New from Kurzweil at Musikmesse was Forte, an 88-key stage piano. Loaded with 16GB of all new samples including hand-selected German and Japanese concert grand pianos, along with Rhodes, Wurlitzer, Clav, harpsichord, and a wide range of sounds from the popular PC3 and KORE 64 expansion, Forte uses patented Flash-Play technology for zero load time and ultrafast performance. KB3 tonewheel organs are also included (classic Hammond, Vox, and Farfisa organs) with nine realistic drawbars. Forte also features onboard effects and front-panel compression and EQ controls. Forte is designed for ease of use, with a gorgeous 4.3″ widescreen LCD display, “favorite” buttons, and convenient preset organization. A software editor is available for digging deeper into Forte’s sonic palette. The whole thing is driven by an 88-note fully weighted Italian hammer-action keyboard with aftertouch.