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Kurzweil SP88X 88-Key Stage Piano (Fully Weighted)

High-quality sounds. 2 external MIDI zones. One internal MIDI zone. (327) Read 17 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

The New Lightweight Performance Piano for the Next Century
The new SP Series Stage Pianos are the performance keyboards you've been waiting for. Well-constructed and affordable, these stage pianos have everything you need. The SP Series comes in lightweight 76- and 88-key semi-weighted action models, plus an 88-note fully weighted action model. The Stage Pianos have the award-winning Kurzweil sounds and transmit on 2 user-selectable, independent MIDI channels. Put your music on stage with this new model of performance piano from Kurzweil, the leader in sound technology.

32 programs and 32 factory setups are provided which offer a variety of splits and layered combinations with useful controller assignments. Grand Piano offers stretched and non-stretched tuned versions, and programs with different EQ. Dual-Hardness Tine Electric Piano offers soft and hard strike samples arranged in many program variations, FM Electric Piano is provided in a variety of programs. Programs based on the Ensemble Strings include selections with different EQs and envelope response. Tone Wheel Organ programs include organ with percussion, ballad organ, jazzy organ, and more.

The SP Series keyboards also offer many MIDI controller features. Two Ribbons (used instead of traditional wheels) provide flexible control. The Pitch ribbon has user programmable software "spring," allowing the pitch to jump back to center or remain at the value where the finger lifts off the surface. The Mod Ribbon also has the programmable "spring," and in addition, allows for different functions (software destinations) to be programmed for the 'up' position separately from the 'down' position.

Features
88-note fully weighted action keyboard
High-quality, award-winning built-in sounds
2 independent external MIDI zones + 1 internal MIDI zone
Transmits on 2 independent user selectable MIDI channels and receives on MIDI channel 1 only
Accepts remote setup change on any MIDI channel
Lightweight design for easy transportation

Sounds
Award-winning Grand Piano
Dual-Hardness Tine Electric Piano
FM Electric Piano
Ensemble Strings
Tone Wheel Organ

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Keyboard: 88-note fully weighted action

Controllers: Pitch ribbon, modulation ribbon, front panel control slider, continuous control pedal input, 1 dual footswitch input (for 2 pedals)

MIDI: Transmits on 2 channels, Receives on 1 channel. In & Out

Polyphony: 32-voice

Internal Programs: 32
1 Grand Piano 1 (Solo, beat tuned)
2 Grand Piano 2 (Ensemble tuned)
3 Stage Piano 1 (Solo, beat tuned)
4 Stage Piano 2 (Ensemble tuned)
5 Bright Piano
6 Sustain Piano
7 Piano and Strings 1
8 Piano and Strings 2
9 Tack Piano
10 Tight Electric Grand
11 Bright Electric Grand
12 Warm Electric Grand
13 Classic Electric Piano
14 Digital Electric Grand
15 Dyno Electric Piano
16 Hard Dyno Electric Piano
17 Tremolo Digital E. Piano
18 Stereo Hard E. Piano
19 Digital Electric Piano
20 Digital E. Piano & String Pad
21 Rock Organ 1
22 Rock Organ 2
23 Ballad Organ 1
24 Ballad Organ 2
25 Percussion Organ
26 Organ and Piano
27 Fast Strings 1
28 Fast Strings 2
29 Touch Strings
30 Stereo Slow Strings
31 Stereo Slow String Pad
32 Slow Digital Pad

Effects: 9 preset effects, featuring 8 different reverbs, plus chorus, with separate controllable wet/dry levels for reverb and chorus components.

Outputs: 2 Outputs (1/4 in. jack Left/Mono and Right), Stereo headphone out

MIDI Setups: 32 user programmable MIDI setups, each with 2 independent zones

Power: 12V DC external power supply

Includes a single switch sustain pedal

Dimensions: 54.8 x 14 x 4.8 in. (138 x 36 x 11 cm)

Weight: 52 lbs. (23.6 kg)
Kurzweil Warranty ´╗┐Kurzweil products are warrantied for a period of one year.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 310-355-8052
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (327 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
"It is what it is."
Sound: The main piano sounds are great. Warm, rich - they don't have the nuances of some of the multi-multi sampled top end pianos, but they're plenty fine for ensemble recordings; better than you'd ever need for a jazz gig. The organ sounds are limited, but thick, functional, fine for most things. The pads and strings are fine for ensemble functions. The only shortcoming is the E-piano(s). They're great for what they are, but they're the cheesier style e-piano, nothing at all like, say, a rhodes. Overall: Great, providing you understand that This Is Not A Synth! Feature: This is a _stage_ _piano_. Nothing else. As a piano, the lack of half-pedal function makes it useless for much "classical" playing. The lack of diversity of sounds means that it's not sufficient for some applications. However, it makes a great controller for any other instrument / module / whatever, and that's partially what it's designed for. For example, the ribbon pitch controller doesn't control any of the internal sounds! The bottom-action is nice and hard - not as hard as the Yamahas, but much harder than the rubbery-feeling Rolands and Korgs. The dynamic control is excellent. Ease of Use: The interface is easy but not intuitive. There's not much scope to modify the sounds. There's almost no scope to modify the tone, only the reverb, velocity sensitivity etc. Setting up MIDI zones for multi-instrument interface is slow, but simple. Quality: This seems like the best-build digital device I've ever encountered. Period. Value: It is what it is, and no more. Richer, fuller piano sounds than the competition. Way warmer than most of the alternatives. If you only want a stage piano, and you care about feel and sound, it's either this or the Yamaha, or move to a way higher price bracket. Manufacturer Support: N/A The Wow Factor: The richness of the bottom end gives me aural pleasure. Thick, fat, but not boomy. The hard action keeps me punchier. Overall: This is a fantastic controller; although for many applications, you'll need an extra module, this is the best cheapest controller around, and the piano sound is fantastic anyway. Although I do plan to get more synthesisers, I doubt I would be replacing this for at least a couple of decades. If a calamity should happen before then, I'd probably buy the same model.
Style of Music: Many, including Classical, metal, dance, funk
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"Unpack and Play"
Sound: The piano sounds are top-notch, the strings are good, but all ensemble (I like some solo sounds), and the ballad organ is very good. The rock organ is pretty good, but not if you are looking for a B3 sound; the perc organ is not for me. The electric piano sounds are very nice, especially when cutting through the competing sounds of a band. Overall, the sound is a very good, although this is not to be confused with a dedicated organ--more a piano with some organ sounds. Feature: A single sustain pedal came with it, but a double pedal (with full sostenuto...ok, spell it however you like) is available for $30--and will worth it! The most useful features are its presets: 32 of them. Besides them, the rest of the options are darned difficult to figure out. It needs a good volume pedal; I have tried 3 so far, and none of them have worked. I am still looking for a usable volume pedal so I don't have to work the lever. The overall look is beautiful and professional. Quality: This is a solid, beautiful piano/controller. It looks, feels, and sounds professional. It seems to be rugged, because minor drops and spills haven't hurt it at all. Two years of regular use later, and I still think it looks and sounds like new. Value: At about $900, it is a great deal. It should come with some type of cover, though. Manufacturer Support: I haven't had any problems, so I haven't needed to contact the company. Although if I don't find a usable volume pedal soon, I will be calling them and getting loud! The Wow Factor: There is something kool 'bout the Kurzweil name--it has cache. It looks good with my Korgs on stage, and I get lots of comments about it from musicians and non-musicians alike. It just looks "pro". Overall: I love this board, and I will have it a long time. I will supplement it with a better organ, though, This instrument would be perfect for me if 1) the organs were a little better, and 2) it was easier to program and set parameters. I have always loved Kurzweils, and wanted to own one since my cousin played one years ago. In the past they were too expensive for me, but now they are priced where most musicians can afford them. If I lost this keyboard, I would no doubt get another one as soon as the insurance paid off!
Style of Music: Rock, Blues, Praise and Worship
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