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The Kurzweil PC3Performance Controller includes everything from expertly sampled and voiced German D Grand Exp ROMs to new samples modeled after the Gibson Les Paul and Fender Stratocaster!

  • PC3A6 - 61-note lightly-weighted synth action with velocity and aftertouch sensitive keys (Fatar TP9)
  • PC3A7 - 76 note semi-weighted-action, with velocity and aftertouch sensitive keys (Fatar TP8)
  • PC3A8 - 88-note, fully-weighted hammer-action, with velocity and aftertouch sensitive keys, featuring a quick release spring, striking an ideal balance of playability between piano type parts and synth/organ parts (Fatar TP40L)

The KORE 64 ROM Option
This represents a complete expansion and reimagining of the PC3 and PC3K's sonic potential (not for the PC3LE). Pushing the limits of V.A.S.T. synthesis for both realistic and experimental electronic sounds, KORE 64 adds over 300 new programs, including stunning new Synths, Electric Guitars, Horns, Drums and Percussion. With KORE 64 installed, the PC3/K built-in program library now totals over 1400 presets!

Powerful FX Engine
PC3A FX features hundreds of award-winning Reverbs, Delays, Choruses, Flangers, Phasers, Distortions, Rotary Amplifiers, Compressors and more available at your finger tips. Global Master EQ and Multiband Compressor built-in.  

32-Layer Architecture
Sound Programs can be up to 32 layers deep, with each layer supporting its own DSP tools.

29 Programmable Physical Controllers!
PC3A Sliders  9 Sliders, 10 Switches, 2 Wheels, mono pressure, Super Ribbon input, breath controller input, 3 Switch Pedal Inputs, 2 Continuous Control Pedal Input.

MIDI Controller
16 user-configurable zones with 29 customizable MIDI controllers PER zone! And with RIFFs, you can trigger MIDI phrases, beats, or even full multi-track songs via any built-in physical controller.

USB Plug 'n Play
PC3A USB  Saving, loading, OS updates and MIDI functionality are all made easy on the PC3A with both on-board USB Host and Device ports.  

New Setups:
•50 new setups featuring the KORE 64 sounds.
•Over 200 new drum grooves in multiple styles.
•New Dance and Hip Hop setups for triggering and controlling beats in real time.

New Synths:
•New samples modeled after the Oberheim SEM, ARP Chroma, TX802, CZ1, and dozens of legacy waveforms from the K series.
•Over 100 new synth programs.
•Sounds for popular electronic music styles like House, Trance, Dubstep, Drum&Bass, Glitch, Electro Hip Hop, and more.
•More real time controls, beat-synced modulations and envelope control transform sounds without hitting the edit button.
•Atmospheric and cycling pads voiced for performing, producing, and scoring.

New Guitars:
•New samples modeled after the Gibson Les Paul and Fender Stratocaster.
•Palm muted and sustained articulations playable in a picked or legato style.
•Instant-shredder arpeggiator patterns, whammy bar effects, and realistic feedback emulations.
•Preset sounds from Rock, Country, Rock-a-Billy, Metal, Funk, and more.

New Brass/Woodwinds:
•New alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax, trumpet, and trombone samples.
•New programs include solo instruments and custom sections with many combinations of the different instruments.
•Articulate with pressure on several new programs.
•Sections cover styles from Big Band, Soul, Funk, Latin, R&B, Hip Hop, Rock and more.

New Drums:
•Drums from Yamaha, Ludwig, Pearl, DW, Rogers, and Gretsch recorded as full kits.
•Full cymbal arrays recorded with Zildjian, Paiste, and Sabian cymbals.
•72 new Drum Kits and 62 percussion instruments and templates.
•10 times the samples and 30 times the data of the existing PC3/PC3K Drums.
•All drum kits have mixer functioning on the sliders to change the level the kick, snare, toms, hats, and percussion independently.
•Unsurpassed realism and playability for sampled drums.
•Full complement of Electronic and Processed Drum samples.
•Scratches, hits and Industrial Sounds.
•Wide variety of traditional and processed Percussion sounds.

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Things You Will Get:

  • PC3 Performance Controller
  • Power Cable
  • Switch Pedal
  • USB Cable
  • (4) Self adhesive feet
  • User Guide


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Number of Presets 1,453 factory presets
Series PC3
Polyphony 128 Voice
Other Features Flash ROM upgradeable via direct-USB or thumb-drive.
Model A6; A7; A8
MIDI I/O In, Out, Thru (hardware switchable to copy of MIDI Out)
Weight PC3A6: 30.8 lbs; PC3A7: 37.5 lbs; PC3A8: 54 lbs.
Dimensions PC3A6: 4.5"H x 14"D x 39.37"L; //PC3A7: 4.5"H x 14"D x 47.75"L; // PC3A8: 4.5"H x 14"D x 54"L
Effects Yes
Type of Action Synth
Expansion Yes
Arpeggiator Yes
Digital Output Type 24-bit, stereo S/PDIF featuring 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, and 192-kHz modes.
Analog Outputs Four 1/4" balanced TRS analog (24-bit DACs); 1 rear panel 1/4" headphone output.
Controller Types 9 Sliders, 10 Switches, 2 Wheels, mono pressure, Super Ribbon input, breath controller input, 3 Switch Pedal Inputs, 2 Continuous Control Pedal Input
Warranty Info:

Professional products: One year parts and labor. Home products: Two years labor, three years parts.