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Physis Piano K4 EX

Designed to satisfy players who need the outstanding power of a professional MIDI controller combined with the feel of a real piano, the K4 features 88-note, weighted hammer-action keyboard able to provide an impressive feel and response. A complete set of 27 Full Assignable real time Controllers, 256 indipendent Midi Channels on 8 zones, 4 USB host ports, tons of programable scenes, will be able to allow a complete control over music softwares or the most complex MIDI enviroment. The instrument is expanded with Physis Piano “Physical Modeling Piano Board” making this keyboard really interesting choise either for stage and studio.

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Overview

If you’re a pro user who demands the absolute maximum flexibility and power in your master keyboard, the K4 and K5 have been designed for you. 

You’ll find an incredible set of inputs and outputs for controllers and connections of all sorts and the professional-grade precision key action is a joy to play.

The High-resolution color display makes it easy to navigate parameters and menus while displaying the active control surfaces in real-time.The user interface is extremely well thought out and easy to use.

 

Thanks to the large numbers of configurable sliders, knobs and buttons the K series offers unlimited control possibilities

 

The K series control panel features 8 assignable zones and 4 control banks.  Each control bank hosts 9 freely assignable sliders, buttons and switches, making the control possibilities almost unlimited.

 

3 fully programmable control Wheels are also available .

 

You’ll find a large storage memory which gives you 128 fully programmable user performances - each one with 4 fully-configurable snapshots (scenes).

 

Specifications

Specifications

Technology PHYSIS® PHYSICAL MODELING
Keyboard 88 Hammer-Action Weighted keys with Aftertouch
String Resonance Yes
Damper Resonance Yes
Controls - 1 x Audio Volume Slider
- 8 x lighted Zone Buttons
- 4 x lighted Bank Buttons of 27 full-assignable Controls
- 9 x full-360° Rotary Controls ( with 4 Banks for 36 pots in total )
- 9 x long-throw 45mm Slider Controls ( with 4 Banks for 36 pots in total )
- 9 x lighted Button Controls ( with 4 Banks for 36 switches in total )
- 3 x 180° Wheels ( 1 Wheel with 90° centered position )
- 8 x full-assignable potentiometric Pedal Inputs
- Fast entry Alpha-Numeric Keypad
- 5 x dedicated Sequencer Remote Buttons for Midi Machine Control commands
- 1 x dedicated Transpose Button for fast changes of key
- 4.3" Multicolor Graphic LCD Display (480*272 dots)
Memories - 128 full-programmable Performances
- 4 Indipendent Scenes for each Performance
- 8 Midi Zones + 4 Controller Banks for each Scene
- Selectable/Editable Velocity Curves + Velocity Ranges and Key Ranges for each Zone
Connections - 8 x Indipendent Midi Outputs
- 2 x Indipendent Midi Inputs
- 4 x Host USB Ports
- 1 x Device USB Port (Windows XP ® / Windows 7 ® and Mac OS X ® compatible)
- 2 x Audio Outputs ( L/R unbalanced 1/4" jack )
- 1 x Headphones Output ( stereo 1/4" jack )
Expansions Sound Expanded with Physis Piano Engine
Dimensions (WxHxD) mm 1287 x 134 x 355 - 50.7""x 5.3" x 14.0"
Colours / Finishes Blue
Weight Kg 19,8 / Lbs 43

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Interface

Thanks to the large selection of configurable sliders, knobs and buttons the K series offers unlimited control possibilities

The K series control panel features 8 assignable zones and 4 control banks.  Each control bank hosts 9 freely assignable sliders, buttons and switches, making the control possibilities almost unlimited. 3 (2 on K5) fully programmable control Wheels are also available . You’ll find a large storage memory which gives you 128 fully programmable user performances - each one with 4 fully-configurable snapshots (scenes)

 

Connections

An extraordinary set of connections

The K series PHYSIS piano provides an un-paralleled set of connections. Beside the main audio outputs and headphones, K series instruments offer 8 MIDI Outs, 2 Midi IN,  4 USB “To host” connectors and 1 “To device”  and up to 8 pedal connectors - all of which are programmable.

 

Pedals

The Physis piano pedals allow precise control and unlimited nuance of the sound.

The pedals of the piano are very important elements in controlling the overall quality of the music you play. The pedals in the Physis piano have unlimited expression so, for example the Gradual Damper gives you unlimited control and coloring over your physical-model piano sound. In fact it’s possible to achieve “acoustic like” properties like “half-pedaling” as well as any other pedal shading you may desire. In addition, all three pedals are programmable  providing you even more versatility.

 

Sound Generation

The Physis Piano generates sound through a Patented system of mathematical algorithms. This process reproduces with absolute fidelity the dynamics and physical-acoustic phenomena of the piano – giving you the absolute most expressive and authentic playing experience.


Taking over 7 years of intense research, the Physis Piano contains six different sound generation algorithms: Acoustic Piano Model (APM), Electric Piano Model (EPM), Wurly Piano Model (WPM), Harpsichord Piano Model (CPM), Mallet Acoustic Model (AMM), High Definition Sound Engine (HDSE). This sound library has been designed and optimized to give you a set of reference sounds of a fidelity never experienced before. The expressive possibilities of the Physis Piano are limitless. This instrument gives you not only a great control over the sound, but also endless customization. You can create your own piano - modifying the length of the piano, the resonance of the strings, the morphology of the hammers and much more! Or, configure your own electric piano - modifying the position of the transducers or the size of the tone bar. Everything thanks to the amazing internal computational power which is estimated at up to 24 BILLION calculations per second!

 

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