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The Forte SE from Kurzweil is an 88-key stage piano featuring Japanese and German grand pianos with modeled string resonance, electric pianos, clav, crotales, celeste, harpsichord, along with a selection of sounds from the company's PC3 Series and KORE 64 expansions . A total of 2 GB of samples can be instantly loaded via the company's Flash-Play technology, and triggered via the fully weighted hammer-action keyboard with monophonic aftertouch.
The instrument's V.A.S.T. (Variable Architecture Synthesis Technology) is accessible directly from the front panel, with thirty-two layers per program, each offering its own signal path and a host of modular DSP tools. Twenty-eight programmable physical controllers provide detailed editing functions of both the sounds and the extensive effects. A dedicated front-panel master EQ aids in sculpting the sounds.
Up to eight independent arpeggiators are available (one per program, eight per multi) along with a new "Step Sequencer" environment. The effects engine includes reverbs, delays, choruses, flangers, phasers, distortions, rotary amplifiers, compressors, and more, all fully editable from the user-interface. Easy category and program/multi selection is further enhanced by loading favorite sounds with a single button press.
88-key fully weighted Italian hammer-action keyboard with aftertouch
2 GB of sounds featuring a High-Definition Japanese Grand, a German D Grand as well as electric piano, clav, celeste, crotales and harpsichords, along with a wide selection of sounds from the PC3 and KORE 64 expansion
Kurzweil String Resonance delivers piano-string resonance modeling for enhanced acoustic piano performance
Flash-Play allows for calling up the 2 GB sample content with zero-load time
Effects engine includes reverbs, delays, choruses, flangers, phasers, distortions, rotary amplifiers, compressors, and more all fully editable from the user-interface
Up to eight independent arpeggiators (one per program, eight per multi) and "Step Sequencer" environment
Front-panel 3-band EQ featuring bass, treble and sweepable midrange
Twenty-eight programmable physical controllers
Dedicated transpose, tap tempo and sound-variation controls conveniently located right above the pitch/modulation wheels
Easy category and program/multi selection
Save custom preset for each category
Access favorite sounds with a single button press
MIDI I/O with USB functionality
Software editors available for editing programs, multis and effects available for Mac OS X, Windows, and iOS
In the Box
Kurzweil Forte SE - Stage Piano
Limited 1-Year Warranty
Table of Contents
88-note fully weighted hammer-action with velocity and aftertouch (Fatar TP/100L)
128 Voice, dynamically allocated
16 parts (one per MIDI channel) Quick Split/Layer easy access with adjustable relative volume (up to 8 zones)
Factory Single: 256 User Single : 1024 Factory Multis: 100 User Multis: 1024
Master Section: Front-panel 3-band EQ with sweepable mid and on/off switch Hundreds of effect chains incorporated into programs, featuring reverbs, delays, chorus, flange, phaser, EQs, distortions, rotary speaker simulators, compressors, and more 16 FX units, total
1 x Pitch wheel 1 x Modulation wheel 9 x Front panel sliders 9 x switches (assignable/zone mutes/KB3 control) 1 x Variation switch 1 x Arp switch 2 x Transpose switches 2 x Switch pedal inputs* (includes single switch/sustain pedal) 1 x Continuous control pedal input 1 x Mono pressure aftertouch
*Supports dual switch and half-damper for pianos - dual and half-damper pedals sold separately
1-per Program, 8-per Multi
1 x 1/8" TRS stereo mini for MP3 players or other audio sources for accompaniment playback (rear panel)
2 x 1/4" TRS, balanced (24-bit DACs) 1 x 1/4" TRS Headphone (front panel)
Main Out: +21 dBu maximum Headphone: 130 mW into 32-Ohm headphones
50-Ohm balanced source
1 x USB Type-A 1 x USB Type-B 2 x 5-pin DIN MIDI In, Out
USB flash drive (not included)
240 x 64 pixel monochrome LCD with front-panel contrast adjust