German D Grand Piano

Our critically-acclaimed, stunning German 9' Grand Piano! Expertly sampled and voiced by our industry-leading sound designers.

Forte SE Overview

Introducing the Kurzweil Forte® SE.

Following the standard of sonic excellence established by the Forte®, the Forte® SE brings your performance to new heights with its astonishing sound quality, dependability and user-friendly operation.


SOUNDS


2 Gigabytes of Sounds!


2GB
Hear the new High Definition Japanese Grand (optimized especially for the SE) and German D Grand, featuring "KSR" - Kurzweil String Resonance. Also included are a wide selection of tailored sounds from the acclaimed Forte® (EP, Clav, Celeste, Crotales, Harpsichord), as well as PC3 Series and KORE 64™ expansions - all handcrafted to deliver unprecedented expressiveness with an obsessive attention to detail.

V2.00 adds 256 new Programs plus over 80 new Multis!

Patented FlashPlay® Technology

fp Flash-Play® powers the Forte® SE with 2 GB of on-board sample content with zero-loading time, loads of powerful DSP and ultrafast performance.

188 Megabytes User Sample Memory

3GB Now load up to 188 MB 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

V.A.S.T. Deep editing? Look no further. The Forte® SE 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® SE offers a wealth of sound creation and modification that is truly immense.

Powerful FX Engine

ForteSE FX Now featuring 32 FX units of horsepower. Enjoy award-winning Reverbs, Delays, Choruses, Flangers, Phasers, Distortions, Rotary Amplifiers, Compressors and more including the new Spectral 4-Tap and Spectral 6-Tap FX - all fully editable from the user-interface.

K.S.R. - Kurzweil String Resonance

Forte FX Piano string resonance modeling for enhanced acoustic piano performance!

KB3 ToneReal™ Organs

Forte FX Modeled after classic Hammond, Vox and Farfisa organs. Featuring all the controls you want and more, including 9 realistic drawbars.

PERFORMANCE


88-note Italian Hammer-Action Keyboard

Forte SE keys Every sound within the Forte® SE is perfectly matched to its 88-note fully-weighted Italian hammer-action keyboard with aftertouch.

Multitrack Sequencer

Forte SE Song Mode NEW! Built-in multitrack sequencer with extensive editing tools.

8 Arpeggiators!

ForteSE Arps Looking for a pulse? Activate up to 8 independent Arps (1 per program, 8 per Multi) and discover the new 'Step Sequencer' environment!

Live Audio Input w/ FX

ForteSE Arps 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 SE's own output.

CONTROLS


Front Panel Master 3-Band EQ

Forte SE EQ Room too boomy? No problem. Dial it in with the Master EQ section featuring Bass, Treble, a sweepable Midrange and on/off switch.

28 Programmable Physical Controllers

Forte SE controllers 9 Sliders, 11 Switches, 2 Wheels, 2 Switch Pedal Inputs (which support 2 half-damper pedals for pianos, or up to 4 switch pedals), 1 Continuous Control Pedal Input and Aftertouch.

(1 sustain/switch pedal is included).

Easy Access Controls

Forte SE PW+MW Pitch/Modulation wheels along with dedicated
-/+ Transpose and sound Variation controls conveniently located right on the front panel.

USER INTERFACE


Sound Selection

Forte SE Cat Easy Category and Program/Multi selection. Save your own preset for each Category. New 'Surf-n-Select' navigation allows you to search for and pre-select your next Program/Multi without interrupting the current selection.

Favorites Section

Forte SE Faves Access your Favorite sounds with ONE button press! Conveniently located right below the Forte® SE's display.

Software Editors

Forte Editor Using your Mac/PC or iPad, get deeper into editing your Forte® SE's Programs, Multis and Effects!

All specifications subject to change without notice.

Spotlight Features

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News

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2017-07-14: #Kurzweil PC3/K/A users - get the most out of your instruments - don't overlook the 'starter' video tutorial series: https://t.co/gABqbu7Amo

2017-07-13: #TBT Travel WAAAAY back to #Kurzweil Music Systems circa 1991! #K2000love https://t.co/sRBy6X7vl2

2017-07-12: #Kurzweil #ForteSE owners - learn the ins/outs of transposing in real-time: https://t.co/wa5QKJqyhs https://t.co/jMzOrQ3v2a

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2017-06-30: #Kurzweil #ForteSE owners - need more than 4 zones? 'Advanced' mode is here to help: https://t.co/L3KpCL5XON https://t.co/OeCmqK1eFr

2017-06-27: #Kurzweil #Forte 7/8 owners - learn the ins/outs of transposing in real-time: https://t.co/I7tHUrxmqe https://t.co/diSCpuKG5E

2017-06-26: #Kurzweil #Forte 7/8 owners - enjoy the latest free SoundBank - Legacy Pack 3: https://t.co/eBjUKou00v https://t.co/dPj2o6PDae

2017-06-23: Don't miss your chance to check out the #Kurzweil booth at @SweetwaterSound 's #GearFest!!! https://t.co/l0hJkqnwLP https://t.co/AMDZZPMVzi

2017-06-22: #TBT Travel in our wayback machine to see #Kurzweil Music System's beginnings: https://t.co/iicq3kmk9O

2017-06-16: Cats 2017 Korea tour and the #Kurzweil #PC3K! #weisersound https://t.co/1Jbq3873XL

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2017-06-14: If you are around Indiana, don't miss the Kurzweil demos at Sweetwater's #GearFest!!! https://t.co/l0hJkqnwLP https://t.co/L8MxvGMkFU

2017-06-12: Synthfest in Nantes, France. 3rd party developer, Stéphane Garganigo was there with his Kurzweil Forte: https://t.co/uAqm1JkuMD

2017-06-05: #Kurzweil #ArtisSE users - learn how to remotely control KB3 parameters via MIDI: https://t.co/2NABy0FR0w https://t.co/DqCRGPnmIJ

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2017-05-30: #Kurzweil #Forte 7/8/SE users - learn about Algs + Cascade Mode in this Quick Tip tutorial #4: https://t.co/GjSVxJyCQj

2017-05-25: #Kurzweil #Forte7 demo video from Kraft Music https://t.co/vcigg0iPwd - For more info: https://t.co/u516M8FBq8

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2017-05-18: @KansasBand touring the US, with a #Kurzweil #Forte and a #PC3K6. https://t.co/bI6ZnGOV0j https://t.co/0DZH4TTcUV