Kurzweil Forte 8

Stagepiano with 88 keys

  • Weighted keyboard with hammer mechanics
  • Velocity sensitive
  • Aftertouch
  • 128 Voice polyphony
  • 16-Part multi tembral
  • 16GB Flash Play
  • 3.3 GB of memory for user samples
  • Split/layer-function with up to 16 zones
  • 322 Factory-presets including selected sounds of the PC3 and the KORE 64 extension
  • 186 Multi-Presets
  • 3072 User presets
  • 3-Band EQ
  • Master compressor
  • 32 Effects like reverb, delay, chorus
  • Pitch and modulation wheel
  • 9 Faders
  • Switch for variation, tap tempo and transpose
  • 9 Assignable switches
  • Internal power adapter
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 1385 x 140 x 395 mm
  • Weight: 22.5 kg
  • Including sustain-pedal and USB cable
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Audio Examples

 
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  • Clavinet Demos
  • Drum Demos
  • E-Piano Demos
  • Organ Demos
  • Piano Demos
  • Synth Demos
  • Guitars Demos

Further Information

Number Of Keys 88
Hammer Action Keys Yes
Number of simultaneous Voices 128
Number Of Sounds 309
Effects Yes
Speaker No
Headphone Outputs 1
Sequencer Yes
Metronome No
Master keyboard function Yes
Pitch Bend Yes
Modulation Wheel Yes
Split Zones 4
Layer Function Yes
MIDI interface 1x In, 1x Out, 1x Thru
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Kurzweil Forte 88
17.11.2014
There are very few user reports on the Kurzweil Forte so I thought I?d write up a bit of my initial experiences.

But first I would like to thank Thomman team for their excellence in communication, fast shipping and the best price offered. I looked everywhere for a better price and no one came close to Thomman price.

Overall I would say I am impressed with the keyboard and that it has arguably the best samples of any portable keyboard currently available. I have never found an stand alone keyboard that could come close to the sound of my software Ivory collection of keyboards but that was what I was after. I would say the Forte does that, or at least comes very close with their 9 foot grand. The ?16 gig? of samples do really produce excellent sounds, particularly in the acoustic and electric pianos. I would not say the sounds are extraordinarily better than other top keyboards from Roland, Nord, etc.. They don?t blow the others out of the water but I do hear a difference with these larger sample files.

A lot of the Multi instruments are very nicely executed as well. All the samples are very rich and with 16 gig you layer some very complex sounds. I have been a fan of all the Kurzweil sounds for many years.The layout of knobs and sliders and their functions is very nice and facilitates changes and selections in live performance. There?s a lot of customization that can be done quickly and easily. I am finding it really comfortable and quick for live performance. The split and layer capabilities are easy to use and produce superb results. The interface is a joy to work with. The ?flash play? is quick, especially compared to say the 2600.
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