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Kawai K1r Digital Synthesizer

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The Kawai K1 digital synthesizer and K1r digital synthesizer module both offer 16-voice (max) polyphonic output from Kawai's VM additive synthesis tone generator. The only difference is the former’s 61-key weighted keyboard with a highly accurate touch response.


VM tone generator

The K1/K1m built-in sound generator offers a selection of 256 basic wave forms using the two most advanced approaches to sound synthesis 204 formed by the additive synthesis of the first 128 harmonics, 52 recorded With PCM sampling You can freely mix up to four of these wave forms to produce an entirely new sound a crisp digital sound, a rich analog sound, or any combination in between.

AM (Ring modulation)

The addition of ring modulation expands the K1/K1r m range to include overloaded sounds of the type that digital waves alone cannot reproduce.

Rich selection of tone patches

Each K1/K1r in leaves the factory With 64 SINGLE patches and 32 MULTI patches already stored in its internal memory bank The KI's full editing capabilities and 008 memory cards (available as extra cost options) allow you to build up your Own library of original sounds.

Built-in percussion section

The K1/K1r contains its own rhythm section a total of nine drum and other percussive effects recorded With PCM precision.

Superb touch response

The K1 keyboard supports both velocity, the force With which you hit the key. and after-touch. the pressure that you apply as y0u hold the key down.

Multi-tone patch LINKs

The Kl/K1r LINK function allows you to link up to eight tone patches — SINGLE or MULTI, INTERNAL or EXTERNAL from the 192 available and then step through the series during a performance Simply by pressing the LINK 5Witches

MULTI patches

The Kl/K1r's MULTI patches go far beyond the DUAL or SPLIT functions of other synthesizers in that they allow you to assign up to eight different SINGLE patches to different ranges on the keyboard and divide the key velocity as well.

Variable multi-timbre operation

This function helps maximize the use of the Kl/K1r 16-voice polyphonic capabilities by automatically redistributing unused capacity from one section to another consult the dealer or an experienced radio television technician.

Full MIDI implementation

Since each sound source can be assigned a different MIDI channel, each Kl/Klm MULTI patch can Simultaneously serve as up to eight different MIDI sound sources For further flexibility, the keyboard version allows the musician to choose whether each sound source responds to notes received on the MIDI channel. those played on the keyboard. or both.

Technical Specifications
Type: Digital
Synthesis: ROM, Vector synthesis
Oscillators: 4
Waveforms: Additive, ROM, Wave Table
Osc Modulation: Envelope, Fader, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Mod Wheel, Oscillator, Pitch Wheel, Ring Modulation, Sync Hard, Velocity
Oscillator Notes:
Vector mixed sounds elements:
+ 8-bit libraray 256 PCM waves
+ 204 additive 128 harmonic waves
+ 52 PCM percussion samples
Envelopes: 4
Evelope Paramerters: Delay, Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release, User Drawn
Envelope Notes::
+ Vector Joystick mix
+ 18 preset velocty cerves
LFO: 1
LFO Parameters: Sample & Hold, Saw Up, Square, Triangle
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 16
Timbrality: 8
Tuning: Standard
Modes: Mono, Polyphonic, Split
Patches RAM: 64
Multipatches RAM: 32
Storage: Internal, RAM Cartridge
Editing: MIDI
Case: Rack
Rack Size: 19", 1U, Full
Controls: Aftertouch, Knobs
Display Type: LCD, LED
Display Count H: 16
Display Count V: 2
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
Audio Output Count: 4
DAC Frequency Rate: 8
Power: 120 V AC
Year Released: 1988
Manuals & Documents
MSRP List Price: $600 - convert
Retail Street Price: $500 - convert
Used Price: $50 - $150 - convert
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