The Kurzweil SP1 88 Key Stage Piano is a high-quality and versatile instrument designed for live performance and studio recording. With a full-weighted hammer-action keyboard and an 88-note keybed, this piano offers a realistic feel that will satisfy the needs of any piano player.
16 Handpicked Presets
The Kurzweil SP1 features 16 presets that are divided into 4 different categories, including a selection of high-quality acoustic and electric pianos, strings, winds, bass, organs, clavs, synth pads, and more. The piano also includes pianos from Kurzweil’s German D Artis Grand, which features expertly sampled and voiced pianos to provide you with a realistic sounding instrument that reacts to velocity and captures the nuances of the real piano.
The Kurzweil SP1 features 4 individually adjustable FX, allowing you to add texture to your performance. The SP1 features reverb, chorus, tremolo and delay effects, all of which can be tweaked individually whilst playing. Additionally, custom tweaks can also be saved to favourites for recalling later.
The Kurzweil SP1 offers a full-length 88-note keybed and 256 voices of polyphony, ensuring you will never end up with voice dropout whilst playing. Every sound in the SP1 has been perfectly matched to the velocity-sensitive keys to ensure expressive playing. The piano also features left/right audio in jacks that allow you to play along with an MP3 player or other external audio device.
The Kurzweil SP1 also features a user interface that is intuitive and easy to navigate. There are no menus, so there is no need for deep menu diving and you can always keep track of which instruments are active. You can select sounds from 1 of the 4 instrument categories. They have been split up so you can easily switch between them with a touch of a button and a twist of a knob. You can set up your sounds and access them with the 5 favourite buttons, ideal for live performance.
You can quickly and easily create an ensemble performance with the split/layer functionality. This allows you to split and/or layer up to 4 sounds together and save these to your favourites. You can use the split function for student/teach instruction or to play with a friend, splitting the keyboard into 2 with the same sound or different sounds.
The Kurzweil SP1 is lightweight, weighing only 12kg, making it easy to transport to gigs and rehearsals. It also includes MIDI over USB and easy updates of dual USB ports. The pitch/modulation wheels along with +/- transpose controls allow for easy performance control, while the dedicated ‘External Control’ section allows for controlling external MIDI instruments/software. The piano also comes with a switch pedal and USB cable included.
Overall, the Kurzweil SP1 88 Key Stage Piano is a powerful and versatile instrument that offers high-quality sounds, adjustable controls, and a simple and easy to use interface, making it an excellent choice for live performance and studio recording.