Please see http://www.brainspawn.com/forte-annc/ for an important announcement about the future of Forte.
Thank you all for your support of Forte over the years. I hope it has been a useful tool in your musical endeavors.
Forte has made my live keyboard rig more exciting than ever. Fantastic software!
Thank you very much Mike! Best wishes to you for the future!
For my fellow users who have inquired about other VST host software, for live performance, I would highly suggest taking a good look at Gig Performer. You can read my blog article about it here:
It was great being part of this community!
Mike, all of your users are so respectful, we all just wished you well. But for the record, I DO wish you would continue development! I had a fleeting thought a moment ago that had we maybe asked you to continue... that may have been what you were looking for to help make your decision. When we all just said farewell, you were like, "cool." So just to ensure I make your decision more difficult... please continue development! :-)
By the way, I do make money with your software. Not a lot, because it's playing music, ya know. But I'd be willing to pay an annual fee for you to continue. Maybe if enough folks were willing to pay whatever they felt, say between $100 and whatever annually, it might be enough incentive? I'm good for more than the number I mentioned as long as I'm using the software for gigging. #makinitharder
Thank you all so much for the kind words about Forte and the experience. Forte remains fully operational and if it works for you I hope you find it useful for as long as you need it.
I am very sorry to read about your decision, I know it must have been a difficult one. Thank you for all your support over the years! I'm trying to recall the year when I first became a Forte user, but I've upgraded hardware so many times over the years that I can't be sure. The oldest download I have is version 220.127.116.112 (January 2007?).
Over the years, you have listened to our requests for enhancements. I'm especially thankful for the work you did on the 'transpose' feature! I gig regularly with Forte and can say that my system is now the most stable it has ever been!
Thank you for Forte!!!
- David Brendon
I stopped by to ask if Forte 4 would work with the IRIG Blueboard midi wireless foot controller with the Firmware upgrade to Midi LE.
Very sad news indeed ... All the Best Mike and Thanks for a GREAT VST host!
Thanks for your excellent program. i have been a registered user for Forte 2 and 3 and never upgraded to 4. I will be sad to lose it. i have used it it for my onstage work recreating my eighties sounds for a popular Australian band I was in in the Eighties called Mondo Rock. it has been very useful to me and i m sad to see it go. can i purchase an upgrade for Forte 4 or can i use my old license key on the Forte 4 i figured i should upgrade at least for the next while while i figure out what my next solution is going to be. many thanks for your work over the years. its been a great host for me ( but i still find laptops nerve wracking onstage!) best to you in your new endeavors James
I only just found out about the closure of the online shop.
I was hoping to buy EHCO.
Am I completely out of luck?