KURZWEIL FORTE SE 88

PIANO DETAILS

NUMBER OF KEYS 7ΒΌ 88 note fully-weighted hammer-action with velocity and aftertouch sensitive keys (Fatar TP/100LR)
Length Height: (5.2
Width (48.9
Weight (40.8 lb.) (18.5 kg)
Availability Available
Price AED 8,450

Rediscover the Joy

Whether you're rocking Rachmaninoff or a blistering synth lead, keyboard feel is everything. As your fingers glide across the Kurzweil Forte SE's 88 Italian weighted-hammer-action keys, you're rediscovering the joy of playing. The sonic performance is brilliant across the board; from the high-definition Japanese Grand and German D to electric piano, clavinet, harpsichord, celeste, crotales, and more - including PC3 series and Kore 64 expansions. Lean into a note to add vibrato: you've got aftertouch. Add reverb from the onboard multi-FX engine. Mobilize any of eight arpeggiators. There are so many more powerful features, yet the Kurzweil Forte SE is quick and easy to navigate. 

Kurzweil Forte SE at a Glance:

  • Load sounds instantly with FlashPlay technology
  • Packed with powerful features - and control
  • Dynamically allocated polyphony for seamless sonic performance

Load sounds instantly with FlashPlay technology

You have 2GB of killer sounds in the Kurzweil Forte SE, and the best part is that you can load any sound instantly. Kurzweil calls it FlashPlay technology, and it means you'll never slow down or botch a performance due to loading times. Kurzweil knows what you need to perform with confidence, and you get it all in the Forte SE.

Packed with powerful features - and control 

When you're performing onstage, you don't need a stage piano that fights you back. To that end, Kurzweil fortified the Forte SE with a powerful feature set that not only loads sounds instantly, it lets you navigate fast. The onboard FX Engine delivers a full range of editable effects, from reverbs, delays, and dynamics to rotary speaker simulation for your organ patches. Eight arpeggiators let you whip up compelling rhythmic patterns quickly. There's even an easy-access 3-band Master EQ. And to command it all, you get 28 fully programmable physical controllers.

Dynamically allocated polyphony for seamless sonic performance

While it's not a new feature for Kurzweil, it's one of our favorites here at Sweetwater: dynamic allocation of polyphony. The implementation of this technology in the Forte SE 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 SE is selective about which voices to drop in favor of new ones. 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 layered patches.

 

All specifications subject to change without notice.

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
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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