Fantastic sounds, reliable performance, musical expressiveness, ease of use; these are the things we believe are essential to the design of an affordable keyboard instrument. Kurzweil's new PC3LE6 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.
Under the hood, the PC3LE features the same groundbreaking chip technology that has made the PC3 the most talked about keyboard in recent years. 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; over 1050 programs in all. We've improved the method for navigating through such a massive sound set; programs in the LE can be viewed and selected with a new set of Category buttons. Select "Leads" and you'll see a list of all the synth leads in the machine, grouped together. Same goes for the other 20 categories, everything from Synth Bass to Mallets to Guitars.
The PC3LE6 comes equipped with over 700 onboard 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 sounding phasers, 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. The PC3LE6's architecture provides up to 10 insert effects, which can be distributed among 10 channels, with an available auxiliary effect as well.
In the PC3, we introduced the "INFO" feature, a soft button-press that allows the user to see which controllers have been assigned to parameters within a program. For the LE, we've taken this to the next level, with an interactive user interface that communicates directly with you whenever you move a real-time controller. Turn a knob, hit a button or move a wheel and the LE's screen will display the controller, its real-time value and the parameter being affected. An example would be moving the modwheel on an organ program - you would see the following: "Modwheel 79 Distortion Drive". This system never breaks down - you can change effect chains freely and all of this info remains intact, updated to reflect the new chain you've selected. Also, this info is transferred seamlessly to Setup Mode - you can see whatever controllers have been assigned to programs used in any zone of a setup.
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|Standard Gig Bag
* wide tolerance, may require ﬁlling
|| 61-note semi-weighted action with velocity and
aftertouch sensitive keys. (Fatar TP8)
|| 240 x 64 backlit LED w/ dedicated back panel contrast
|| 64 Voice Polyphony, dynamically allocated, lightning
|| 16 parts (one per MIDI channel)
|Full PC3 Synth Engine and V.A.S.T. Editing (new in O/S
|| Powerful new synthesis engine, with user programmable
and routing. More DSP power than even our K Series instruments.
|| anti-aliasing, power-shaped oscillators and DSP
Kurzweil's VA1 prototype synth, capable of delivering authentic analog
emulations as well as incredibly complex new sounds.
|| lets the user route one layer through the DSP of any
within a program - up to 32 consecutive layers deep!
|| 16,000 locations for user objects.
|| 16 tracks; 960 PPQ resolution. Song editing functions
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
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
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
|| 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
|| (5.00") (12.70 cm)
|| (14.50") (36.83 cm)
|| (41.50") (105.41 cm)
|| (31.00 lb.) (14.06 kg)