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Kurzweil’s PC2 Series set the benchmark for quality and refinement in performance controller keyboards. Now, the PC1X, Kurzweil’s newest and most affordable performance controller, offers those same award-winning sounds and superior audio quality to more musicians than ever before.
With an 88-note weighted action and 512 on board programs, the PC1X comes loaded, with Kurzweil’s acclaimed Orchestral ROM expansion and full GM 1 compatibility included. For even more sounds, there’s an expansion slot for Kurzweil’s new Classic Keys ROM Soundblock. The PC1X’s excellent sound is complimented by a dual effects processor (based on KDFX), an arpeggiator, and intelligent MIDI implementation.
A Kurzweil controller with these features and an affordable price is an opportunity that no musician should pass up.
All specifications subject to change without notice.
|Keyboard:||88 note fully-weighted action, velocity and pressure sensitive|
|Display:||2×20 character LCD w/ rear panel contrast knob|
|Polyphony:||64 Voice Polyphony, dynamically allocated|
|Multitimbral:||16 parts (one per MIDI channel)|
|Factory Presets:||Includes complete PC2 Sound ROM, plus the Orchestral ROM Expansion. 512 Programs. Expandable to 660 via Classic Keys Expansion.|
|Factory MIDI Setups:||64 factory programmed MIDI setups expandable to 96 via Expansion ROM Block. 128 user programmable MIDI setups, each with 4 independent zones, effects and arpeggiator settings.|
|User Memory:||128 locations for user created preset programs. 128 locations for user created MIDI Setups.|
|ROM expansion slot:||1|
|Effects:||Dual Processors (A & B) offering: 58 Reverbs, 6 Delays, 10 Choruses, 6 Flangers, 3 Phasors, 4 Shapers, 2 Enhancers, 8 Filtered Effects, 4 Distortions, 1 Mono>Stereo, 3 Wide Stereo, 4 Compressors, 2 Panners, 7 Rotarys, Stereo Tremolo, and 44 combination effects chains utilizing Kurzweil1s unique Laserverb|
|Effects Routing:||All 16 MIDI channels can send to A and to B in any amount. Also there is a global send from A to B for serial effects chaining.|
|User controllable EQ:||Global 3-Band|
|MIDI:||In, Out, Thru (hardware switchable to copy of MIDI Out).|
|Controllers:||Pitch wheel, modulation wheel, 4 front panel knobs, 4 front panel switches (momentary or toggle, software selectable), 1 continuous control pedal inputs, 1 dual footswitch input, mono pressure, Super Ribbon input.|
|Arpeggiator:||Full-featured MIDI note arpeggiator with multiple latch modes, selectable play order, velocity, duration, tempo, and sync functions.|
|Outputs:||Two 1/4″ balanced TRS analog (24-bit DACs)|
|Headphones:||Rear panel 1/4″ headphone output|
|FREE OS Updates:||Flash ROM upgradeable (via system exclusive dumps)|
|Height:||(4.31″) (10.95 cm)|
|Depth:||(14.02″) (35.60 cm)|
|Length:||(54.31″) (137.95 cm)|
|Weight:||(50 lb.) (23 kg)|
|Power:||9.5VAC / 2.0A external power supply|
Basic Concepts & User Interface
Internal Voices/Program Mode
PC1 Series User Guide – 2.0 MB
PC1 Series Classic Keys ROM User’s Guide – 201 KB
ROM Option Supplemental Guide
PC1 Series Classic Keys ROM Installation Guide – 50.6 KB
ROM Option Installation Guide
PC1 v2.02 OS Update – 1.0 MB
(Installation instructions and a complete revision history are included within the download.)
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