128 hand-picked programs & dozens of professional quality FX Chains taken directly from our acclaimed PC3 Product Series.
4 user-configurable zones with 10 customizable MIDI controllers PER zone!
A 5 position knob provides real-time drawbar control over classic B-3, Vox and Farfisa combo organs (full KB3 control via MIDI).
Articulations abound, every nuance captured, with samples of full and divisi sections.
The VA-1 Virtual Analog Synthesizer, synthesis engine built right into the V.A.S.T. signal path.
Standard-B plug for MIDI over USB, Data Storage and easy O/S updates, via direct-USB connection to a computer.
Kurzweil's SP4-8 is the modern successor to our best selling SP88/X, which famously combined world-class Kurzweil sound quality with previously unheard of affordability and portability. The updated SP4-8 makes available to more players than ever the same sound set featured in our hugely successful PC3 line of professional keyboards, in an instrument that is slim, lightweight and extremely easy to use.
Good Things Come In Small Packages
Here at Kurzweil, we realize that many musicians have the need for a keyboard instrument that is both compact and lightweight. The SP4-8's enclosure is slender, elegant and easy to lift; once set up it leaves the smallest possible footprint, which means that you, not your keyboard, will be in the spotlight.
Up And Running In Record Time
With a user interface that's intelligently designed to make things as easy for you as possible, the SP4-8 provides the features that are most important, right where you'd want them. Create splits and layers with the touch of a button (up to 4 zones); select presets and setups from easy to access category and program buttons; quickly adjust effects parameters; everything is laid out so that you can be up and running and making music right out of the box.
While the SP4-8 is the most affordable keyboard that we currently offer, no compromises were made, no corners were cut, when it comes to its sounds. Featuring 128 hand-picked programs taken directly from our acclaimed PC3 line, the SP4-8 delivers the best of the best in every category of sound, with our famous Triple Strike Grand Piano, classic electric pianos and lush strings and orchestral instruments, along with top notch basses, guitars, winds, brass, percussion and drums. We even included some of our signature KB3 organs, with all KB3 parameters accessible via external MIDI control. Furthering the sonic pallet, the SP4 can also load programs created on our PC3 and PC3LE series keyboards*; additional sounds are also available for download on our website. Its 16-part multitimbral architecture makes the SP4-8 a powerful tool for writing and recording music in conjunction with an external sequencer or Desktop Audio Workstation.
(*within the limits of the SP4's DSP resources)
Icing On The Cake
In addition to utilizing programs from the PC3, the SP4-8 also features dozens of the PC3's professional quality effect chains. Everything from flawless concert hall reverbs and crisp delays to powerful distortion and amp simulation effects add another layer of depth and realism that can only be found in a Kurzweil. The most relevant effects parameters have been mapped to the SP's Timbre knob, so you can customize your sound without having to dive into menus or manuals.
All specifications subject to change without notice.
2016-09-26: Yes the #Kurzweil #Forte7 is THAT compact - https://t.co/VCM9H9mRU5
2016-09-22: #TBT - Travel back to 1986 with the #Kurzweil K150 (using Fourier Additive Synthesis) - hats off to Hal C. ! - https://t.co/cfTiqdojDE
2016-09-21: #Kurzweil #Forte 7/8/SE owners - check out the latest free SoundBank-Legacy Strings 1: https://t.co/eBjUKou00v https://t.co/B6DyM9dgZ0
2016-09-16: RT @noisebug: RIP Don Buchla. The Don. Your Legacy is eternal. https://t.co/Gpv1lwItPN
2016-09-13: @alyankovic Weird Fact #106 - https://t.co/fZF9HE6tlT - And read more about the keys used on tour - https://t.co/PS9pfpIilC
2016-09-09: #Kurzweil #Forte 7/8/SE owners - check out the latest free SoundBank-Vintage Keys 1: https://t.co/eBjUKou00v https://t.co/Nj48Vxucn8
2016-09-08: 3rd party soundsets are starting to appear to fill the #Kurzweil #Forte 3.3GB . Check out https://t.co/zTVKzXfVfT https://t.co/KT4VI5HHMt
2016-09-07: #Kurzweil #Forte 7/8 owners - desktop editor v2.10 released today! https://t.co/yJN4fPudsH https://t.co/BegRrir1uk
2016-09-07: #Kurzweil #ForteSE owners - update v1.20 and desktop editor v2.10 released today! https://t.co/XyE31yrgPg https://t.co/h1lsuGuxZR
2016-08-23: #Kurzweil #Forte 7/8/SE owners - check out the latest free SoundBank- Legacy Plus-Folk Pack: https://t.co/eBjUKou00v https://t.co/wiwZwBuQbv
2016-08-23: Own a #Kurzweil #Forte or #ForteSE? If so, you can join our Beta program and help us test new OSs. For info email forte_beta(@)ycrdi(.)com
2016-08-09: #Kurzweil #Forte 7/8/SE owners - check out the latest free SoundBank- Legacy Plus-Voices: https://t.co/eBjUKou00v https://t.co/aKQkIeXIpP
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2016-08-06: RT @sonicstate: The @KurzweilMusic Forte Stage Piano OS upgrade Adds 3.375GB of non-Volatile sample memory,…https://t.co/oQ1b0fr7rW https:…
2016-08-06: RT @KeyboardMag: .@KurzweilMusic Announces Major OS Upgrade to Forte Stage #piano https://t.co/maSkQ6H9Q3 https://t.co/GqRPzeTXnP
2016-08-06: RT @EM_Magazine: .@KurzweilMusic Announces Major OS Upgrade to Forte Stage #piano https://t.co/cXY5L4XJqH https://t.co/xnellFc05s
2016-07-28: Forte 7/8 users - download V2 of the free desktop editing software today! https://t.co/yJN4fPudsH https://t.co/vBvY0q3BY0
2016-07-28: Forte 7/8 users - update to v2.02 - released today! https://t.co/yJN4fPudsH
2016-07-26: Check out the Kurzweil Forte SE Pad demos: https://t.co/Qa73NaUTeN
2016-07-21: Folks in the North East! You got 3 days to catch SHEl! https://t.co/7dgRAROUy1