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Kurzweil Forte SE

88-Key Stage Piano

Product Code 75546

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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
2GB Hear the new High Definition Japanese Grand (optimized 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.

V2.00 adds 256 new Programs plus over 80 new Multis!

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.

188 Megabytes User Sample Memory
3GB Now load up to 188 MB of your own custom samples into non-volatile flash memory. Supported sample formats: .WAV, .AIF (up to 16 bit / 96kHz) and Kurzweil formats (.P3K, .KRZ, .K25, .K26).

V.A.S.T. Editing
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
Now featuring 32 FX units of horsepower. Enjoy award-winning Reverbs, Delays, Choruses, Flangers, Phasers, Distortions, Rotary Amplifiers, Compressors and more including the new Spectral 4-Tap and Spectral 6-Tap FX - all fully editable from the user-interface.

K.S.R. - Kurzweil String Resonance
Forte FX Modeled after classic Hammond, Vox and Farfisa organs. Featuring all the controls you want and more, including 9 realistic drawbars.

PERFORMANCE
Forte SE keys Every sound within the Forte® SE is perfectly matched to its 88-note fully-weighted Italian hammer-action keyboard with aftertouch.

Multitrack Sequencer
Forte SE Song Mode NEW! Built-in multitrack sequencer with extensive editing tools.

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

Live Audio Input w/ FX
ForteSE Arps Plug in and jam along with your favorite music player. The 1/8" (3.5mm) Audio Input sports its own dedicated real-time FX. Sweeten your backing tracks for live performance and internally mix the signal with the Forte SE's own output.

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.

Sound Selection
Easy Category and Program/Multi selection. Save your own preset for each Category. New 'Surf-n-Select' navigation allows you to search for and pre-select your next Program/Multi without interrupting the current selection.

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

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



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MPN: AMS-KFORTE-SE
UPC: 883793203816

  • 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)
  • Architecture:
  • 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!
  • Quick Split/Layer: Easy access with adjustable relative volume (up to 8 zones)
  • Sample Flash Memory: 188 MB of re-loadable, non-volatile, user flash memory
  • Factory Programs: 512
  • User Programs: 1024
  • Factory Multis: 182 - featuring up to 8 independent zones
  • User Multis: 1024
  • Favorites: 10
  • General MIDI: No
  • Kurzweil String Resonance: Yes
  • 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
    ⋅32 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
  • monopressure (aftertouch)
  • (*supports dual switch and half-damper for pianos / dual & half-damper pedals sold separately)
  • Sequencer: 16 Tracks; 960 PPQ resolution and MMC support. Song editing functions include both event and track-based tools like quantize, swing, remap, controller scaling and more. Controller chasing and a global "set song length" functions are also featured.
  • 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 (with FX) for connecting your favorite MP3 player or other audio source for accompaniment playback
  • Headphones: 1 back-panel 1/4" headphone output
  • 130mW into 32 ohm headphones
  • MIDI: In, 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 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
  • Included Accessories: Power 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)
  • Power: Internal Power Supply, free voltage 100-265VAC 50/60Hz, 10W max


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