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Forte SE 88-Key Piano

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Overview

A piano keyboard with a wide complement of sounds for the performing and recording musician.

Following the standard of sonic excellence established by the Forte, the Forte SE brings your performance to new heights with astonishing sound quality, everyday 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. It features 2 GB of on-board sample content with zero-loading time, loads of powerful DSP and ultrafast performance.

V.A.S.T. Editing
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
Award-winning Reverbs, Delays, Choruses, Flangers, Phasers, Distortions, Rotary Amplifiers, Compressors and more - all fully editable from the user-interface.

8 Arpeggiators!

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.

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
Forte SE controllers include nine sliders, 11 switches, two wheels, two switch pedal Inputs (which support two half-damper pedals for pianos, or up to four switch pedals), one Continuous Control Pedal Input and Aftertouch.

Easy Access Controls
Forte SE PW+MW: Pitch/Modulation wheels along with dedicated -/+ Transpose and sound Variation controls conveniently located right on the front panel.

Forte Editor
Using your Mac/PC or iPad, get deeper into editing your Forte SE's Programs, Multis and Effects.

Features

2 Gigabytes of Sounds
V.A.S.T. Editing
Powerful FX Engine
8 Arpeggiators!
88-note Italian Hammer-Action Keyboard
Front Panel Master 3-Band EQ
28 Programmable Physical Controllers
Easy Access Controls
Forte Editor

Order soon. Kurzweil has been at the forefront of sampling technology for decades, and they remain there.

Specs

Forte SE 88-Key Piano Specifications:

Keyboard: 88 note fully weighted hammer-action with velocity and aftertouch 
Display: 240x64 pixel monochrome LCD with front-panel contrast adjust
Polyphony: 128 Voice Polyphony, dynamically allocated
Multitimbral: 16 parts (one per MIDI channel)
Quick Split/Layer: Easy access with adjustable relative volume (up to 8 zones)
Factory Programs: 256 (w/ space for future updates)
User Programs: 1024
Factory Multis: 100 - featuring up to 8 independent zones 
(w/ space for future updates)
User Multis: 1024
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
16 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)
Height: (5.2") (13.2cm)
Depth: (15.2") (38.6cm)
Length: (48.9") (124.2cm)
Weight: (40.8 lb.) (18.5 kg)
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