PC361 Synthesizer Workstation
The PC361 is the ultimate Synthesizer Workstation. With an enormous collection of stunning sounds, the most powerful and the most programmable synthesizer engine on earth, and a comprehensive set of real-time keyboard controller features, the PC361 is the ultimate performance weapon. The recently released V2.01 Operating System software adds even more sounds and features!
Under the hood of the PC361 is simply the most powerful synthesis engine ever created by Kurzweil. Dynamic V.A.S.T. picks up where the K series left off. Having up to 32 layers per program means that emulations of real instruments can be extremely detailed and accurate, while the synthesized sounds can be extraordinarily large and complex. Expanding upon our V.A.S.T. architecture, the PC3’s new architecture delivers more power and flexibility combined with unprecedented ease of use. Users can now create and store their own DSP algorithms, with nearly limitless possibilities for routing.
With up to 16 insert effects, two available auxiliary sends, PLUS a global Master FX section, the PC361 can handle any special effect task. Effects can be chained together in series, or distributed among the PC3’s 16 multi-timbral channels. And these are simply the best effects in the business — burning distortions, transparent compressors, warm phaser and chorus effects, perfect reverbs — everything from flawless vintage emulations to concert halls which decay into complete silence. All parameters are assignable to any of the PC3’s real time controllers — sliders, pedals, wheels, etc.
Arpeggiators & Riffs
The PC361 features sixteen (yes, 16!) independent, fully programmable arpeggiators offering 48-step programmable, pattern generators with both pitch and velocity controls - per zone (allowing for up to 16 patterns to playback simultaneously). These are accompanied by a thorough collection of modes, scales and pre-programmed patterns to get your creativity flowing.
If that wasn’t enough, the PC361 offers sixteen unique “Riff” generators, which permit the triggering of MIDI sequenced phrases, beats, or even complete multi-track arrangements from notes on the keyboard and/or any on-board physical controller.
The PC361 features a newly designed sequencer, with unlimited tracks (upon import) and 960 PPQ resolution. Combining a set of powerful song editing functions like event editing, swing, and controller scaling, the PC361 truly excels as a song writing/arranging workstation, ideal for music production on the fly.
"It's the Sound"
The PC361's advanced synthesis architecture, along with its painstakingly edited sample ROM, allowed us to create a sound set that is both broad and deep. Referred to by some in the music industry as “the solid gold Swiss army knife,” the PC3 line has become well known for having covered all the bases when it comes to presets. Whether it's the famous Kurzweil grand piano, the wide array of perfectly accurate vintage keys emulations, KB3 Mode, VA virtual analog sounds, or the hundreds of world-class orchestral and string section programs — the PC361 provides over 1000 presets for unparalleled creativity and quality of sound.