Kurzweil Forte professional keyboard


Kurzweil Forte professional keyboard

3,495.00 5,895.00

Introducing the Kurzweil Forte®.
The most advanced keyboard to ever wear the Kurzweil logo.

16 Gigabytes of Sounds!

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

Display:480x272 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 Vox/Farfisa programs)

Multitimbral: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 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

User Programs:1024

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

User Multis:1024

Quick Split/Layer:Easy access with adjustable relative volume (up to 16 zones)

Favorites:500 (50 Banks of 10 Favorites each)

General MIDI:No

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)

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 (*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