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.
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.
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.
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)
Award-winning Reverbs, Delays, Choruses, Flangers, Phasers, Distortions, Rotary Amplifiers, Compressors and more.
Every sound within the Forte™ is perfectly matched to its 88-note fully-weighted Italian hammer-action keyboard with aftertouch.
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.
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).
Dedicated -/+ Transpose, Tap Tempo and sound Variation controls conveniently located right above the Pitch/Modulation wheels.
Navigate the Forte™ with a new 4.3” 480x272 widescreen colour LCD display.
Easy Category and Program/Multi selection. Save your own preset for each Category.
Access your 10 Favourite sounds with ONE button press! Conveniently located right below the Forte's™ display.
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
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
186 Factory-crafted Multis - featuring up to 16 independent zones
Easy access with adjustable relative volume (up to 16 zones)
500 (50 Banks of 10 Favorites each)
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
(*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.
1-per Program, 16-per Multi
Four (2 pairs) 1/4" balanced TRS analog (24-bit DACs)
Automatic mono switching on both pairs.
• +21dBu maximum output
• 50? balanced source impedance
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
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