The Kurzweil PC3K6 61 Key Workstation is a cutting-edge synthesizer that has been designed to meet the needs of modern music producers and performers. This instrument boasts an unparalleled synthesis architecture that delivers exceptional depth and flexibility, as well as a staggering amount of effects processing power.
The PC3K6 features 61-note synth action with velocity and aftertouch-sensitive keys, making it an ideal choice for both live performances and studio work. The keyboard uses Fatar TP9 keybed technology, which delivers a responsive and expressive playing experience.
One of the standout features of the Kurzweil PC3K6 is its ability to load up to 128MB of user samples that remain in memory even while power is off. This is made possible by a breakthrough in sample flash technology, which allows the PC3K6 to power back on with zero sample load time.
The PC3K6 also features 16 user-configurable zones with 29 customizable MIDI controllers per zone, giving users the ability to create complex multi-layered sound programs. These sound programs are 32 layers deep, with each layer supporting its own DSP tools, making it possible to create highly intricate and nuanced sounds.
Other notable features of the PC3K6 include 150 factory programmed MIDI setups, featuring up to 16 independent zones, effects, independent controller assignments, triggerable pattern-based “Riffs,” and arpeggiator settings. The instrument also boasts a powerful synthesis engine, with user-programmable DSP algorithms and routing.
The PC3K6 has 128MB of re-loadable, non-volatile, user flash ROM, which allows users to load samples via direct USB connection and/or USB thumb drive. The instrument also has 16,000 locations for user objects and unlimited tracks (on import) with 960 PPQ resolution.
The PC3K6 comes equipped with 16 insert effects distributed over 11 busses, two auxiliary sends, and two Master Effects, featuring over 500 award-winning effects, including reverbs, delays, chorus, flange, phaser, EQs, distortions, Leslie simulators, compressors, and more. The instrument also has a user-controllable master EQ section and master compressor for quick adjustments during live performance or putting the final touches on your studio mix.
In terms of connectivity, the PC3K6 has pitch and modulation wheels, nine front panel sliders/drawbar controllers, 10 front panel switches (momentary or toggle, software selectable), three switch pedal inputs, two continuous control pedal inputs, mono pressure, Super Ribbon input, and breath controller input. The instrument also has four 1/4″ balanced TRS analog outputs, one rear panel 1/4″ headphone output, 24-bit, stereo S/PDIF featuring 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, and 192-kHz modes, and MIDI in, out, and thru ports (hardware switchable to copy of MIDI Out). The PC3K6 also features a USB computer port for MIDI over USB and for loading/saving data directly to and from a Mac/PC, as well as performing OS updates. The USB storage port supports USB thumb drives for loading/saving user data and performing OS updates.
Overall, the Kurzweil PC3K6 61 Key Workstation is an outstanding instrument that delivers exceptional performance, stability, and flexibility. Whether you’re a seasoned musician or a beginner, the PC3K6 is sure to provide you with all the tools you need to create high-quality music.
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