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Kurzweil PC3 K8 B-Stock

B-Stock, Kurzweil PC3K8, Performance Controller Keyboard, 88-note, fully-weighted hammer-action, with velocity and aftertouch sensitive keys, 128 Voice Polyphony (dynamically allocated), 16 parts Multitimbral, 128MB of re-loadable Sample Flash Memory, over 850 Factory Presets, General MIDI set, 256 factory programmed MIDI setups. Up to 2048 user programmable MIDI setups, build in Sequencer, 16 insert effects distributed over 11 busses, two auxiliary sends and two Master Effects, Arpeggiator, Riff generator, Pitch wheel, modulation wheel, 9 front panel sliders/drawbar controllers, 10 front panel switches, Connections: Super Ribbon input, breath controller input, 4x 1/4" balanced TRS analog (24-bit DACs), headphone out, Stereo S/PDIF Out 24-Bit up to 192 kHz, MIDI In/Out/Thru, USB MIDI + USB Storage Port, 3 switch pedal input, 2 continuous control pedal inputs, Dimensions: 138 x 35,5 x 11 cm (BxTxH), Gewicht: 24.5 kg, B-Stock with full warranty, may have slight traces of use

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Hammer Action Keys Yes
Aftertouch Yes
Split Zones 4
Layer function Yes
Pitch Bend / Modulation Yes
Rotary Encoder 0
Fader (Amount) 9
Pads 0
Display Yes
MIDI interface 1x In, 1x Out, 1x Thru
Sustain Pedal Connection Yes
USB-port Yes
Mains Operation Yes
Bus-Powered No
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Sound is a masterpiece, but the display ...

Mark aus E., 06.03.2011
The PC3K is (like probably all Kurzweil-Keyboards) soundly superior to the competition of Roland, Korg and Yamaha. This is mainly due to VA1, VAST and the excellent K3B organ simulation. If you are looking for realistic flaws that can be formulated almost indefinitely, you will not be able to get around a short keyboard. The pads are for me in comparison to a Korg a little too short, but you can even improve everything yourself or load from the Internet. The soundbase free editing software for the PC3K is a dream, so you just have to play around!

One should know that the built-in Sequencer naturally loses to the competition. Clearly. If you want sequencing, however, anyway external programs like Cubase, so I do not see this as a disadvantage. A PC3K also costs a lot less than the high-end products of the competition.

The only thing that is really negative is the display with the mini-display. Some things are really squashed, so it is not possible to see which instrument is on which layer, and which of the 9 sliders will change which effect. The possibility to connect an external monitor, or simply a better one would be really desirable.

The operation is difficult at first because many things can only be achieved by means of keyboard shortcuts, which must be taken from the thick instructions, but it is then quite fast from the hand.
The processing is impeccable and above all the weighted keyboard comes very close to the playing feel of a real piano. I had previously a Korg keyboard and I would consider the keyboard of the PC3K as quite better.

Conclusion: Nothing for beginners - a dream for professionals.
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... is just a real short run

tombos, 19.09.2011
Sound like being used to the first cream. The processing is top and the part feels fantastic from the keyboard to the controls and it's just fun to play on it. The setting and shaping possibilities are enormous. The control range (All controls, programmable buttons, foot switches, Breath, Ribbon, Envelopes, LFOs ... are freely assignable to every parameter, including entry / exit values ??and range limitation !!) is simply incredible! Also the weight is below comparable devices. The size corresponds exactly to that of the PC88.

The display? Well, I'm used to it as a K2600 translator. Larger would be better, but I got on with all the functions right away.

Finally I have USB on the keyboard! Conclusion with SCSI and the associated madness. 1x USB for connection to the computer and 1x USB for a USB stick as storage medium.

However, here is also my only, but great criticism: the access to the USB stick is grottenlangsam !! I have 80MB samples at the start and when I want to back up my entire memory, I can say goodbye for just over an hour. So SCSI was already slow and SCSI is still slower. But this USB toppt the again around lengths.

At the backup I find that not yet so bad, because you come just after an hour. But if you "times even" a sound bank to load it to crawl them, then it becomes annoying.
Fortunately, you do not need this USB port as often. Because both the sample memory and, of course, the program memory are not volatile, so after switching on, all data are immediately available without loading.

One should be mentioned once again: Short term is well-known for that its sounds are outstanding in the band structure. This is also done here again!
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