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Kurzweil's Forte 88 note, fully-weighted hammer-action with velocity and aftertouch sensitive key stage piano offers a combination of features and technologies that makes it one of the most advanced keyboards on the market.
Forte offers 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, and KB3 ToneReal Organs modeled after classic Hammond, Vox and Farfisa organs, all recorded at 96Khz, and delivered with unprecedented expressiveness and an obsessive attention to detail. Kurzweil's patented Flash-Play technology provides the Forte with a staggering amount of horse-power, allowing zero-loading time of its 16 GB sample content, and heaping mounds of powerful DSP and ultrafast performance. Forte's powerful FX engine lets you add Award-winning Reverbs, Delays, Choruses, Flangers, Phasers, Distortions, Rotary Amplifiers, Compressors and more.
Every sound within the Forte is perfectly matched to its 88-note fully-weighted Italian hammer-action keyboard with aftertouch. Forte's front panel master compressor and 3-band EQ allows you to quickly dial in your sound with the Master Compressor & EQ section featuring Bass, Treble and sweepable Midrange, right at your fingertips. Forte can be customized to your every need with its 23 programmable physical controllers, including 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). Dedicated -/+ Transpose, Tap Tempo and sound Variation controls are conveniently located right above the Pitch/Modulation wheels, for easy access.
Navigate the Forte with a new, easy to read 4.3” 480x272 widescreen color LCD display. Simple sound selection is made possible through Forte's category and program/multi selection, where you can save your own preset for each category. The favorites section, conveniently located right below Forte's display, allows you to assign and access your 10 favorite sounds with one button press!