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SP5-8 Overview

With a newly designed, great-feeling 88-note graded hammer-weighted action and over 800 of Kurzweil's best preset sounds, the SP5-8 offers the high-end sound palette of a professional workstation combined with the easy workflow and simplicity of a stage piano.


It's STILL the Sound...

Of course the SP5-8 includes a varied assortment of piano presets - concert grands with shimmering reverb (halls, rooms, chambers), perfectly compressed and EQ'd studio pianos, classic barrel-house and tack uprights as well as richly layered combinations with strings and pads. Also included are dozens of detailed vintage instrument emulations; electric pianos (some of which use 30+ velocity-switched layers), Clavinets, Mellotrons and electric grands, in addition to a broad selection of KB3 organs and KVA virtual analog synths. Rounding out the SP5-8's sound set are our renowned Kurzweil string sections, plus orchestral, brass, winds, mallets, percussion, drums, guitar and bass presets. The end result is a strong, well-rounded sonic tool-kit that is all killer with no filler.

And the Feel

The high quality feel of the SP5-8's action is matched only by its versatility; the LK40GH action allows players to experience exceptional realism while playing piano presets but also provides the speed and ease required for electric piano, organ, Clavinet and synth parts. Several choices are available for velocity maps, from Very Hard to Very Light, to accommodate all playing styles.

What You Need, Where You Need It

The SP5-8's user interface has been custom tailored to suit the needs of players in a variety of real world settings. With 5 sliders plus a 3-tiered Shift button, you'll have easy access to 15 real-time synth and/or effects parameters. Intuitive Entry allows you to quickly customize your sounds, whether you're assigning an effect to a slider or setting the key ranges for a Split/Layer zone. For lightning-fast, gig-ready sound selection, the SP5-8's 20 User Favorite slots (1 per sound category for both programs and setups) provide one-touch access to the sounds you use most frequently.

Turn on and Plug In

With world-class effects and professional-grade balanced TRS outputs, the SP5-8 puts out a powerful, pristine signal that's perfect for professional recordings or live amplification without the need for additional processing. The SP5-8 offers full MIDI functionality over USB as well as the ability to quickly save/load user sounds and OS updates with seamless computer integration. And 16-part multi-timbral capability allows the SP5-8 to serve as a powerful composition tool, with hundreds of sounds at your fingertips, keeping your inspiration flowing, whether it's a quick sketch or a full-blown production.

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2018-04-20: Check out this amazing cover of #BladeRunner intro soundtrack using only #Kurzweil sounds. Well done!!!… https://t.co/ClCcoAgdvG

2018-04-19: Check out these awesome #Kurzweil #SP6 sounds from Barb & Co. that are also available for Forte, Forte SE and other… https://t.co/RMNshdemX9

2018-04-19: Jim Alfredson's @b3groover rig with his #Kurzweil #Forte: https://t.co/zoWYLRexL0 Learn more about the Forte here: https://t.co/3aTNlnqS5B

2018-04-18: #Kurzweil #SP6 review from our Polish friends - https://t.co/p0e0Ogl9x2: https://t.co/RfZX9PBcBV

2018-04-17: #Kurzweil #SP6 review by PianoManChuck... check it out! https://t.co/HzK1sxrQBR https://t.co/fvOP3AnQX0

2018-04-11: #Kurzweil #Forte, #ForteSE, #SP6 users - don't forget about the great selection of free SoundBanks available here:… https://t.co/vfeBkDT88h

2018-04-09: #Kurzweil #SP6 owners - update v1.12 available today! https://t.co/Xj5BgVGq9q

2018-04-09: Amanda Palmer @amandapalmer and her Kutrweill 😉 More about Amanda in the #Kurzweil Artist Lounge… https://t.co/IlQKGxOUzY

2018-04-02: RT @PhantomBway: Love Andrew Lloyd Webber? #ThePhantomOfTheOpera does too. Watch Jesus Christ Superstar: Live in Concert April 1 on @NBC! h…

2018-03-30: **NOTE: We are temporarily suspending the distribution of the SP6 v1.10 Update, released on 3/28/18, due to a poten… https://t.co/ksB8KBTUvQ

2018-03-29: #Kurzweil #Forte owners - v3 is here! Come get it! https://t.co/UpiXyfDipo Be sure to snag the updated manual (Rev… https://t.co/tHni7qwYvP

2018-03-29: #Kurzweil #SP6 owners - Desktop editing software now available! https://t.co/vdL2IKhW7A https://t.co/4BNQP1b8fJ

2018-03-28: #Kurzweil #Forte and #ForteSE iPad apps have been updated with bug fixes and latest iOS compatibility. You can find… https://t.co/029viY0xjE

2018-03-27: #Kurzweil #SP6 owners - update v1.10 available today! https://t.co/vdL2IKhW7A https://t.co/tRCbjffrOa

2018-03-27: "From the Apollo Theater, our Sincerest Thanks to Kurzweil Music Systems!!" Ruben Valtierra and Weird Al Yankovic!… https://t.co/pvJmax1n4D

2018-03-26: Andrew Lloyd Webber's #JesusChristSuperstar @JCSTheMusical live on NBC April 1st featuring John Legend, Sara Bareil… https://t.co/iYvKAe4hZk

2018-03-22: Listening Break! Check out some of the B3's and other organs on the #Kurzweil #SP6 - https://t.co/dHoAOWvLRH

2018-03-21: Check out this #Kurzweil #SP6 review by Better Music in Australia. https://t.co/JQ5b34rN98 Learn more about the SP6… https://t.co/0pKzbmSe7S

2018-03-20: Looking for a home digital piano or a portable home keyboard? Check out what Kurzweil can offer you here:… https://t.co/sBGFP5CANK

2018-03-19: RT @Phils88key: Be sure to check out @FallonTonight with @blakeshelton tonight! @Fender @KurzweilMusic https://t.co/wXaEmP12lC