Kurzweil Forte

Premium 88-Key Stage Piano Keyboard

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This is a premium 88-key stage piano/synthesizer/workstation with a full weighted action, 16GB of sounds and a powerful effects engine.

The Kurzweil Forte®. Stage Piano + Synthesizer + Workstation. The most advanced keyboard to ever bear the Kurzweil logo.

SOUNDS 16 Gigabytes of Sounds! New, hand-selected German and vintage Japanese concert grand pianos, as well as new Classic Keys, Wurlitzer, Clav, Harpsichord, Orchestral Percussion, Celeste, Glockenspiel, Chimes, Bells and Crotales along with a wide selection of sounds from the acclaimed PC3 and KORE 64™ expansion, all delivered with unprecedented expressiveness and an obsessive attention to detail.

Patented FlashPlay® Technology Flash-Play® provides the Forte® with a staggering amount of horse-power; 16 GB sample content with zero-loading time, heaping mounds of powerful DSP and ultrafast performance.

3.3 Gigabytes User Sample Memory Load up to 3.3 GB of your own custom samples into non-volatile flash memory. Supported sample formats: .WAV, .AIF (up to 16 bit / 96kHz) and Kurzweil formats (.P3K, .KRZ, .K25, .K26).

V.A.S.T. Editing Deep native editing? Look no further. The Forte® now grants full access to Kurzweil’s legendary Variable Architecture Synthesis Technology directly from the front panel. With 32-layers per program, each offering its own signal path and a host of modular DSP tools, the Forte® offers a wealth of sound creation and modification that is truly immense.

FM Engine 6 Operator FM Engine with the ability to load original FM SysEx files.

CC Sequencers Add sonic animation to your sounds via 16 simultaneous MIDI CC Step Sequencers for modulation sequencing.

KB3 ToneReal™ Organs Modeled after classic organs. Featuring all the controls you want and more, including 9 realistic drawbars. In the Forte, KB3 is Polyphony Free, not using any of the Forte’s 128 voices! (does not apply to sample-based programs)

Powerful FX Engine Award-winning Reverbs, Delays, Choruses, Flangers, Phasers, Distortions, Rotary Amplifiers, Compressors and more – all fully editable from the user-interface.

K.S.R. – Kurzweil String Resonance Piano string resonance modeling for enhanced acoustic piano performance!

PERFORMANCE 88-note Italian Hammer-Action Keyboard Every sound within the Forte® is perfectly matched to its 88-note fully-weighted Italian hammer-action keyboard with aftertouch.

16-Track Sequencer The Forte features a 16-track internal sequencer to record/edit/mix/produce your own tracks – all in the box. Import MIDI (.mid) files as well as Kurzweil PC3-family songs.

16 Simultaneous RIFF Generators Trigger and manipulate up to 16 simultaneous MIDI sequences on the fly. Select from an internal library of patterns or record/import your own!

16 Simultaneous Arpeggiators Looking for a pulse? Activate up to 16 independent Arps (1 per program, 16 per Multi) and discover the new ‘Step Sequencer’ environment!

Live Audio Input w/ FX Plug in and jam along with your favorite music player. The 1/8″ (3.5mm) Audio Input sports its own dedicated real-time FX. Sweeten your backing tracks for live performance and internally mix the signal with the Forte’s own output.

CONTROLS Front Panel Master Compressor & 3-Band EQ Room too boomy? Need to add some punch? No problem. Dial it in with the Master Compressor & EQ section featuring Bass, Treble and sweepable Midrange.

23 Programmable Physical Controllers 9 Sliders (with brilliant LED ladders), 6 Switches, 2 Wheels, 3 Switch Pedal Inputs (which support half-damper for pianos), 2 Continuous Control Pedal Inputs and Aftertouch. (1 sustain/switch pedal is included).

Easy Access Controls Dedicated -/+ Transpose, Tap Tempo and sound Variation controls conveniently located right above the Pitch/Modulation wheels.

USER INTERFACE Widescreen Color Display Navigate the Forte® with a new 4.3” 480×272 widescreen color LCD display.

Sound Selection with ‘Surf-n-Select’ Navigation Easy Category and Program/Multi selection featuring customizable category defaults, and new ‘Surf-n-Select’ navigation, allowing you to search for and pre-select your next Program/Multi without interrupting the current selection.

Favorites Section 10 “Favorites” buttons conveniently located right below the Forte’s display offer immediate access to your most used Programs/Multis. Support for 50 Banks (10 Favorites per bank) provides up to 500 total recallable selections!

Software Editors Get deeper into editing your Forte® Programs, Multis and Effects!

Technical Specifications

  • Classic KeysKeyboard: 88 note fully-weighted hammer-action with velocity and aftertouch sensitive keys (Fatar TP/40L)

  • Display: 480×272 pixel color LCD with front-panel brightness adjust

  • Polyphony: 128 Voice Polyphony, dynamically allocated

  • KB3 is Polyphony Free*, not using any of the Forte’s 128 voices.

  • (*does not apply to sample-based programs)

  • Multitimbral: 16 parts (one per MIDI channel)

  • Architecture: Dynamic VAST: Powerful synthesis engine, with user programmable DSP algs and routing. More DSP power than even our K Series instruments.

  • VA1 Inside: anti-aliasing, power-shaped oscillators and DSP processing from Kurzweil’s VA1 concept synth, capable of delivering authentic analog emulations as well as incredibly complex new sounds.

  • Cascade Mode: lets the user route one layer through the DSP of any other layer within a program – up to 32 consecutive layers deep!

  • Sample Flash Memory: 3.3 GB of re-loadable, non-volatile, user flash memory

  • Factory Programs: 322 Stunning factory Programs featuring the all new vintage Japanese and German Grands, new Classic EPs, Wurlitzer, Clav, Harpsichord, Orchestral Percussion, Celeste, Glockenspiel, Chimes, Bells and Crotales along with a wide selection of sounds from the acclaimed PC3 and KORE 64™ expansion

  • User Programs: 3072

  • Factory Multis: 186 Factory-crafted Multis – featuring up to 16 independent zones

  • User Multis: 3072

  • Quick Split/Layer: Easy access with adjustable relative volume (up to 16 zones)

  • Favorites: 500 (50 Banks of 10 Favorites each)

  • General MIDI: No

  • Kurzweil String Resonance: Yes

  • Master EQ/Compressor Section: Front-panel 3-band EQ with sweepable mid and on/off switch

  • Front-panel single-knob master compressor with separate on/off bypass switch

  • Effects: • Over 1000 complex effect chains, incorporated into programs featuring our award winning effects – reverbs, delays, chorus, flange, phaser, EQs, distortions, rotary speaker simulators, compressors, and more

  • • 32 total FX units

  • Controllers: 1 pitch wheel

  • 1 modulation wheel

  • 9 front panel sliders (w/ LED ladders)

  • 9 switches (assignable/zone mutes/KB3 control)

  • 1 variation switch

  • 1 tap tempo switch

  • 2 transpose switches

  • *3 switch pedal inputs (1 switch/sustain pedal is included)

  • 2 continuous control pedal inputs

  • monopressure (aftertouch)(*supports half-damper for pianos / half-damper pedal sold separately)

  • Sequencer: 16 Tracks; 960 PPQ resolution. Song editing functions include both event and track-based tools like quantize, swing, remap, controller scaling and more.

  • RIFFs: 16-per Multi

  • Arpeggiators: 1-per Program, 16-per Multi

  • Analog Outputs: • Four (2 pairs) 1/4″ balanced TRS analog (24-bit DACs)

  • Automatic mono switching on both pairs.

  • • +21dBu maximum output

  • • 50Ω balanced source impedance

  • Audio Inputs: One stereo 1/8″ back-panel input (with FX) for connecting your favorite MP3 player or other audio source for accompaniment playback

  • Headphones: • 1 front panel 1/4″ headphone output

  • • 130mW into 32 ohm headphones

  • MIDI: In, Thru, Out (w/ Thru/Out switch)

  • USB: • Two USB ports (one A port / one B port)

  • • Complete MIDI functionality over USB

  • • User program/multi file transfer to/from PC/Mac/Flash Drive

  • • Operating System updates from PC/Mac/Flash Drive

  • Software Editors: External editors for Mac OS X, Windows PC and iOS devices

  • FREE OS Updates: OS updates over USB and/or Flash Drive

  • Included Accessories: Power cable, Switch pedal, USB cable, (4) self adhesive feet

  • Height: (5.5″) (14cm)

  • Depth: (15.5″) (39.5cm)

  • Length: (54.5″) (138.5cm)

  • Weight: (48 lb.) (21.8 kg)

  • Power: Internal Power Supply, free voltage 100-240VAC 50/60Hz, 20W max

Whats In The Box

  • Keyboard
  • Power cable
  • Switch pedal
  • USB cable
  • (4) self adhesive feet
SKU:
KUR0083

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