn https://t.co/NSjfXW0oFk

2018-02-05: Own a #Kurzweil instrument? Got questions? Get answers: https://t.co/QIqKNu4jTi https://t.co/IgwFwhxclV

2018-02-01: https://t.co/UlrVS2JimO The great Nick Smith played at the #Kurzweil booth at #NAMM2018 and had some very nice word… https://t.co/jlmM2xvScT

2018-01-31: #Kurzweil is looking for a software engineer. All info here: https://t.co/KK3ArhkoLA https://t.co/wkyTs0MI5E

2018-01-29: Kim Bullard played a couple of #Kurzweil keyboards at the #GRAMMYs last night for #EltonJohn and #MileyCyrus perfor… https://t.co/RDsAuTfYbe

2018-01-29: NIce #KURZWEIL #SP6 demo by Synthcloud https://t.co/mvePJZKmc5

2018-01-29: RT @audiofanzinefr: #NAMM Bientôt une v3 pour le Kurzweil Forte https://t.co/oNW5IL4opa @KurzweilMusic

2018-01-26: RT @Muzyk_FCM: Na targach @NAMMShow 2018 odwiedziliśmy też stoisko @KurzweilMusic , na którym zobaczyć można https://t.co/uJT0p9KFYn. piani…

2018-01-25: RT @KeyboardMag: Live from @NAMM 2018 and there’s more big news from @KurzweilMusic! https://t.co/N6iJH9ZN90

2018-01-25: RT @KeyboardMag: THIS JUST IN from @KurzweilMusic at #namm2018 https://t.co/BQLOJ4Ghqo

2018-01-25: #Kurzweil #Forte V3 - Continuously Evolving: Stage Piano + Synthesizer + Workstation ! More info at… https://t.co/DJXzDCPzzt

2018-01-24: #Kurzweil #SP6 Quick Tip - Learn how to save your own programs/multis for quick access: https://t.co/nD7v20G5OU https://t.co/rBNbhnU6TJ

2018-01-23: Welcome the new #Kurzweil #SP1 - https://t.co/uGoqACJcyo #NAMM2018 https://t.co/H68rTZLcqO