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

Forte 7Forte SEKurzweil Product Comparison ChartKurzweil Forte MusicPlayer ReviewKurzweil Forte Nominated for Tec Award MUSICAL INSTRUMENT HARDWAREAudiofanzine Messe 2014 Best OfKurzweil Forte VideoskSetList

News

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2016-08-23: #Kurzweil #Forte 7/8/SE owners - check out the latest free SoundBank- Legacy Plus-Folk Pack: https://t.co/eBjUKou00v https://t.co/wiwZwBuQbv

2016-08-23: Own a #Kurzweil #Forte or #ForteSE? If so, you can join our Beta program and help us test new OSs. For info email forte_beta(@)ycrdi(.)com

2016-08-09: #Kurzweil #Forte 7/8/SE owners - check out the latest free SoundBank- Legacy Plus-Voices: https://t.co/eBjUKou00v https://t.co/aKQkIeXIpP

2016-08-08: RT @TheTrioofOZ: @OakvilleJazzTSS @OmarHakimdrums @KurzweilMusic Thankyou for a great gig #eyes2thefuture https://t.co/m83VPNHvJD

2016-08-06: RT @sonicstate: The @KurzweilMusic Forte Stage Piano OS upgrade Adds 3.375GB of non-Volatile sample memory,…https://t.co/oQ1b0fr7rW https:…

2016-08-06: RT @KeyboardMag: .@KurzweilMusic Announces Major OS Upgrade to Forte Stage #piano https://t.co/maSkQ6H9Q3 https://t.co/GqRPzeTXnP

2016-08-06: RT @EM_Magazine: .@KurzweilMusic Announces Major OS Upgrade to Forte Stage #piano https://t.co/cXY5L4XJqH https://t.co/xnellFc05s

2016-07-28: Forte 7/8 users - download V2 of the free desktop editing software today! https://t.co/yJN4fPudsH https://t.co/vBvY0q3BY0

2016-07-28: Forte 7/8 users - update to v2.02 - released today! https://t.co/yJN4fPudsH

2016-07-26: Check out the Kurzweil Forte SE Pad demos: https://t.co/Qa73NaUTeN

2016-07-21: Folks in the North East! You got 3 days to catch SHEl! https://t.co/7dgRAROUy1

2016-07-21: RT @audiofanzinefr: [Ça Buzz] Mise à jour V2.0 pour la série Forte de @KurzweilMusic > https://t.co/7s7Zerk7rq #piano #clavier https://t.c…

2016-07-20: #Kurzweil #Forte 7/8/SE owners - check out the latest free SoundBank- Metalscapes: https://t.co/eBjUKou00v https://t.co/ppoS0kG6d7

2016-07-19: Check out the V2 update for the #Kurzweil #Forte 7/8: https://t.co/wH8iLTZBpa

2016-07-18: Check out the #Kurzweil #ForteSE Organs: https://t.co/SzGGff0t2k

2016-07-12: #Kurzweil #Forte v2.01 Update Released! https://t.co/UpiXyfUTNY

2016-07-11: #Kurzweil #Forte 7/8/SE owners - check out the latest free SoundBank- Legacy Pack 2: https://t.co/eBjUKocp8X https://t.co/yEQNJoO4xI

2016-07-08: #Kurzweil #Forte7 #Forte8 owners - check out Barb&Co. latest soundware sets 'Seventy Three' and 'Nylon Guitars': https://t.co/PB935KF373

2016-07-08: #Kurzweil #PC3 #PC3K #PC3A #PC3LE users- check out the great online tutorial series from poserp: https://t.co/jJnANK6iK0

2016-07-08: Do you own a #Kurzweil #Forte, #Forte7 or #ForteSE? Want to be part of our Beta program? Contact: forte_beta (at) ycrdi (dot) com. Thanks!