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Kawai K5000S Advanced Additive Synthesizer

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    The K5000S is an Advanced Additive Synthesizer that combines real-time performance features and unique synthesis capabilities into a single unit.


    The K5000S series updates the famous K5 synthesizer tone generator and its unique additive harmonic synthesis approach. The Advanced Additive Tone Generator contains 32 source generators, which depending on how they are used, can yield up to 32 voice polyphony.

    PCM samples can also be mixed with additive sources. As few as one or as many as six sources can be used to make a single sound. For example, a PCM wave of a piano hammer can be superimposed with the sound of the piano string created by additive harmonics.


    A new addition to the Advanced Additive tone generator is the 128 Band Pennant Filter, which can used as a Parametric EQ or several other con?gurations. The Formant Filter is completely controllable by envelopes or LFOs.


    Unique to the K5000S model are the macro controls for major sound parameters, available on the front panel for instant access. In addition, four user controls are programmable for each patch.


    The K5000S Programmable Arpeggiator, features a wide range of control, ideal for use in Tekno and other modern musical styles.


    The K5000S contains an advanced digital effects processor (DSP), which allows four individual effects of chorus, delay, distortion, etc., in addition to reverb and a graphic equalizer.

    When playing a single sound, individual sources can be routed to individual effects; when playing multiple sounds in Multi mode, individual sounds can be routed to individual effects.
    Type: Digital
    Synthesis: Additive, ROM
    Oscillators: 6
    Waveforms: Additive, Sine, User Drawn
    Osc Modulation: After Touch, Continuous Controller, Envelope, Fader, Glide / Portamento, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Mod Wheel, Oscillator, Pitch Wheel, Sequencer, Sync Hard, Velocity
    Oscillator Notes:
    + 64 Harmonics per source
    + 689 Waveforms:
    123 synth,
    341 GM,
    225 drums
    Envelopes: 5
    Evelope Paramerters: Initional Level, Delay, Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release, Release 2
    Envelope Notes::
    + amp
    + pitch
    + filter
    + formant
    + harmonics
    Filters: 3
    Types: Formant, High Pass, Low Pass
    LFO: 4
    LFO Parameters: Sample & Hold, Saw Up, Square, Triangle
    LFO Notes::
    + amp
    + filter
    + formant
    + pitch
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 32
    Timbrality: 4
    Tuning: Standard
    Patches RAM: 256
    Storage: Internal, RAM Cartridge, Tape
    Editing: MIDI
    (4) effects algorithms
    + 32 different effects based on:
    + chorus
    + delay
    + distortion
    + exciter
    + flanger
    + leslie
    + overdrive
    + reverb
    Case: Keyboard
    Keyboard: 61 keys, Semi-weighted, Plastic
    Controls: Aftertouch, Velocity, Knobs, Pedal - Sustain, Pedal - Volume
    Display Type: LCD, LED, Backlit
    Display Count H: 240
    Display Count V: 64
    Dimensions (WxDxH): 41.8 x 12.59 x 41.3 in / 105 x 32 x 10 cm
    Weight: 14 kg
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
    Audio Output Count: 6
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU
    DAC Bits: 16
    DAC Frequency Rate: 44.1
    Power: 120 V AC
    Year Released: 1996
    Year Discontinued: 1999
    Used By
    Design Notes:

    The first of the series was the K5000W keyboard workstation introduced in 1996. Soon afterwards the K5000S was introduced, followed its rackmounted sibling the K5000R. In Japan, Kawai stopped production of all models of the K5000 by the summer of 1999, although they were officially discontinued months earlier in other parts of the world. The K5000 is credited as one of the few commercial synthesizers to use additive synthesis. Even today this technology is mostly found in software synthesizers. It was Kawai's second attempt at additive synthesis. The first was the Kawai K5 nearly ten years earlier.
    Manuals & Documents
    Repairs and Support
    [+] www.kfuenf.org
    MSRP List Price: $1400 - convert
    Retail Street Price: $1200 - convert
    Used Price: $500 - $800 - convert
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