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Kurzweil Forte Stage Piano Big Update

Kurzweil Forte Stage Piano Big Update

Kurzweil shared the info about a significant modernization of its Forte series stage digital pianos. The detailed information including all the advantages of the new operating system will be available on the brand’s official website when you’ll be downloading the OS 2.01. Those musicians who’ve already got Forte and Forte7 should pay attention to the update features concerning memory and effects.

Forte SE got updated as well – up to 1.10 version. The new sound libraries are also available now - Legacy Pack 1, 2, Retro Pads & Arps, POLY-Kz, KVA Synth and others.

The instrument is famous owing to its excellent keyboard featuring such characteristics as: weighted keys, hammer action and velocity sensitivity. Flash Play technology filled Forte with high quality piano and organ sounds. We should also point out its powerful effects processor and an already familiar V.A.S.T. editor which is not that complicated if you navigate using the color display.

This time the new enhancements of the musical instrument concern operating system improvement. Now non-volatile memory allows saving samples (there are many Flash Play sounds as well as user ones including WAVE and AIFF) up to 3.375 GB. The navigation and editing were also improved – each program can carry up to 32 layers of the sound transformed and altered by the digital signal processing tools. Kurzweil offers new tempo-based FX algorithms and 16 arpeggiators allowing you to apply effects (the transitions between which became seemless) external audio sources via 1/8” audio jack.

Forte owners can download the updated operating system for free on the Kurzweil official website.

You can also download the new sound banks for Forte/ Forte SE:

  • Metalscapes – metallic and metal-like sounds for special effects;
  • Legacy Pack 1, 2 – classic Kurzweil factory sounds;
  • The Patch Kreator: Roog – patches to turn Forte into a mono synth with 12 presets, an effects processor, 3 LFOs, 2 oscillators – triangle and square waveforms;
  • Retro Pads&Arps – 10 new pads and rhythm arpeggiators;
  • POLY-Kz – 10 programs in order to re-create the sound of classic analog polyphonic synthesizers;
  • MAP: Motion ARP Pack – 8 new factory presets with special effects;
  • The Patch Kreator: Bass – Lead – digital retro drum and lead sounds with the ability to be mix samples and digital waveforms right off;
  • Kinder Sounds – sounds from the childhood: piano for children, polyphon, melodica, bell orchestra and other instruments or voices which will please kids and their parents;
  • DP1: Drum Pack 1 – drum set with arpeggiator;
  • DMM: Drum Multi Machine – classic drum machine (Roland 303, 707, 909 style);
  • The Patch Kreator: KVA Synth – turns your Forte/Forte SE into great virtual analog synthesizer: 2 oscillators, sub oscillators, 2 2-pole filters, envelope generator, modulation + effects processor.

Kurzweil Forte digital stage piano – you can get the details in our synth's catalogue.

Published: 15:06 05.08.2016
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