Features hand-picked programs taken directly from our acclaimed PC3 Product Series.
4 user-configurable zones with 22 customizable MIDI controllers PER zone!
5 sliders (with a 3-tiered shift button) provides real-time drawbar control over classic 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.
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.
2018-10-22: #Kurzweil #SP6 user Daniel Goodger looking ready at the Perth Concert Hall / Scotland: https://t.co/zAAvmDs7Af
2018-10-22: RT @cadamesofficial: Fun time tonight at Cafe el Sol! #thecarlosadamesgroup https://t.co/WQlCuLoUb1
2018-10-19: #Kurzweil keyboards at the University of Palermo, Argentina https://t.co/bjeUK19PMT
2018-10-18: #TBT #Kurzweil Ksp8: https://t.co/Xi567XR5CN https://t.co/QyGQwSYbDl
2018-10-17: RT @RobertinKeys: Ready! @KurzweilMusic PC361 and @YamahaMusicUSA MODX7 https://t.co/lXdgW9gnom
2018-10-16: RT @edrecordstudio: Today recording Keyboards: Salvatore de Iure at PC3x @KurzweilMusic @edrecordstudio https://t.co/StFGpIxdZE
2018-10-15: #Kurzweil #SP6 owners - learn how to select your Multis via MIDI : https://t.co/AjKkSPeByS https://t.co/rjr9GK8Ddf
2018-10-15: Get hundreds of free sounds of very well known songs, ready to be played, for your #Kurzweil keyboard at… https://t.co/FMdYe7dLd1
2018-10-11: #Kurzweil #PC88 still in action: https://t.co/3RiLDJAgRv
2018-10-10: RT @HugoSellesG: @KurzweilMusic #PsychicEqualizer #progrock #jazzfusion #newalbum #CrowdfundingCampaign @Indiegogo https://t.co/urnS4tcmsX…
2018-10-10: #KURZWEIL #FORTE from https://t.co/KfdbVXJXY9 https://t.co/RKqGxgVp1F
2018-10-09: If you own a #Kurzweil #SP6 and want to be part of our Beta program, please send us an email to sp6_beta (at) ycrdi (dot) com
2018-10-05: Beautiful rendition of Genesis' Firth of Fifth on a #Kurzweil #PC3K https://t.co/XDbw2Pzo88 Learn more about Kurzwe… https://t.co/DLQHgiw0as
2018-10-04: #TBT Paul Shaffer and Keith Richards - a long time ago... that'd be the #Kurzweil #K250 https://t.co/Os7zsbX15E
2018-10-03: #Kurzweil now maintains two official Facebook pages: Pro Instruments: https://t.co/2Ym0zGynW7 Home Digital Pianos:… https://t.co/rrqcrYnQJH
2018-10-03: RT @soundtechnology: New #MusiciansBlog | Our guide to the @KurzweilMusic SP1 -> https://t.co/gdOfZk7UDs https://t.co/h4PARE37ew
2018-10-02: We are a community. https://t.co/1qSIhf56sm Also check user Facebook groups like: SP6: https://t.co/Oa5GplOyvE For… https://t.co/CguDDDrjOy
2018-10-01: RT @pdelamusica: En pocos días llega @KurzweilMusic ❗️🎹 entre tantas novedades te presentamos el Organo KP70 a tan sólo USD225❗️👏💪 Más info…
2018-09-28: RT @bonstudio: Κάντο δικό σου μόνο με 93 € το μήνα & 12 άτοκες δόσεις! Ψηφιακό πιάνο Kurzweil M210!! Δες εδώ --> https://t.co/TIzw03mmVI @K…
2018-09-26: Nice #Kurzweil #SP6 Demo... while you might not understand Russian, there's lots of music as the demonstrator goes… https://t.co/sZLxo4U2Fn