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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2016-12-06: #Kurzweil #Forte 7/8 owners - check out the latest free SoundBank- Legacy Plus-Synth Basses: https://t.co/eBjUKou00v https://t.co/2INOioDWQl

2016-12-05: #Kurzweil #ForteSE owners - get the updated Musician's Guide (RevB) and delve deeper into the new features in V2: https://t.co/XyE31yrgPg

2016-11-29: @BenThornewill @JukeboxtheGhost enters #Kurzweil's Artist Lounge: https://t.co/Fvb4lYdsyW https://t.co/yZ82UqgPQJ

2016-11-29: RT @AudreyBussanich: brand new #keyboard off to our 1st gig together. Shout out to @KurzweilMusic and @ArtistRelations for hooking me up wi…

2016-11-29: #Kurzweil #Forte 7/8 owners - edit from your desktop and now your iPad too - https://t.co/yJN4fPudsH https://t.co/ceshATo2FH

2016-11-29: #Kurzweil #ForteSE owners - edit from your desktop and now your iPad too - https://t.co/XyE31yrgPg https://t.co/xnED59WJFr

2016-11-23: #Kurzweil #Forte 7/8/ owners - check out the latest free SoundBank - Brass & Winds: https://t.co/eBjUKou00v https://t.co/BowgGoSneM

2016-11-21: #Kurzweil #Forte owners: check out this news item from Purgatory Creek Soundware https://t.co/nUlNSCBK0L

2016-11-21: @TheBobbyKimball (Toto fame) jams on the #Kurzweil #ForteSE https://t.co/AC8lQF0JBn

2016-11-19: RT @ksoundsdotcom: Need amazing pianos for @KurzweilMusic PC3K? Check out Epic Grand. https://t.co/SNBzNjQ36a Available at https://t.co/CT…

2016-11-16: Check out the new and enhanced features in the #Kurzweil #ForteSE v2.00! Further details -... https://t.co/Pks3Z70X3v

2016-11-15: Check this out! https://t.co/QpFceylmxj

2016-11-11: RT @Logic_Nation: @KurzweilMusic Forte SE passe en version 2: https://t.co/NyzvxzBekr

2016-11-10: #Kurzweil #ForteSE v2.00 now available - load up to 188MB of user samples! https://t.co/irfWSFFX7O https://t.co/1dH5LoZEmu

2016-11-07: RT @skylander_de: This old track from 1996 was entirely produce on my old beloved @KurzweilMusic K2500. Wouldn't never ever sell it!! http…

2016-11-02: Kashyap Iyengar @KashyapIyengar enters #Kurzweil's Artist Lounge! https://t.co/QXb1kLpTYt

2016-10-31: @alyankovic and music director, Rubén Valtierra, on tour with their arsenal of Kurzweil keyboards! https://t.co/jNNnr0uLm2

2016-10-27: David Manion (@KansasBand , Seventh Key) and his impressive keyboard setup. https://t.co/rewk7Oa1zS

2016-10-27: RT @KashyapIyengar: I am now proud to announce that I am a featured artist and endorser at @KurzweilMusic. https://t.co/B6wL1lEu0V https://…

2016-10-21: #Kurzweil #Forte 7/8/SE owners - check out the latest free SoundBank- Vintage Keys 2: https://t.co/eBjUKou00v https://t.co/aSup27hDez