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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2017-09-20: RT @sonicstate: New Kurzweil Stage Piano: SP6 has a fully-weighted, velocity-sensitive keyboard https://t.co/eJq0syr0NA @KurzweilMusic http…

2017-09-18: RT @EM_Magazine: User-friendly @KurzweilMusic SP6 stage piano features powerful processing & intuitive interface. $1295 MAP https://t.co/s2…

2017-09-18: RT @KeyboardMag: Coming soon from @KurzweilMusic is the new SP6 Stage Piano. https://t.co/beUQxd2LnC https://t.co/SotefiAzFw

2017-09-12: Tricked out Tues. #Kurzweil #Forte Shredder Leads with Dave Weiser - https://t.co/snxzqTCFER

2017-09-11: #Kurzweil M-1 owners - learn to set up a practice metronome: https://t.co/fGxUqaLeQD https://t.co/Z7agecG5Tn

2017-09-09: RT @MauriceRoncalli: Warming Up @JFITZI_ @pinkfloyd @_DavidGilmour @Fender @KurzweilMusic @Akai_Pro @shure @KeyboardMag @JoannaRiggs84 http…

2017-09-08: Backing up Broadway on Kurzweil Synths: https://t.co/oqvJn62ZC1 https://t.co/UDDYIkhNbP

2017-09-07: Say hello to the incredible cast of The MAD Show @wheeleropera posing with the #Kurzweil #PC3K8! https://t.co/CCIZ7sfmtA

2017-09-05: Great pics from Kurzweil user Ján Beňo playing his #PC3LE for the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Jubilee in Rome this… https://t.co/XgeU00BuYL

2017-09-01: RT @AudreyBussanich: Tune into @csgazette on FB live around noon for interview & 🎶 🎹! ❤️ my hometown #ColoradoSprings Board @KurzweilMusi…

2017-08-31: RT @pskerrittmusic: Great #jazz , stolen #photo @KurzweilMusic @GuruDrumsUK @FenderGBI @Fender @shure @ShureUK #sm58 #paulskerrittband #dar…

2017-08-30: #Kurzweil #SP6 demo from our very own @hipogrito https://t.co/uYvNU2hDZj

2017-08-28: Really well done: Live! PC3 orchestral sounds (the Forte/Forte SE/SP6 have all the orch samples of the PC3) +more! https://t.co/sP7bQdaldw

2017-08-24: #Kurzweil keyboards are being used in recording studios all over the world, like this one in Italy: https://t.co/W0VDaqKlJq

2017-08-23: @iloveshelmusic - Stronger Than My Fears, (extract): https://t.co/1rqUCE2iRz - w/ Kurz Artist Hannah Holbrook- https://t.co/RKp4QeY4sW

2017-08-21: RT @KeyboardMag: Look what's coming Fall 2017 from @KurzweilMusic https://t.co/71AtrMTGAv https://t.co/RpajC3d1sP

2017-08-21: RT @audiofanzinefr: Un nouveau piano de scène chez Kurzweil https://t.co/UA2nkH3kxU @KurzweilMusic

2017-08-21: RT @audiofadermag: News dell'ultima ora => @KurzweilMusic presenta il nuovo stage piano SP6! Ecco le prime info https://t.co/YEv3fDHwmb #pr…

2017-08-21: RT @Muzyk_FCM: Szczegółowe informacje na temat nowego pianina scenicznego @KurzweilMusic #SP6: https://t.co/cAGRj3FEI1

2017-08-18: Introducing the new #Kurzweil #SP6 Stage Piano: https://t.co/MRo8h90K55 https://t.co/rI1PuobDYF