Multi-GB German Grand Piano

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

Forte Overview

Introducing the Kurzweil Forte®.
The most advanced keyboard to ever bear the Kurzweil logo.


SOUNDS


16 Gigabytes of Sounds!

16GB New, hand-selected German and vintage Japanese concert grand pianos, as well as new Rhodes, 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

fp 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

3GB Now 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

V.A.S.T. 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.

KB3 ToneReal™ Organs

Forte KB3 Modeled after classic Hammond, Vox and Farfisa 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 Vox/Farfisa programs)

Powerful FX Engine

Forte FX 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

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

PERFORMANCE


88-note Italian Hammer-Action Keyboard

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

16 Arpeggiators!

Forte Arps 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

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's own output.

CONTROLS


Front Panel Master Compressor & 3-Band EQ

Forte 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

Forte Sliders 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

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

USER INTERFACE


Widescreen Color Display

Forte LCD Navigate the Forte® with a new 4.3” 480x272 widescreen color LCD display.

Sound Selection with 'Surf-n-Select' Navigation

Forte Cat 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

Forte Faves 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

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

Free Download Here!

All specifications subject to change without notice.

Spotlight Features

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News

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2017-10-23: Ann Shaw session, Sail to… — with Mark Davis and #Kurzweil at Steakhouse Recording Studios in NoHo. https://t.co/gtKHw9ewc6

2017-10-20: #Kurzweil #SP6 Organ demos - take a listen: https://t.co/dHoAOWNmJf

2017-10-19: The @SynthExpo Brooklyn Synth Expo is fast approaching (10/28, 10/29) - https://t.co/PLZaJwQsoz come see Kurzweil: https://t.co/OTmtLe3XYc

2017-10-17: #Kurzweil SP6 "Bright EP" - https://t.co/6Py0opv29S

2017-10-16: Long time #Kurzweil users & keyboard legends Debbie Shair and Darian Sahanaja playing w/ Brian Wilson (Beach Boys). https://t.co/Yfscysaex5

2017-10-16: RT @ageofaudio: #Backstage #professional #synthesizers @KurzweilMusic @nordkeyboards #Yamaha @ageofaudio https://t.co/PfTUoI0Ikm

2017-10-12: #Kurzweil #SP6 Audio Demos! https://t.co/5O7VuXhcvi

2017-10-11: Kurzweil at the Music China 2017 in Shanghai - https://t.co/O9CqlLsalU

2017-10-10: Expomusic tradeshow in Brazil @feiraexpomusic. @habromusic is the #Kurzweil distributor in Brazil. https://t.co/e8htsCVhqv

2017-10-06: RT @MasterpieceAero: A new favorite: 11 UprightPiano by @KurzweilMusic https://t.co/luAvgwyc8L on #SoundCloud

2017-10-05: #Kurzweil #ForteSE - new VST/AU PlugSE software - control the ForteSE from your DAW channel strip - free download -… https://t.co/YIovPzSWkI

2017-10-04: #Kurzweil - a popular choices in music academies all over the world, like in Eliette's Music Academy, New Zealand: https://t.co/sXVD5j2gZu

2017-10-03: Find additional sounds, tools or other Kurzweil users like you at the #Kurzweil community https://t.co/1qSIhf56sm https://t.co/H9ZJeKxWZD

2017-09-28: #Kurzweil will be at the 4th Brooklyn @SynthExpo thanks to American Music & Sound https://t.co/O6u4CVAM9P https://t.co/CAD4iJvM07

2017-09-26: The Lincoln Alumni Association (NOLA) donated a #Kurzweil #Forte to their elementary school for the arts - awesome!… https://t.co/FHLUzgkZbU

2017-09-26: Hot off the press!! #Kurzweil #SP6 manuals posted: https://t.co/vdL2IKhW7A https://t.co/vSgbkoWL3c

2017-09-25: RT @charlyconga: One more from Chicago at @ElioErraez Sabor a Cafe! https://t.co/b4wFTThRwY

2017-09-20: RT @sonicstate: New Kurzweil Stage Piano: SP6 has a fully-weighted, velocity-sensitive keyboard https://t.co/eJq0syr0NA @KurzweilMusic http…

2017-09-18: RT @EM_Magazine: User-friendly @KurzweilMusic SP6 stage piano features powerful processing & intuitive interface. $1295 MAP https://t.co/s2…

2017-09-18: RT @KeyboardMag: Coming soon from @KurzweilMusic is the new SP6 Stage Piano. https://t.co/beUQxd2LnC https://t.co/SotefiAzFw