Multi-GB German Grand Piano

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

Forte Overview

The Kurzweil Forte®. Stage Piano + Synthesizer + Workstation.
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 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

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 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 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

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-Track Sequencer

V.A.S.T. V3 turns the Forte in to a full-blown workstation now featuring 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

V.A.S.T. 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

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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2018-11-08: #Kurzweil #Artis, #ArtisSE, #Forte, #ForteSE, #PC3, #PC3A, #PC3K and #SP6 owners - have an iPad? All iPad editors… https://t.co/62S2k09yDr

2018-11-08: Valentin Zopp enters #Kurzweil's artist lounge - https://t.co/M1ru4tSd2i Be sure to check out his #Forte video tuto… https://t.co/lQ4qzGl2MZ

2018-11-08: #Kurzweil artist Kashyap Iyengar playing some jazz on his #PC3K. https://t.co/2kygfqV95o Learn more about Kashyap at https://t.co/uSzyM223ed

2018-11-05: New #Kurzweil #Forte video-tutorials by Valentin Zopp, courtesy of Kurzweil distributor @SoundService_eu (Danke!).… https://t.co/5rGQH87GiB

2018-11-05: https://t.co/HWsrnPy0S6

2018-11-05: #Kurzweil artist #AngelMahler and his #Forte #MjMusic https://t.co/bA2vcPsqA0

2018-11-01: Day at the office for Kansas' keyboardist David Manion with his #Kurzweil #Forte and #PC3K's.… https://t.co/yfpfE7e07u

2018-10-31: #Kurzweil #Forte - Multi Demos, courtesy of Valentin Zopp: https://t.co/WujwdVS2s9 for more info, https://t.co/u516M8FBq8

2018-10-31: Get the new Kurzweil UNiTE-2 Audio Interface. Two Input, Two Output USB 2.0 Audio Interface with phantom power and… https://t.co/ePGdZ5krvw

2018-10-30: New #Kurzweil KS-50A studio monitors: https://t.co/SRWSsbv0oQ https://t.co/FiaGi7JHFa

2018-10-30: David "Mani" Manion #Kansas keyboardist showing the rig he is using in the latest tour. Lots of #Kurzweil keyboard… https://t.co/YG5kRA31n9

2018-10-29: RT @OliviaThai: HOW I GOT ON AMERICAN IDOL [part 5] • There they sat - Jennifer Lopez, Harry Conick Jr., and Keith Urban. “That’s three yes…

2018-10-26: All over the world kids are learning to play piano with a #Kurzweil digital piano. Get yours now!… https://t.co/fvJx5MF2HV

2018-10-24: Interesting article in Keyboard Magazine by long time #Kurzweil user and great keyboardist Kim Bullard. https://t.co/AXAEvR4MzN

2018-10-23: #Kurzweil #SP6 Test Review: https://t.co/HwW2qRZlku

2018-10-22: #Kurzweil #SP6 user Daniel Goodger looking ready at the Perth Concert Hall / Scotland: https://t.co/zAAvmDs7Af

2018-10-22: RT @cadamesofficial: Fun time tonight at Cafe el Sol! #thecarlosadamesgroup https://t.co/WQlCuLoUb1

2018-10-19: #Kurzweil keyboards at the University of Palermo, Argentina https://t.co/bjeUK19PMT

2018-10-18: #TBT #Kurzweil Ksp8: https://t.co/Xi567XR5CN https://t.co/QyGQwSYbDl

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