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

Further information

Number Of Keys 88
hammer mechanics Yes
Number of simultaneous tones 128
Number Of Sounds 309
Effects Yes
Speaker No
Headphone Outputs 1
Sequencer Yes
Metronome No
MIDI 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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16.03.2017
Must say already: the Kurzweil K2600 is really fun, the Kurzweil Forte, however, to the almost covering similar characteristics the added value "GiGa Sample Rome" on top of it.
Everything sounds more modern and high-quality, but can also be Old School at the same time - that's exactly the strength of the Kurzweil Forte: weighted (suitable for the purpose) 88 keyboard, almost 3 K2600 hearts (without sequencer, so far without sampler) and Vast: As a sound taffler - sleepless nights, as a live musician the gig is too fast.

The Forte is not just an EPiano for me: the EPiano and modern companion with the typical sound quality. I do not regret that I have remained faithful to the brand. To Thomann: my praise, you know what you are talking about! Fits all together and is great fun.
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