Forte SE Downloads



User Manuals

2016-12-05 | Forte SE Musician's Guide - 8.0 MB | Primary owner's manual (Rev B) 2016-12-05 | Forte SE Musician's Guide - E-Book - 8.6 MB | Primary owner's manual - .epub format for e-readers and mobile devices (Rev B) 2015-11-19 | Forte SE Getting Started Guide - 1.2 MB | Quick Start Guide 2017-03-06 | Effect Preset Guide (.png) - 140 KB | Graphic showing the general categories of individual FX presets available when building your own FX chains.

OS Updates

2017-01-19 | Forte SE v2.01 Update - 6.5 MB | Contains: OS v3.73.28244, Obj v2.01.1, Installation Instructions, Release Notes

SoundBanks

2016-03-25 | Patch Kreator: KVA Synth - 66 KB | Turn your Forte SE into a fun and hands-on polyphonic virtual analog synthesizer. The KVA Synth features two oscillators, a sub oscillator, two 2-Pole Filters, Amp Envelope Controls, Filter Modulation and 4 Effects.
(Contents: VA Synth Kreator Template, 10 Factory Programs and a controller decal printout).
2016-04-06 | DMM: Drum Multi Machine - 115 KB | Turn your Forte SE into a classic XOX-style drum machine! Control 8 zones of drum sounds, with each zone assigned to its own part of the kit. Mute and activate zones on the fly. Change the sound with the FSE controllers, while the FSE's 8 arpeggiators create the beat. Build your own Drum Multi Machine XOX steps from the template or have fun tweaking a preset!
(Contents: DMM Template, 8 Factory Multis and a controller decal printout).
2016-04-14 | DP1 - Drum Pack 1 - 328 KB | 8 NEW drum programs that are fun to play and interact with. Based on Arpeggiator patterns designed for each individual program, these drum programs groove for you! Change things up simply by playing new notes and moving controllers. Latch any pattern with a pedal and play other drums or perc on top, creating your own grooves instantly! Turn the Arp OFF to play the drum kits normally.

*Now included in FORTE SE O/S v2 Bank B*
(Contents: 8 Programs, instructions, artwork).
2016-04-20 | Kinder Sounds - 61 KB | Create music, with your Forte7/8/SE, that evokes the wonder and whimsy of childhood. The Kinder Sounds library includes a Kinderklavier, Polyphon, Melodica, Bell Orchestra and more!

*Now included in FORTE SE O/S v2 Bank B*
(Contents: 8 Programs, instructions, artwork).
2016-04-27 | Patch Kreator: Bass - Leads - 94.3 KB | Create retro digital sounds with the Bass & Lead Patch Kreator. Mix 80's synth samples with DSP waveforms on the fly. Use the partial selector to change harmonics in real time. Build new patches from scratch or tweak the included programs.
(Contents: Kreator Template, 10 Factory Programs, controller decal printout, instructions, artwork).
2016-05-04 | Legacy Pack 1 - 115 KB | Includes six classic Kurzweil factory programs. Each program is enhanced to utilize the greater FX resources and real-time controllers of the Forte family. Enjoy some favorites - renewed and updated!

*Now included in FORTE SE O/S v2 Bank B*
(Contents: 6 Factory Programs, instructions, artwork).
2016-05-18 | MAP // Motion Arp Pack - 74.2 KB | Eight new Kurzweil Factory Programs powered by arpeggiators, LFOs, delays and more! Move your music with the deep motion-modulation engine on the Forte SE.

*Now included in FORTE SE O/S v2 Bank B*
(Contents: 8 Factory Programs, instructions, artwork).
2016-05-31 | POLY-Kz - 57.1 KB | 10 NEW programs that recreate classic analog polysynths! Each program is also a synth template - with major parameters easily controllable from the front panel. Emulate vintage gear with two "VCOs," selectable waveforms, filter, and envelope controls. Create lush sounds with modulation options like independent vibrato LFOs for each "VCO", independent PWM LFO, and pressure triggered mods.

*Now included in FORTE SE O/S v2 Bank B*
(Contents: 10 Factory Programs, instructions, artwork).
2016-06-08 | Retro Pads & Arps - 105 KB | 10 NEW lush pads and rhythmic arpeggiator groove programs. Load these sounds into your Forte SE and get inspired for your next track or fill in that missing piece of your mix.

*Now included in FORTE SE O/S v2 Bank B*
(Contents: 10 Factory Programs, instructions, artwork).
2016-06-24 | Patch Kreator: The Roog - 86 KB | Go Roog and turn your Forte SE into a fun-to-use mono-synth. Inspired by the classic, The Roog lets you create new patches right from the controllers - preserving the original's functionality. Design new sounds from the template or tweak the presets using the dual oscillators, modeled LP filter, three LFO wave shapes, sync saw/square, two bonus effects and more!
(Contents: 12 Factory Programs, instructions, decal, artwork).
2016-07-11 | Legacy Pack 2 - 72 KB | Expand your collection with 10 enhanced programs from the Kurzweil vault. Each program has been optimized to use the increased FX and controller resources of the Forte SE. Load-up these factory favorites-- including Adagio Magic, Ancient Calling and more!

*Now included in FORTE SE O/S v2 Bank B*
(Contents: 10 Factory Programs, instructions, artwork).
2016-07-19 | Metalscapes - 158.8 KB | 8 new factory programs that showcase metallic sounds processed with the Forte SE. Create mysterious soundscapes with programs like Fisher Cove or Sci-Fi Movie. Add drive with arpeggiated programs: Space Agogo and Cloud Level. Build to an ending with Post Rock and Shimmer Pad. All programs are controller assigned to allow for sound-shaping and modulation changes in real-time.

*Now included in FORTE SE O/S v2 Bank B*
(Contents: 8 Factory Programs, instructions, artwork).
2016-08-09 | Legacy Plus - Voices Pack - 81.8 KB | 6 NEW and 4 LEGACY programs to expand your Forte SE's voices category. The Voices Pack includes favorites like Throat Siren and Bandpass Choir as well as new vocal pads, synths and percussion programs to compliment the classic sounds.

*Now included in FORTE SE O/S v2 Bank B*
(Contents: 10 Factory Programs, instructions, artwork).
2016-08-23 | Legacy Plus - Folk Pack - 5.3 MB | Contains 6 Legacy and 4 New programs. Join a backyard folk jam with your Forte SE. Create a beat with the Washboard and Bodhran programs, build an ostinato with the Washtub Bass and strum along with a Steel String Guitar, Dulcimer, Mando, or Banjo!

*Now included in FORTE SE O/S v2 Bank B*
(Contents: 10 Factory Programs, instructions, artwork).
2016-09-09 | Vintage Keys 1 - 387 KB | Contains 12 LEGACY programs that have been updated with real-time controller assignments and additional switchable-effects to utilize the resources of the Forte SE. Load-up these EPs, Clavs & Pianets and expand your library. Get clunky with the Woostockclunker, noisy with Walrus Pianet and funky with MotorBootyMutron - and more!

*Now included in FORTE SE O/S v2 Bank B*
(Contents: 12 Factory Programs, instructions, artwork).
2016-09-21 | Legacy Strings - 7.0 MB | Contains 6 factory string programs (5 Legacy & 1 New) for the Forte SE. Each program has been enhanced with additional effects and controller assignments. Pack includes solo string instruments, a synth-based patch and lush ensemble programs.

*Now included in FORTE SE O/S v2 Bank B*
(Contents: 6 Factory Programs, instructions, artwork).
2016-10-07 | Legacy Pianos - 1.7 MB | Contains 11 factory piano programs that span several product lines - including the Artis, PC3 and K2600. These legacy Triple Strike and Artis pianos have been updated to use the additional resources in the Forte SE. Program enhancements include Kurzweil String Resonance modeling (KSR), added switchable effects, controller assignments and half-pedal functionality.

*Now included in FORTE SE O/S v2 Bank B*
(Contents: 11 Factory Programs, instructions, artwork).
2016-10-21 | Vintage Keys 2 - 635 KB | Contains 18 Legacy programs including 10 Mellotrons and 8 RMI sounds for your Forte SE. All programs have been enhanced with additional switchable-effects and real-time controller assignments. These sounds range from the classic mellotron strings, vox and flutes to keyboard RMI programs like the RMI Harpsi, EP, Clav and Piano. Enjoy these early electronic instruments on the Forte series.

*Now included in FORTE SE O/S v2 Bank B*
(Contents: 18 Factory Programs, instructions, artwork).
2017-02-15 | BPM//Synth//Strings - 401 KB | 10 legacy programs for the Forte SE. These synth string programs are built from vintage analog waveforms and tempo-based effects. Use these sounds to create mysterious themes or rhythmic drive in your music. Controllers and effects have been enhanced to provide real-time control.
(Contents: 10 Factory Programs, instructions, artwork).
2017-04-28 | Fast Attack - 552 KB | 10 legacy programs to add punch to your mix! These synth programs feature fast attack envelops and aggressive waveforms. All programs have been updated with real time controls and enhanced effects. Arpeggio patterns have been added to put the blips, chirps and stabs into motion.
(Contents: 10 Factory Programs, instructions, artwork).

Software Editors

2016-09-07 | Forte SE - Desktop Editor (Mac) - 10.3 MB | v2.10 of the Forte SE desktop editing software for the Mac
Requires the latest Forte SE OS update (link above)
2016-09-07 | Forte SE - Desktop Editor (PC) - 6.0 MB | v2.10 of the Forte SE desktop editing software for the PC
Requires the latest Forte SE OS update (link above)
2016-11-29 | Forte SE - iPad Editor - 45.9 MB | (links to App Store store for download)
Requires the latest Forte SE OS update (link above)
2017-02-16 | Forte SE - Desktop Controller (Mac) - 9.5 MB | v1.09 of the Forte SE Desktop Controller software for the Mac
Requires the latest Forte SE OS update (link above)
2017-02-16 | Forte SE - Desktop Controller (PC) - 6.8 MB | v1.09 of the Forte SE Desktop Controller software for the PC
Requires the latest Forte SE OS update (link above)
2017-10-05 | Forte SE - PlugSE (PC) - 6.9 MB | v1.0.0 of the Forte SE Plug-in - (VST) for the PC
Requires the latest Forte SE OS update (link above)
2017-10-05 | Forte SE - PlugSE (Mac) - 18.1 MB | v1.0.0 of the Forte SE Plug-in - (AU/VST) for the Mac
Requires the latest Forte SE OS update (link above)

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