Kurzweil’s All New PC4 Keyboard Features A FM Engine, Sequencers & More

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Kurzweil will present an interesting new keyboard shortly. Yes, do not be confused, I don’t talk about a pure Synthesizer here but about a classic keyboard. The upcoming PC4 is a hardware update of Kurzweil’s good known performance controller and production station keyboard and offers several new features. It features a 2GB of sample content, space for 2GB of user-loadable content and up to 256 voices of polyphony.

The highlight of the new PC4 is an entire 6-operator FM engine with the ability to import 80’s/90’s FM SysEX files. So we can assume that a similar DX7 synth engine is installed in the new Kurzweil PC4. Also new are 16 MIDI CC step sequencers that bring a lot of sound design possibilities. Unfortunately, not all the information are so far known, even the price. Although we don’t know everything yet, I think the new PC4 is a huge update that turns this keyboard series more and more into a complete Synthesizer.


Kurzweil PC4

Kurzweil Music Systems is proud to announce the all new PC4, Performance Controller and Production Station.


  • 256 voices of polyphony
  • 2 GB of factory sample content + 2 GB of user-loadable space
  • 1000+ factory programs
  • – New! – 6-operator FM Engine with the ability to import 80’s/90’s FM SysEx files
  • 9 sets of programmable knobs+sliders+buttons
  • 88 note fully-weighted hammer-action with velocity sensitive keys with aftertouch
  • Full native V.A.S.T. editing capabilities
  • 16 track Sequencer with dedicated front-panel transport buttons
  • 16 arpeggiators (Classic or Step sequencers) with dedicated front-panel controls
  • – New! – 16 MIDI CC Step Sequencers
  • 16 Riff Generators
  • Dedicated front-panel transposition and tempo controls
  • Ribbon connector input
  • (2) 1/4 inch audio input connectors
  • (1) stereo 1/8″ audio input jack with FX
  • (2) pairs of stereo outputs
  • (4) switch pedals (via 2 stereo jacks)
  • (2) CC pedal inputs

Full details, price and release date: TBA

More information here: Kurzweil 

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