Kurzweil and UK distributor Sound Technology Ltd are proud to announce the release of the Artis Stage Piano, which features an impressive new grand piano along with a wide selection of sounds from the acclaimed PC3 sound set.

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Kurzweil Artis (click for hi-res version)

The Artis is an all-in-one gig machine, with astonishing sound quality, 128-voice polyphony, 88-note hammer weighted action and a friendly user interface.

The centrepiece of the Artis Stage piano is an entirely new German 9' grand piano sound offering a level of sound quality and playability that raises the bar for stage pianos in this price range. The Artis also includes KB3 ToneReal™ organs, a powerful effects engine for spot-on vintage keys emulations and many new sounds from the KORE 64 ROM expansion for PC3 (synths, horns, guitars, drums and percussion).

"The Artis hits the stage piano trifecta - sound quality, features and price point", said Bryan Pistone, Kurzweil National Sales Manager for American Music and Sound. "Kurzweil has managed to incorporate everything that today's player needs in one slick package."

With 9 sliders and a dedicated front panel 3-band EQ section (with sweepable mid), the Artis user interface is both inviting and intuitive. For lightning-fast, gig-ready sound selection, Quick Split/Layer and Favourites buttons provide one-touch access to the sounds players use most frequently.

The Kurzweil Artis will be available in September priced at £1699 RRP inc VAT.

For more information please contact UK distributor Sound Technology Ltd on 01462 480000 or visithttp://kurzweil.com/product/artis/