The Kurzweil PC range of performance controller and production station keyboards come stacked with sounds, effects and masses of control. The new PC4 ups the ante with an all-new 6-operator FM engine with the ability to import 80’s/90’s FM SysEx files and more.
The PC4 is a significant jump from the previous generation. It comes with 2GB of factory Kurzweil sample library with room for another 2GB of user content. It can handle 256 notes of polyphony and there’s this new 6-operator FM synthesizer inside. This adds to the already existing virtual analogue VAST synth engine that came with the earlier keyboards. There are over 1000 presets ready to go.
The control section has been expanded with a row of knobs to compliment the sliders. The comprehensive 16-track sequencer has stepped into riff generation and step sequencing with MIDI CC recording per step and don’t forget the 16 arpeggiators.
The keyboard is 88 note fully-weighted hammer-action with velocity sensitive keys and aftertouch. Although knowing Kurzweil there will be a 76 note and 61 note version with a synth action keyboard along before too long.
That’s about all the detail we have at the moment but it looks like Kurzweil has an interesting machine on their hands.