Forte SE

88 Key Stage Piano

SRP £1,999.00 inc VAT

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.


Sounds

2 Gigabytes of Sounds!
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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

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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

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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

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Award-winning Reverbs, Delays, Choruses, Flangers, Phasers, Distortions, Rotary Amplifiers, Compressors and more - all fully editable from the user-interface.



8 Arpeggiators!

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Looking for a pulse? Activate up to 8 independent Arps (1 per program, 8 per Multi) and discover the new 'Step Sequencer' environment!



Controls 


88-note Italian Hammer-Action Keyboard

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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

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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

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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

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Pitch/Modulation wheels along with dedicated
-/+ Transpose and sound Variation controls conveniently located right on the front panel.



User Interface


Sound Selection


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Easy Category and Program/Multi selection. Save your own preset for each Category.



Favourites Section
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Access your Favourite sounds with ONE button press! Conveniently located right below the Forte® SE's display.



Software Editors
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Using your Mac/PC or iPad, get deeper into editing your Forte® SE's Programs, Multis and Effects!

Keyboard88 note fully-weighted hammer-action with velocity and aftertouch sensitive keys (Fatar TP/100LR)
Display240x64 pixel monochrome LCD with front-panel contrast adjust
Polyphony128 Voice Polyphony, dynamically allocated
Multitimbral16 parts (one per MIDI channel)
Quick Split/LayerEasy access with adjustable relative volume (up to 8 zones)
Factory Programs256 (w/ space for future updates)
User Programs1024
Factory Multis100 - featuring up to 8 independent zones
(w/ space for future updates)
User Multis1024
General MIDINo
Master EQ SectionFront-panel 3-band EQ with sweepable mid and on/off switch
EffectsHundreds 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
Controllers1 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
monopressure (aftertouch)

(*supports dual switch and half-damper for pianos / dual & half-damper pedals sold separately)
Arpeggiators1-per Program, 8-per Multi
Analog Outputs• Two 1/4" balanced TRS analog (24-bit DACs)
• +21dBu maximum output
• 50Ω balanced source impedance
Audio InputsOne 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
MIDIIn, Out
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 EditorsExternal editors for Mac OS X, Windows PC and iOS devices
(coming soon)
FREE OS UpdatesOS updates over USB and/or Flash Drive
Included AccessoriesPower cable, Switch pedal, USB cable, (4) self adhesive feet
Height(5.2") (13.2cm)
Depth(15.2") (38.6cm)
Length(48.9") (124.2cm)
Weight(40.8 lb.) (18.5 kg)
PowerInternal Power Supply, free voltage 100-265VAC 50/60Hz, 10W max