SP88 Overview

Discontinued Model
Downloads and support materials maintained here as a courtesy to owners.


Lightweight performance pianos for the next century.

The SP Series Stage Pianos are the performance keyboards you've been waiting for. Well-constructed and affordable, these stage pianos have everything you need. The SP Series comes in lightweight 76 and 88 key semi-weighted action models, plus an 88 note fully weighted action model. The Stage Pianos have the award-winning Kurzweil sounds and transmit on two, user-selectable, independent MIDI channels. Put your music on stage with the SP line of performance pianos from Kurzweil, the industry leader in sound technology.

32 programs and 32 factory setups are provided which offer a variety of splits and layered combinations (when used as a controller) with programmable controller assignments. Grand Piano offers stretched and non-stretched tuned versions, and programs with different EQ. Dual-Hardness Tine Electric Piano offers soft and hard strike samples arranged in several program variations. FM Electric Piano is provided in a variety of programs. Programs based on the Ensemble Strings include selections with different EQ's and envelope response. Tone Wheel Organ programs include organ w/percussion, ballad organ, jazzy organ, and more!

The SP Series keyboards also offer many MIDI controller features. Two Ribbons (used instead of traditional wheels) provide flexible control. The Pitch ribbon has a user programmable software "spring", allowing the pitch to jump back to center or remain at the value where the finger lifts off the surface. The Mod Ribbon also has the programmable "spring", and in addition, allows for different functions (software destinations) to be programmed for the 'up' position separately from the 'down' position.

Spotlight Features

SP4-8 Stage PianoSP4-7 Stage PianoKurzweil Jobs Board

News

Loading

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

2014-09-23: #Kurzweil #Forte - Loading User Data http://t.co/VKLBKCjwGe

2014-09-19: Synth Giants 03: #Kurzweil #Forte vs. Korg Kronos X vs. Yamaha Moxf8 - FIGHT! http://t.co/YiCazndykx

2014-09-18: Hit Space (Hungary) test drives the #Kurzweil #Forte Stage Piano: http://t.co/msAS4upb1a

2014-09-18: #Kurzweil PC3/K/LE/Xpro owners - Copying/Grabbing Song Tracks - The Basics: | http://t.co/hOOSx85U2L

2014-09-17: #Kurzweil #Forte owners - Learn how to back up your data: http://t.co/OSSnMLUpMF

2014-09-16: PC3K owner's check out Barb and Co Nylon Guitars soundset: http://t.co/DdnJnRM6AP

2014-09-16: RT @Drummiesyd: I liked a @YouTube video from @mididesigner http://t.co/xhcmHp5okg Stacey Lamont Sydnor Drum Solo with Myron McKinley Trio …

2014-09-15: Bob Malone performs "Chinese Algebra" on the #Kurzweil #Forte: http://t.co/vUZx8VoAay

2014-09-15: RT @pianomalone: At @KurzweilMusic in Boston today shooting demo video for their new keyboard. #kurzweil #bobmalone #piano #forte http://t.…

2014-09-10: Bob Malone w/ #Kurzweil #K2661 on stage with #JohnFogerty! Stayed tuned for videos of Bob's visit to R&D this summer! http://t.co/k7S9RwrlNT

2014-09-05: Think of a real piano... now play it - #Kurzweil #Forte http://t.co/bPLTQyDkUV

2014-09-04: Join the #Kurzweil #Forte Beta Program! - contact: forte_beta@ycrdi.com (must own a Forte to participate)

2014-08-28: #Kurzweil #FORTE Update V1.11 Released! http://t.co/HJLtN3UBqg