Introducing the Kurzweil Forte, a high-end 88-key stage piano designed for professional musicians and music enthusiasts who demand the best in sound quality and performance. With 16GB of hand-selected new sounds and patented FlashPlay™ technology, this piano offers ultra-fast performance and unparalleled versatility.
Keyboard and Display
The Kurzweil Forte features an 88-note fully-weighted hammer-action keyboard with velocity and aftertouch sensitive keys (Fatar TP/40L), providing a realistic and expressive playing experience. The keyboard is accompanied by a 480×272 pixel color LCD with front-panel contrast adjust, making it easy to navigate through the piano’s many features.
Polyphony and Multitimbral
With 128 voice polyphony, dynamically allocated across 16 parts (one per MIDI channel), the Kurzweil Forte offers a powerful and expansive sound palette. The piano also features quick split/layer functionality with adjustable relative volume (up to 4 zones), allowing for easy access to multiple sounds simultaneously.
Factory and User Programs
The Kurzweil Forte comes equipped with stunning factory programs, including the all-new Japanese and German Grands, new Rhodes, Wurlitzer, Clav, and Harpsichord sounds, along with a wide selection of sounds from the acclaimed PC3 and KORE 64™ expansion. In addition, users can create and save their own custom programs with 256 user program slots.
The piano also comes with factory-crafted Multis featuring up to 4 independent zones, as well as 256 user Multi slots, providing endless possibilities for creating complex and layered sounds.
The Kurzweil Forte features a powerful FX engine with over 1000 complex effect chains incorporated into programs, featuring award-winning effects like reverbs, delays, chorus, flanger, phaser, EQs, distortions, rotary speaker simulators, compressors, and more. The piano includes 32 total FX units, and editing of FXChains requires use of the Desktop Editor.
The piano comes equipped with 1 pitch wheel, 1 modulation wheel, 9 front panel sliders with LED ladders, 9 KB3 control switches/control/zone mute switches, 1 variation switch, 1 tap tempo switch, 2 transpose switches, and 3 switch pedal inputs (1 switch/sustain pedal is included) 2 continuous control pedal input monopressure (aftertouch).
Analog Outputs and Audio Inputs
The Kurzweil Forte features four (2 pairs) 1/4″ balanced TRS analog outputs (24-bit DACs) with automatic mono switching on both pairs and a maximum output of +21dBu. The piano also includes one stereo 1/8″ back-panel input for connecting your favorite MP3 player or other audio source for accompaniment playback.
MIDI and USB
The piano includes MIDI In, Thru, Out (with Thru/Out switch), and two USB ports (one A port/one B port) for complete MIDI functionality over USB, as well as user program/multi file transfer to/from PC/Mac/Flash Drive, and operating system updates from PC/Mac/Flash Drive.
Software Editors and OS Updates
The Kurzweil Forte comes with external editors for Mac OS X, Windows PC, and iOS devices, allowing for easy control and customization. The piano also includes free OS updates over USB and/or Flash Drive.
Dimensions and Power
The piano measures 5.5″ (14cm) in height, 15.5″ (39.5cm) in depth, and 54.5″ (138.5cm) in length, with a weight of 49.6