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.

FM Engine

FM. 6 Operator FM Engine with the ability to load original FM SysEx files.

CC Sequencers

Add sonic animation to your sounds via 16 simultaneous MIDI CC Step Sequencers for modulation sequencing.

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. The Forte features 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 Note 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.

26 Programmable Physical Controllers

Forte Sliders 9 Sliders (with brilliant LED ladders), 9 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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2020-01-21: Jim Alfredson @b3groover passed by the #Kurzweil booth at #NAMM2020 NAMM to say hi but his virtual self stayed wit… https://t.co/ibIpru3SJj

2020-01-21: Olivia Thai playing the #PC4 at the #Kurzweil booth. #NAMM2020 https://t.co/KDNJS7XPT4 https://t.co/4hPbKQAcSo https://t.co/ow3gbLhuRm

2020-01-21: Will Champlin at the #Kurzweil booth at #NAMM2020 playing a Kurzweil #PC4. More info about the PC4… https://t.co/Lp1Qmz8OJQ

2020-01-20: RT @pianomalone: Had a great little crowd for our @NAMMShow set at @KurzweilMusic yesterday - saw lots of old friends and made some new one…

2020-01-19: RT @JoarBirkeland: Just spent a couple of hours just improvising on my Kurzweil PC3k-8. @KurzweilMusic I don’t know who in your team that c…

2020-01-18: RT @pianomalone: This is what happened the last time I played the @NAMMShow. I'll be there tomorrow Noon for a short set at the @KurzweilMu…

2020-01-17: Great #nammshow2020 performance by Kris Nicholson test driving the new #Kurzweil KAG100 digital grand - courtesy of… https://t.co/KkOaULGlS3

2020-01-16: Blake Lewis playing at the #Kurzweil booth #namm2020 https://t.co/sgpt8pSs1q

2020-01-14: RT @pianomalone: This Saturday at noon at the @NAMMShow I’ll be doing a set at the @KurzweilMusic booth - here’s a video I did for them a f…

2020-01-14: This week, #Kurzweil will be at NAMM booth 11113, within the American Music And Sound area. If you are attending, p… https://t.co/Sj5Q3WeOae

2020-01-09: Evan Oliver playing a #Kurzweil #PC4, courtesy of Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center. Get your PC4 now!… https://t.co/as6WceQrxM

2020-01-07: RT @pianomalone: Hey all you people headed for the @NAMMShow next week - I’ll be playing at the @KurzweilMusic booth at noon on Saturday!…

2020-01-06: Check out this new #Kurzweil #PC4 tutorial by Weisersound, featuring Jim Alfredson @b3groover. More info at… https://t.co/UJWsqegd9T

2020-01-04: RT @jhilboldt: PC3K8 is present and ready for duty! @KurzweilMusic @ArtistRelations https://t.co/g0UAZDMOOt

2020-01-03: #Kurzweil #SP6 review by Herbet Medeiros, courtesy of Kurzweil distributor in Brazil Habro Music. Learn more at… https://t.co/jSirWpw0jb

2020-01-02: Happy 2020!!!! Celebrate the new year playing a #Kurzweil keyboard, like this performance on an #SP6 by 세상의 모든 건반… https://t.co/ikyYQAaYRd

2019-12-31: 3rd parties are already creating awesome sound packages for the #Kurzweil #PC4, like this library of Queen sounds b… https://t.co/ZJcUFLvyEx

2019-12-27: RT @soundtechnology: The fully weighted 88-key @KurzweilMusic #PC4 brings together a powerhouse internal sound engine, advanced controller…

2019-12-18: #Kurzweil #PC4 Advanced Tutorial by Chris Martirano, courtesy of Kraft Music @kraftmusic https://t.co/eSyPKTZ3aW… https://t.co/lJhqgIgUYG

2019-12-12: #TBT Remember when... https://t.co/JRf4EjmxBr