Introducing the Kurzweil PC3A8 Performance Controller Keyboard, the perfect instrument for musicians looking for a high-performance unit with a colossal amount of professional instrument sounds in one unit. This keyboard is designed with the professional musician in mind, offering 88 weighted hammer-action keys with an aftertouch for a realistic piano feel. With its 128-voice polyphony and 32-layer architecture, the PC3A8 offers total tonal control.
Sounds & Effects
The PC3A8 offers an expansive library of onboard sounds and voices, ranging from the new German D Grand Piano to the Kore 64 synth, guitar, drums, and horn patches. Simply select your sound from the library and start playing. Additionally, you can add unique digital effects to your sound via the KDFX unit, which features the most popular effects such as reverb, delay, phaser, compression, and many more.
The PC3A8 incorporates an array of control types such as mod wheels, faders, buttons, and switches to allow you to manipulate and control your desired tone. With the Setup Mode, you have all 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.
Featuring both USB computer and USB flash drive connections, you can connect your PC3A8 to your Mac or Windows-based computer to allow saving/loading of patches and operating system updates. This useful tool means that you can carry all your sounds required for a live performance on one small USB flash drive to save set-up time. Furthermore, there is also MIDI in, out, and thru connections located to the rear of the unit for direct integration into your DAW and other MIDI devices.
The PC3A8 is a powerful performance keyboard based on the acclaimed PC3 engine, featuring an expertly sampled and voiced Artis 9′ German Grand Piano, factory-installed KORE 64 synth, guitar, horns, and drum instruments. It is also an advanced MIDI controller with 16-user assignable zones with 29 customizable MIDI controllers. The PC3A8 also offers powerful KDFX digital effects with 16 insert effects, 2 aux sends, and global master fx. Sound programs can be up to 32 layers deep with the 32 Layer architecture and Cascade mode for layer DSP routing. The keyboard also features 9 sliders that provide real-time drawbar control over classic B-3, Vox, and Farfisa combo organs. The RIFFs function allows you to trigger MIDI phrases, beats, or even full multi-track songs via the built-in physical controller. The PC3A8 is also K2 Series compatible, allowing for even more sound expansion.
The PC3A8 features 88 weighted hammer-action keys with aftertouch and a backlit 240 x 64 display. It has a polyphony of 128 voices dynamically allocated and is multitimbral with 16 parts (1 per MIDI channel). The keyboard has 1453 factory presets, 216 factory MIDI setups, and is file compatible with PC3K, PC3LE, and K2 Series. The PC3A8 also has 16,000 user memory locations and one control wheel for pitch and one for modulation. It has 9 sliders, 10 switches, and an unlimited number of tracks on import with a 960 PPQ resolution sequencer. The PC3A8 has 16 insert effects (over 11 busses), 2 aux sends, 2 master effects, and effects types such as reverb, delay, chorus, flange, phaser, EQ, distortion, Leslie simulator, compressor, and more. It also