Forte Features & Specs

All specifications subject to change without notice.

Keyboard: 88 note fully-weighted hammer-action with velocity and aftertouch sensitive keys (Fatar TP/40L)
Display: 480x272 pixel color LCD with front-panel brightness adjust
Polyphony: 128 Voice Polyphony, dynamically allocated
KB3 is Polyphony Free*, not using any of the Forte's 128 voices.
(*does not apply to Vox/Farfisa programs)
Multitimbral: 16 parts (one per MIDI channel)
Architecture:

Dynamic VAST: Powerful synthesis engine, with user programmable DSP algs and routing. More DSP power than even our K Series instruments.

VA1 Inside: anti-aliasing, power-shaped oscillators and DSP processing from Kurzweil's VA1 concept synth, capable of delivering authentic analog emulations as well as incredibly complex new sounds.

Cascade Mode: lets the user route one layer through the DSP of any other layer within a program - up to 32 consecutive layers deep!

Sample Flash Memory: 3.3 GB of re-loadable, non-volatile, user flash memory
Factory Programs: 322 Stunning factory Programs featuring the all new vintage Japanese and German Grands, 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
User Programs: 3072
Factory Multis: 186 Factory-crafted Multis - featuring up to 16 independent zones
User Multis: 3072
Quick Split/Layer: Easy access with adjustable relative volume (up to 16 zones)
Favorites: 500 (50 Banks of 10 Favorites each)
General MIDI: No
Kurzweil String Resonance: Yes
Master EQ/Compressor Section: Front-panel 3-band EQ with sweepable mid and on/off switch
Front-panel single-knob master compressor with separate on/off bypass switch
Effects: • Over 1000 complex effect chains, incorporated into programs featuring our award winning effects - reverbs, delays, chorus, flange, phaser, EQs, distortions, rotary speaker simulators, compressors, and more
• 32 total FX units
Controllers: 1 pitch wheel
1 modulation wheel
9 front panel sliders (w/ LED ladders)
9 switches (assignable/zone mutes/KB3 control)
1 variation switch
1 tap tempo switch
2 transpose switches
*3 switch pedal inputs (1 switch/sustain pedal is included)
2 continuous control pedal inputs
monopressure (aftertouch)

(*supports half-damper for pianos / half-damper pedal sold separately)
Arpeggiators: 1-per Program, 16-per Multi
Analog Outputs: • Four (2 pairs) 1/4" balanced TRS analog (24-bit DACs)
Automatic mono switching on both pairs.
• +21dBu maximum output
• 50Ω balanced source impedance
Audio Inputs: One stereo 1/8" back-panel input (with FX) for connecting your favorite MP3 player or other audio source for accompaniment playback
Headphones: • 1 front panel 1/4" headphone output
• 130mW into 32 ohm headphones
MIDI: In, Thru, Out (w/ Thru/Out switch)
USB: • Two USB ports (one A port / one B port)
• Complete MIDI functionality over USB
• User program/multi file transfer to/from PC/Mac/Flash Drive
• Operating System updates from PC/Mac/Flash Drive
Software Editors: External editors for Mac OS X, Windows PC and iOS devices
FREE OS Updates: OS updates over USB and/or Flash Drive
Included Accessories: Power cable, Switch pedal, USB cable, (4) self adhesive feet
Height: (5.5") (14cm)
Depth: (15.5") (39.5cm)
Length: (54.5") (138.5cm)
Weight: (48 lb.) (21.8 kg)
Power: Internal Power Supply, free voltage 100-240VAC 50/60Hz, 20W max

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2017-11-20: Jim Alfredson demonstrating the Forte 7 with an original composition called "Mecha Funk". Featuring Kevin Depree (S… https://t.co/jK1NVqloDM

2017-11-16: RT @soundtechnology: New @KurzweilMusic SP6 88 note Stage Piano now shipping in the UK priced at just £949 inc VAT https://t.co/SKfGCisuYu…

2017-11-16: #Kurzweil #SP6 OS Update v1.04 Released: https://t.co/vdL2IKhW7A https://t.co/ockNEyzYDE

2017-11-14: Classic Keyboards YouTube channel demoing some #Kurzweil #Forte pianos - https://t.co/WpRJUJBByM

2017-11-13: The latest generation of #Kurzweil digital pianos, the CUP310 + CUP320, feat. our new High Definition Japanese and… https://t.co/BgULHV3Bus

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2017-11-08: RT @Pro_Audio_Mag: @KurzweilMusic stellt mit dem SP6 ein neues Stage Piano vor: https://t.co/4qxHDpCjho https://t.co/kRh2UlanoQ

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2017-11-03: RT @LuiggySantiago: nice @KurzweilMusic PC3K8 with my #bigsky great keyboard and controller, great reverb experience!#tourlife #touringmusi…

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2017-11-01: Learn to use the #Kurzweil #SP6 controller knobs in this quick tip tutorial: https://t.co/hOzwxQaOb7

2017-10-31: #Kurzweil SP6 users - need to backup your custom data? https://t.co/02uYe7wUCN https://t.co/LKM5WVqjKk

2017-10-30: Very nice #Kurzweil #Forte demo video by Jim Alfredson @b3groover for https://t.co/AtkMT5H43S https://t.co/AeucErfmN0

2017-10-27: Read about the #Kurzweil #Forte 7 in @synthexpert https://t.co/k50a3bzVla https://t.co/UNfUnVmUeJ

2017-10-27: The @SynthExpo Brooklyn Synth Expo is this weekend! (10/28, 10/29) - https://t.co/PLZaJwQsoz come see what… https://t.co/hzSnHmiTuX

2017-10-26: #TBT A bit of history in a great story about the #Kurzweil VA-1 by Stephen Fortner https://t.co/jo1TJMhtNb https://t.co/0igG26h4yt

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2017-10-25: Sam Smith on SiriusXM (2014) w/ #Kurzweil K26 (1999) 15yrs later still sounds great-the vocals aren't bad either ; ) https://t.co/H48c6zLxtz

2017-10-24: #Kurzweil #Forte users - have you checked out the Multi Zone Info display added in update 2.10?… https://t.co/tbPz4ibmPR