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Kurzweil PC3A8 88-Key Performance Controller

88-note, fully-weighted hammer-action, with velocity and aftertouch sensitive keys

Kurzweil PC3A8 88-Key Performance Controller

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Product Description for the Kurzweil PC3A8 88-Key Performance Controller

Start with the heritage of the venerable PC3, add KORE 64 and the Artis German D Grand Piano and you have the powerhouse, PC3A.Samples of amazing tone, realism, and expression fuel the V.A.S.T. PC3 sound engine. Perfectly matched with a weighted Fatar TP40L action. Factory Installed! Stunning Synths, Electric Guitars, Horns, Drums and Percussion to expand your sonic pallet.Factory Installed! Stunning Synths, Electric Guitars, Horns, Drums and Percussion to expand your sonic pallet. A wealth of sounds from classic to modern. A serious collection starting with the Artis German 9' Grand Piano, PC3 Series Vintage Electric Pianos, Clavinets, Synthesizers, rich and realistic String Sections and Orchestras, Guitars, Percussion and much more.

Setup Mode = Control Central

Layer and split combinations to inspire. Setups give you the tools to take command of your live performances, featuring up to 16 independent zones, effects, controller assignments, triggerable pattern-based "Riffs" and 16 arpeggiators!

29! Programmable Physical Controllers

9 Sliders, 10 Switches, 2 Wheels, mono pressure, Super Ribbon input, breath controller input, 3 Switch Pedal Inputs, 2 Continuous Control Pedal Input.

Quick Access

Organize and bookmark your sound catalog as needed. Recall selections with one button press.

Easy Access Transpose Buttons

Convenient -/+ controls located right on-screen.

USB Plug 'n Play

Saving, loading, OS updates and MIDI functionality are all made easy on the PC3A with both on-board USB Host and Device ports.

Software Editor

Get deeper into editing your PC3A Programs, Setups and Effects!


Keyboard : 88note, fullyweighted hammeraction, 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.

(fatar tp40l)

  • 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).

Architecture :

  • Dynamic vast: powerful synthesis engine, with user programmable dsp algs and routing. More dsp power than even our k series instruments.
  • Va1 inside: antialiasing, powershaped 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!
  • Sound rom expansion slots : includes kore 64 and the german d grand exp piano builtin.
  • 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 patternbased "riffs" and arpeggiator settings.

File compatibility :

Loads from:

  • Pc3k: all objects except samples.
  • Pc3le: all objects.
  • K2 series: the majority of setups, programs, and keymaps (no sample loading; see the manual for details).
  • 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 trackbased 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 fullfeatured independent arpeggiators with multiple latch modes, selectable play order, velocity, duration, tempo, and sync functions as well as prerecorded beats and musical phrases.
  • Riffs : 16 unique "riff" generators, used for triggering midi sequenced phrases, beats, or complete multitrack arrangements from notes on the keyboard and/or any onboard physical controller.
  • Analog outputs : four 1/4" balanced trs analog (24bit dacs).
  • Headphones : 1 rear panel 1/4" headphone output.
  • Digital outputs :
  • 24bit, stereo s/pdif featuring 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, and 192khz 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 thumbdrives for loading/saving user data as well as performing os updates.
  • Free os updates : flash rom upgradeable via directusb or thumbdrive.
  • 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)
Brand Kurzweil
Weight 1.0100
Dimensions (WxHxD) No

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