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!

Coming Soon.

All specifications subject to change without notice.

Spotlight Features

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News

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2017-02-16: New #Kurzweil #Forte7/8 Desktop Controller App! Get it now: https://t.co/yJN4fPudsH https://t.co/4Igp7JC8vN

2017-02-16: New #Kurzweil #ForteSE Desktop Controller App! Get it now: https://t.co/XyE31yrgPg https://t.co/YuoitREyC4

2017-02-16: RT @bonstudio: Αρμόνια KP100 & KP110 από την KURZWEIL https://t.co/oZcSDIUBRv via @YouTube @KurzweilMusic #kurzweil #keyboards #bonstudio

2017-02-15: #Kurzweil #Forte 7/8/SE owners - check out the latest free SoundBank- BPM/Synth/Strings: https://t.co/eBjUKou00v https://t.co/8NCkb0FWcB

2017-02-15: Les Miserables set-up in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with their #Kurzweil #PC3K's. https://t.co/fEdEozrUI0

2017-02-09: Another great 3rd party library (no samples) for #Kurzweil #PC3 and #Forte series by Barb & co. Electro Drome: https://t.co/XkIo2UYHBd

2017-02-07: "An American in Paris" Orchestrates with #Kurzweil - https://t.co/2WDapNGhKB

2017-02-07: Check out a new 3rd party Italian Piano sample library for the #Kurzweil #Forte https://t.co/PZKIV5tIVK https://t.co/vVYXxlMjyN

2017-02-02: RT @WestlakePro: We caught up with Chris from @KurzweilMusic to get the scoop on what's new at this year's @NAMMShow! https://t.co/9F47Nu7Z…

2017-01-31: Explore the AUDIO IN feature on the Forte7/8/SE with this Quick Tip video: https://t.co/MUCwCEigwR

2017-01-24: Welcome @TheBobbyKimball to #Kurzweil's Artis Lounge - https://t.co/c8WLwVgUl2 https://t.co/6maetYiFCh

2017-01-23: #Kurzweil #Forte 7/8/ owners - check out the latest free SoundBank- Ensemble Pack: https://t.co/eBjUKou00v https://t.co/wz13f4VoiN

2017-01-22: Thank You! https://t.co/1pyOiS5Sra

2017-01-20: Check out Forte 2.00 on the show floor #NAMM2017 - https://t.co/fslJMg4LE9

2017-01-20: Welcome @kylieodetta to Kurzweil's Artist Lounge: https://t.co/mbomsgU10F https://t.co/rFYVCSTySe

2017-01-19: #Kurzweil ForteSE# v2.01 available today! https://t.co/RrJZN4XZTI https://t.co/lrkBiSiRuC

2017-01-19: #nammshow2017: https://t.co/OnTHxVL2GJ https://t.co/et5moHZmyP

2017-01-19: RT @Drummiesyd: Live @NAMMShow @NAMM Thurs w/ @myronmckinley 1pm @KurzweilMusic & 4:30pm @Roland_US ...@MapexDrums @TycoonPerc @VaterDrumst…

2017-01-17: Welcome @AudreyBussanich to Kurzweil's Artist Lounge + see her performing Sat. 21 at the @NAMMShow https://t.co/8mXcgc1cxX

2017-01-17: Need Kurzweil Support? Please contact us though one of these forms: https://t.co/qYurPmpfsh