OVERVIEW

Stage Piano + Synthesizer + Workstation

Following the standard of sonic excellence established by the Forte®, the Forte® SE brings your performance to new heights with its astonishing sound quality, dependability and user-friendly operation.

SOUNDS

2 Gigabytes of Sounds!

Hear the new High Definition Japanese Grand (optimized especially for the SE) and German D Grand, featuring “KSR” – Kurzweil String Resonance. Also included are a wide selection of tailored sounds from the acclaimed Forte® (EP, Clav, Celeste, Crotales, Harpsichord), as well as PC3 Series and KORE 64™ expansions – all handcrafted to deliver unprecedented expressiveness with an obsessive attention to detail.

V2.00 adds 256 new Programs plus over 80 new Multis!

Patented FlashPlay® Technology

Flash-Play® powers the Forte® SE with 2 GB of on-board sample content with zero-loading time, loads of powerful DSP and ultrafast performance.

188 Megabytes User Sample Memory

Now load up to 188 MB 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

Deep editing? Look no further. The Forte® SE 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® SE offers a wealth of sound creation and modification that is truly immense.

Powerful FX Engine

Now featuring 32 FX units of horsepower. Enjoy award-winning Reverbs, Delays, Choruses, Flangers, Phasers, Distortions, Rotary Amplifiers, Compressors and more including the new Spectral 4-Tap and Spectral 6-Tap FX – all fully editable from the user-interface.

K.S.R. – Kurzweil String Resonance

Piano string resonance modeling for enhanced acoustic piano performance!

KB3 ToneReal™ Organs

Modeled after classic organs. Featuring all the controls you want and more, including 9 realistic drawbars.

PERFORMANCE

88-note Italian Hammer-Action Keyboard

Every sound within the Forte® SE is perfectly matched to its 88-note fully-weighted Italian hammer-action keyboard with aftertouch.

Multitrack Sequencer

NEW! Built-in multitrack sequencer with extensive editing tools.

8 Arpeggiators!

Looking for a pulse? Activate up to 8 independent Arps (1 per program, 8 per Multi) and discover the new ‘Step Sequencer’ environment!

Live Audio Input w/ FX

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 SE’s own output.

CONTROLS

Front Panel Master 3-Band EQ

Room too boomy? No problem. Dial it in with the Master EQ section featuring Bass, Treble, a sweepable Midrange and on/off switch.

23 Programmable Physical Controllers

9 Sliders, 11 Switches, 2 Wheels, 2 Switch Pedal Inputs (which support 2 half-damper pedals for pianos, or up to 4 switch pedals), 1 Continuous Control Pedal Input and Aftertouch.

(1 sustain/switch pedal is included).

Easy Access Controls

Pitch/Modulation wheels along with dedicated
-/+ Transpose and sound Variation controls conveniently located right on the front panel.

USER INTERFACE

Sound Selection

Easy Category and Program/Multi selection. Save your own preset for each Category. New ‘Surf-n-Select’ navigation allows you to search for and pre-select your next Program/Multi without interrupting the current selection.

All specifications subject to change without notice.

Favorites Section

Access your Favorite sounds with ONE button press! Conveniently located right below the Forte® SE’s display.

Software Editors

Get deeper into editing your Forte® SE’s Programs, Multis and Effects!

SPECS

All specifications subject to change without notice.

Keyboard: 88 note fully-weighted hammer-action with velocity and aftertouch sensitive keys (Fatar TP/100LR)
Display: 240×64 pixel monochrome LCD with front-panel contrast adjust
Polyphony: 128 Voice Polyphony, dynamically allocated
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!

Quick Split/Layer: Easy access with adjustable relative volume (up to 8 zones)
Sample Flash Memory: 188 MB of re-loadable, non-volatile, user flash memory
Factory Programs: 512
User Programs: 1024
Factory Multis: 182 – featuring up to 8 independent zones
User Multis: 1024
Favorites: 10
General MIDI: No
Kurzweil String Resonance: Yes
Master EQ Section: Front-panel 3-band EQ with sweepable mid and on/off switch
Effects: Hundreds of 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
9 switches (assignable/zone mutes/KB3 control)
1 variation switch
1 Arp switch
2 transpose switches
*2 switch pedal inputs (1 switch/sustain pedal is included)
1 continuous control pedal inputs
monopressure (aftertouch)(*supports dual switch and half-damper for pianos / dual & half-damper pedals sold separately)
Sequencer: 16 Tracks; 960 PPQ resolution and MMC support. Song editing functions include both event and track-based tools like quantize, swing, remap, controller scaling and more. Controller chasing and a global “set song length” functions are also featured.
Arpeggiators: 1-per Program, 8-per Multi
Analog Outputs: • Two 1/4″ balanced TRS analog (24-bit DACs)
• +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 back-panel 1/4″ headphone output
• 130mW into 32 ohm headphones
MIDI: In, Out
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: (5.2″) (13.2cm)
Depth: (15.2″) (38.6cm)
Length: (48.9″) (124.2cm)
Weight: (40.8 lb.) (18.5 kg)
Power: Internal Power Supply, free voltage 100-265VAC 50/60Hz, 10W max

IMAGES

AUDIO


Piano



Brass/Winds



Clav



Drums



E.Piano



Ensemble



Guitar/Bass



Hybrid



Leads



Organ



Pads



Percussion



SoundBanks



Strings



Synth Bass



Synths



Voices/Misc


VIDEOS

Forte SE Update v2.00
What’s New?

Forte SE – Pianos
Performance by muzykuj.com

Forte SE – Program Demo
Performance by Space4Keys

Forte 7/8/SE SoundBank: KVA Synth
Turn your Forte7/8/SE into a hands-on polyphonic virtual analog synthesizer.
Performance by muzykuj.com

Forte 7/8/SE SoundBank: The Roog
Demo of the Patch Kreator – The Roog SoundBank for Forte 7/8/SE.

Forte 7/8/SE SoundBank: Bass – Lead
Demo of the Patch Kreator Bass & Lead SoundBank for Forte 7/8/SE.

Forte 7/8/SE SoundBank: BPM//Synth//Strings
Demo of the BPM//Synth//Strings SoundBank for Forte 7/8/SE.

Forte 7/8/SE SoundBank: Brass & Winds
Demo of the Legacy Plus – Brass & Winds SoundBank for Forte 7/8/SE.

Forte 7/8/SE SoundBank: DP1
Demo of the DP1 SoundBank for Forte 7/8/SE.

Forte 7/8/SE SoundBank: Ensemble Pack
Demo of the Ensemble Pack SoundBank for Forte 7/8/SE.

Forte 7/8/SE SoundBank: Fast Attack
Demo of the Fast Attack SoundBank for Forte 7/8/SE.

Forte 7/8/SE SoundBank: Kinder Sounds
Demo of the Kinder Sounds SoundBank for Forte 7/8/SE.

Forte 7/8/SE SoundBank: Legacy Leads
Demo of the Legacy Leads SoundBank for Forte 7/8/SE.

Forte 7/8/SE SoundBank: Legacy Organs
Demo of the Legacy Organs SoundBank for Forte 7/8.

Forte 7/8/SE SoundBank: Legacy Pack 1
Demo of the Legacy Pack 1 SoundBank for Forte 7/8/SE.

Forte 7/8/SE SoundBank: Legacy Pack 2
Demo of Legacy Pack 2 SoundBank for Forte 7/8/SE.

Forte 7/8/SE SoundBank: Legacy Pianos
Demo of the Legacy Pianos SoundBank for Forte 7/8/SE.

Forte 7/8/SE SoundBank: Legacy Plus-Folk
Demo of the Legacy Plus-Folk Pack SoundBank for Forte 7/8/SE.

Forte 7/8/SE SoundBank: Legacy Plus-Voices
Demo of the Legacy Plus-Voices Pack SoundBank for Forte 7/8/SE.

Forte 7/8/SE SoundBank: Legacy Strings
Demo of the Legacy Strings SoundBank for Forte 7/8/SE.

Forte 7/8/SE SoundBank: MAP-Motion Arp Pack
Demo of the Motion Arp Pack SoundBank for Forte 7/8/SE.

Forte 7/8/SE SoundBank: Metalscapes
Demo of the Metalscapes SoundBank for Forte 7/8/SE.

Forte 7/8/SE SoundBank: POLY-Kz
Demo of the POLY-Kz SoundBank for Forte 7/8/SE.

Forte 7/8/SE SoundBank: Retro Pads & Arps
Demo of the Retro Pads & Arps SoundBank for Forte 7/8/SE.

Forte 7/8/SE SoundBank: Synth Basses
Demo of the Legacy Plus – Synth Basses SoundBank for Forte 7/8/SE.

Forte 7/8/SE SoundBank: Vintage Keys 1
Demo of the Vintage Keys 1 SoundBank for Forte 7/8/SE.

Forte 7/8/SE SoundBank: Vintage Keys 2
Demo of the Vintage Keys 2 SoundBank for Forte 7/8/SE.

Forte 7/8/SE: Algs + Cascade Mode
Explore the Algorithm (ALG) page and its advanced Cascade Mode functions

Forte 7/8/SE: Audio In
Learn the basic functions and how to apply FX to the audio input.

Forte 7/8/SE: The Step Sequencer
Learn the basic functions and also how to create more complex sequences in the 5 minute clip.

Forte vs Forte SE
Compare the Forte7/8 and SE models. Performance by muzykuj.com

SHEL Performance // Musikmesse 2016
Hannah Holbrook (SHEL) performs with the Forte SE

FAQs

Basic Concepts & User Interface

Question:
Where can I obtain a list of the factory preset Programs & Multis for the Forte SE?

Answer:

The complete list of factory preset Programs and Multis can be found in Appendix C and E of the Forte SE Musician’s Guide. The Forte SE Musician’s Guide can be downloaded from the Forte SE DOWNLOADS page (under ‘User Manuals’).

Question:
How can I select a certain Program to be the default when I first power up?
and
My instrument powers up with some undesired Program selection not of my choosing, how can I fix that?

Answer:

  1. From the Program mode, select the desired start-up Program.
  2. Press Global
  3. Press Program (to exit back to Program Mode).

Done. The Program you selected in step 1 above will now be the default start-up selection.

Question:
How does the Forte SE’s real-time “Transpose” feature work?

Answer:

The Forte SE offers dedicated Transpose – / + buttons immediately above the Pitch and Mod Wheels:

The Transpose buttons can be used to change the tuning of notes played on the Forte SE keyboard in semitones (ST), also known as half steps. This is a convenient way to change the key of a song without learning to play it in a different key. (Note: the Transpose buttons also transpose MIDI notes sent to the USB and MIDI out ports).

Working in tandem with the physical Transpose buttons is the “Xp” (Transpose) readout affixed at the top of the Program and Multi mode screens. This field maintains a constant readout of the current transpose value:

Press the Transpose – or + buttons to transpose the Forte SE keyboard down or up by one semitone. The top line of the display shows the current transposition value. The maximum transposition value possible is +/- 36 semitones.

Example 1 – here we have things transposed up 1 ST:

Example 2 – here we have things transposed down -3 ST:

The LEDs of the Transpose buttons themselves also offer indication whether the keyboard is currently transposed up (Transpose + LED is lit) or down (Transpose – LED is lit) or not at all (no buttons lit).

Example – here we have things transposed up:


TIPS:

  • With the “S.Buttons” parameter (Global Mode: Main) set to “Octave” you can transpose things up/down by octave use the OCTAV- and OCTAV+ soft buttons that will appear in the lower left of the screen:

  • Pressing both Transpose – and + simultaneously (or both Octave soft buttons) will reset the transposition to 0.

Global Mode

Question:
How does the Audio In with FX work on the Forte7/8/SE?

Answer:

Explore the AUDIO IN feature on the Forte7/8/SE with this Quick Tip video. Learn the basic functions as well as how to apply FX to the live input:

(Note: The Forte UI is used for demonstration in this video. While the Forte SE display is different, the concepts/parameters discussed apply to the Forte SE as well.)


Need more info? Check out the following links:

Question:
How can I load user Programs/Multis into the Forte SE?

Answer:

Forte SE compatible files can be loaded from either a USB flash/thumb drive or directly from a computer via USB cable connection.

“LOAD” Procedure:

    1. Connections and File Preparation:If wanting to load from a USB flash/thumb drive (USB Device) plug a flash/thumb drive (containing the desired file) into the Forte SE back-panel USB “Storage” port.ORIf wanting to load directly from your computer (PC Virtual Drive) connect a USB cable between the Forte SE’s USB “Computer” port and a free USB port on your computer. At step 5 below you will be prompted to copy the desired file to the PC Virtual Drive.
    1. On the Forte SE, press the front panel GLOBAL mode button, you will see:
    1. Press the soft [FILE ] button.
    1. Using the Alpha Wheel, Previous/Next and/or Cursor buttons, select either “USB Device” or “PC Virtual Drive” pursuant to your connections above:

      If choosing the “PC Virtual Drive” method a temporary removable USB drive representing the “Forte SE” will now mount on your computer (if you are using a Windows based PC you may also see a message indicating ‘device drivers’ are being installed. This is normal and only happens the first time you use this connection.)

    1. Press [LOAD ]:(in our example here we are using a USB Device)

      If loading via the “PC Virtual Drive” method you will be prompted at this step to “copy the file into the virtual drive”:

      On your computer copy the desired file to the temporary removable USB drive representing the “Forte SE”. When the file is completed copying press [OK ] and follow the on screen prompts.

    1. As needed, use the Alpha Wheel, Previous/Next, Cursor and/or Parent/Open buttons to navigate to and highlight the file you wish to load:(only one file may be loaded at a time).

    1. Press either [Fill ] or [Ovwrte] (overwrite) to choose how you want the data to load into the system – there are two methods available:
      FILL: Loads Programs/Multis sequentially into EMPTY user ID slots, filling in any gaps. No existing Programs/Multis will be erased. OVWRTE: First deletes all USER Programs/Multis present in memory then loads the Programs/Multis from the file in the same order in which it was originally saved.
      If choosing OVWRITE you will be prompted to confirm your choice to erase all User Programs/Multis currently residing in memory. Press YES to proceed.

      (For further details, see chpt. 12 in the Forte SE Musician’s Guide ).

    2. A brief “Indexing…” message will be displayed while things are loaded followed by “Objects loaded OK”. You will then return to the main Storage screen.
  1. Press Exit, Program, Multi or Global to leave File mode. The loaded objects will appear in the User bank.
Notes:

  • If no flash/thumb drive or USB cable is inserted when pressing “LOAD” (step 4), the display will show the message “Error: No valid device inserted.”.
  • USB-MIDI connections will temporarily be severed when engaging the PC Virtual Drive function.

Question:
How can I save (backup) all of my Forte SE user data?

Answer:

The Forte SE can save all data from both User Banks (Program and Multis) into one file with an “.FSE” extension. Forte SE files can be saved to either a USB flash/thumb drive or directly to a computer via USB cable connection.

“STORE” Procedure:

    1. Connections:If wanting to save to a USB flash/thumb drive (USB Device) plug a flash/thumb drive into the Forte SE back-panel USB “Storage” port.OR

      If wanting to save directly to your computer (PC Virtual Drive) connect a USB cable between the Forte SE’s USB “Computer” port and a free USB port on your computer.

    1. On the Forte SE, press the front panel GLOBAL mode button, you will see:
    1. Press the soft [FILE ] button.
    1. Using the Data Wheel, Previous/Next and/or Cursor buttons, select either “USB Device” or “PC Virtual Drive” pursuant to your connections above:

      If choosing the “PC Virtual Drive” method a temporary removable USB drive representing the “Forte SE” will now mount on your computer (if you are using a Windows based PC you may also see a message indicating ‘device drivers’ are being installed. This is normal and only happens the first time you use this connection.)

    1. Press [STORE]:(in our example here we are using a USB Device)

    1. Press [ALL ] (to make a backup of all user objects):

    1. As needed, use the Data Wheel, Previous/Next, Cursor and/or Parent/Open buttons to navigate to the directoryyou want to save to. Whether saving to a USB Device or the PC Virtual Drive, the simplest approach here is to just press [ OK ] to store your file to the root directory (in our example below see “Path: back-slash”).
      :

      (see chpt. 12 in the Forte SE Musician’s Guide for complete details on working with directories).

       

    1. Name your file. Use the Data Wheel and/or alphanumeric keypad to enter characters. Use the soft buttons beneath the display to move the cursor and manage character positions. Then press [ OK ] to save the file to disk:

    1. A brief “Storing…” message will be displayed while the file is saved. Once completed you will return to the Storage mode screen.IMPORTANT: If saving to the PC Virtual Drive, it is important that you copy the file from the temporary removable ‘Forte SE’ drive to your computer’s hard drive for long term storage. Once you exit storage mode, the temporary removable PC Virtual Drive will unmount from your computer and its contents will be erased.
  1. Press EXIT or any of the other mode buttons (Program, Multi or Global) to leave Storage mode.
Notes:

  • If no flash/thumb drive or USB cable is inserted when pressing “STORE” (step 5), the display will show the message “Error: No valid device inserted.”.
  • USB-MIDI connections will temporarily be severed when engaging the PC Virtual Drive function.

Multi Mode

Question:
How can I access all 8 zones in Multi mode?

Answer:

The Forte SE’s default state offers 4 zones per Multi. In Advanced user mode, you have access to 8 zones. Here’ how it works:

    1. Press the GLOBAL mode button.

    2. Set “User Type” to ‘Advanced’:

    3. Press MULTI to switch to MULTI mode.

    1. Select the desired Multi and press EDIT.For ex., here we chose Multi #87:

      Pressing EDIT you can see, Multi 87 already has 4 zones active:


    2. Press either the MORE Left or Right corner soft-buttons until you see the group of zone tool soft buttons used to manage creating/deleting zones – “New Zone”, “Duplicate Zone”, “Import Zone” and “Delete Zone”:

      NewZn = creates a new/empty zone.

      DupZn = creates a new zone by duplicating the currently selected zone.

      ImpZn = creates a new zone by importing a zone from another Multi.

      DelZn = deletes the currently selected zone.

 

  1. For example, let’s use DUPZN to duplicate Zone 1 to create some new zones – use the cursor arrow buttons to select Zone 1:TIP: by duplicating a zone that may contain similar settings to what you want for your new zone, you can save some repeat programming steps.


  2. Press DUPZN:

    A pop-up message, “Zone duplicated” will be displayed as confirmation.

    For illustration, below we created 3 new zones by pressing DUPZN 3 times. Note you now see Zones 5, 6 and 7. You can repeat this for a max of 8 zones.

  3. In conjunction with the cursor arrow buttons, use the CHANNEL/LAYER/ZONE buttons to then navigate through the zones in groups of 4 to edit each zone as needed. A ‘Current Zone / Total Zone’ counter is displayed in the upper right hand corner of the screen to facilitate keeping track of things:


  4. To delete any unwanted zones, use the CHANNEL/LAYER/ZONE and/or cursor arrows to select the desired zone and press DELZN – for example, here we are deleting Zone 7:


    A confirmation screen will be displayed indicating “Zone Deleted”. NOTE: Zones 1-4 cannot be deleted; they can only be muted if unwanted (change Status field from ‘Active’ to ‘Muted’).

  5. Following, press SAVE and store your Multi as usual.

Question:
What are the basic functions of the effects editor in the Forte SE/7/8?

Answer:

Explore the FX processing power and full editing capabilities of the Kurzweil Forte 7/8/SE with this Quick Tip video. Learn how to select, modify and build effects chains in this 6 minute tutorial:

(Note: The Forte 7/8 UI is used for demonstration in this video. While the Forte 7/8 color display is different than the Forte SE display, the concepts/parameters discussed apply to the Forte SE as well.)

Download the handy “Effect Preset Guide” page featured in the video. This quick graphic shows you the general categories of individual FX presets available when building your own FX chains.

Question:
Where can I obtain a list of the factory preset Programs & Multis for the Forte SE?

Answer:

The complete list of factory preset Programs and Multis can be found in Appendix C and E of the Forte SE Musician’s Guide. The Forte SE Musician’s Guide can be downloaded from the Forte SE DOWNLOADS page (under ‘User Manuals’).

Question:
What are the basic functions of the step sequencer in the Forte SE/7/8?

Answer:

Explore the step sequencer in Kurzweil Forte7/8/SE with this Quick Tip video. Learn the basic functions and also how to create more complex sequences (dotted rhythms) in this 5 minute tutorial:

(Note: The Forte SE UI is used for demonstration in this video. While the Forte 7/8 display is different, the concepts/parameters discussed apply to the Forte 7/8 as well.)

For more information on the Forte series arpeggiator, download the newly updated Forte SE Musician’s Guide
.

Forte 7/8 users can download the demo program, Skool Bass, from the Legacy Synth Bass Soundbank.

Question:
How does the Forte SE’s real-time “Transpose” feature work?

Answer:

The Forte SE offers dedicated Transpose – / + buttons immediately above the Pitch and Mod Wheels:

The Transpose buttons can be used to change the tuning of notes played on the Forte SE keyboard in semitones (ST), also known as half steps. This is a convenient way to change the key of a song without learning to play it in a different key. (Note: the Transpose buttons also transpose MIDI notes sent to the USB and MIDI out ports).

Working in tandem with the physical Transpose buttons is the “Xp” (Transpose) readout affixed at the top of the Program and Multi mode screens. This field maintains a constant readout of the current transpose value:

Press the Transpose – or + buttons to transpose the Forte SE keyboard down or up by one semitone. The top line of the display shows the current transposition value. The maximum transposition value possible is +/- 36 semitones.

Example 1 – here we have things transposed up 1 ST:

Example 2 – here we have things transposed down -3 ST:

The LEDs of the Transpose buttons themselves also offer indication whether the keyboard is currently transposed up (Transpose + LED is lit) or down (Transpose – LED is lit) or not at all (no buttons lit).

Example – here we have things transposed up:


TIPS:

  • With the “S.Buttons” parameter (Global Mode: Main) set to “Octave” you can transpose things up/down by octave use the OCTAV- and OCTAV+ soft buttons that will appear in the lower left of the screen:

  • Pressing both Transpose – and + simultaneously (or both Octave soft buttons) will reset the transposition to 0.

Product Comparisons

Question:
What are the primary feature comparisons between the current Pro keyboards?

Answer:

FORTE 8

FORTE 7

FORTE SE ARTIS 8

ARTIS 7

ARTIS SE PC4 PC3A8
PC3A7
PC3A6
PC3K8

PC3K7
PC3K6

PC3LE8
PC3LE7
PC3LE6
SP6 SP1 SPS4- 8

SP4-8

SP4-7

Keybed ¹ 88 FW
76 FW
88 FW 88 FW
76 SW
88 FW

88 FW 88 FW
76 SW
61 SY
88 FW
76 SW
61 SY
88 FW
76 SW
61 SW
88 FW 88 FW 88 FW
88 FW
76 SW
Polyphony 128

KB3 is polyphony free
128 128 128 256 128 128 64 128 256 64
Display 480 x 272
color LCD
240 x 64
LCD
240 x 64
LCD
2×20 char
LCD
480 x 272
color LCD
240 x 64
LCD
240 x 64
LCD
240 x 64
LCD
128 x 64
LCD
3 char LED 1×16 char
LCD
Wooden
End Caps
No No No No No Yes Yes No No No No
Flash Play™ 16 GB 2 GB No No 2 GB No No No 2 GB No No
Sample
Memory
3.3 GB 188 MB No No 2 GB No 128 MB No No No No
Piano ²
Samples
⋅GD
⋅JC7
⋅TS
⋅GD*
⋅JC7*
⋅TS
⋅GD*
⋅TS
⋅GD*
⋅TS
⋅GD*
⋅JC7*
⋅TS
⋅GD*
⋅TS
⋅TS
⋅GD* (sold separately)
TS ⋅GD*
⋅JC7*
⋅TS
GD* TS
String
Resonance
KSR ³ KSR ³ No No Yes No No No KSR ³ Yes No
Factory
Programs
322 512 256 256 1000+ 1453 1074 1061 256 16 128
Factory Setups/Multis 186 182 256 128 50+ 216 150 256 130 0 64
User
Programs
3072 1024 256 256 4096 2560 2560 2560 1024 5 (Favorites) 64
User
Setups/Multis
3072 1024 256 256 4096 2560 2560 2560 1024 5 (Favorites) 64
Setup/Multi
Zones
16 8 4 4 16 16 16 16 4 4 4
General MIDI No No No No No Yes Yes Yes No No No
KORE 64®
⋅Programs
⋅Kmap/Smps
Some
Yes
Some
Yes
Some
Yes
Some
Yes
Some
Yes
Yes
Yes
Sold Separately No
No
Some
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
V.A.S.T.
Editing
Yes Yes via Editor software via Editor software Yes Yes Yes Yes via Editor software No via Editor software
FM Engine Yes (v4) No No No Yes No No No No No No
FX Units 32 32 16 16 32 16 16 10 32 4 10
FX Editing Full Full Limited Limited Full Full Full Limited Limited Limited Limited
Master FX Comp + EQ
(dedicated knobs)
EQ
(dedicated knobs)
EQ
(dedicated knobs)
EQ
(dedicated knobs)
Comp + EQ Comp + EQ Comp + EQ No No EQ No
Software
Editor
Free Free Free Free Free Free Free For sale Free No For sale
PC3
Compat.
Most objects
(no edited ROM samples)
Most objects
(no edited ROM samples)
Most objects (no samples) Most objects (no samples) Most objects
(no edited ROM samples)
All objects
(no samples)
All objects Most objects (no samples) Most Programs
(no samples)
No Most Programs (no samples)
Legacy K2
Compat. **
Programs
Keymaps
Samples
(no compat file)
Programs
Keymaps
Samples
(no compat file)
No No Programs
Keymaps
Samples
(no compat file)
Setups
Programs
Keymaps
(no compat file)
Setups
Programs
Keymaps
Samples
(includes K2 compat file)
Setups
Programs
Keymaps
(no compat file)
No No No
Categorized Programs Complete Complete Complete Complete Complete Partial Partial Complete Complete Complete Complete
Surf-n-Select Sound Navigation Yes Yes No No Yes No No No No No No
Favorites /
QA Entries
990 10 10 6 990 25,600 25,600 25,600 5 5 No
Sequencer Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
RIFFs 16 0 0 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 0
Arpeggiators 16 8 0 0 16 16 16 16 4 0 0
MIDI CC
Step Sequencer
16 (v4) 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0
External Storage USB-to-PC
USB Drive
USB-to-PC
USB Drive
USB-to-PC
USB Drive
USB-to-PC
USB Drive
USB-to-PC
USB Drive
USB-to-PC
USB Drive
USB-to-PC
USB Drive
USB-to-PC
USB Drive
USB-to-PC
USB Drive
No USB-to-PC
Analog
Outputs
Main + Aux Main Main Main Main + Aux Main + Aux Main + Aux Main Main Main Main
Analog
Inputs
(MP3 input)
1/8″ with FX 1/8″ with FX 1/8″ 1/8″ (2) 1/4″
1/8″
with FX
No No No No (2) 1/4″ No
Digital Out No No No No No Yes
(with sync)
Yes
(with sync)
Yes
(no sync)
No No No
Aftertouch Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Programmable Sliders 9 (+LED ladders) 9 9 4 9 9 9 0 0 0 0
Programmable Knobs 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 5 4 0 1
Programmable Buttons 10 11 6 2 10 10 10 7 1 0 0
CC Pedal inputs 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1
Switch Pedal inputs 3 2 (dual jack) 2 (dual jack) 2 (dual jack) 2 3 3 2 2 (dual jack) 1 1 (dual jack)
Half-Damper *** Yes (pianos) Yes (pianos) MIDI only MIDI only Yes (pianos) No No No Yes (pianos) No No
Drum Pads 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0
Ribbon input No No No No Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Breath Controller input No No No No No Yes Yes No No No No

Notes:

¹ Keyboard Mechanisms: FW = fully-weighted hammer-action / SW = semi-weighted / SY = synth action.

² GD = German D, JC7 = Japanese C7, TS = Triple Strike.

³ KSR = “Kurzweil String Resonance”.

* These pianos are an optimized version of the Forte® Grand pianos, derived from the same quality content but using less samples.

** Cannot load K2 Series KB3 or Triple Mode Programs. Edited ROM sample headers as well as some DSP algorithms and tools cannot be converted. Please see owner’s manuals for details.

*** Half-damper pedal sold separately.

Song Mode/Sequencing

Question:
What are the basic functions of the step sequencer in the Forte SE/7/8?

Answer:

Explore the step sequencer in Kurzweil Forte7/8/SE with this Quick Tip video. Learn the basic functions and also how to create more complex sequences (dotted rhythms) in this 5 minute tutorial:

(Note: The Forte SE UI is used for demonstration in this video. While the Forte 7/8 display is different, the concepts/parameters discussed apply to the Forte 7/8 as well.)

For more information on the Forte series arpeggiator, download the newly updated Forte SE Musician’s Guide
.

Forte 7/8 users can download the demo program, Skool Bass, from the Legacy Synth Bass Soundbank.

Effects

Question:
How does the Audio In with FX work on the Forte7/8/SE?

Answer:

Explore the AUDIO IN feature on the Forte7/8/SE with this Quick Tip video. Learn the basic functions as well as how to apply FX to the live input:

(Note: The Forte UI is used for demonstration in this video. While the Forte SE display is different, the concepts/parameters discussed apply to the Forte SE as well.)

Question:
What are the basic functions of the effects editor in the Forte SE/7/8?

Answer:

Explore the FX processing power and full editing capabilities of the Kurzweil Forte 7/8/SE with this Quick Tip video. Learn how to select, modify and build effects chains in this 6 minute tutorial:

(Note: The Forte 7/8 UI is used for demonstration in this video. While the Forte 7/8 color display is different than the Forte SE display, the concepts/parameters discussed apply to the Forte SE as well.)

Download the handy “Effect Preset Guide” page featured in the video. This quick graphic shows you the general categories of individual FX presets available when building your own FX chains.

MIDI Controllers

Question:
What pedals can I use with my Artis / Artis 7 / Artis SE / Forte SE / SP6?

Answer:

Single Switch Pedals

The instrument ships with one KP-1 Switch Pedal
however any standard foot switch pedal (with 1/4″ mono connection) will be compatible. Polarity is a non-issue as the instrument checks the pedal polarity on power up and calibrates itself accordingly. For this to work, be sure to plug the switch pedal in before turning on the instrument, and do not step on the pedal during the boot up process. Doing otherwise can lead to the pedal working in reverse or not at all. If that occurs, simply power down, be sure the pedal is fully connected, then power back up without touching the pedal.


Dual-Switch Pedal Inputs

The instrument supports connecting two switch pedals into each switch pedal input. You can connect a dual switch pedal with a single 1/4″ stereo plug (not sold by Kurzweil) or employ a “Y” adapter (stereo (M) to dual-mono (F)) to connect two standard/single pedals to each input jack.
Doing so would provide a total of four switch pedals. Again remember to make all switch-pedal connections with the instrument powered off.


Half-Damper Pedals

The instrument* also supports connecting half-damper pedals (sold separately) to either of the switch pedal inputs.

The Kurzweil KP-1H half-damper pedal is the recommended pedal and is available via any Kurzweil dealer.

In addition, there are several other manufacturers of half-damper pedals on the market. Not all are compatible or interchangeable.

KORG pedals are compatible with the Forte.

ROLAND and YAMAHA pedals are not compatible.

(*Note: Artis/Artis 7/Artis SE users: Half-damper is for MIDI output only. It does not effect internal sounds)


Continuous Controller Pedals (CC Pedal)

The instrument requires a CC Pedal with a TRS 1/4″ connector and 10k linear potentiometer, such as the Kurzweil CC-1 (sold separately). Most manufacturers EXCEPT Yamaha and Korg make pedals with the same specifications and should work. Yamaha and Korg pedals typically use an exponential potentiometer and therefore will not work correctly.

CC-1 Wiring Spec

The Control Pedal must be wired to a single stereo (TRS) 1/4″ plug as follows:

  • Wiper to tip connection of 1/4″ plug
  • Top end of resistance element to Ring connection
  • Bottom end of resistance to Sleeve connection

CCpedal_Wiring.gif

Operating System Updates

Question:
What are the new features/enhancements in the 2.00 update?

Answer:

Check out the new and enhanced features in v2.00!

To download the latest update, please visit the Forte SE Downloads page.

Program Mode

Question:
What are the basic functions of the effects editor in the Forte SE/7/8?

Answer:

Explore the FX processing power and full editing capabilities of the Kurzweil Forte 7/8/SE with this Quick Tip video. Learn how to select, modify and build effects chains in this 6 minute tutorial:

(Note: The Forte 7/8 UI is used for demonstration in this video. While the Forte 7/8 color display is different than the Forte SE display, the concepts/parameters discussed apply to the Forte SE as well.)

Download the handy “Effect Preset Guide” page featured in the video. This quick graphic shows you the general categories of individual FX presets available when building your own FX chains.

Question:
Where can I obtain a list of the factory preset Programs & Multis for the Forte SE?

Answer:

The complete list of factory preset Programs and Multis can be found in Appendix C and E of the Forte SE Musician’s Guide. The Forte SE Musician’s Guide can be downloaded from the Forte SE DOWNLOADS page (under ‘User Manuals’).

Question:
How can I select a certain Program to be the default when I first power up?
and
My instrument powers up with some undesired Program selection not of my choosing, how can I fix that?

Answer:

  1. From the Program mode, select the desired start-up Program.
  2. Press Global
  3. Press Program (to exit back to Program Mode).

Done. The Program you selected in step 1 above will now be the default start-up selection.

Question:
What are the basic functions of the step sequencer in the Forte SE/7/8?

Answer:

Explore the step sequencer in Kurzweil Forte7/8/SE with this Quick Tip video. Learn the basic functions and also how to create more complex sequences (dotted rhythms) in this 5 minute tutorial:

(Note: The Forte SE UI is used for demonstration in this video. While the Forte 7/8 display is different, the concepts/parameters discussed apply to the Forte 7/8 as well.)

For more information on the Forte series arpeggiator, download the newly updated Forte SE Musician’s Guide
.

Forte 7/8 users can download the demo program, Skool Bass, from the Legacy Synth Bass Soundbank.

Question:
How does the Forte SE’s real-time “Transpose” feature work?

Answer:

The Forte SE offers dedicated Transpose – / + buttons immediately above the Pitch and Mod Wheels:

The Transpose buttons can be used to change the tuning of notes played on the Forte SE keyboard in semitones (ST), also known as half steps. This is a convenient way to change the key of a song without learning to play it in a different key. (Note: the Transpose buttons also transpose MIDI notes sent to the USB and MIDI out ports).

Working in tandem with the physical Transpose buttons is the “Xp” (Transpose) readout affixed at the top of the Program and Multi mode screens. This field maintains a constant readout of the current transpose value:

Press the Transpose – or + buttons to transpose the Forte SE keyboard down or up by one semitone. The top line of the display shows the current transposition value. The maximum transposition value possible is +/- 36 semitones.

Example 1 – here we have things transposed up 1 ST:

Example 2 – here we have things transposed down -3 ST:

The LEDs of the Transpose buttons themselves also offer indication whether the keyboard is currently transposed up (Transpose + LED is lit) or down (Transpose – LED is lit) or not at all (no buttons lit).

Example – here we have things transposed up:


TIPS:

  • With the “S.Buttons” parameter (Global Mode: Main) set to “Octave” you can transpose things up/down by octave use the OCTAV- and OCTAV+ soft buttons that will appear in the lower left of the screen:

  • Pressing both Transpose – and + simultaneously (or both Octave soft buttons) will reset the transposition to 0.

Question:
How do Algs and Cascade Mode work?

Answer:

Explore the Algorithm (ALG) page and its advanced DSP functions. This tutorial will teach you how to create signal chains using virtual wiring and synthesizer blocks (like oscillators and filters). Advanced instructions will show you how to cascade audio through multiple layers.

(Note: The Forte 7/8 UI is used for demonstration in this video. While the Forte 7/8 color display is different than the Forte SE display, the concepts/parameters discussed apply to the Forte SE as well.)

Troubleshooting

Question:
How can I restore my Forte SE back to the factory defaults (hard reset)?

Answer:

Caution: Hard resetting will erase all user memory ! Need be, back up any custom programming before proceeding.

There are two methods for performing a hard reset on a Forte SE:

    • GLOBAL Mode Method: (with the Forte SE powered up in normal operating modes)
        1. On the Forte SE, press the front panel GLOBAL mode button, you will see:
        2. Press [

        3. Press [Reset]:

        4. Press [Yes]:

        5. Press [Yes] again:

      The Forte SE will then reboot, at which point it will be completely reset back to factory defaults.

-OR-

  • SYSTEM Mode Method: (useful if you are unable to perform the Global mode method)
      1. Turn the Forte SE off.
      2. Press and hold the ENTER button while you turn the power on. You can release the Enter button once you see the System Mode menu:

     

      1. Press [SYSTEM RESET]:

      2. Press [OK]:

      3. Press [OK] again:

      4. You will then be brought back to the main System Mode menu – Press [RUN ForteSE]:

    The Forte SE will then reboot, at which point it will be completely reset back to factory defaults.

Question:
How can I select a certain Program to be the default when I first power up?
and
My instrument powers up with some undesired Program selection not of my choosing, how can I fix that?

Answer:

  1. From the Program mode, select the desired start-up Program.
  2. Press Global
  3. Press Program (to exit back to Program Mode).

Done. The Program you selected in step 1 above will now be the default start-up selection.

DOWNLOADS

User Manuals

Forte SE Musician’s Guide – 8.0 MB
Primary owner’s manual (Rev C)
2018-07-02

Forte SE Musician’s Guide – E-Book – 8.6 MB
Primary owner’s manual – .epub format for e-readers and mobile devices (Rev C)
2018-07-02

Forte SE Getting Started Guide – 1.2 MB
Quick Start Guide
2015-11-19

Effect Preset Guide (.png) – 140 KB
Graphic showing the general categories of individual FX presets available when building your own FX chains.
2017-03-06

OS Updates

Forte SE v2.05 Update – 6.5 MB
Contains: OS v 3.86.30663, Obj 2.01.8, Installation Instructions, Release Notes
2018-07-02

SoundBanks

Patch Kreator: KVA Synth – 66 KB
Turn your Forte SE into a fun and hands-on polyphonic virtual analog synthesizer. The KVA Synth features two oscillators, a sub oscillator, two 2-Pole Filters, Amp Envelope Controls, Filter Modulation and 4 Effects.<br>(Contents: VA Synth Kreator Template, 10 Factory Programs and a controller decal printout).
2016-03-25

DMM: Drum Multi Machine – 115 KB
Turn your Forte SE into a classic XOX-style drum machine! Control 8 zones of drum sounds, with each zone assigned to its own part of the kit. Mute and activate zones on the fly. Change the sound with the FSE controllers, while the FSE’s 8 arpeggiators create the beat. Build your own Drum Multi Machine XOX steps from the template or have fun tweaking a preset!
(Contents: DMM Template, 8 Factory Multis and a controller decal printout).
2016-04-06

DP1 – Drum Pack 1 – 328 KB
8 NEW drum programs that are fun to play and interact with. Based on Arpeggiator patterns designed for each individual program, these drum programs groove for you! Change things up simply by playing new notes and moving controllers. Latch any pattern with a pedal and play other drums or perc on top, creating your own grooves instantly! Turn the Arp OFF to play the drum kits normally. (Contents: 8 Programs, instructions, artwork).
2016-04-14

Kinder Sounds – 61 KB
Create music, with your Forte7/8/SE, that evokes the wonder and whimsy of childhood. The Kinder Sounds library includes a Kinderklavier, Polyphon, Melodica, Bell Orchestra and more! *Now included in FORTE SE O/S v2 Bank B* (Contents: 8 Programs, instructions, artwork).
2016-04-20

Patch Kreator: Bass – Leads – 94.3 KB
Create retro digital sounds with the Bass & Lead Patch Kreator. Mix 80’s synth samples with DSP waveforms on the fly. Use the partial selector to change harmonics in real time. Build new patches from scratch or tweak the included programs. (Contents: Kreator Template, 10 Factory Programs, controller decal printout, instructions, artwork).
2016-04-27

Legacy Pack 1 – 115 KB
Includes six classic Kurzweil factory programs. Each program is enhanced to utilize the greater FX resources and real-time controllers of the Forte family. Enjoy some favorites – renewed and updated! *Now included in FORTE SE O/S v2 Bank B* (Contents: 6 Factory Programs, instructions, artwork).
2016-05-04

MAP // Motion Arp Pack – 74.2 KB
Eight new Kurzweil Factory Programs powered by arpeggiators, LFOs, delays and more! Move your music with the deep motion-modulation engine on the Forte 7/8. *Now included in FORTE SE O/S v2 Bank B*  (Contents: 8 Factory Programs, instructions, artwork).
2016-05-18

POLY-Kz – 57.2 KB
10 NEW programs that recreate classic analog polysynths! Each program is also a synth template – with major parameters easily controllable from the front panel. Emulate vintage gear with two “VCOs,” selectable waveforms, filter, and envelope controls. Create lush sounds with modulation options like independent vibrato LFOs for each “VCO”, independent PWM LFO, and pressure triggered mods. *Now included in FORTE SE O/S v2 Bank B* (Contents: 10 Factory Programs, instructions, artwork).
2016-05-31

Retro Pads & Arps – 105 KB
10 NEW lush pads and rhythmic arpeggiator groove programs. Load these sounds into your Forte7/8 and get inspired for your next track or fill in that missing piece of your mix. *Now included in FORTE SE O/S v2 Bank B* (Contents: 10 Factory Programs, instructions, artwork).
2016-06-08

Patch Kreator: The Roog – 86.1 KB
Go Roog and turn your Forte 7/8 into a fun-to-use mono-synth. Inspired by the classic, The Roog lets you create new patches right from the controllers – preserving the original’s functionality. Design new sounds from the template or tweak the presets using the dual oscillators, modeled LP filter, three LFO wave shapes, sync saw/square, two bonus effects and more! (Contents: 12 Factory Programs, instructions, decal, artwork).
2016-06-24

Legacy Pack 2 – 72 KB
Expand your collection with 10 enhanced programs from the Kurzweil vault. Each program has been optimized to use the increased FX and controller resources of the Forte 7/8. Load-up these factory favorites– including Adagio Magic, Ancient Calling and more! *Now included in FORTE SE O/S v2 Bank B* (Contents: 10 Factory Programs, instructions, artwork).
2016-07-11

Metalscapes – 158.8 KB
8 new factory programs that showcase metallic sounds processed with the Forte 7/8. Create mysterious soundscapes with programs like Fisher Cove or Sci-Fi Movie. Add drive with arpeggiated programs: Space Agogo and Cloud Level. Build to an ending with Post Rock and Shimmer Pad. All programs are controller assigned to allow for sound-shaping and modulation changes in real-time. *Now included in FORTE SE O/S v2 Bank B* (Contents: 8 Factory Programs, instructions, artwork).
2016-07-19

Legacy Plus – Voices Pack – 81.7
6 NEW and 4 LEGACY programs to expand your Forte 7/8’s voices category. The Voices Pack includes favorites like Throat Siren and Bandpass Choir as well as new vocal pads, synths and percussion programs to compliment the classic sounds. *Now included in FORTE SE O/S v2 Bank B* (Contents: 10 Factory Programs, instructions, artwork).
2016-08-09

Legacy Plus – Folk Pack – 5.3 MB
Contains 6 Legacy and 4 New programs. Join a backyard folk jam with your Forte 7/8. Create a beat with the Washboard and Bodhran programs, build an ostinato with the Washtub Bass and strum along with a Steel String Guitar, Dulcimer, Mando, or Banjo! *Now included in FORTE SE O/S v2 Bank B* (Contents: 10 Factory Programs, instructions, artwork).
2016-08-23

Vintage Keys 1 – 387 KB
Contains 12 LEGACY programs that have been updated with real-time controller assignments and additional switchable-effects to utilize the resources of the Forte 7/8. Load-up these EPs, Clavs & Pianets and expand your library. Get clunky with the Woostockclunker, noisy with Walrus Pianet and funky with MotorBootyMutron – and more! *Now included in FORTE SE O/S v2 Bank B* (Contents: 12 Factory Programs, instructions, artwork).
2016-09-09

Legacy Strings – 7.0 MB
Contains 6 factory string programs (5 Legacy & 1 New) for the Forte7/8. Each program has been enhanced with additional effects and controller assignments. Pack includes solo string instruments, a synth-based patch and lush ensemble programs. *Now included in FORTE SE O/S v2 Bank B* (Contents: 6 Factory Programs, instructions, artwork).
2016-09-21

Legacy Pianos – 1.7 MB
Contains 11 factory piano programs that span several product lines – including the Artis, PC3 and K2600. These legacy Triple Strike and Artis pianos have been updated to use the additional resources in the Forte7/8. Program enhancements include Kurzweil String Resonance modeling (KSR), added switchable effects, controller assignments and half-pedal functionality. *Now included in FORTE SE O/S v2 Bank B* (Contents: 11 Factory Programs, instructions, artwork).
2016-10-07

Vintage Keys 2 – 635 KB
Contains 18 Legacy programs including 10 Mellotrons and 8 RMI sounds for your Forte 7/8. All programs have been enhanced with additional switchable-effects and real-time controller assignments. These sounds range from the classic mellotron strings, vox and flutes to keyboard RMI programs like the RMI Harpsi, EP, Clav and Piano. Enjoy these early electronic instruments on the Forte series. *Now included in FORTE SE O/S v2 Bank B* (Contents: 18 Factory Programs, instructions, artwork).
2016-10-21

BPM//Synth//Strings – 491 KB
10 legacy programs for the Forte 7/8. These synth string programs are built from vintage analog waveforms and tempo-based effects. Use these sounds to create mysterious themes or rhythmic drive in your music. Controllers and effects have been enhanced to provide real-time control. (Contents: 10 Factory Programs, instructions, artwork).
2017-02-15

Fast Attack – 552 KB
10 legacy programs to add punch to your mix! These synth programs feature fast attack envelops and aggressive waveforms. All programs have been updated with real time controls and enhanced effects. Arpeggio patterns have been added to put the blips, chirps and stabs into motion. (Contents: 10 Factory Programs, instructions, artwork).
2017-04-28

Software Editors

Forte SE – Desktop Editor (Mac) – 10.3 MB
v2.10 of the Forte SE desktop editing software for the Mac
Requires the latest Forte SE OS update (link above)
2016-09-07

Forte SE – Desktop Editor (PC) – 6.0 MB
v2.10 of the Forte SE desktop editing software for the PC
Requires the latest Forte SE OS update (link above)
2016-09-07

Forte SE – iPad Editor – 45.9 MB
(links to App Store store for download)
Requires the latest Forte SE OS update (link above)
2018-03-27

Forte SE – Desktop Controller (Mac) – 9.5 MB
v1.09 of the Forte SE Desktop Controller software for the Mac
Requires the latest Forte SE OS update (link above)
2017-02-16

Forte SE – Desktop Controller (PC) – 6.8 MB
v1.09 of the Forte SE Desktop Controller software for the PC
Requires the latest Forte SE OS update (link above)
2017-02-16

Forte SE – PlugSE (PC) – 6.9 MB
v1.0.0 of the Forte SE Plug-in – (VST) for the PC
Requires the latest Forte SE OS update (link above)
2017-10-05

Forte SE – PlugSE (Mac) – 18.1 MB
v1.0.0 of the Forte SE Plug-in – (AU/VST) for the Mac
Requires the latest Forte SE OS update (link above)
2017-10-05

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