The most advanced keyboard to ever wear the Kurzweil logo.
16 Gig of New Sounds
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.
Patented FLash Play Technology
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.
Powerful FX Engine
Award-winning Reverbs, Delays, Choruses, Flangers, Phasers, Distortions, Rotary Amplifiers, Compressors and more.
88-Note Italian Hammer Action Keyboard
Every sound within the Forte™ is perfectly matched to its 88-note fully-weighted Italian hammer-action keyboard with aftertouch.
Front Panel Master Compressor & 3 Band EQ
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.
23 Programmable Physical Controllers
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)
Easy Access Controls
Dedicated -/ Transpose, Tap Tempo and sound Variation controls conveniently located right above the Pitch/Modulation wheels
Widescreen Color Display
Easy Category and Program/Multi selection. Save your own preset for each Category
Get deeper into editing your Forte™ Programs, Multis and Effects!
|Keyboard:||88 note fully-weighted hammer-action with velocity and aftertouch sensitive keys (Fatar TP/40L)|
|Display:||480×272 pixel color LCD with front-panel contrast 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)|
|Quick Split/Layer:||Easy access with adjustable relative volume (up to 4 zones)|
|Factory Programs:||309 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|
|Factory Multis:||181 Factory-crafted Multis – featuring up to 4 independent zones|
|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
(editing of FXChains requires use of the Desktop Editor)
|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
|Analog Outputs:||• Four (2 pairs) 1/4″ balanced TRS analog (24-bit DACs)
Automatic mono switching on both pairs.
• 21dBu maximum output
• 400Ω balanced source impedance
|Audio Inputs:||One stereo 1/8″ back-panel input 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|