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Kurzweil Introduces PC4 Performance Controller and Production Station
Old 6th May 2019
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Kurzweil Introduces PC4 Performance Controller and Production Station

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Kurzweil Introduces PC4 Performance Controller and Production Station

PC4 Has 256-Polyphony, Fully-Weighted, Velocity-Sensitive Keyboard, Powerful Processing and Intuitive Controls

Kurzweil Music Systems’ all new PC4 packs patented FlashPlay® technology, 256-voice polyphony and powerful DSP into a highly-portable performance controller and production station designed to meet the needs of performing artists, studio musicians, song-writers and producers.

The PC4’s simple and intuitive user interface begins with a large color display with six soft keys and includes dedicated front-panel transposition and tempo controls, nine programmable knobs, sliders,and switches, instrument category selection, and dedicated arpeggiator and sequencer transport controls.The 88-note, hammer-action keybed is fully-weighted and velocity-sensitive offering the feel of an acoustic grand with the added benefit of keyboard aftertouch.

The PC4 excels as both a performance controller and production station with its 2 GB of factory sample content and another 2 GB of user-loadable space with up to 16 Zones in Multi Mode. Access a broad library of more than 1000 factory programs, versatile FX with full editing capabilities, a 16-track sequencer, 16 arpeggiators, 16 riff generators, versatile MIDI control with 16 MIDI CC step sequencers and full native V.A.S.T. editing capabilities. The PC4 also showcases a powerful six-operator FM Engine that imports 80's/90's FM SysEx files.

Along with its MIDI I/O, the PC4 has versatile analog I/O connections including a stereo audio input with FX. Add up to four switch pedals and two CC pedals. A second USB port accepts a USB thumb drive for external storage.

Kurzweil’s powerful new PC4 will be available soon at Kurzweil dealers. Visit Kurzweil’s website for more information: http://kurzweil.com/news/74/
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Old 6th May 2019
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Ok great! So will there be a PC461?
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Ok great! So will there be a PC461?
Same question here, I'm interested in changing my old PC361, and this seems to be the successor of the PC3x.

Is there anything new concerning VAST ? Some new modules ? Self-oscillating filters ? A non-aliasing triangle oscillator ?

Can the PC4 read the PC3 programs ?
Old 7th May 2019
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Kurzweil Introduces PC4 Performance Controller and Production Station

...The 88-note, hammer-action keybed is fully-weighted and velocity-sensitive offering the feel of an acoustic grand with the added benefit of keyboard aftertouch.
But is it poly aftertouch?
Old 7th May 2019
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Is there anything new concerning VAST?
There are a number of significant changes detailed here.

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But is it poly aftertouch?
Almost certainly not. It would have been quite remarkable and worth mentioning in the spec sheet, plus the action is confirmed to be the same as the SP6. Presumably without any additional changes.
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There are a number of significant changes detailed here.
Thank you !
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Can anyone confirm this:
if I made patches on my K2661 WITHOUT fx nor samples using only internal Rom waves will the PC4 be able to read these perfectly so they sound the same?
Old 8th May 2019
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There are a number of significant changes detailed here.

Those detailed changes are written about the Forte's new OS. Do they automatically apply to the new P4?
Old 8th May 2019
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Those detailed changes are written about the Forte's new OS. Do they automatically apply to the new P4?
Kurzweil has described the new Forte features as having been developed for the PC4 and Forte at the same time. It’s much easier to manage a shared software project than two distinct efforts, so I’m not surprised. Kurzweil could always reserve features for the flagship Forte but it appears they’re content to let hardware be the differentiator (the Forte features a more solid metal construction, a higher end keyboard action, 16GB of sample ROM, and more flash memory for samples.)

The fact that they’re willing to exceed the Forte’s polyphony with newer technology in the PC4 shows they’re not pulling any punches with the new product. It looks like it should be a great bargain in the same vein as the MODX.
Old 9th May 2019
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What does it mean exactly in terms of sound the 2Gb vs the 16Gb of the Forte?
So patches made on the Forte do not always translate to the Pc4?
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Can anyone confirm this:
if I made patches on my K2661 WITHOUT fx nor samples using only internal Rom waves will the PC4 be able to read these perfectly so they sound the same?
Anyone?
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Can anyone confirm this:
if I made patches on my K2661 WITHOUT fx nor samples using only internal Rom waves will the PC4 be able to read these perfectly so they sound the same?
I haven’t spent much time trying to do so. My understanding is that there can be hoops to jump through and some specific DSP blocks that work slightly differently so it isn’t necessarily trivial, but that it should be possible. All the samples are already there and Kurzweil has made efforts to maintain compatibility.

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What does it mean exactly in terms of sound the 2Gb vs the 16Gb of the Forte?
So patches made on the Forte do not always translate to the Pc4?
As I understand it, all the same keymaps are present but the Forte uses unlooped versions of samples for classic keyboards that were updated for the instrument: pianos, EPs, etc.
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Ok great! So will there be a PC461?
Did you find out if there will be ?
Old 3 weeks ago
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No. But I cant imagine they not offering a 61 key version like for all of the pc3 series.
Old 3 weeks ago
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Hopefully they will as there's lots of requests for a 61 Keys , profits to be made .
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