K2700

FORTE 8
FORTE 7
FORTE SE

PC4
PC4-7
PC4SE

PC3A8
PC3A7
PC3A6
PC3K8
PC3K7
PC3K6
Keyboard Keybed¹ 88 FW

88 FW
76 FW
88 FW

88 FW
76 SW
88 FW

88 FW
76 SW
61 SY
88 FW
76 SW
61 SW
Wooden End Caps No No No No No Yes Yes
UI Display 480 x 272
color LCD
480 x 272
color LCD
240 x 64
LCD
480 x 272
color LCD
480 x 272
color LCD
240 x 64
LCD
240 x 64
LCD
Categorized Programs Complete Complete Complete Complete Complete Partial Partial
Favorites/QA Entries 990 990 10 990 250 25,600 25,600
Surf-n-Select Sound Navigation Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Sound/Editing Polyphony 256 128 (KB3=0) 128 256 256 128 128
Flash Play™ 4.5 GB GB 16 GB 2 GB 2 GB 2 GB No No
Sample Memory 3.5 GB 3.3 GB 188 MB 2 GB No No 128 MB
Piano Samples² GD*/JC7*/TS GD/JC7/TS GD*/JC7*/TS GD*/JC7*/TS GD*/JC7*/TS GD*/TS TS/GD*(sold separately)
String Resonance KSR ³ KSR ³ KSR ³ KSR ³ KSR ³ No No
Factory Programs 1500+ 322 512 1000+ 1500+ 1453 1074
Factory Setups/Multis 750+ 186 182 50+ 800+ 216 150
User Programs 4000+ 3072 1024 4096 4000+ 2560 2560
User Setups/Multis 4000+ 3072 1024 4096 4000+ 2560 2560
Setup/Multi Zones 16 16 8 16 5 16 16
General MIDI No No No No No Yes Yes
KORE 64®
⋅Programs
⋅Keymaps/Samples
Some
Yes
Some
Yes
Some
Yes
Some
Yes
Some
Yes
Yes
Yes
Sold
Separately
V.A.S.T. Editing Yes Yes Yes Yes via Editor software Yes Yes
KB3 Engine Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
VA Engine Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FM Engine Yes Yes (v4) No Yes Yes No No
Software Editor Free Free Free Free Free Free Free
Effects FX Units 32 32 32 32 32 16 16
FX Editing Full Full Full Full Limited Full Full
Master FX Comp + EQ Comp + EQ
(dedicated knobs)
EQ
(dedicated knobs)
Comp + EQ Comp + EQ Comp + EQ Comp + EQ
Compatibility PC3 Most objects
(no edited
ROM samples)
Most objects
(no edited
ROM samples)
Most objects
(no edited
ROM samples)
Most objects
(no edited ROM samples)
Most objects
(no samples)
All objects
(no samples)
All objects
K2** Programs
Keymaps
Samples
(no compat file)
Programs
Keymaps
Samples
(no compat file)
Programs
Keymaps
Samples
(no compat file)
Programs
Keymaps
Samples
(no compat file)
Setups
Programs
Keymaps
(no compat file)
Setups
Programs
Keymaps
(no compat file)
Setups
Programs
Keymaps
Samples
(incl. K2 compat file)
Sequencing/Arps Sequencer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Transport Controls Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Riffs 16 16 0 16 5 16 16
Arpeggiators 16 16 8 16 5 16 16
MIDI CC Step Sequencer 16 16 (v4) 0 16 5 0 0
Controllers Aftertouch Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Programmable Sliders 9 9 (+LED ladders) 9 9 5 9 9
Programmable Knobs 9 0 0 9 5 0 0
Programmable Buttons 10 10 11 10 6 10 10
Programmable Drum Pads 16 No No No No No No
CC Pedal inputs 2 2 1 2 1 2 2
Switch Pedal inputs 2 (dual jack) 3 2 (dual jack) 2 2 (dual jack) 3 3
Half-Damper *** Yes (pianos) Yes (pianos) Yes (pianos) Yes (pianos) Yes (pianos) No No
Ribbon Controller Yes No No Input⊕ No Input⊕ Input⊕
Breath Controller input No No No No No Yes Yes
I/O USB Audio Interface Yes No No No No No No
USB MIDI Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
USB Host Yes No No Yes Yes No No
Analog Outputs Main + Aux Main + Aux Main Main + Aux Main Main + Aux Main + Aux
Analog Inputs (2) 1/4″-XLR w/ FX 1/8″ w/ FX 1/8″ w/ FX (2) 1/4″ (1) 1/8″ w/ FX No No No
Coax Digital Out No No No No No Yes Yes
Storage External Storage USB-to-PC
USB Drive
USB-to-PC
USB Drive
USB-to-PC
USB Drive
USB Drive USB Drive USB-to-PC
USB Drive
USB-to-PC
USB Drive

Notes:

¹ Keyboard Mechanisms: FW = fully-weighted hammer-action / SW = semi-weighted / SY = synth action.

² GD = German D, JC7 = Japanese C7, TS = Triple Strike.

³ KSR = “Kurzweil String Resonance”.

* These pianos are an optimized version of the Forte® Grand pianos, derived from the same quality content but using less samples.

** Cannot load K2 Series KB3 or Triple Mode Programs. Edited ROM sample headers as well as some DSP algorithms and tools cannot be converted. Please see owner’s manuals for details.

*** Half-damper pedal sold separately.

⊕ Super ribbon controller sold separately.