The Kurzweil PC4 Performance Controller is a high-quality, professional keyboard performance center that offers unlimited possibilities for sound creation and manipulation. The instrument features a wide range of patches and can emulate any sound thanks to the V.A.S.T system, which provides up to 256 voices for massive polyphony.
A galaxy of sounds
Unlock massive sound capabilities with the PC4, which is designed to help you explore new territories of sound design. The V.A.S.T provides a very wide polyphony – up to 256 voices. Meaning you can create incredible pads with huge depth. There are two gigabytes worth of memory, which provides you with a range of amazing presets to get you started. There are over 1000 – and you can expand on them later. These include piano, electronic piano, organ, brass, and a glut of synths and pads. It also has drum and percussion samples.
In order to access all of these amazing sounds quickly, the PC4 comes with flash-play which gives you a huge amount of horsepower. It allows you to access two gigabytes of sample content with zero-loading time. This is incredibly useful when scrolling through sounds or when you need to quickly change the style during onstage performances.
Deep native editing
If you want to go even deeper with your sound design then look no further than V.A.S.T editing. Standing for variable architecture synthesis technology, it is accessible directly through the synthesizer’s front panel. It provides you with all the scope you need to edit and create patches. It features 32 layers per program, each offering a unique signal path and a host of modular DSP tools. The PC4 offers a wealth of sound creation and modification.
If acoustic instruments are more your thing then the KB3 ToneReal Organs and the Kurzweil String Resonance provide you with incredible ‘real-world’ instrument emulation. The organs are modeled after classic designs and work beautifully with the tone wheel. The K.S.R provides you with very realistic piano modeling – perfectly capturing the resonance and organic liveliness of a piano.
The PC4 includes a massive selection of effects. Each one is as incredible sounding and powerful as the last. These include reverbs, delays, choruses, flangers, phasers, distortions, rotary amplifiers, compressors and more. They can all be edited too, helping you shape your sound to perfection. And in order to get the most from your sounds, you can implement three-band equalization and compression.
Built for performance
Get the most from your live shows. The PC4 delivers perfect, fluid playability through the 88-note fully weighted hammer action keyboard with aftertouch. This means you can fully express yourself, capturing every nuance of your playing style. There are 16 zones of unparalleled MIDI controller capabilities and a 16-track sequencer.