Kurzweil Forte 88-key Stage Piano KFORTE
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Kurzweil Forte 88-key Stage Piano at a Glance:
- Navigate with ease, on the widescreen color LCD display and generous control set
- Load sounds instantly, thanks to Forte's Flash-Play technology
- Seamless sound and performance from the dynamically-allocated polyphony
Navigate with ease, on the widescreen color LCD display and generous control set
Hey, we've always loved Kurzweil keyboards at Sweetwater, but the 4.3" widescreen color LCD on the Forte is a breath of fresh air. You can navigate this stage piano's powerful features with ease, from selecting sounds and creating patches to creating layers and managing your inputs and outputs. You've also got assignable buttons for your favorite sounds, easy access to transpose/tap tempo/sound variation controls, and 23 more assignable physical controllers - that's an impressive amount of hands-on control! And for the deepest editing, a software editor is available to give you complete command over your Forte from your Mac or PC.
Load sounds instantly, thanks to Forte's Flash-Play technology
You've got an expansive 16GB sound library in the Kurzweil Forte, and the best part is that you can load any sound instantly. Kurzweil calls it Flash-Play technology, and it means you'll never slow down or ruin a performance due to loading times. Kurzweil knows what you need to perform with confidence, and you get it all in the Forte.
Dynamically-allocated polyphony and other features for seamless sound and performance
While it's not a new feature for Kurzweil it's one of their best - dynamic allocation of polyphony means you'll never hear notes "drop off" when you reach maximum polyphony. So even if you're playing heavily-layered sounds with lots of effects, the Forte is selective about which voices to drop in favor of new voices. You don't really need to think about it, but it's a huge deal when you hear how seamless and natural performances sound even with complex sounds.
Kurzweil Forte 88-key Stage Piano Features:
- 16-part multi-timbral stage piano
- Fully weighted, hammer action keybed with velocity and aftertouch (Fatar TP/40L)
- Widescreen 4.3" color LCD screen makes it easy to navigate and manage sounds
- 16GB of sounds, including new Japanese and German grand pianos
- Includes an assortment of sounds from Kurzweil's acclaimed PC3 and KORE64 expansion libraries
- "Flash-Play" lets you pull up any sound instantly, no loading time
|Keyboard:||88 note fully-weighted hammer-action with velocity and aftertouch sensitive keys (Fatar TP/40L)|
|Display:||480x272 pixel color LCD with front-panel brightness 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)|
Dynamic VAST: Powerful synthesis engine, with user programmable DSP algs and routing. More DSP power than even our K Series instruments.
VA1 Inside: anti-aliasing, power-shaped oscillators and DSP processing from Kurzweil's VA1 concept synth, capable of delivering authentic analog emulations as well as incredibly complex new sounds.
Cascade Mode: lets the user route one layer through the DSP of any other layer within a program - up to 32 consecutive layers deep!
|Sample Flash Memory:||3.3 GB of re-loadable, non-volatile, user flash memory|
|Factory Programs:||322 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:||186 Factory-crafted Multis - featuring up to 16 independent zones|
|Quick Split/Layer:||Easy access with adjustable relative volume (up to 16 zones)|
|Favorites:||500 (50 Banks of 10 Favorites each)|
|Kurzweil String Resonance:||Yes|
|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
|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
(*supports half-damper for pianos / half-damper pedal sold separately)
|Arpeggiators:||1-per Program, 16-per Multi|
|Analog Outputs:||• Four (2 pairs) 1/4" balanced TRS analog (24-bit DACs)
Automatic mono switching on both pairs.
• +21dBu maximum output
• 50Ω balanced source impedance
|Audio Inputs:||One stereo 1/8" back-panel input (with FX) 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|
|FREE OS Updates:||OS updates over USB and/or Flash Drive|
|Included Accessories:||Power cable, Switch pedal, USB cable, (4) self adhesive feet|
|Weight:||(48 lb.) (21.8 kg)|
|Power:||Internal Power Supply, free voltage 100-240VAC 50/60Hz, 20W max|
54.4" X 5.5' X 15.5"; Weight: 49.6 lbs
- Ground shipping is free (orders over $40)
- Free shipping only to the lower 48 states
- Store Pick Up In Santa Fe Springs, Ca also available
- This item ships from the factory to us in Santa Fe Springs, CA upon your order. Please allow a few extra days for us to ship to you. We believe a quality piece of gear like this is work the wait 😊 Thank You.