MPS10 OVERVIEW

The Kurzweil MPS10 features 88 sounds and performance from the highly acclaimed PC3 Series keyboard. Included are 10 world-class acoustic pianos, incorporating Kurzweil’s renowned “Triple Strike” Grand Piano samples. In addition, Kurzweil has re-created 24 celebrated vintage electric pianos & organs sampled and modeled with amazing realism. Onboard are many solo and orchestral instruments including vocals, choirs, guitar, bass and drums. Also included are 78 rhythm backgrounds in a variety of styles.

All of your sounds and rhythms can be stored to one of the 3 favorite preset buttons. The “Easy Play” sequencer makes recording simple with the added convenience of storing up to 9 songs to the MPS10 user presets. Layer 2 sounds, split, transpose, pitch, touch sensitivity and preset effects are all included.

A matching, furniture style stand is sold separately. Easy to remove whether using as a portable keyboard or on the stand, the MPS10 is lightweight and versatile for the on the go musician.

The MPS10 is also offered as the MPS10F, featuring an upgraded Real-Grand™ Hammer Action made by Fatar (Italy).

Not available in all markets – please see your local distributor for further information.

All specifications subject to change without notice.

SPECS

All specifications subject to change without notice.

Keyboard: 88 Note, Fully-Weighted,Hammer-Action Keyboard

MPS10: LK-40L
MPS10F: Fatar TP/40L

Keyboard Sensitivity: 10 selectable response levels
Display: Scrolling 2-character, dot-matrix LED
Polyphony: 64 note
Preset Programs: 88 Expressive sounds including award winning Triple Strike Grand Piano, all taken from the PC3.
User Presets: 3, one-touch recallable “favorites”, providing quick access to customized selections.
General MIDI: No
Splits/Layers: Quick Split/Layer, easy access with adjustable relative volume
Transpose: Full transposition to any key, +/- two octaves
Tune: Adjust by Cents (+/- 100 cents)
Effects: Dual ambience and effect processors (reverberation and chorus). Rich and complex effects from the PC3 Series.
Drum Patterns: 78 pre-recorded interactive patterns in a variety of styles (incl. metronome)
Recorder/Sequencer: 1-Track; 9 song capacity.
Demo Songs: 51 classic piano demonstration songs
Sound System: Amplifier: 2×10 Watts RMS at 1% THD; 30 watts maximum total power

Speakers: 2 full-range speaker stereo sound system.

Audio Outs: Stereo left/right 1/4″ line outs (for connecting to external amplification)
Audio Ins: Stereo left/right 1/4″ line ins (for connecting external sound sources)
Headphones: (2) 1/4″ stereo headphone outs
MIDI I/O: MIDI over USB (see below)
USB: (1) port; “Plug and Play” USB functionality allows MIDI over USB for connecting to/from an external computer sequencer; no software driver needed
Pedals: (1) dual switch-type jack (single switch-pedal included)
Finishes: Dark Gray
Stand: Matching stand optional
Bench: Sold separately
Included Accessories:: Power cable, Switch pedal
Dimensions: Instrument: 3.54in(H) x 51.22in(L) x 14.17in(D)

9.0cm(H) x 130.1cm(L) x 36.0cm(D)

Stand (optional): 26.02in(H) x 51.22in(L) x 13.78in(D)

66.1cm(H) x 130.1cm(L) x 35.0cm(D)

Weight: 39.7 lb / 18.3 Kg
Power: 15 VDC, 2.5A, 100-240VAC external power adaptor (incl.)

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FAQs

Basic Concepts & User Interface

Question:
Where can I obtain a list of the factory preset Programs for the MPS10?

Answer:

The User Manual contains the full list. The manual can be downloaded from the

Question:
How can I adjust the touch sensitivity of my CUP2/MP10/MPS10?

Answer:

To adjust the Touch Sensitivity (how the keyboard responds to your playing):

    1. Press [Layer] + [Split] together to enter the FUNCTION menu.

 

    1. Press either [Layer] -OR- [Split] to move through the Function menu (forwards and backwards) and locate the Touch Sens parameter (6).

 

  1. Press [Next] -OR- [Previous] to scroll through and select from the 10 available touch sensitivity maps.The choices are:
    • Linear (default)
    • Light 1
    • Light 2
    • Light 3
    • Hard 1
    • Hard 2
    • Hard 3
    • Piano Touch
    • Easy
    • GM Receive
  2. Press either [Voices] -OR- [Piano] to Exit the Function menu.

Question:
How do I enable a practice metronome in my CUP2/MP10/MPS10?

Answer:

To enable a metronome click to practice along with:

  1. Press [Rhythm] button.
  2. Using the [Next] and/or [Previous] buttons* to select one of the 5 available on-board metronome patterns (ID #74-78). For ex: #74 is a simple 1/4 note metronome (see “List of Rhythm Patterns” in the manual for details).*Shortcut: Rhythms can also be selected directly by pressing + holding down the [Rhythm] button while striking corresponding piano keys. Piano keys A#6-D7 correspond to the same “metro” Rhythms #74-78.
  3. To set the tempo, press the [Tempo] button, then, using the [Next] and/or [Previous] buttons, select your desired tempo.
  4. Press [Play/Stop] to start the metronome.
  5. Press [Play/Stop] again to stop the metronome.

Usage Details

    • Adjust the Metronome Volume:-Press & release [Volume] (aka Favorite 1)

      -Using the [Next] and/or [Previous] buttons to select the volume level (range = 1-9)

  • Save Metronome as a Favorite:-Press & hold one of the three [Favorite] buttons for 2 sec. to store the current rhythm/metronome pattern and voice selection to that selected location.

    -The selection can be recalled at any time by pressing the same [Favorite] button again.

Product Comparisons

Question:
What are the primary feature comparisons between our current Home Digital Pianos?

Answer:

Download the Kurzweil Home Digital Piano Model Comparison Chart here
(.pdf format).

Rhythm Mode

Question:
How do I enable a practice metronome in my CUP2/MP10/MPS10?

Answer:

To enable a metronome click to practice along with:

  1. Press [Rhythm] button.
  2. Using the [Next] and/or [Previous] buttons* to select one of the 5 available on-board metronome patterns (ID #74-78). For ex: #74 is a simple 1/4 note metronome (see “List of Rhythm Patterns” in the manual for details).*Shortcut: Rhythms can also be selected directly by pressing + holding down the [Rhythm] button while striking corresponding piano keys. Piano keys A#6-D7 correspond to the same “metro” Rhythms #74-78.
  3. To set the tempo, press the [Tempo] button, then, using the [Next] and/or [Previous] buttons, select your desired tempo.
  4. Press [Play/Stop] to start the metronome.
  5. Press [Play/Stop] again to stop the metronome.

Usage Details

    • Adjust the Metronome Volume:

      -Press & release [Volume] (aka Favorite 1)

      -Using the [Next] and/or [Previous] buttons to select the volume level (range = 1-9)

 

  • Save Metronome as a Favorite:

    -Press & hold one of the three [Favorite] buttons for 2 sec. to store the current rhythm/metronome pattern and voice selection to that selected location.

    -The selection can be recalled at any time by pressing the same [Favorite] button again.

Function Mode

Question:
How can I restore my CUP2/MP10/MPS10/M-1 to its factory defaults?

Answer:

There are two methods:

Power Up Method:

  1. Hold the C8 key down while switching on the power.
  2. Continue to hold
    C8 down until you see “RESETTING” in the display then release.

Function Menu Method:

  1. Press [Layer] + [Split] together to enter the Function menu.
  2. Press either [Layer] -OR- [Split] to move through the function menu (forwards and backwards) and locate the “Hard Reset” parameter.
    The display will show (scrolling): “Hard Reset?”
  3. Press [Next].
    The display will show (scrolling): “Confirm?”
  4. Press [Next] again to execute (press [Layer] -OR- [Split] to cancel).

Via either method, the unit will then erase its user memory, restore all factory settings and reboot.

Question:
How can I adjust the touch sensitivity of my CUP2/MP10/MPS10?

Answer:

To adjust the Touch Sensitivity (how the keyboard responds to your playing):

    1. Press [Layer] + [Split] together to enter the FUNCTION menu.

 

    1. Press either [Layer] -OR- [Split] to move through the Function menu (forwards and backwards) and locate the Touch Sens parameter (6).

 

  1. Press [Next] -OR- [Previous] to scroll through and select from the 10 available touch sensitivity maps.The choices are:
    • Linear (default)
    • Light 1
    • Light 2
    • Light 3
    • Hard 1
    • Hard 2
    • Hard 3
    • Piano Touch
    • Easy
    • GM Receive
  2. Press either [Voices] -OR- [Piano] to Exit the Function menu.

Troubleshooting

Question:
How can I restore my CUP2/MP10/MPS10/M-1 to its factory defaults?

Answer:

There are two methods:

Power Up Method:

  1. Hold the C8 key down while switching on the power.
  2. Continue to hold
    C8 down until you see “RESETTING” in the display then release.

Function Menu Method:

  1. Press [Layer] + [Split] together to enter the Function menu.
  2. Press either [Layer] -OR- [Split] to move through the function menu (forwards and backwards) and locate the “Hard Reset” parameter.
    The display will show (scrolling): “Hard Reset?”
  3. Press [Next].
    The display will show (scrolling): “Confirm?”
  4. Press [Next] again to execute (press [Layer] -OR- [Split] to cancel).

Via either method, the unit will then erase its user memory, restore all factory settings and reboot.

Question:
I am having difficulties getting my Windows PC running Vista/Win7/8 to output MIDI to my Kurzweil via USB. Do I need to install a driver?

Answer:

No. The current line of Kurzweil products have a standard class-compliant USB-MIDI implementation. They do not require the installation of any additional drivers.

Some background to be aware of:

Microsoft has been steadily REMOVING MIDI FEATURES from Windows since Vista. In Windows XP, Microsoft provided a MIDI Mapper control panel which allowed end users to select a MIDI output device. Since Vista this has not been available. As such, certain apps (like Windows Media Player – WMP) can no longer play MIDI songs triggering external MIDI devices because WMP is only routed to the internal Microsoft GS Synthesizer.

This means the MIDI app you choose to use must natively offer its own built-in MIDI mapping abilities OR you could possibly install a 3rd party MIDI mapper whose purpose is to replace the MIDI routing abilities removed from Windows. Fortunately,
these days, most commercial MIDI software products for PC, such as Cubase or Cakewalk, have a configuration screen which includes the MIDI device mapping necessary to route to an external MIDI device.

DOWNLOADS

User Manuals

MPS10 User Manual – 18.4 MB
Owner’s Manual (.pdf)
2011-12-22

CUP2/MP10/MPS10 Program List – 32.2 KB
List of factory presets (.pdf)
2013-04-18

OS Updates

MPS10 v2.23 Update – 2.6 MB – 2.6 MB
.KUF file (O/S 2.20, Objects 2.23.0, Boot Loader 1.48);
Read Me (installation instructions and revision history)
2013-07-15

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