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Ensoniq | KT88


The KT88 offers performance. With 64-voice polyphony and 88-key weighted action keyboard, the KT gives musicians the sound and feel of a real piano along with all the benefits of a MIDI synthesizer. It's the ultimate instrument for performance -- whether you play at home, in the studio, at church, or on stage.· 64-Voices -- Play bigger chords or longer sustained passages. Build richer layers. Create fully orchestrated songs. Or play along live with your sequences -- all without "robbing" notes. Increased polyphony gives you the notes you need for uninhibited performance.· Authentic Sounds -- There are over 300 sounds for playing all types of music: rock, classical, jazz, techno/dance -- whatever suits your style.

The KT has two sampled pianos in ROM, plus a wide range of organs, electric pianos, vintage synths, and other keyboard instruments. There are also realistic guitar and drum sounds, lifelike orchestral and world/ethnic instruments, digital pads, and more. New sounds are available on our KTC series sound cards. And finding sounds is quick and easy with ENSONIQ's exclusive SoundFinder (TM).· Keyboard Action -- The KT-88 has a responsive weighted action "piano feel" keyboard .· Performance Controls -- Versatile controls make it easy to add expression to your performance. Mod and Pitch wheels are placed at a convenient angle. One button-push transposes your live playing to any key you choose with our new Transpose Keyboard feature. With Performance Presets, you can combine internal and external MIDI sounds, then save your set-ups for instant recall during performance.

The KT is perfect for stand-alone playing or controlling your other MIDI gear.· General MIDI Compatibility -- The KT is an excellent sound source for General MIDI playback. Its rich, realistic GM sounds are unequaled! And with the KT's increased polyphony, you can play along with fully orchestrated GM songs without ever stealing voices or running out of notes.· Sequencing -- The KT has the same advanced, yet easy-to-use, sequencing features that have made ENSONIQ keyboards famous! Our user-friendly recording and editing tools will help you develop your musical ideas into fully orchestrated songs. For increased sequencer memory, simply plug in industry standard PCMCIA RAM cards (the same kind used by many notebook computers).
Engine TypeDigital
EnginePCM, WT
Voices (max)64
LFO4 Noise, Sample & Hold, Saw Up, Saw Down, Sine, Square, Triangle, Clocked, Delay, Freerun, Key Sync
Engine DetailedPink Noise, Pulse, Pulse Variable, ROM, Saw Down, Saw Up, Sine, Square, Triangle, Wave Table, White Noise
Filter (VCF)1 24dB Slope (4-pole), Band Pass, Low Pass, Resonance
Envelope (VCA)3 Delay, Attack, Decay, Decay 2, Sustain, Sustain Level, Release, Release 2, Rate 1, Level 1, Rate 2, Level 2, Rate 3, Level 3, Rate 4, Level 4, Bi-Polar, Freerun, Looping, Monophonic, Offset, Polyphonic, Slope, Time
FXReverb, chorus, flange, phasing, delay, distortion, rotating speaker, compression, wah.
Memory100 ROM, 80 RM
Recording16 Track
Key typeKeys
AudioStereo out
Legend: Obvious Y: Yes, N: No, N/A: Not Applicable
VCO Voltage Controlled Oscillator DCO Digital Controlled Oscillator
LFO Low Frequency Oscillator Sub Sub Oscillator
VCF Voltage Controlled Filter VCA Voltage Controlled Amplifier
Velocity As with a piano, the harder you hit a key, the louder the sound, unlike most organs which always produce the same loudness no matter how hard you hit a key. Aftertouch Pressing a key after you activated it. Channel Aftertouch, no matter which key, it will send a Channel message. Poly Aftertouch, sends the pressure per key instead of the whole channel.
Values for OSC, LFO, Filter, Envelope are per voice unless stated otherwise.


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