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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.

ADVANCED ADDITIVE TONE GENERATOR

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.

128 BAND FORMANT FILTER

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.

MACRO CONTROL

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.

PROGRAMMABLE ARPEGGIATOR

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

DIGITAL EFFECTS SYSTEM

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.
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Technical Specifications
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
Patches RAM: 256
Storage: Internal, RAM Cartridge, Tape
Editing: MIDI
Effects
(4) effects algorithms
+ 32 different effects based on:
+ chorus
+ delay
+ distortion
+ exciter
+ flanger
+ leslie
+ overdrive
+ reverb
Case
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
Connections
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
Production
Year Released: 1996
Year Discontinued: 1999
Used By
Kraftwerk
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.
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Repairs and Support
[+] www.kfuenf.org
Pricing
MSRP List Price: $1400 - convert
Retail Street Price: $1200 - convert
Used Price: $500 - $800 - convert
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