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Kurzweil FORTE-SE 88-Key Stage Piano / Synthesizer / Workstation
[DISCONTINUED] Kurzweil FORTE-SE 88-Key Stage Piano/Synthesizer/Workstation

[DISCONTINUED] Kurzweil FORTE-SE 88-Key Stage Piano/Synthesizer/Workstation

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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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

Piano string resonance modeling for enhanced acoustic piano performance!

Kurzweil FORTE-SE Features

  • 2 Gigabytes of Sounds
  • Patented FlashPlay® Technology
  • 188 Megabytes User Sample Memory
  • V.A.S.T. Editing
  • Powerful FX Engine
  • K.S.R. – Kurzweil String Resonance
  • KB3 ToneReal™ Organs
  • FORTE-SE 88-Key Stage Piano / Synthesizer / Workstation1
  • Power cable1
  • Switch pedal1
  • USB cable1
  • Self adhesive feet4
  • Keyboard88 note fully-weighted hammer-action with velocity and aftertouch sensitive keys (Fatar TP/100LR)
  • Display240×64 pixel monochrome LCD with front-panel contrast adjust
  • Polyphony128 Voice Polyphony, dynamically allocated
  • Multitimbral16 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/LayerEasy access with adjustable relative volume (up to 8 zones)
  • Sample Flash Memory188 MB of re-loadable, non-volatile, user flash memory
  • Factory Programs512
  • User Programs1024
  • Factory Multis182 – featuring up to 8 independent zones
  • User Multis1024
  • Favorites10
  • General MIDINo
  • Kurzweil String ResonanceYes
  • Master EQ SectionFront-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)
  • Sequencer16 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.
  • Arpeggiators1-per Program, 8-per Multi
  • System Sample Rate48kHz
  • Analog Outputs
    • Two 1/4″ balanced TRS analog (24-bit DACs)
    • +21dBu maximum output
    • 50Ω balanced source impedance
  • Audio InputsOne 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
  • MIDIIn, 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
  • Height5.2″ (13.2cm)
  • Depth15.2″ (38.6cm)
  • Length48.9″ (124.2cm)
  • Weight40.8 lbs (18.5 kg)
  • PowerInternal Power Supply, free voltage 100-265VAC 50/60Hz, 10W max

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