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Kurzweil Forte

Kurzweil Forte

Regular price £2,621.00 Sale

Estimated delivery date: 2-4 days

Premium stage piano.


Introducing the new Kurzweil Forte™ premium stage piano, the most advanced keyboard ever to wear the Kurzweil logo. New patented FlashPlay™ technology provides a massive 16Gb of built-in sample content with zero-loading time. Stunning new 9' German and 7' Japanese Grand Pianos are included, expertly sampled and voiced by industry-leading sound designers. Also including our ToneReal™ organs and a "Best Of" selection from the PC3 Series and Kore64 expansion, the Forte™ offers exemplary sound across all bases. With 128 voices of polyphony and extensive realtime and MIDI control capabilities expected of Kurzweil, the Forte™ is our flagship stage piano for the professional musician.

16 Gigabytes of All New Sounds!

New, hand-selected German and vintage Japanese concert grand pianos, as well as 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, all delivered with unprecedented expressiveness and an obsessive attention to detail.

Patented FlashPlay™ Technology

Flash-Play™ provides the Forte™ with a staggering amount of horse-power; 16 GB sample content with zero-loading time, heaping mounds of powerful DSP and ultrafast performance.

KB3 ToneReal™ Organs

Modeled after classic Hammond, Vox and Farfisa organs. Featuring all the controls you want and more, including 9 realistic drawbars. With v1.11 and later , KB3 is now Polyphony Free*, no longer using any of the Forte's 128 voices! (*does not apply to Vox/Farfisa programs)

Powerful FX Engine

Award-winning Reverbs, Delays, Choruses, Flangers, Phasers, Distortions, Rotary Amplifiers, Compressors and more.

88-note Italian Hammer-Action Keyboard

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

Front Panel Master Compressor & 3-Band EQ

Room too boomy? Need to add some punch? No problem. Dial it in with the Master Compressor & EQ section featuring Bass, Treble and sweepable Midrange.

23 Programmable Physical Controllers

9 Sliders (with brilliant LED ladders), 6 Switches, 2 Wheels, 3 Switch Pedal Inputs, 2 Continuous Control Pedal Inputs and Aftertouch. (1 sustain/switch pedal is included).

Easy Access Controls

Dedicated -/+ Transpose, Tap Tempo and sound Variation controls conveniently located right above the Pitch/Modulation wheels.

Widescreen Colour Display

Navigate the Forte™ with a new 4.3” 480x272 widescreen colour LCD display.

Sound Selection

Easy Category and Program/Multi selection. Save your own preset for each Category.

Favourites Section

Access your 10 Favourite sounds with ONE button press! Conveniently located right below the Forte's™ display.


Classic KeysKeyboard

88 note fully-weighted hammer-action with velocity and aftertouch sensitive keys (Fatar TP/40L)


480x272 pixel color LCD with front-panel brightness adjust


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)


16 parts (one per MIDI channel)


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

User Programs:


Factory Multis:

186 Factory-crafted Multis - featuring up to 16 independent zones

User Multis:


Quick Split/Layer:

Easy access with adjustable relative volume (up to 16 zones)


500 (50 Banks of 10 Favorites each)

General MIDI:


Kurzweil String Resonance:


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


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


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)


16 Tracks; 960 PPQ resolution. Song editing functions include both event and track-based tools like quantize, swing, remap, controller scaling and more.


16-per Multi


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
• 50? 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


1 front panel 1/4" headphone output
130mW into 32 ohm headphones


In, Thru, Out (w/ Thru/Out switch)


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 (*coming soon)

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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