Kurzweil PC3A8 Performance Controller Keyboard

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2,763.00 RRP 3,178.00 (including VAT @ 23%)

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Product Ref: 58574

  • 88 Weighted Hammer Action Keys
  • 128 Voice Polyphony, 32 Layer Architecture
  • 16 Insert Effects, 2 Aux Sends and Global FX
  • PC3K, PC3LE and KS Series Compatible
  • USB/MIDI Connectivity

Kurzweil PC3A8 Performance Controller Keyboard

The Kurzweil PC3A8 Performance Controller is a 88 key hammer action keyboard which delivers a colossal amount of professional instrument sounds in one high performance unit. With 128 voice polyphony, 32 layer architecture and powerful built in KDFX effects unit the PC3A8 gives you total tonal control whilst the MIDI, USB and TRS connectivity make it perfect for live and studio applications.

Product Ref: 58574

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Sounds & Effects

As with all the PC3 series the A8 features a huge variety of on board sounds and voices ranging from the new German D Grand Piano to the Kore 64 synth, guitar, drums and horn patches. Simply select your sound from the expansive library and start playing. Additionally you can also add unique digital effects to your sound via the KDFX unit which features most popular effects such as reverb, delay, phaser, compression and many more.

Advanced Controls

The PC3A8 incorporates an array of controls types such as mod wheels, faders, buttons and switches to allow you to manipulate and control your desired tone. Also with the Setup Mode you have all the tools to take command of your live performances, featuring up to 16 independent zones, effects, controller assignments, triggerable pattern-based "Riffs" and 16 arpeggiators.

USB/MIDI Connectivity

Featuring both USB computer and USB flash drive connections you can connect your PC3A8 to your Mac or Windows based computer to allow saving/loading of patches and operating system updates. This usefull tool means that you can carry all your sounds required for a live performance on one small USB flash drive to save set up time. Furthermore there is also MIDI in, out and thru connections located to the rear of the unit for direct integration into your DAW and other MIDI devices.


  • A powerful performance keyboard based on the acclaimed PC3 engine
  • Expertly sampled and voiced Artis 9' German Grand Piano
  • Factory installed KORE 64 synth, guitar, horns and drum instruments
  • Advanced MIDI controller - 16-user assignable zones with 29 customizable MIDI controllers
  • Powerful KDFX digital effects with 16 inserts effects, 2 aux sends and global master fx
  • Sound programs can be up to 32 layers deep with the 32 Layer architecture
  • Cascade mode for layer DSP routing
  • 9 Sliders provide real-time drawbar control over classic B-3, Vox and Farfisa combo organs
  • RIFFs - Trigger MIDI phrases, beats or even full multi-track songs via built in physical controller
  • K2 Series compatibility
  • Software Updates and Data Storage via USB/Computer and USB Flash Drive


  • Keys: 88 Weighted Hammer Action (Aftertouch)
  • Display: Backlit 240 x 64
  • Polyphony: 128 Voice (Dynamically Allocated)
  • Multitimbral: 16 Parts (1 Per MIDI Channel)
  • Factory Presets: 1453
  • Factory MIDI Setups: 216
  • File Compatibility: PC3K, PC3LE, K2 Series
  • User Memory: 16,000 Locations
  • Control Wheels: 1 x Pitch, 1 x Modulation
  • Sliders: 9
  • Switches: 10
  • Sequencer: Unlimited Tracks (On Import) - 960 PPQ Resolution
  • Effects: 16 Insert Effects (Over 11 Busses), 2 Aux Sends, 2 Master Effects
  • Effects Type: Reverb, Delay, Chorus, Flange, Phaser, EQ, Distortion, Leslie Simulator, Compressor and more
  • Arpeggiator: 16 Full-Featured Arpeggiators
  • Riffs: 16 Unique "Riff" Generators
  • Analog Outputs: 4 x 1/4" TRS (Balanced), 1 x 1/4" Jack (Headphone)
  • Digital Outputs: S/PDIF (24-Bit) - 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192-kHz Modes
  • MIDI: In, Out, Thru
  • USB (Computer): MIDI over USB (Load/Save/Update Functions)
  • USB (Storage): USB Thumb Drives (Load/Save/Update Functions)
  • Includes: Power Cable, Switch Pedal, USB Cable, 4 x Self Adhesive Feet
  • Height: 4.33" / 11 cm
  • Width: 54.33" / 138 cm
  • Depth: 13.98" / 35.50 cm
  • Weight: 24.50 Kg