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The Forte from Kurzweil is an 88-key stage piano featuring Japanese and German grand pianos, vintage '77 and '73 tine electric pianos, wurly, clav, harpsichord, celeste, and more. A total of 16 GB of samples can be instantly loaded via the company's Flash-Play technology, and triggered via the fully weighted hammer-action keyboard with aftertouch.
Additionally, the keyboard contains the B3 ToneReal organs modeled after classic Hammond, Vox and Farfisa units, with organ tones adjustable via nine realistic drawbars with LED ladders. Twenty-three programmable physical controllers provide detailed editing functions of both the sounds and the extensive effects. The user interface has been enhanced by the addition of a widescreen color LCD display.
A dedicated front-panel master EQ and compressor aid in sculpting the sounds. The effects engine includes reverbs, delays, choruses, flangers, phasers, distortions, rotary amplifiers, compressors, and more. Effect chains, sixteen-part multitimbral, four independent zones, full USB implementation and full MIDI connectivity make the Forte a complete package. A cross platform software editor is also available.
88-key fully weighted Italian hammer-action keyboard with aftertouch
16 GB of new sounds featuring German and Japanese concert grand pianos, as well as Rhodes, Wurlitzer, clav and harpsichords, along with a wide selection of sounds from the PC3 and KORE 64 expansion
Flash-Play allows for calling up the 16 GB sample content with zero-load time
KB3 ToneReal organs modeled after classic Hammond, Vox and Farfisa organs and featuring nine realistic drawbars
FX engine includes reverbs, delays, choruses, flangers, phasers, distortions, rotary amplifiers, compressors, and more
Front panel master compressor and 3-band EQ with the EQ section featuring bass, treble and sweepable midrange
Twenty-three programmable physical controllers
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 custom preset for each category
Access ten favorite sounds with a single button press
Complete MIDI functionality over USB
Software editors available for editing programs, multis and effects available for Mac OS X, Windows, and iOS
Operating system updates from a PC, Mac, or flash drive
Keyboard 88 note fully weighted hammer-action with velocity and aftertouch (Fatar TP/40L)
Polyphony 128 Voice, dynamically allocated
Multitimbral 16 parts (one per MIDI channel)
Quick Split/Layer easy access with adjustable relative volume (up to 4 zones)
Presets Factory Single : Japanese and German Grands, Rhodes, Wurlitzer, Clav and Harpsichord along with a selection of sounds from the PC3 and KORE 64 expansion
User Single : 256
Factory Multis: Not specified by manufacturer
User Multis: 256
Effects Master 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
1,000+ effect chains*, incorporated into programs and featuring reverbs, delays, chorus, flange, phaser, EQs, distortions, rotary speaker simulators, compressors, and more
32 FX units, total
*Editing of FXChains requires the Desktop Editor software
Controllers 1 x Pitch wheel
1 x Modulation wheel
9 x Front panel sliders (with LED ladders)
9 x KB3 (organ) control switches/control/zone mute switches
1 x Variation switch
1 x Tap tempo switch
2 x Transpose switches
3 x Switch pedal inputs (includes single switch/sustain pedal)
2 x Continuous control pedal input
Mono pressure aftertouch
Audio Inputs 1 x 1/8" TRS stereo mini for MP3 players or other audio sources for accompaniment playback (rear panel)
Audio Outputs 4 x 1/4" TRS, balanced (2 pairs)
1 x 1/4" TRS Headphone (front panel)
Output Level Main Out: +21 dBu maximum
Headphone: 130 mW into 32 Ω
Output Impedance 400 Ω balanced source
Other Connectors 1 x USB Type-A
1 x USB Type-B
3 x 5-pin DIN MIDI In, Out, Thru
Storage USB flash drive (not included)
Display 480 x 272 pixel color LCD with front-panel contrast adjust
Power Requirements 100~240 VAC 50/60 Hz
10 W power consumption
Dimensions (WxDxH) 54.5 x 15.5 x 5.5" (1385 x 395 x 140 mm)
Weight 49.6 lb (22.5 kg)
|SKU (Musipos ID)||9230013|
|Model Number||forte 88|
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