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Kurzweil PC4 SE 88-Key Workstation Synthesizer

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The PC4 SE is Kurzweil’s newest and most affordable performance controller, bringing the amazing sound quality and many of the performance control features of the enormously successful PC4, within reach of more musicians than ever before. The 88 keys feature Real Piano Hammer Action (RPHA), fully-weighted hammer-action with velocity sensitive, adjustable keys for a remarkable playing experience.

256 Voices of V.A.S.T. Polyphony!

Serious polyphony horsepower from our acclaimed V.A.S.T. engine!

2 Gigabytes of Factory Sounds!

1500 hand-crafted factory presets organized into 10 categories featuring our optimized German 9 ft. and vintage Japanese 7 ft. concert grand pianos (with “KSR” – Kurzweil String Resonance). Also included are a wide selection of sounds from the K2700, PC4 and PC3 Series as well as the KORE 64 expansion.

Patented FlashPlay Technology

Flash-Play provides the PC4 SE with a staggering amount of horse-power; 2 GB sample content with zero-loading time, and ultrafast performance.

6-Operator FM Engine

6 Operator FM Engine with the ability to load original FM SysEx files.

CC Sequencers

Add sonic animation to your sounds via 5 simultaneous MIDI CC Step Sequencers for modulation sequencing.

KB3 ToneReal Organs

Modeled after classic tonewheel organs, KB3 mode offers control over 9 drawbars, rotary speed, chorus/vibrato, brake, percussion and more.

Powerful FX Engine

Awesome FX Chains featuring award-winning reverbs, delays, choruses, flangers, phasers, distortions, rotary speakers, compressors and more. The PC4 SE also offers a global Master FX section featuring 3-band EQ and Compression.

K.S.R. – Kurzweil String Resonance

Piano string resonance modeling for enhanced acoustic piano performance!

88-Note Hammer-Action Keyboard

The PC4 SE features a Real Piano Hammer Action (RPHA), 88-key, fully-weighted hammer-action with velocity sensitive, adjustable keys.

5-Zone Multi Controller Mode

With 5 zones of unparalleled MIDI controller capabilities, create your own sonic split/layer combinations using Kurzweil’s renowned Multi mode.

Quick Splits/Layers

Dedicated Split and Layer buttons provide on the fly split and layer combinations.

16-Track Sequencer

Record/edit/mix/produce your own tracks – all in the box with the PC4 SE 16-track internal sequencer. Import MIDI (.mid) files as well as Kurzweil PC3/PC4/Forte-family songs.

5 Simultaneous RIFF Generators

Trigger and manipulate up to 5 simultaneous MIDI sequences on the fly. Select from an internal library of patterns or record/import your own!

5 Simultaneous Arpeggiators

Looking for a pulse? Activate up to 5 independent Arps (1 per program, 5 per Multi) and discover the ‘Step Sequencer’ environment!

Front Panel Master Transport Controls

Use the TRANSPORT section to control recording and playback of the on-board 16-track sequencer.

23 Programmable Physical Controllers

5 sliders, 5 knobs, 6 buttons, 2 wheels, 2 switch pedal* dual inputs (which support half-damper for pianos) and 1 continuous control pedal input *1 sustain/switch pedal is included; half-damper pedal sold separately

Easy Access Transpose Controls

Dedicated -/+ transpose controls conveniently located right above the pitch/modulation wheels.

Widescreen Color Display

Navigate the PC4 SE with a 4.3” 480×272 widescreen color LCD display with adjustable brightness.

Categorized Sound Selection

Easy Category and Program/Multi selection featuring customizable category defaults.

Pick Your Favorites

Easily store and recall your most needed 250 Programs/Multis via 5 dedicated Favorites buttons, organized into 50 banks.

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Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  310-637-2000 Warranty:  1 Year

Product Specifications

Kurzweil PC4 SE 88-Key Workstation Synthesizer Specifications

  • RPHA: Real Piano Hammer Action / 88-note, fully-weighted hammer-action with velocity sensitive adjustable keys
  • Display: 480 x 272 pixel high resolution color LCD with adjustable brightness
  • Polyphony: 256 Voice Polyphony, dynamically allocated
  • Multitimbral: 16 parts (one per MIDI channel)
  • Architecture:
    • - Dynamic VAST: Powerful synthesis engine, with user programmable DSP algs and routing.
    • - 6-Operator FM Engine
  • VA1 Inside: anti-aliasing, power-shaped oscillators and DSP processing from Kurzweil’s VA1 concept synth, capable of delivering authentic analog emulations as well as incredibly complex new sounds.
  • Cascade Mode: lets the user route one layer through the DSP of any other layer within a program – up to 32 consecutive layers deep! (*editable via the external desktop editing software)
  • Factory Programs: 1500+
  • User Programs: 4000+
  • Factory Multis: 700+ – featuring up to 5 independent zones
  • User Multis: 4000+
  • General MIDI: No
  • Kurzweil String Resonance: Yes
  • Master EQ/Compressor: Yes
  • Effects:
    • - Over 1000 complex effect chains, incorporated into programs featuring our award winning effects – reverbs, delays, chorus, flange, phaser, EQs, distortions, rotary speaker simulators, compressors, and more
    • - 32 total FX units
  • Controllers:
    • - 1 pitch wheel
    • - 1 modulation wheel
    • - 5 sliders
    • - 5 knobs
    • - 6 buttons
    • - 1 EQ on/off switch
    • - Tap tempo button
    • - 2 transpose switches
    • - Arp controls
    • - CC sequencer on/off switch
    • - Transport controls
    • - 2 switch pedal inputs each supporting single or dual switch pedal or single half damper pedal (1 switch/sustain pedal is included; half-damper pedals sold separately)
    • - 1 continuous control pedal input
  • Sequencer: 16 Tracks; 960 PPQ resolution. Song editing functions include both event and track-based tools like quantize, swing, remap, controller scaling and more.
  • MIDI CC Step Sequencers: 5 simultaneous
  • RIFFs: 5 per Multi
  • Arpeggiators: 1-per Program, 5-per Multi
  • System Sample Rate: 48kHz
  • Analog Outputs:
    • - 2 1/4 inch balanced TRS analog (32-bit DACs)
    • - Automatic mono switching on main outs
    • - +21dBu maximum output
    • - 50O balanced source impedance
  • Headphones:
    • - 1 back panel 1/4 inch headphone output
    • - 130mW into 32-ohm headphones
  • MIDI: In, Out
  • USB:
    • - Two USB ports (one A port / one B port)
    • - Complete MIDI functionality over USB and can act as a host for other USB MIDI controllers
    • - User program/multi file backup via USB drive
    • - Operating System updates via USB drive
  • Software Editors: External editors for Mac OS X, Windows PC and iOS devices
  • FREE OS Updates: OS updates via USB drive
  • Included Accessories: Power cable, Switch pedal, USB cable
  • Dimensions (HxDxL): 6.5 x 14.75 x 51.25 inches
  • Weight: 27.5 lb (12.48 kg)
  • Power: External 15VDC 2.5A Power Supply

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