Kurzweil debuts its Performance Controller keyboard, the PC4

The “powerhouse of an instrument” arrives in UK dealers later this month

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Boasting 256 voices of polyphony, 2GB of factory sample-content (over 1000 programmes) plus 2GB of user-loadable space, Kurzweil has dubbed its PC4 as a “powerhouse of an instrument”.

The PC4 features a 6-operator FM engine, with the ability to load FM SysEx files from the 80’s and 90’s. With V.A.S.T editing, the keyboard allows you to go deeper with your editing, offering 32-layers per program and its own signal path plus a host of modular DSP tools. The PC4 is designed to provide a wealth of sound design that you can get really stuck into.

Kurzweil String Resonance is featured on the keyboard for piano string modelling, designed for an enhanced acoustic piano performance on its 88-note hammer-action, velocity-sensitive keys. KB3 ToneReal Organs are modelled after classic organs, with access to functions such as rotary speed, chorus/vibrato, brake and more.

There’s a lot of room on this “powerhouse” to create your own tracks, with a 16-track sequencer, 16 simultaneous RIFF generators, to trigger up to 16 MIDI sequences on the fly, which are selectable from a library, or import your own. The PC4 covers arpeggios too, with a 16 note arpeggiator.

To see the PC4 in action, check out the in-depth video below.

Kurzweil PC4 is seeing its UK debut at SynthFest this weekend and is available this month. Find out more at soundtech.co.uk


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