Introducing the Kurzweil Forte® SE.
Following the standard of sonic excellence established by the Forte®, the Forte® SE brings your performance to new heights with its astonishing sound quality, dependability and user-friendly operation.
2 Gigabytes of Sounds!
Hear the new High Definition Japanese Grand (optimised 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.
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.
Looking for a pulse? Activate up to 8 independent Arps (1 per program, 8 per Multi) and discover the new 'Step Sequencer' environment!
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.
Easy Category and Program/Multi selection. Save your own preset for each Category.
Access your Favourite sounds with ONE button press! Conveniently located right below the Forte® SE's display.
Using your Mac/PC or iPad, get deeper into editing your Forte® SE's Programs, Multis and Effects!
|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)|
|Factory Multis||100 - featuring up to 8 independent zones |
(w/ space for future updates)
|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
|Controllers||1 pitch wheel |
1 modulation wheel
9 front panel sliders
9 switches (assignable/zone mutes/KB3 control)
1 variation switch
1 Arp switch
2 transpose switches
*2 switch pedal inputs (1 switch/sustain pedal is included)
1 continuous control pedal inputs
(*supports dual switch and half-damper for pianos / dual & half-damper pedals sold separately)
|Arpeggiators||1-per Program, 8-per Multi|
|Analog Outputs||• Two 1/4" balanced TRS analog (24-bit DACs) |
• +21dBu maximum output
• 50Ω balanced source impedance
|Audio Inputs||One stereo 1/8" back-panel input for connecting your favourite MP3 player or other audio source for accompaniment playback|
|Headphones||• 1 back-panel 1/4" headphone output |
• 130mW into 32 ohm headphones
|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 |
|FREE OS Updates||OS updates over USB and/or Flash Drive|
|Included Accessories||Power cable, Switch pedal, USB cable, (4) self adhesive feet|
|Weight||(40.8 lb.) (18.5 kg)|
|Power||Internal Power Supply, free voltage 100-265VAC 50/60Hz, 10W max|
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