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 EPs, 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 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-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

Forte 7Forte SEKurzweil Product Comparison ChartKurzweil Forte MusicPlayer ReviewKurzweil Forte Nominated for Tec Award MUSICAL INSTRUMENT HARDWAREAudiofanzine Messe 2014 Best OfKurzweil Forte VideoskSetListKurzweil 3rd Party Devs

News

Loading

2018-05-23: #NameThatTuneTuesday! Guess the song!!! https://t.co/aKJFqVferg Learn more about the #Kurzweil Andante #CUP2A at… https://t.co/MVfmcjWTQl

2018-05-22: #Kurzweil #SP6 iPad Editor Now Available: https://t.co/vdL2IKhW7A https://t.co/aBsoLKq07T

2018-05-22: #ListeningBreak - "Retro Pads & Arps" Free SoundBank for the #Kurzweil #Forte Series: https://t.co/dF0S6sniAV #SP6… https://t.co/LM1vgVdeiW

2018-05-21: David Weiser with the keyboard rig at #JesusChristSuperstar live on NBC with multiple #Kurzweil #PC3K's and a… https://t.co/7gXv2O3ZNP

2018-05-21: RT @albertotrullu: @KurzweilMusic thanks ;) my live Rig Kurzweil Forte and PC3 https://t.co/RMaz9yUiKe

2018-05-21: RT @MarkGage64: Watch @OliviaThai's broadcast: LIVE at MGM Las Vegas supporting Mike Love | @kurzweilmusic @ehx #eggdrp #music https://t.c…

2018-05-17: #Kurzweil #SP6 owners - Check out the new - FREE - desktop Controller software - hot off the press!… https://t.co/3NNLUfrG5A

2018-05-17: https://t.co/h8Outrtvng Jim Alfredson @b3groover working on some sounds for Echoes of Pink Floyd tribute band. Of… https://t.co/rsQb0SdWeK

2018-05-16: Via #Ksetlist we took the #laureloryanny battle into the #Kurzweil #Forte... see what we found out...… https://t.co/e5G6GJQGVt

2018-05-15: "...un nouveau tour de force" - #Kurzweil #Forte v3.00 reviewed in @Audiofanzine ... In French -… https://t.co/A2X5TaQIoZ

2018-05-11: Follow us now also on Instagram - https://t.co/EAnvzrm4do https://t.co/RHLyRDYWVJ

2018-05-11: Olivia Thai @OliviaThai live with her brand new #Kurzweil #SP6. Go and see her amazing show while she is on tour if… https://t.co/pwrmZdRab4

2018-05-11: RT @MUSICBARRETO1: @KurzweilMusic @joetorresABC7 Join Living Music Legend JOE QUIJANO at his upcoming scheduled performance Wednesday, June…

2018-05-10: #TBT - so ahead of its time - https://t.co/dgfSQE6tL9

2018-05-08: #Kurzweil artist Skylar Thomas @SkylarThomas with her brand new #Forte 7. https://t.co/dAfWe9mZMs https://t.co/NlYeuTl76Y

2018-05-07: If you missed the great performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber's JCS #JesusChristSuperstar @JCSTheMusical at NBC last… https://t.co/0SPO9D4BoH

2018-05-07: RT @uptone_pl: Podczas #Musikmesse2018 na stoisku marki @KurzweilMusic mieliśmy okazję porozmawiać o nowych klawiszach #SP1 i #SP6 Całe vid…

2018-05-04: Be sure to check out The Cyberiam (@TheCyberiam), featuring #Kurzweil artist Frank Lucas on keys!… https://t.co/m51kNH7Dty

2018-05-03: #Kurzweil is at #SUPERBOOTH18 Berlin, courtesy of the Kurzweil distributor @SoundService_eu from May 3 till May 5.… https://t.co/fhhCfMX4pn

2018-05-01: Bleep Yeah! Come see #Kurzweil at the The Brooklyn #SynthExpo. It's back bigger and better than ever! JUNE 9-10!… https://t.co/7qrBBuISOq