Forte Features & Specs
All specifications subject to change without notice.
|Keyboard:||88 note fully-weighted hammer-action with velocity and aftertouch sensitive keys (Fatar TP/40L)|
|Display:||480×272 pixel color LCD with front-panel brightness adjust|
|Polyphony:||128 Voice Polyphony, dynamically allocated
KB3 is Polyphony Free*, not using any of the Forte’s 128 voices.
(*does not apply to Vox/Farfisa programs)
|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!
|Sample Flash Memory:||3.3 GB of re-loadable, non-volatile, user flash memory|
|Factory Programs:||322 Stunning factory Programs featuring the all new vintage Japanese and German Grands, new Rhodes, Wurlitzer, Clav, Harpsichord, Orchestral Percussion, Celeste, Glockenspiel, Chimes, Bells and Crotales along with a wide selection of sounds from the acclaimed PC3 and KORE 64™ expansion|
|Factory Multis:||186 Factory-crafted Multis – featuring up to 16 independent zones|
|Quick Split/Layer:||Easy access with adjustable relative volume (up to 16 zones)|
|Favorites:||500 (50 Banks of 10 Favorites each)|
|Kurzweil String Resonance:||Yes|
|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
|Effects:||• 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
|Controllers:||1 pitch wheel
1 modulation wheel
9 front panel sliders (w/ LED ladders)
9 switches (assignable/zone mutes/KB3 control)
1 variation switch
1 tap tempo switch
2 transpose switches
*3 switch pedal inputs (1 switch/sustain pedal is included)
2 continuous control pedal inputs
monopressure (aftertouch)(*supports half-damper for pianos / half-damper pedal sold separately)
|Arpeggiators:||1-per Program, 16-per Multi|
|Analog Outputs:||• Four (2 pairs) 1/4″ balanced TRS analog (24-bit DACs)
Automatic mono switching on both pairs.
• +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 front panel 1/4″ headphone output
• 130mW into 32 ohm headphones
|MIDI:||In, Thru, Out (w/ Thru/Out switch)|
|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 (*coming soon)|
|FREE OS Updates:||OS updates over USB and/or Flash Drive|
|Included Accessories:||Power cable, Switch pedal, USB cable, (4) self adhesive feet|
|Weight:||(48 lb.) (21.8 kg)|
|Power:||Internal Power Supply, free voltage 100-240VAC 50/60Hz, 20W max|