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Kurzweil - more on PC3 and SP2

From Kurzweil Music Systems official website we have new information on new keyboards presented during Winter NAMM'07.

kurzweil sp2

First comes new stage piano SP2. Thanks God, it is based upon PC1/2 series and has Triple Strike Piano inside. Thats besides the 88-key hammer action, 7-segment LED display and 64-note polyphony. Nice to see control wheels here on the left, USB interface for MIDI and OS update. Though the MIDI setups number is limited by 16 (each with 4 zones).

The instrument includes 64 patches. Effects also some from from PC series, Dual Processors (A & B) include: 58 Reverbs, 6 Delays, 10 Choruses, 6 Flangers, 3 Phasers, 4 Shapers, 2 Enhancers, 8 Filtered Effects, 4 Distortions, 1 Mono>Stereo, 3 Wide Stereo, 4 Compressors, 2 Panners, 7 Rotarys, Stereo Tremolo, and 44 combination with Laserverb.

Useful addition - a metronome and 64 drum grooves built-in. Yeah, thats what we expected to see here, though the initial price will be over $1k.

What to say about Kurzweil PC3? This PC-series based workstation looks questionable for it's around $3000 price. We hope, the return of Ray Kurzweil will give it a push.

kurzweil PC3

As for now in the name of PC3 we get the following: 88 hammer action keys with velocity and aftertouch, display 240 x 64, 128-note polyphony, 832 factory presets including PC2 Base Sound ROM plus extension cards pathes from Orchestral, Classic Keys, General MIDI tones, 64 KB3 programs and a new ROM bank called String Section. And a 16-track sequencer derived from k2xxx series.

MIDI setups: 96 factory, 128 user, each with 8 independent zones, with effects and arpeggiator adjustment. 128 slots for user programs.

Effects: 16 insert-effects and two additional sends; more than 300 effect types - reverb, delay, chorus, flange, phaser, EQ, distortion, Leslie simulator, compressor and more.

There's also master equalizer section to adjust the overall sound. Besides standard wheels the keyboard aslo has 9 programmed drawbar sliders, various pedal inputs, Super Ribbon option and a breath controller input.

Nice to see 4 independent arpeggiators, USB interface and a memory card slot here.

Special thanks for supplying info goes to biko !