Kurzweil Forte SE - Stage Piano

Kurzweil Forte SE - Stage Piano

Kurzweil Forte SE - Stage Piano

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Product Highlights

  • 88 Keys, Fully Weighted
  • Hammer-Action Keyboard with Aftertouch
  • String Resonance
  • 2 GB Sounds
  • Flash-Play for Zero-Load Time
  • V.A.S.T. Synthesis
  • Effects
  • 28 Programmable Hardware Controllers
  • MIDI I/O and USB
  • Software Editors for Mac, Windows, iOS
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Kurzweil KFORTE-SE Overview

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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
UPC: 883793203816
In the Box
Kurzweil Forte SE - Stage Piano
  • AC Cable
  • USB Cable
  • Sustain Pedal
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Kurzweil KFORTE-SE Specs

    Keyboard 88-note fully weighted hammer-action with velocity and aftertouch (Fatar TP/100L)
    Polyphony 128 Voice, dynamically allocated
    Multitimbral 16 parts (one per MIDI channel)
    Quick Split/Layer easy access with adjustable relative volume (up to 8 zones)
    Presets Factory Single: 256
    User Single : 1024
    Factory Multis: 100
    User Multis: 1024
    Effects 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
    Controllers 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
    Arpeggiator 1-per Program, 8-per Multi
    Audio Inputs 1 x 1/8" TRS stereo mini for MP3 players or other audio sources for accompaniment playback (rear panel)
    Audio Outputs 2 x 1/4" TRS, balanced (24-bit DACs)
    1 x 1/4" TRS Headphone (front panel)
    Output Level Main Out: +21 dBu maximum
    Headphone: 130 mW into 32-Ohm headphones
    Output Impedance 50-Ohm balanced source
    Other Connectors 1 x USB Type-A
    1 x USB Type-B
    2 x 5-pin DIN MIDI In, Out
    Storage USB flash drive (not included)
    Display 240 x 64 pixel monochrome LCD with front-panel contrast adjust
    Power Requirements 100~240 VAC 50/60 Hz
    10 W power consumption
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 48.9 x 15.2 x 5.2" (1242 x 386 x 132 mm)
    Weight 40.8 lb (18.5 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 54.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 54.5 x 19.75 x 10.0"

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