V.A.S.T. Performance Capability from Kurzweil
Featuring massive polyphony, a modern 6-operator FM engine, a 16-track sequencer, and more, the Kurzweil PC4 delivers a powerful update of the company’s renowned V.A.S.T. synthesis technology. The PC4 packs their patented FlashPlay technology, 256-voice polyphony and powerful DSP into a portable performance controller and synth workstation designed to meet the demanding requirements of professional performing artists, songwriters, and studio musicians. The PC4's 88-note, hammer-action keybed is velocity-sensitive and gives you the sublime feel of an acoustic grand piano with the added expression of aftertouch.
Extensive hands-on, real-time control
Equipped with 36 programmable physical controllers, the PC4 provides the immediacy of hands-on, real-time control. The intuitive, streamlined user interface consists of a 4.3" color LCD display with six soft keys underneath, dedicated front-panel transposition and tempo controls, LED-backlit pitchbend and modulation wheels, nine programmable knobs and sliders, ten switches, fast categorized instrument selection, and dedicated arpeggiator and sequencer transport controls. In addition to MIDI I/O and USB/MIDI, The PC4 provides flexible connectivity that includes a stereo audio input with FX and jacks for up to four switch pedals and two CC pedals, plus a second USB-to-device port that accepts a USB thumb drive for external storage.
Powerful features, plus a new FM Synth engine
With 2GB of factory sample content, an additional 2GB of user storage, and up to 16 Zones in Multi Mode, the PC4 shines as both a performance controller and synth workstation. The PC4 comes loaded with over 1000 factory programs, a versatile FX engine with full editing capabilities, a 16-track Sequencer, 16 Arpeggiators, 16 Riff Generators, flexible MIDI control with 16 MIDI CC Step Sequencers, and extensive native V.A.S.T. editing capabilities. But the star of the show just might be the powerful, newly developed 6-operator FM synthesis engine that natively imports original '80s and '90s FM SysEx files!
Load sounds instantly with FlashPlay technology
One of the features keyboardists at Sweetwater love about the PC4 is its ability to load any sound instantly. Kurzweil calls it FlashPlay technology, and it means you'll never slow down or botch a performance due to loading times. You've got 2GB of killer sounds in the Kurzweil PC4 — all with zero load time — giving the PC4 a staggering amount of horsepower you'll appreciate whether you're wowing an audience onstage or impressing collaborators in the studio. Kurzweil knows what you need to perform with confidence, and you get it all in the PC4.
All specifications subject to change without notice.
RPHA: Real Piano Hammer Action / 88-note, fully-weighted hammer-action with velocity and aftertouch 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. More DSP power than even our K Series instruments.
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!
|Sample Flash Memory:||2 GB of re-loadable, non-volatile, user flash memory|
|Factory Multis:||50+ – featuring up to 16 independent zones|
|Kurzweil String Resonance:||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
9 front panel sliders
9 switches (assignable/zone mutes/KB3 control)
1 variation switch
Tempo Controls w/ tap tempo
2 transpose switches
*2 switch pedal inputs each supporting single switch pedal or single half damper pedal (1 switch/sustain pedal is included; half-damper pedals sold separately)
2 continuous control pedal inputs
Ribbon input (ribbon controller sold separately)
|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:||16 simultaneous|
|Arpeggiators:||1-per Program, 16-per Multi|
|Analog Outputs:||Four (2 pairs) 1/4″ balanced TRS analog (32-bit DACs)
Automatic mono switching on main outs
+21dBu maximum output
50Ω balanced source impedance
|Audio Inputs:||Two 1/4″ inputs
One stereo 1/8″ input (each with FX) for connecting your favorite MP3 player or other audio source for accompaniment playback
|Headphones:||1 back panel 1/4″ headphone output
130mW into 32 ohm headphones
|USB:||Two USB ports (one A port / one B port)
Complete MIDI functionality over USB
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|
|Height:||6.5″ (16.51 cm)|
|Depth:||14.75″ (37.46 cm)|
|Length:||51.25″ (130.18 cm)|
|Weight:||28.7 lb (13.01 kg)|
|Power:||External 15VDC 2.5A Power Supply|
1 x Kurzweil PC4 Performance Controller
1 x Switch pedal
1 x Power adaptor
1 x Power cable
1 x USB cable
** Free : Keyboard X-Stand