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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2016-02-10: Explore the #Kurzweil #PC3A with @Nick Smith :https://t.co/KUGU1BodHL

2016-02-05: RT @iloveshelmusic: About to go live in Alaska! On @KTVA11Daybreak I spy @KurzweilMusic ;) https://t.co/RKyAOlM0PH

2016-02-04: #kurzweil #PC3 users - Feed your need for more analog presets. Check out Enjoy the Sirens: https://t.co/oaBOVuhe45

2016-02-03: Brilliant NAMM Show performance: @MsBritneyHolmes singing @aliciakeys Keys' If I Ain't Got You- keys @CodyGarrett https://t.co/OdZiwZyHvr

2016-01-27: Neat Poly AT triggered #Kurzweil #Forte demo by Rob Currier. All sounds are Forte, feat. new arps - coming soon https://t.co/5YhTSPwYwq

2016-01-27: @iloveshelmusic Live at the #Kurzweil NAMM Party with featured speaker Ray Kurzweil !!!! Great stuff !!! https://t.co/Od8dCmb7YG

2016-01-27: RT @audiofanzinefr: #NAMM 2 pianos numériques chez Kurzweil https://t.co/EUxK3pY3r0 @KurzweilMusic

2016-01-26: Christian Martirano talks with @Gearslutzforum about the #Kurzweil #Forte 7 and #ForteSE at NAMM 2016. https://t.co/XIbm3oto97

2016-01-25: RT @MusicFridayLive: At @KurzweilMusic at @NAMMShow the great @itzStevieWonder. Thank you @KurzweilMusic !!! https://t.co/8PKv1DKLtL

2016-01-25: RT @Hannahholbrook: Thanks for everything @KurzweilMusic and #YoungChang #NAMM :) https://t.co/GFpOQ96BN7

2016-01-24: RT @donaoxford: Proud sponsor of @KurzweilMusic https://t.co/TO7WXGA5Za

2016-01-23: RT @Drummiesyd: #NAMM looking forward 2 performing @KurzweilMusic w/ @myronmckinley & @bowslappluck at 3:30pm @MapexDrumsUSA @VaterDrumstic…

2016-01-23: RT @RecordingMag: Guess who? Stevie Wonder at the Kurzweil booth @NAMMShow @KurzweilMusic https://t.co/6wqrY1iYzF

2016-01-23: RT @MusicFridayLive: The Queen of Boogie loves @KurzweilMusic keyboards at @NAMMShow .@MARIRICHARDSON @MusicFridayLive @donaoxford https:/…

2016-01-23: RT @iloveshelmusic: Had a blast at the @KurzweilMusic shindig last night :) great to see Ray Kurzweil again! #NAMM https://t.co/1elsG05EZ0

2016-01-19: Kurzweil Artis 7 Overview by Tiquinho Santos (with subtitles in English): https://t.co/m56oEKV0Aj

2016-01-11: Come see #Kurzweil @ NAMM 2016: https://t.co/nVHVilIzto https://t.co/L63KU6HP6B

2016-01-06: #Kurzweil #ForteSE Update v1.03 Released! https://t.co/RrJZN4XZTI

2015-12-29: #Kurzweil PC3LE users - learn to select Setups via MIDI: https://t.co/8vqFWT6nnA

2015-12-28: #Kurzweil PC3/A/K users - learn to select Setups via MIDI: https://t.co/xo3XudeSQy