Edirol PCR1 25-Key Keyboard Controller and Audio Interface

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The PCR-1 is the ideal audio-interface & keyboard controller for the traveling musician, the mobile DJ, and the home recording musician working with limited space. For the traveling musician, the PCR-1 offers the vast majority of options you've come to expect from a high-end sound card as well as a 25-key controller that feels great under your fingers. The PCR-1 draws its power directly from the computer, so now you can compose, sequence, record, playback your music anywhere you can take your computer. After all, the beach is a much more inspiring place to write than your living room.

The mobile DJ will appreciate that the PCR-1 can use the same control maps as its big brothers in the PCR series of keyboards. Over 80 control maps for various applications & hardware devices are already available for download from our website. The PCR-1 measures just 1-3/16 inches thick & weighs a mere 2 lbs. 11 oz and comes with its own gigbag, making it easy to carry from place to place with your performance rig. It also includes a Kensington lock port, so that you can keep it from getting up and walking away while you're busy diggin' through crates of records.

The home-recording musician will love the PCR-1 for its 24-bit/96kHz audio performance capability & the very light foot-print it leaves on your desktop.

Whether working with software synths or powerful sequencing applications, the PCR-1 offers an incredible set of features and superior quality in the most tightly compact keyboard & read more audio interface available.


Extremely compact, light-weight design: The PCR-1 is just over one inch thick & weighs 2 lbs 11oz.

25 full-width, velocity-sensitive keys: The PCR-1 offers standard width keys to ensure easy play, and 128-step velocity sensitivity.

25 assignable controllers: The PCR-1 offers 8 assignable knobs & 6 assignable buttons. There is a shift button to change the function of the 8 knobs & 3 of the 6 assignable buttons for a total of 25 controllable parameters per control map

16 Control Map memory locations: The PCR-1 offers 16 different save locations for control maps. With 25 parameters available per control map, the PCR-1 offers control over a total of 400 parameters held in the memory of the keyboard.

24-bit/96kHz Audio Processing Capability: The PCR-1 offers RCA input & output, S/P DIF Optical/eighth-inch headphone output as audio processing quality up to 24-bit/96kHz for maximum performance.

Completely USB Bus-Powered. No AC Adapter Required: The PCR-1 is specifically designed as a controller & audio interface for the computer. More over, it has been designed with the demands of a mobile setup in mind. Hence, the PCR-1 draws its power directly from the computer.

PCR-Editor: The PCR-1 comes with a copy of the PCR-Editor in the box. The PCR-Editor is a powerful program that greatly eases the process of creating control maps for the PCR line of keyboards.

RCA input & output: The PCR-1 offers line-level recording & playback through standard RCA-style connections.

1/8 in. Headphone/ S/P DIF Optical output: The eighth inch headphone jack doubles as an S/P DIF Optical output port, offering the full quality of your digital signal coming from the computer.

Low latency driver support through WDM, ASIO2.0, & CoreAudio: Built on the Edirol's common audio driver model, the PCR-1 offers the same low-latency & stable audio performance which you've come to expect of audio products that bare the Edirol name. With superior driver support for Mac OS X & Windows 2000/XP, the PCR-1 is nearly universally compatible with the variety of audio & MIDI applications available for Mac & Windows environments.

Direct Monitoring for ZERO Latency monitoring of incoming audio signals: The PCR-1 offers Direct monitoring of your input signal. You can hear what you're recording with absolutely NO computer latency. Direct Monitoring is simply a direct connection from the input of the PCR-1 to the output of the PCR-1, so the additional lag of the signal going through the computer does not affect the monitoring of the recorded signal.
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25 Standard Width Velocity-Sensitive Keys

6 assignable buttons, 3 with shift for control of 9 parameters

RCA Input

RCA, 1/8 in. Headphone/Optical output

1-3/16 in. thick, 2 lbs, 11oz.

Separate pitch & modulation controls

Completely USB Buss-Powered

Includes PCR-Editor & Gigbag

Slim design

System Requirements

Macintosh Operating System: MacOS 8.5, 8.6, 9.x, and OS X

Computer: USB ready Apple Macintosh

CPU/clock: PowerPC G3/233 MHz or higher

Memory (RAM): 64 MB or more OMS 2.3.3 or later. FreeMIDI 1.35 or later*

* = For MacOS 8.5, 8.6, 9.x. Plug and play on MacOS X.

Windows Operating System: Microsoft Windows Me/98/98SE/2000/XP

Computer: Windows compatible equipped with a USB* port

CPU/clock: Pentium Processor 200 MHz or higher

Memory (RAM): 64 MB or more

USB Chipset: Intel's USB chipset is recommended

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-380-2580

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (8 ratings)
Submitted April 30, 2004 by a customer from prophecyx.com
"Very nice portable controller. Very sturdy."
Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The only problem for me, would be the velocity sensitivity. I'm a bit spoiled by Korg keyboards, which have a very soft and light feel to the keys. The PCR-1 short throw keys feels nice, but requires a little more force, or else the sound comes out a little too quiet. Ha, but I'm just nit-picking. Very nice controller for those travel dabblers. 8)
I use it as my audio processor/controller for my laptop, and as a controller for my desktop setup. the wdm/asio drivers work great.
Does not feel shabby in my hands. Everything feels tight.
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I really love the small footprint of the PCR-1. Light, yet sturdy. Feels great!
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