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Kawai K1 Digital Synthesizer

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    The Kawai K1 digital synthesizer and Kim digital synthesizer module both offer 16-voice (max) polyphonic output from Kawai's VM additive synthesis tone generator. The only difference is the farmer’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/K1m m range to include overloaded sounds of the type that digital waves alone cannot reproduce.

    Rich selection of tone patches

    Each K1/K1m 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/K1m 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.

    Joystick for real-time control

    The joystick provides real-time control over the balance between the four SOURCES of a SINGLE patch or between four SECTIONS in a MULTI patch During editing, it provides a rapid means of changing parameter values.

    Multi-tone patch LINKs

    The Kl/Klm 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/Klm'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/Klm 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.
    Type: Digital
    Synthesis: ROM, Vector synthesis, Virtual Analog
    Oscillators: 4
    Waveforms: Additive, ROM, Wave Table
    ROM Resolution: 8 bit, 32 kHz
    Osc Modulation: Envelope, 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: Delay, Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
    Envelope Notes::
    + Vector Joystick mix
    + 18 preset velocty cerves
    LFO: 1
    LFO Parameters: Sample & Hold, Saw Down, 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
    Ring modulation
    Case: Keyboard
    Keyboard: 61 keys, Non-weighted, Plastic
    Controls: Aftertouch, Velocity, Buttons, Switches, Joy Stick, Pitch -Wheel, Pedal - Sustain
    Display Type: LCD, LED, Backlit
    Display Count H: 16
    Display Count V: 2
    Weight: 8 kg
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
    Audio Output Count: 4
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU
    DAC Bits: 8
    DAC Frequency Rate: 32
    Year Released: 1988
    Manuals & Documents
    MSRP List Price: $800 - convert
    Retail Street Price: $700 - convert
    Used Price: $100 - $200 - convert
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