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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2016-05-23: @KurzweilMusic #ForteSE OS v1.10 Released! https://t.co/0bZTRtijgV https://t.co/HU3Q0cNELu

2016-05-23: Watch Kurzweil artist Rubén Valtierra performing with Weird Al at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert https://t.co/8dVq0giGVH

2016-05-23: RT @JunoPlus: The 10 best studio monitors out there sized up by our tech writers...https://t.co/whiKqSYM5q... https://t.co/3y5IqATO37

2016-05-23: RT @Phils88key: Amazing night at the #BBMAs. Thanks to @MuseResearch @KurzweilMusic

2016-05-18: #Kurzweil #Forte 7/8/SE owners - check out the latest free SoundBank- MotionArpPack: https://t.co/NzVGtIFkcL + demo: https://t.co/Ydz0CMPgCO

2016-05-14: RT @Phils88key: Enjoyed playing "Came Here To Forget" on @jimmyfallon last night! @KurzweilMusic @MuseResearch https://t.co/3cjTIZ8DiA

2016-05-13: @KeyboardMag awards @KurzweilMusic Forte 7 KeyBuy - read the review! : https://t.co/epCmtKq0EF https://t.co/emYtemdcOe

2016-05-13: @Hannahholbrook front and center on the @KurzweilMusic Forte SE performing with @iloveshelmusic @musikmesse 2016 : https://t.co/cClNpkPGaw

2016-05-13: RT @soundtechnology: .@KurzweilMusic offers free Soundbank downloads for Forte® 8 / 7 / SE keyboards -> https://t.co/fHZAwQ4HhP https://t.c…

2016-05-12: Check out Dave W taking one of his custom @KurzweilMusic #Forte KB3 patches for little test drive. #skills :https://t.co/t8IXxWhmiK

2016-05-11: RT @A_M_AND_S: AM&S sure did represent at The Full Compass Expo today! @dBTechnologies @FullCompass @KurzweilMusic https://t.co/A9HJCJmvQv

2016-05-10: RT @Phils88key: Had a blast performing Go Ahead and Break My Heart @NBCTheVoice @MuseResearch @KurzweilMusic

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