The Ultimate All-In-One Keyboard
Software-Sized Samples, Hardware Stability
16GB Factory Samples, 3+GB User Memory
Boots Up in 20 Seconds
Bold New Steinway and Yamaha Pianos with String Resonance
Custom Sounds Based on My Work With Broadway and Rock Acts
Seamless Patch Change, Pedal Patch Change
Deep Synthesis for Tweakers, Intelligent UI for Players
48lbs (88-note)...15lbs Less Than Yamaha Montage8!
Unmatched Control of Virtual Instruments
Most Versatile Hammer Action in the Industry
NEW FM Synthesis Engine Coming in V4 OS!
16 Zones of Splits and Layers
PIANO STRING RESONANCE MODEL
WORLD CLASS STRINGS AND ORCHESTRAL
VA-1 VIRTUAL ANALOG ENGINE
DEAD-RINGER VINTAGE KEYS
DESIGNED FOR MUSIC THEATER & WORKING PROS
KB3 ORGAN SIMULATOR ENGINE
FM SYNTHESIS ENGINE COMING SOON!
I offer the best prices, free shipping and VIP support for all Kurzweil products. I work closely with the engineers who develop the hardware and software and I've got a strong relationship with the service department. I'm available for one on one phone and email support with my customers 24/7. Have questions on the Forte? Click the image to contact me and I'll get back to you ASAP.
The Forte and Forte 7 both have hammer-weighted action with aftertouch, 16GB of sample memory, twice the FX power of the PC3K, 16 zones of splits/layers, powerful MIDI control, and a new UI with large color display. The New OS 2.0 provides 3GB OF USER SAMPLE MEMORY, full synth/fx editing and piano string resonance model. Click the image for product specs.
I was the lead sound programmer at Kurzweil R&D for thirteen years before leaving to work on Broadway and rock shows. I offer a custom sound set for my Forte customers that includes: Gig-Ready Pianos; New Rhodes and Wurlitzers with improved feel/realism; Upright Pianos including the tack piano that I created for Brian Wilson's SMiLE album; Improved KB3 organs; Improved Basses better for splits and layers; Strings based on patches I use on Broadway (marcato,fast/smooth, pizzicato, tremolo, slow and quintet/solo); Assorted Synths including two that I made for The Who's last tour
Click the image for audio demos of the Forte's sounds. NOTE - the Forte can load any sound from the PC3 and KORE64 sound sets.
"For realism and playability, the Rhodes and Wurly programs do rival anything I’ve heard from software instruments. You get enough variations to cop any classic keyboard tune you could think of. Electric piano sounds from such elite axes as the Yamaha CP1 and Kawai MP11 are also in this league, but the Forte’s just somehow have more attitude—more Oakland, less Nob Hill—and this isn’t reducible to how much overdrive you dial in."