Quite Possibly The "Swiss Army Knife" Of Keyboards?
I bought my PC3LE6 about a year ago from Sweetwater. I held off until now for giving a review because I wanted to have as much experience with it as possible beforehand. I've taken this keyboard to well over 40 gigs now and, to sum it up, it is the most versatile keyboard I've ever owned because it does EVERYTHING so well. You name it... acoustic & electric pianos, clavs, strings, brass, orchestral, organs and even "synth" sounds. I have always found the exact sound that I needed for whatever purpose within this instrument. In addition, I find it to be very user friendly (once you've played with it for a while). The 8 drum pads are incredibly useful and they can be programmed to do so much more that just trigger drum sounds. I have used them mostly to instantly change instrument sounds on the fly and they can be illuminated to give you an instant "on/off" status - good stuff! I went with the 61 key version as stage space and weight was important to me. It's easy enough to adjust the keyboard up or down an octave as needed. As previously mentioned, the Kurzweil's sounds are as varied as they are fabulous. I'd like to give special mention to the keyboard's "Hammond B3 & Leslie" sound generated by it's KB3 sound engine and effects. VERY CONVINCING in stereo and even mono. The rotary speed can be toggled by the sustain pedal which is very handy. If something were (heaven forbid) to happen to my board, I wouldn't hesitate to replace it with another of the same make and model. If you can only bring one keyboard to a gig, this "Swiss Army Knife" could very well be your ticket. because it does e v e r y t h i n g so well.