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Kurzweil Forte®SE

Stage Piano + Synthesizer + Workstation


88-note fully-weighted hammer-action with velocity and aftertouch sensitive keys

Following the standard of sonic excellence established by the Forte®, the Forte® SE brings your performance to new heights with its astonishing sound quality, 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.

128 Voice Polyphony, dynamically allocated

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).

KB3 ToneReal™ Organs - Modeled after classic organs. Featuring all the controls you want and more, including 9 realistic drawbars.


88-note fully-weighted hammer-action with velocity and aftertouch sensitive keys (Fatar TP/100LR)


240x64 pixel monochrome LCD with front-panel contrast adjust


128 Voice Polyphony, dynamically allocated


16 parts (one per MIDI channel)


Dynamic VAST: Powerful synthesis engine, with user programmable DSP algs and routing. More DSP power than even the 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/Layer:

Easy access with adjustable relative volume (up to 8 zones)

Sample Flash:

188 MB of re-loadable, non-volatile, user flash memory

Factory Programs:

512, Kurzweil String Resonance

User Programs:


Factory Multis:

182 – featuring up to 8 independent zones

User Multis:



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

Master EQ Section: Front-panel 3-band EQ with sweepable mid and on/off switch


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, Monopressure (aftertouch)

2 switch pedal inputs (1 switch/sustain pedal is included)(supports dual switch and half-damper for pianos / dual & half-damper pedals sold separately)

1 continuous control pedal input


16 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.


1-per Program, 8-per Multi

Analog Outputs:

Two 1/4" balanced TRS analog (24-bit DACs)

Audio Inputs:

One stereo 1/8" back-panel input (with FX) for connecting your favorite MP3 player or other audio source for accompaniment playback


1 back panel 1/4" headphone output


In, Out


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

Free Operating System updates from PC/Mac/Flash Drive

Software Editors:

External editors for Mac OS X, Windows PC and iOS devices

Included Accessories:

Power cable, Switch pedal, USB cable


Height: 5.2", Depth: 15.2", Length: 48.9", Weight: 40.8 lbs

All specifications subject to change without notice.

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