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Kurzweil PC161 Performance Controller

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    Description
    Kurzweil introduced the first Performance Controller keyboard, the PC88, back in 1994, receiving both critical and public acclaim. Now the PC161, Kurzweil's most affordable and lightweight PC model, continues the tradition of excellence. With breathtaking sounds, superior effects and impressive controller capabilities, the PC161 delivers the power of Kurzweil's popular PC1X in a lightweight, elegant 61 note enclosure.

    It's the Sound....

    The end result is the famous Kurzweil sound, which has made the entire PC series a resounding success. The many samples are impressive; they have been tuned, looped, noise-reduced, and processed with a level of expertise and precision found nowhere else in the industry. These include the Triple-Strike Piano, countless drum and percussion kits, Take 6 vocals, and built-in Orchestral ROM expansion. For those looking for even more sound choices, Kurzweil's optional Classic Keys sound ROM expansion adds a world class set of stunningly realistic "vintage" sounds.

    It's the Effects...

    The final ingredient to the PC161's sound is its effects processor, using the same technology found in our award winning KSP8 processor and K26 Series keyboards. Stated simply, the effects section in the PC series sounds better than most stand-alone effects processors. Reverbs decay noiselessly into complete silence. The many chorus, phaser and flanger presets are full and rich. Transparent compressors, authentic rotary speaker emulations, and realistic distortion presets are ideal for "vintage" sounds. And of course there are the effects algorithms unique to Kurzweil, like shapers and Laserverb.

    It's the Control...

    The PC161 offers comprehensive MIDI control, with multiple overlapping zones, inputs for dual switch and CC pedals, and a bank of assignable switches and knobs. Intelligent MIDI implementation, a full featured arpeggiator, and optional Super Ribbon controller make the PC161 an ideal controller whether you're on stage, in the studio or on your desktop.
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    Architecture
    Type: Digital
    Synthesis: ROM
    Oscillators
    Oscillators: 2
    Waveforms: ROM
    Osc Modulation: After Touch, Breath Controller, Envelope, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Mod Wheel, Oscillator, Pitch Wheel, Glide / Portamento, Ribbon, Velocity
    Envelopes
    Envelopes: 2
    Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Sustain, Release
    Filters
    Filters: 2
    Types: 12dB Slope (2-pole), High Pass, Low Pass, Resonance
    Filter Modulation: Breath Controller, Envelope, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Mod Wheel, Oscillator, Pedal, Pitch Wheel, Portamento, Ribbon
    LFO
    LFO: 2
    LFO Parameters: Sample & Hold, Square, Triangle
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 64
    Timbrality: 16
    Tuning: Atonal, Micro, Standard
    Patches
    Patches RAM: 64
    Patches ROM: 64
    Multipatches RAM: 128
    Multipatches ROM: 128
    Storage: Internal
    Editing: MIDI
    Arpeggiator
    Full-featured MIDI note arpeggiator with multiple latch modes, selectable play order, velocity, duration, tempo, and sync functions.
    Effects
    Dual Processors (A & B) offering: 58 Reverbs, 6 Delays, 10 Choruses, 6 Flangers, 3 Phasors, 4 Shapers, 2 Enhancers, 8 Filtered Effects, 4 Distortions, 1 Mono>Stereo, 3 Wide Stereo, 4 Compressors, 2 Panners, 7 Rotarys, Stereo Tremolo, and 44 combination effects chains utilizing Kurzweil1s unique Laserverb
    Case
    Case: Keyboard
    Keyboard: 61 keys, Non-weighted
    Controls: Aftertouch, Pedal - Filter, Knobs, Mod - Wheel, Modulation 1/8" Jacks, Pitch - Lever, Velocity - Release , Pedal - Sustain, Switches, Tempo Knob, Velocity, Pedal - Volume
    Display Type: LCD
    Display Count H: 20
    Display Count V: 20
    Display Notes: 2x20 character LCD w/ rear panel contrast knob
    Dimensions (WxDxH): Height:(3.27") (8.30 cm) Depth:(12.01") (30.50 cm) Length:(37.17") (94.40 cm)
    Weight: Weight:(23.15 lb.) (10.50 kg)
    Connections
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
    Audio Output Count: 3
    Audio Output Notes: 2
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU
    Power: 9.5VAC / 2.0A external power supply
    Production
    Year Released: 2005
    Manuals & Documents

    Product Links
    Company Product Sites:
    [+] kurzweil.com
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