Kurzweil PC3A8 88-key Synthesizer Workstation88-key Performance Keyboard with FATAR Hammer-action Keybed, Artis German D Grand Piano, Over 900 Factory Programs, 16-track Sequencer, and Cascading DSP for Synthesis and Effects
Kurzweil PC3A888-key Synthesizer Workstation features a fully weighted hammer action, velocity and aftertouch sensitive keyboard, loaded with a sound set that is both broad and deep. The KORE 64 and the Artis German 9' Grand Piano expansion packs are built-in and together with the KB3 ToneReal Organs and a variety of synthesis engines, they deliver over 1,300 factory programs.
The keyboard is packed with physical controls, and can be set up in a variety of ways for live performance using up to sixteen independent zones. A complete set of effects is also available with the added ability to create complex effect routings, while a comprehensive sequencer is complimented by sixteen arpeggiators and sixteen "Riff" generators. MIDI In, Out, Thru, along with a USB to Host connector provide the means to interface with a computer or other hardware MIDI devices.
88-key, velocity and aftertouch sensitive fully weighted hammer action keyboard, featuring a quick release spring for striking an ideal balance between playing piano type parts and synthesizer/organ parts
240 x 64 angled, back-lit CCFL with dedicated back panel brightness and contrast controls and easy access transpose buttons located on screen
128 Voice polyphony, dynamically allocated with fast performance
Sixteen part multitimbral (one part per MIDI channel)
Built-in KORE 64 and the German D Grand EXP Piano expansion packs
KB3 ToneReal Organs modeled after classic Hammond, Vox and Farfisa organs and featuring all the necessary hardware controls, including nine drawbars
Over 1,300 factory programs including PC3 Series vintage electric pianos, clavinets, synthesizers, realistic string sections and orchestras, guitars, percussion, and more
Dynamic VAST synthesis engine, with user programmable DSP algorithms and routing
VA1 Inside - anti-aliasing, power-shaped oscillators and DSP processing from the VA1 concept synthesizer, capable of delivering authentic analog emulations as well as complex new sounds
Cascade Mode - lets the user route one layer through the DSP of any other layer within a program, up to thirty-two consecutive layers deep
FX engine includes reverbs, delays, choruses, flangers, phasers, distortions, rotary amplifiers, compressors and more, along with global master EQ and multiband compressor
Setup Mode provides control over live performance featuring up to sixteen independent zones, effects, controller assignments, triggerable pattern-based "Riffs" and sixteen arpeggiators
Twenty-nine programmable physical controllers
Sequencer with unlimited tracks (on import), extensive editing functions and 960 PPQ resolution
Organize and bookmark the sound catalog and recall selections with a single button press
Four independent 1/4" TRS balanced analog outputs
24-bit, stereo S/PDIF output featuring 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz modes (externally clock-able)
MIDI In, Out and Thru
USB computer port allows for MIDI over USB, load and save data directly to and from a computer, as well as perform OS updates
USB storage port supports USB thumb-drives for loading and storing samples, programs, setups, songs and QA banks - can also be used for performing OS updates
Keyboard: 88-note, fully-weighted hammer-action, with velocity and aftertouch sensitive keys, featuring a quick release spring, striking an ideal balance of playability between piano type parts and synth/organ parts.
Display: 240 x 64 angled, backlit CCFL w/ dedicated back panel brightness and contrast controls.
Polyphony: 128 Voice Polyphony, dynamically allocated, lightning fast performance.
Multitimbral: 16 parts (one per MIDI channel).
Sound ROM Expansion Slots: Includes KORE 64™ and the German D Grand EXP Piano built-in.
Desktop Editor: Mac and PC platforms
Factory Presets: 1453 Stunning Factory Presets.
Factory MIDI Setups: 216 factory programmed MIDI setups - featuring up to 16 independent zones, effects, independent controller assignments, triggerable pattern-based "Riffs" and arpeggiator settings.
General MIDI: Standard.
User Memory: 16,000 locations for user objects.
Sequencer: Unlimited tracks (on import); 960 PPQ resolution. Song editing functions include both event and track-based tools like quantize, swing, remap, controller scaling and more. Controller chasing and a global "set song length" functions are also featured.
Effects: 16 insert effects distributed over 11 busses, two auxiliary sends and two Master Effects (saved with each song and setup); featuring hundreds of our award winning effects - reverbs, delays, chorus, flange, phaser, EQs, distortions, Leslie simulators, compressors, and more.
Master FX Section: User controllable master EQ section and master compressor for quick adjustments during live performance or putting the final touches on your studio mix. (These do not use up the insert effect resources.)
Controllers: Pitch wheel, modulation wheel, 9 front panel sliders/drawbar controllers, 10 front panel switches (momentary or toggle, software selectable), 3 switch pedal input, 2 continuous control pedal inputs, mono pressure, Super Ribbon input, breath controller input. Controller values can be "captured" and stored as part of a program.
Arpeggiator: 16 full-featured independent arpeggiators with multiple latch modes, selectable play order, velocity, duration, tempo, and sync functions as well as pre-recorded beats and musical phrases.
Riffs: 16 unique "Riff" generators, used for triggering MIDI sequenced phrases, beats, or complete multi-track arrangements from notes on the keyboard and/or any on-board physical controller.
Analog Outputs: Four 1/4" balanced TRS analog (24-bit DACs).
Headphones: 1 rear panel 1/4" headphone output.
Digital Outputs: 24-bit, stereo S/PDIF featuring 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, and 192-kHz modes. (externally clockable)
MIDI: In, Out, Thru (hardware switchable to copy of MIDI Out).
USB Computer Port: MIDI over USB. Also allows the PC3A to load/save data directly to and from a Mac/PC as well as perform OS updates.
USB Storage Port: Supports USB thumb-drives for loading/saving user data as well as performing OS updates.
FREE OS Updates: Flash ROM upgradeable via direct-USB or thumb-drive.
Included Accessories: Power cable, Switch pedal, USB cable, (4) self adhesive feet.
Height: (4.33") (11.00 cm)
Depth: (13.98") (35.50 cm)
Length: (54.33") (138 cm)
Weight: (54 lb.) (24.50 kg)
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