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Kurzweil announces shipping of PC3K keyboard

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Kurzweil announces shipping of PC3K keyboard

Kurzweil and Sound Technology have announced that shipping of the new flagship PCSK keyboard is now underway.

This new instrument has expanded the PC3 line to include new features along with backwards compatibility with the renowned K series.

Equipped with all the innovative features that have made the PC3 a major success, the PC3K also includes 128 megabytes of non-volatile user sample memory. Utilising the most up-to-date sample flash technology, the PC3K allows user samples to remain intact after a power-cycle, with zero load time when powering back on.

The PC3K can load .wav files, but can also load legacy Kurzweil .K files from the K2000, K2500 and K2600 keyboards. Users can now combine the PC3K's unmatched Dynamic V.A.S.T. synthesis engine with a huge library of K Series samples generated by users and developers for over 15 years.

The PC3K is already being used in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s "Love Never Dies" musical, which calls for a high level of detailed performance control. Also, critical to the project is the ability to load and re-use programs and samples that had been developed for the K series. The PC3K's support for .K26 files and its user sample memory means that Webber's team are able to seamlessly switch from the K series to the PC3K with minimal effort.

Along with K Series samples, the PC3K will support the importing of most K Series keymaps, programs and setups, providing seamless integration for existing K series customers and an enticingly large collection of sounds for new Kurzweil users to explore.  

All of the features and presets that made the PC3 so popular are still present, including anti-aliasing VA oscillators, an improved KB3 Mode, classic keys, orchestral and string sound sets, the Kurzweil Grand Piano, Cascade Mode, 16 independent riffs and much more.

A USB host port is another new addition, to support the use of thumb-drives for data loading and storage as well as OS updates.

The Kurzweil PC3K is available now with a retail price of £2,205 excluding VAT.

For more information, contact Kurzweil’s UK distributor Sound Technology on 01462 480000.

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Tags: sound technology , kurzweil , keyboards , andrew lloyd webber , love never dies , pc3k

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