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The Forte is the Flagship model for Kurzweil Stage Pianos, and it’s pretty impressive. A full 88 key stage piano with a whopping 16gb of sounds, the Forte has some of the most authentic sounds available on a digital piano. If you want to take the expressive tone of a concert grand piano with you to every gig, whilst having the option of a variety of voices at your disposal, the Forte is the cream of the crop.
It’s the Sound
Kurzweil have built their name over the years on the quality and realism of the sound of their instruments. Amazing tone, realism and expression that goes far beyond the expectations of what you would imagine an electronic instrument could achieve. The Forte has all those integral elements in spades, creating a professional instrument that would not be out of place on any stage.
A whopping 16gb of sounds gives you truly authentic versions of hand-selected German and vintage Japanese concert grand pianos, as well as Rhodes, Wurlitzer, Clav, Harpsichord, Orchestral Percussion and many more from the acclaimed PC3 and Kore 64 expansion. Each patch is highly detailed so that the instrument responds to every nuance in your performance. To back this up, the Forte has FlashPlay technology that gives the keyboard a staggering amount of horsepower to be able to handle these ultra high quality samples combined with a powerful effects Engine and more. Seamless performance without any hiccups or loading times; it simply works!
And the Feel
All these amazing realistic tones would be nothing if the tactile feel of the keys didn’t match what was feeding to your ears. Luckily, the Forte is perfectly matched with the best of the best. A full size 88 note, fully-weighted Italian Hammer Action keyboard with aftertouch, that gives you complete control and a deft touch to your playing. You also get 23 programmable physical controllers including sliders, switches, wheels, buttons and pedals (1 sustain pedal is included) so that performing is simple and you can focus on the music.
The Forte has a number of features that help you make quick changes when you’re performing. For starters, there’s a Widescreen colour LCD Display so that you can quickly and easily navigate all the functions. If you want it even easier than that, a favourites section that allows you to store your 10 favourite patches to recall at the press of a button. There’s also a dedicated 3-band master EQ, so if a patch is too boomy or too thin, you can dial in the perfect mix with bass, treble and sweepable mid-range. You also have quick access to an award-winning array of effects that you can quickly mix into your preset sound.
If you want to get deeper into editing your favourite sounds, you have access to the free download of a software editor to completely transform your patches on PC, Mac, or even iPad
Features of Kurzweil Forte – Stage Piano
- 88-key fully weighted Italian hammer-action keyboard with aftertouch
- 16 GB of new sounds featuring German and Japanese concert grand pianos, as well as Rhodes, Wurlitzer, clav and harpsichords, along with a wide selection of sounds from the PC3 and KORE 64 expansion
- Flash-Play allows for calling up the 16 GB sample content with zero-load time
- KB3 ToneReal organs modeled after classic Hammond, Vox and Farfisa organs and featuring nine realistic drawbars
- FX engine includes reverbs, delays, choruses, flangers, phasers, distortions, rotary amplifiers, compressors, and more
- Front-panel master compressor and 3-band EQ with the EQ section featuring bass, treble and sweepable midrange
- Twenty-three programmable physical controllers
- Dedicated transpose, tap tempo and sound variation controls conveniently located right above the pitch/modulation wheels
- Widescreen color display
- Easy category and program/multi-selection
- Save custom presets for each category
- Access ten favorite sounds with a single button press
- Complete MIDI functionality over USB
- Software editors available for editing programs, multis and effects available for Mac OS X, Windows, and iOS
- Operating system updates from a PC, Mac, or flash drive
SPECIFICATIONS of Kurzweil Forte – Stage Piano
All specifications subject to change without notice.
|Classic KeysKeyboard:||88 note fully-weighted hammer-action with velocity and aftertouch sensitive keys (Fatar TP/40L)|
|Display:||480×272 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 sample-based 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 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|
|Factory Multis:||186 Factory-crafted Multis – featuring up to 16 independent zones|
|Quick Split/Layer:||Easy access with adjustable relative volume (up to 16 zones)|
|Favorites:||500 (50 Banks of 10 Favorites each)|
|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)
|Sequencer:||16 Tracks; 960 PPQ resolution. Song editing functions include both event and track-based tools like quantize, swing, remap, controller scaling and more.|
|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|
|Weight:||(48 lb.) (21.8 kg)|
|Power:||Internal Power Supply, free voltage 100-240VAC 50/60Hz, 20W max|