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Fantastic sounds, reliable performance, musical expressiveness, ease of use -Kurzweil’s PC3LE8 combines the amazing sound quality and performance control features of our enormously successful PC3 with a new streamlined, intelligent user interface, providing an interactive experience that is bound to inspire creativity.
It’s The Sound
All of the PC3’s sounds are included – the famous Kurzweil grand piano, vintage electric pianos, Clavinets and Mellotrons, dazzling Orchestral and Strings collections, stunning VA virtual analog synths, KB3 organs, realistic basses, drums, guitars, percussion and horns, General MIDI, plus nearly 200 new programs developed specifically for the LE.
Programs take advantage of V.A.S.T. synthesis engine, using pristine samples paired with detailed programming of literally hundreds of synth and effects parameters. You can focus on the important business of making music.
The PC3LE8 comes equipped with over 700 on board effects chains from which to choose, all with real-time controllers already assigned to relevant parameters. With world class reverbs that decay into complete silence, warm, classic soundingphasers, flangers and choruses, and burning, saturated distortions, you’ll have everything you need to make your music sound like a polished, finished product from the outset.
Customizing Your Sound
Move a controller and hit the SAVE button – no menus, no pages – and you get one touch sound customization. The PARAMETERS page allows you to re-assign any controller to any available parameter. You can save your custom sounds to the user bank, with over 2000 ID slots.
For those who wish to dig a bit deeper, the PC3LE (with OS v2) now gives users fullaccess to its V.A.S.T. engine. With a wide array of samples, rich sounding VA oscillators and up to 32 layers per program, the sonic possibilities are nearly endless.
A Different Drummer
Dynamic physical controllers – 8 backlit, velocity-sensitive drum pads that can be used to trigger sounds, sequences, chords and arpeggiations. Every program in the machine has a drum kit assigned to the pads, so you’ll always have access to a rhythm track when you need it. As a bonus, we’ve included a set of over 100 new drum programs, with acoustic brush kits, slammin’ rock kits and a number of heavily effected techno/electronic kits, in addition to the 24 existing kits from the PC3.
||88-note fully-weighted hammer-action with velocity and aftertouch sensitive keys. (Fatar TP40L)
||240 x 64 backlit LED w/ dedicated back panel contrast control
||64 Voice Polyphony, dynamically allocated, lightning fast performance
||16 parts (one per MIDI channel)
||Full PC3 Synth Engine and V.A.S.T. Editing (new in O/S V2):Dynamic VAST: Powerful new synthesis engine, with user programmable DSP algs and routing. More DSP power than even our K Series instruments.VA1 Inside: anti-aliasing, power-shaped oscillators and DSP processing from Kurzweil’s VA1 prototype synth, capable of delivering authentic analog emulations as well as incredibly complex new sounds.Cascade Mode: lets the user route one layer through the DSP of any other layer within a program – up to 32 consecutive layers deep!
||(New in O/S V2) – Mac and PC platforms (available for purchase from SoundTower)
||1061; the majority of the PC3 sound set is included (download full “object list” here).
|Factory MIDI Setups:
||256 factory programmed MIDI setups. – featuring up to 16 independent zones, effects, independent controller assignments, triggerable pattern-based “Riffs” and arpeggiator settings.
||Loads from:-PC3K: most* objects except samples.-PC3: most* objects.-K2 Series: the majority of Setups, Programs, and Keymaps (no sample loading or compatibility file; see the V2 Addendum manual for details).O/S V2 or later required.*The LE has less FX resources so may not be able to load certain objects.
||16,000 locations for user objects.
||16 tracks; 960 PPQ resolution. Song editing functions include both event and track-based tools like quantize, swing, remap, controller scaling and more. Controller chasing and quick “set song loop point” functions are also included
||10 insert effects distributed over 10 busses, two auxiliary sends; featuring over 500 of our award winning preset FX chains – reverbs, delays, chorus, flange, phaser, EQs, distortions, rotary speaker simulators, compressors, and more (FX editing limited to chain selection and wet/dry mix).
||Pitch wheel, modulation wheel, 5 front panel knobs (15 virtual knobs with a 3-tiered shift button), 7 front panel switches (12 virtual switches with a 2-tiered shift button), 2 switch pedal inputs, 1 continuous control pedal input and mono pressure. Controller values can be “captured” and stored as part of a program. In addition to all of these, the PC3LE also features 8 backlit velocity-sensitive drum pads that can be used to trigger sounds, sequences, chords and arpeggiations
||16 full-featured independent arpeggiators with multiple latch modes, selectable play order, velocity, duration, tempo, and sync functions as well as pre-recorded beats and musical phrases
||16 simultaneous “Riff” generators (used for triggering MIDI sequenced phrases, beats, or complete multi-track arrangements from notes on the keyboard and/or any on-board physical controller)
||Two 1/4″ balanced TRS analog (24-bit DACs)
||1 rear panel 1/4″ headphone output
||24-bit, stereo S/PDIF at 48K (internal clock)
||In, Out, Thru
|USB Computer Port:
||MIDI over USB. Also allows the PC3LE to load/save data directly to and from a Mac/PC as well as perform OS updates.
|USB Storage Port:
||Supports USB thumb-drives for loading/saving user data as well as performing OS updates.
|FREE OS Updates:
||Flash ROM upgradeable via direct-USB or thumb-drive
||Power cable, Switch pedal, USB cable, (4) self adhesive feet
||(5.00″) (12.70 cm)
||(14.50″) (36.83 cm)
||(56.48″) (143.41 cm)
||(54.15 lb.) (24.56 kg)
||Internal AC power supplyAutomatic selection 90-250V AC operation
All specifications subject to changes without notice.
More information PC3KE8: http://kurzweil.com/product/pc3le8/