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Kawai K1rII Digital Synthesizer Module

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The Kawai K1rII rack-mount digital synthesizer module offers 16-voice (max.) polyphonic output from Kawai's VM additive synthesis tone generator.


VM tone generator

The K1rII built-in sound generator offers a selection of 256 basic waveforms 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 waveforms 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 K1rII range to include overloaded sounds of the type that digital waves alone cannot reproduce.

Rich selection of tone patches

The K1rII leaves the factory with 64 SINGLE patches and 32 MULTI patches already stored in its internal memory bank. The K1rII's full editing capabilities and DC-8 memory cards (available as extra cost options) allow you to build up your own library of original sounds.

Separate drum section

This track, which offers a selection of 32 percussion instruments, is completely separate from the eight multi-timbre patches. This independent rhythm section may be assigned its own MIDI channel which is not affected by the OMNI ON mode.

Superb touch response

The K1rII module's touch response acts on two types of information from the external MIDI keyboard: velocity, the force with which you hit the key, and aftertouch. the pressure that you apply as you hold the key down.

Multi-tone patch LINKs

The K1rII 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 switches.

MULTI patches

The K1rI1'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 K1rII's 16-voice polyphonic capabilities by automatically redistributing unused capacity from one section to another.

Full MIDI Implementation

Since each sound, source can be assigned a different MIDI channel, each K1 r11 MULTI patch can simultaneously serve as up to eight (+DRUM) different MIDI sound sources. i' Interchangeability of tone data with K1 , K1m, K1II and K1r The K1rII tone patches (SINGLE, MULTI) are compatible with those of other K1 series instruments, K1, K1 m, K1II and K1r, Sound Cards and MIDI Exclusive Data can be exchanged between the K1rII and other K1 models. Computer software designed for the K1 can be used on the K1rII.

Individual Output

The K1rII allows you to assign each selected SINGLE patch to one of the four discrete outputs (OUTPUTs 1 through 4). This enables different SINGLE patches within your MULTI patch can be routed to different channels of a mixing board for separate external signal processing (EQ, reverb, etc.)

Technical Specifications
Type: Digital
Synthesis: ROM
Oscillators: 4
Waveforms: ROM
Osc Modulation: Envelope, Fader, Glide / Portamento, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Mod Wheel, Oscillator, Pitch Wheel, 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: Initional Level, Delay, Attack, Decay, Release, User Drawn
Envelope Notes::
+ Vector Joystick mix
+ 18 preset velocty curves
LFO: 1
LFO Parameters: Sample & Hold, Saw Up, Square, Triangle
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 16
Timbrality: 8
Tuning: Standard
Modes: Mono, Polyphonic, Split, Unison
Patches RAM: 64
Multipatches RAM: 32
Storage: Internal, RAM Cartridge
Editing: MIDI
(16) Reverb and Delay effects with only a depth (amount) setting for each.

+ Hall Stereo
+ Hall Mono
+ Plate
+ Room
+ Loft
+ Early Reflection 1
+ Delay Reverb
+ Early Reflection 2

+ Stereo
+ Stereo Panpot 1
+ Stereo Panpot 2
+ Delay 1
+ Delay 2
+ Delay 3
+ Delay 4
+ Random
Case: Rack
Rack Size: 19", 1U, Full
Controls: Aftertouch, Velocity, Mod - Wheel, Pitch -Wheel, Pedal - Sustain
Display Type: LCD, LED, Backlit
Display Count H: 16
Display Count V: 2
Dimensions (WxDxH): 19.1 x 9.6 x 1.8 in / 483 x 243 x 44 mm
Weight: 6.4 lb / 2.9 kg
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Mono Out, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
Audio Output Count: 8
Audio Output Notes: 1/4" 1 - 4 Mono
DAC Bits: 8
DAC Frequency Rate: 32
Power: PS121 - DC 12V 500mA Negative Tip
Year Released: 1989
Manuals & Documents
MSRP List Price: $600 - convert
Retail Street Price: $500 - convert
Used Price: $50 - $150 - convert
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