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Kurzweil Forte SE 88 Key Stage Piano

88 Key Fully Weighted Hammer Action, 2-Gig Stage Piano

Product Highlights

  • 2 gigabytes of sounds
  • Features patented FlashPlay Technology
  • V.A.S.T Editing
  • Powerful FX Engine
  • K.S.R. - Kurzweil String Resonance
  • 8 Arpeggiators
  • 88-note Italian Hammer-Action Keyboard
  • Front Panel Master 3-Band EQ

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Kurzweil Forte SE 88 Key Stage Piano

Kurzweil proudly introduces the Forte® SE. Following the standard of sonic excellence set by the Forte®, the Forte® SE elevates your performance with brilliant sound quality, reliability and intuitive operation. The Forte SE is the 2-Gig version of the Forte. It also features a wopping 2 Gigabytes of Sounds! Experience the new HD Japanese Grand (optimized especially for the SE) and German D Grand, which features "KSR" - Kurzweil String Resonance. Also features are a wide selection of custom sounds from the acclaimed Forte® (EP, Clav, Celeste, Crotales, Harpsichord), in addition to PC3 Series and KORE 64™ expansions - all meticulously crafted to deliver unmatched expressiveness with an extreme attention to detail. Patented FlashPlay® Technology gives the Forte® an abundant amount of horse-power; 2 GB sample content with zero loading time, gobs of powerful DSP and furiously fast performance. When it comes to V.A.S.T. Editing (deep native editing), look no further. The Forte® now provides complete access to Kurzweil's legendary Variable Architecture Synthesis Technology directly accessible from the front panel. With 32-layers per program, each offering its own individual signal path and a host of modular DSP tools, the Forte® offers a wealth of sound creation and modification that is truly remarkable.

Kurzweil Forte SE 88 Key Stage Piano Key Features:

  • 2 gigabytes of sounds
  • Features patented FlashPlay Technology
  • V.A.S.T Editing
  • Powerful FX Engine
  • K.S.R. - Kurzweil String Resonance
  • 8 Arpeggiators
  • 88-note Italian Hammer-Action Keyboard
  • Front Panel Master 3-Band EQ
  • 28 Programmable Physical Controllers
  • Easy Access Controls
  • Easy Sound Selection
  • Favorites Selection
  • Software Editors

Kurzweil Forte SE Sounds

2 Gigabytes of Sounds! Hear the new High Definition Japanese Grand (optimized especially for the SE) and German D Grand, featuring "KSR" - Kurzweil String Resonance. Also included are a wide selection of tailored sounds from the acclaimed Forte® (EP, Clav, Celeste, Crotales, Harpsichord), as well as PC3 Series and KORE 64™ expansions - all handcrafted to deliver unprecedented expressiveness with an obsessive attention to detail. Patented FlashPlay® Technology: Flash-Play® powers the Forte® SE with 2 GB of on-board sample content with zero-loading time, loads of powerful DSP and ultrafast performance. V.A.S.T. Editing: Deep editing? Look no further.

The Forte® SE grants full access to Kurzweil's legendary Variable Architecture Synthesis Technology directly from the front panel. With 32-layers per program, each offering its own signal path and a host of modular DSP tools, the Forte® SE offers a wealth of sound creation and modification that is truly immense. Powerful FX Engine: Award-winning Reverbs, Delays, Choruses, Flangers, Phasers, Distortions, Rotary Amplifiers, Compressors and more - all fully editable from the user-interface. K.S.R. - Kurzweil String Resonance: Piano string resonance modeling for enhanced acoustic piano performance! 8 Arpeggiators! Looking for a pulse? Activate up to 8 independent Arps (1 per program, 8 per Multi) and discover the new 'Step Sequencer' environment!

Kurzweil Forte SE Controls

88-note Italian Hammer-Action Keyboard. Every sound within the Forte® SE is perfectly matched to its 88-note fully-weighted Italian hammer-action keyboard with aftertouch. Front Panel Master 3-Band EQ: Room too boomy? No problem. Dial it in with the Master EQ section featuring Bass, Treble, a sweepable Midrange and on/off switch. 28 Programmable Physical Controllers: 9 Sliders, 11 Switches, 2 Wheels, 2 Switch Pedal Inputs (which support 2 half-damper pedals for pianos, or up to 4 switch pedals), 1 Continuous Control Pedal Input and Aftertouch. (1 sustain/switch pedal is included). Easy Access Controls; Pitch/Modulation wheels along with dedicated -/+ Transpose and sound Variation controls conveniently located right on the front panel.

Kurzweil Forte SE User Interface

Sound Selection: Easy Category and Program/Multi selection. Save your own preset for each Category.
Favorites Section: Access your Favorite sounds with ONE button press! Conveniently located right below the Forte® SE's display. Software Editors: Using your Mac/PC or iPad, get deeper into editing your Forte® SE's Programs, Multis and Effects! Coming Soon.


Kurzweil Forte SE 88 Key Stage Piano

  • Keyboard: 88 note fully-weighted hammer-action with velocity and aftertouch sensitive keys (Fatar TP 100LR)
  • Display: 240x64 pixel monochrome LCD with front-panel contrast adjust
  • Polyphony: 128 Voice Polyphony, dynamically allocated
  • Multitimbral: 16 parts (one per MIDI channel)
  • Quick Split/Layer: Easy access with adjustable relative volume (up to 8 zones)
  • Factory Programs: 256 (w/ space for future updates)
  • User Programs: 1024
  • Factory Multis: 100 - featuring up to 8 independent zones (w/ space for future updates)
  • User Multis: 1024
  • General MIDI: No
  • Master EQ Section: Front-panel 3-band EQ with sweepable mid and on/off switch
  • Effects: Hundreds of complex effect chains, incorporated into programs featuring our award winning effects - reverbs, delays, chorus, flange, phaser, EQs, distortions, rotary speaker simulators, compressors, and more.
  • 16 total FX units

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