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Kurzweil Forte SE 88-Key Stage Piano+Synthesizer+Workstation

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.
2 Gigabytes of Sounds!
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
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
Piano string resonance modeling for enhanced acoustic piano performance!
KB3 ToneReal™ Organs
Modeled after classic organs. Featuring all the controls you want and more, including 9 realistic drawbars.

PERFORMANCE

88-note Italian Hammer-Action Keyboard

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

Multitrack Sequencer

NEW! Built-in multitrack sequencer with extensive editing tools.

8 Arpeggiators!

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

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.

CONTROLS

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.

23 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.

USER INTERFACE

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

Get deeper into editing your Forte® SE’s Programs, Multis and Effects!

SPECS

All specifications subject to change without notice.

Keyboard:
88 note fully-weighted hammer-action with velocity and aftertouch sensitive keys (Fatar TP/100LR)

Display:
240×64 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

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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