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 wear the Kurzweil logo.


SOUNDS


16 Gigabytes of All New 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.

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. With the latest OS , KB3 is now Polyphony Free*, no longer 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 - now 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!

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

Forte Cat Easy Category and Program/Multi selection. Save your own preset for each Category.

Favorites Section

Forte Faves Access your 10 Favorite sounds with ONE button press! Conveniently located right below the Forte's® display.

(With the latest OS there are now 50 Banks of 10 Favorites, providing up to 500 total favorites!)

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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2016-06-24: Our condolences to the family and friends of the great Bernie Worrell. May he rest in peace https://t.co/WEzyyVAtbD https://t.co/xDIUe1BkMA

2016-06-24: #Kurzweil #Forte 7/8/SE owners - check out the latest free SoundBank- The Roog: https://t.co/NzVGtIFkcL - https://t.co/2dG9zAdxdl

2016-06-23: #Kurzweil artist @Hannahholbrook will perform an online show on June 27th in support of Grace Orphanage in Togo. https://t.co/HhAvgzLBP6

2016-06-23: Listen to the #Kurzweil #ForteSE Synths: https://t.co/tzeWeV50sh

2016-06-17: #Kurzweil #ForteSE owners - learn to back up your data: https://t.co/78QDYX2mjQ

2016-06-16: #TBT #TheWho - Superbowl XLIV half time show and the #Kurzweil #PC3K introduction to the world: https://t.co/h6rlqpg8Ge

2016-06-13: Listen to the #Kurzweil #ForteSE Pianos: https://t.co/WomwFX9fEj

2016-06-10: Hands/pedal-free Rhodes effects: touch-wah vs envelope filter (Mutron) on the #Kurzweil #Forte. https://t.co/so1P8Nix2z

2016-06-09: RT @Hannahholbrook: Good times @annarborark last night! On the road with @iloveshelmusic & my favorite set of keys @KurzweilMusic #PC3K8 ht…

2016-06-08: #Kurzweil #Forte 7/8/SE owners - check out the latest free SoundBank- Retro Pads & Arps: https://t.co/NzVGtIFkcL https://t.co/O7pB6wNBNe

2016-06-06: Check out the sound of the #Kurzweil #ForteSE: https://t.co/vRqMe1G3Pa

2016-06-03: Kurzweil Forte SE v.1.10 now with a sequencer. https://t.co/pCt0nY4wHk https://t.co/MzZEOwSgrT

2016-06-02: Check out this library for the PC3/K/A/FORTE/SE by SynthSound: https://t.co/Ol81tACJsq https://t.co/qgJ7efkTQu

2016-06-02: Joel Bridges (BadHorse, Larry Blackmon, Justin Dukes) enters the #Kurzweil Artist Lounge: https://t.co/fY2zSXUPMv https://t.co/i1ZcYyjZaJ

2016-06-02: A piece of history, specially for all those Seinfeld fans out there, with a Kurzweil PC88 https://t.co/mVGuwzChle #TBT

2016-06-02: RT @DigitalTourBus: .@JukeboxtheGhost use gear from @jhspedals @Roland_US @KurzweilMusic +more while on tour! Find out what they use at ht…

2016-05-31: #Kurzweil #Forte 7/8/SE owners - check out the latest free SoundBank- POLY-Kz: https://t.co/NzVGtIFkcL + demo: https://t.co/6AEYN22WIZ

2016-05-23: @KurzweilMusic #ForteSE OS v1.10 Released! https://t.co/0bZTRtijgV https://t.co/HU3Q0cNELu

2016-05-23: Watch Kurzweil artist Rubén Valtierra performing with Weird Al at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert https://t.co/8dVq0giGVH

2016-05-23: RT @JunoPlus: The 10 best studio monitors out there sized up by our tech writers...https://t.co/whiKqSYM5q... https://t.co/3y5IqATO37