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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2014-12-16: #Kurzweil #Forte 1.20 Update Released! http://t.co/HJLtN4ccyk

2014-12-04: #Kurzweil #Forte - Deleting User Programs/Multis - http://t.co/9X8yPAauxv

2014-12-04: #Kurzweil #Forte - Select Programs via MIDI - http://t.co/dbIS18Ucn1

2014-12-02: #Kurzweil #Artis OS 1.21 Released http://t.co/j0ORKfWfTQ

2014-12-02: #Kurzweil artist @Hannahholbrook is touring the Northeast on a PC3K8 starting Dec 3rd! http://t.co/TdSwwEe4gP

2014-12-01: Kurzweil Forte® Video Contest | Kurzweil- Deadline EXTENDED! http://t.co/MkhjMIdvvw

2014-11-19: RT @audiofanzinefr: Kurweil présente le PC3A8 http://t.co/mYDWK4R4sk @KurzweilMusic

2014-11-17: Introducing the NEW #Kurzweil #ArtisSE Stage Piano: http://t.co/f5P9qmalYD

2014-11-10: #Kurzweil #Forte reviewed | KeyboardMag http://t.co/rCH5dIlxXT

2014-11-10: Introducing the #Kurzweil #PC3A8: http://t.co/9EL8LGgIsa

2014-11-03: Introducing the new #Kurzweil #Artis7! http://t.co/qsr8BBZU1o

2014-10-31: Review: #Kurzweil #Forte : AskAudio Magazine http://t.co/md7uGFF2bI

2014-10-30: Check out the new #PC3K Epic Grand from K-Sounds: http://t.co/WbTprPRwD5

2014-10-21: Win a #Kurzweil keyboard! Enter the #Forte® Video Contest! http://t.co/aMa7bDN8qw

2014-10-14: #Kurzweil #Forte demo by Martin Morgenstern (Sound Service/Germany) http://t.co/X3cJFpH5uG

2014-10-09: #Kurzweil #Forte nominated for 2014 NAMM Tec Award! http://t.co/XdTTmMhfv8

2014-10-03: Bob Malone performs "I Know He's Your Husband" on the #Kurzweil #Forte http://t.co/Kbxt9fH3vU

2014-09-29: RT @CodyGarrett: Playing the amazing sounding/feeling Artis tonight. I'm so spoiled by the awesome team at @KurzweilMusic http://t.co/GgIS5…

2014-09-26: #HannahHolbrook (#SHEL) performs "Tango on a Tightrope" on the #Kurzweil #Forte http://t.co/htRn4ZFKvd

2014-09-24: #Kurzweil #Forte owners - Learn to assign piano sustain to KB3 Programs http://t.co/wTknC5dExf