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K5 Digital Multi-Dimension Synthesizer

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The Kawai K5 offers all the sound-creating power of additive synthesis technology in an affordable, user-friendly format. This enables you to construct sounds from their harmonic components, the same way they are created in nature. With the K5, you can control the relative amplitude of up to 126 harmonic sine waves! This yields unprecedented clarity and accuracy for recreating natural sounds or developing your own unique timbres. And, because it is so natural, the KS's programming system will be easy for you to master. But that's just the beginning. The complex waveforms produced by harmonic manipulation can be passed through filters, amplifiers, LFOs, envelope generators and other processors with which you may already be familiar. These provide the kind of precise articulation control for which analog synthesizers are well-known. So you're getting the best of both worlds -- digital clarity and analog control in one comprehensive, performance-oriented package.


Large ?uorescent LCD provides readable, helpful graphic programming assistance.

. Cursors and increment dial set parameters quickly and easily.

- External card slot accommodates removable Memory Cards. Each card holds 96 additional tone patches.

- Weighted keyboard for a professional "feel" and accurate touch response.

- Programmable velocity, aftertouch (pressure) and keyboard scaling that allow you to personalize keyboard response for each tone patch

- A thorough MIDI implementation with full multitimbral capabilities and the ability to filter controller data.

Technical Specifications
Type: Analog
Synthesis: Additive
Oscillators: 2
Waveforms: Additive, Sine
Osc Modulation: After Touch, Envelope, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Mod Wheel, Oscillator, Glide / Portamento, Sync Hard, Velocity
Oscillator Notes:
Digital Harmonics Generator with two wave 63 Harmonic Sources:
+ Full Mode (Serial): 126 Harmonic wave.
+ Twin mode (Parallel): 2x 63 Harmonic waves.

Digital Frequency Generator
+ Generates the fundamental waveform pitch
Envelopes: 4
Envelope Notes::
(3) 6 Stage Pitch, Filter, and Harmonics.
(1) 7-stage Amplitude.
+ rate and level points
+ Looping
Filters: 2
Types: 12dB Slope (2-pole), Formant, Low Pass, Resonance
Filter Modulation: After Touch, Envelope, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Mod Wheel, Velocity
Filter Notes:
Formant Filter
+ 11-bands
LFO: 1
LFO Parameters: Saw Up, Saw Down, Square, Triangle, Delay
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 16
Timbrality: 4
Tuning: Standard
Modes: Mono, Polyphonic, Split
Patches RAM: 48
Multipatches RAM: 48
Storage: Internal, RAM Cartridge
Editing: MIDI
Case: Keyboard
Keyboard: 61 keys, Non-weighted, Plastic
Controls: Aftertouch, Buttons, Knobs, Mod - Wheel, Pitch -Wheel, Velocity - Release, Pedal - Sustain, Velocity, Pedal - Volume
Display Type: LCD, LED, Backlit
Display Count H: 240
Display Count V: 64
Dimensions (WxDxH): 41 x 13.4 x 3.9 in / 483 x 120 x 177 mm
Weight: 28.2 lbs / 12.8 kg
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Mono Out, Stereo Headphone
Audio Output Count: 7
Audio Output Notes: 1/4" 1 - 4 Mono
Power: 120 V AC
Year Released: 1987
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MSRP List Price: $2,000 - convert
Retail Street Price: $1,850 - convert
Used Price: $200 - $300 - convert

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