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Kurzweil Forte 88 Fully Weighted Hammer Action Keyboard

88-Key Action Keyboard

Kurzweil Forte 88 Fully Weighted Hammer Action Keyboard

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Product Description for the Kurzweil Forte 88 Fully Weighted Hammer Action Keyboard

Introducing the Kurzweil Forte.

The most advanced keyboard to ever wear the Kurzweil logo.

Introducing the Kurzweil Forte - The most advanced keyboard to ever wear the Kurzweil logo.

SOUNDS - 16 Gigabytes of All New Sounds!                     

New, hand-selected German and Japanese concert grand pianos, as well as new Rhodes, Wurlitzer, Clav and Harpsichords along with a wide selection of sounds from the acclaimed PC3 and KORE 64 expansion, all delivered with unprecedented expressiveness and an obsessive attention to detail.

Patented FlashPlay Technology               

Flash-Play provides the Forte with a staggering amount of horse-power; 16 GB sample content with zero-loading time, heaping mounds of powerful DSP and ultrafast performance.

KB3 ToneReal Organs

Modeled after classic Hammond, Vox and Farfisa organs. Featuring all the controls you want and more, including 9 realistic drawbars.

Powerful FX Engine

Award-winning Reverbs, Delays, Choruses, Flangers, Phasers, Distortions, Rotary Amplifiers, Compressors and more.

CONTROLS - 88-note Italian Hammer-Action Keyboard

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

Front Panel Master Compressor & 3-Band EQ                 

Room too boomy? Need to add some punch? No problem. Dial it in with the Master Compressor & EQ section featuring Bass, Treble and sweepable Midrange.

23 Programmable Physical Controllers

9 Sliders (with brilliant LED ladders), 6 Switches, 2 Wheels, 3 Switch Pedal Inputs, 2 Continuous Control Pedal Inputs and Aftertouch. (1 sustain/switch pedal is included).

Easy Access Controls

Dedicated -/+ Transpose, Tap Tempo and sound Variation controls conveniently located right above the Pitch/Modulation wheels.

USER INTERFACE - Widescreen Color Display

Navigate the Forte with a new 4.3" 480x272 widescreen color LCD display.

Sound Selection

Easy Category and Program/Multi selection. Save your own preset for each Category.

Favorites Section

Access your 10 Favorite sounds with ONE button press! Conveniently located right below the Forte's display.

Software Editors

Get deeper into editing your Forte Programs, Multis and Effects!


  • Keyboard : 88 note fully-weighted hammer-action with velocity and aftertouch sensitive keys (Fatar TP/40L)
  • Display : 480x272 pixel color 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 4 zones)
  • Factory Programs : (TBD) Stunning factory Programs featuring the all new Japanese and German Grands, new Rhodes, Wurlitzer, Clav and Harpsichord along with a
  • wide selection of sounds from the acclaimed PC3 and KORE 64 expansion
  • User Programs : 256         
  • Factory Multis : (TBD) Factory-crafted Multis featuring up to 4 independent zones
  • User Multis : 256
  • General MIDI : No
  • Master EQ/Compressor Section
  • Front-panel 3-band EQ with sweepable mid and on/off switch
  • Front-panel single-knob master compressor with separate on/off bypass switch


  • Over 1000 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 (editing of FXChains requires use of the Desktop Editor)            



  • 1 pitch wheel
  • 1 modulation wheel
  • 9 front panel sliders (w/ LED ladders)
  • 9 KB3 control switches/control/zone mute switches
  • 1 variation switch
  • 1 tap tempo switch
  • 2 transpose switches
  • 3 switch pedal inputs (1 switch/sustain pedal is included)
  • 2 continuous control pedal input
  • Monopressure (aftertouch)

Analog Outputs

  • Four (2 pairs) 1/4" balanced TRS analog (24-bit DACs) Automatic mono switching on both pairs.
  • +21dBu maximum output
  • 400O balanced source impedance
  • Audio Inputs : One stereo 1/8" back-panel input for connecting your favorite MP3 player or other audio source for accompaniment playback



  • 1 front panel 1/4" headphone output
  • 130mW into 32 ohm headphones
  • MIDI : In, Thru, Out (w/ Thru/Out switch)


  • 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
  • Dimensions : (H x D x L) 5.5 x 15.5 x 54.5" (14 x 39.5 x 138.5cm)
  • Weight : (49.6 lb.) (22.5 kg)    
  • Power : Internal Power Supply, free voltage 100-240VAC 50/60Hz, 10W
  • Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
  • Shipping Weight : 63 lbs
  • Shipping Dimensions : 62 x 21 x 11 in
  • Manufacturer Part Number (MPN) : Kurzweil FORTE
Brand Kurzweil
Weight 1.0100
Dimensions (WxHxD) 54.5 x 15.5 x 5.5

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