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Kawai R-100

 

 

 

Kawai R100

audio demo Country: Japan
Weight: 5 Kg
Dimensions: n/a
audio demo price trend: 150€
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Kawai R-100
Digital Drum Machine (1987)

 

Digital drum machine from mid-eighties features 24 samples with separated outs and some handy sync options.

drum machine
drum machine

info DRUM MACHINE Main panel features a basic 16 x 2 lines display, 8 velocity sensitive pads, 30 buttons and 2 knobs for volume and tempo rate.

Back panel terminals connectors:
- main analog signal out + 8 analog outs
- Midi interface
- headphones
- metronome out
- trigger out +5V
- hihat pedal control
- click out at 24 PPQ
- tape I/O
- Sync I/O at 24 PPQ

 

edit TECH drum machine based on a 8-BIT M50734 SP which manages 8 voices polyphony.
Each voice can play a PCM SAMPLE with minor parameters edit (at 15 quantised levels):

cpu r100

- volume gain
- stereo panning
- pitch tuning

demo HEAR tom pitch

display2
Download
all R100 samples

 



editEDIT INTERFACE
R100 is quite easy to use with logic matrix control interface:

kawai r100 tech

 



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WAVETABLE ROM contains 24 PCM samples at 32 kHz 12 bits.
TECH: Officially there were 2 other EPROM kits sold by Kawai and a mod to switch between the kits.

mixer

PCM LIST: kick x3, ride x2, claps, timbale, snare x3, crash x2, shaler, claves, tom x2, cowbell, agogo, hihat x2, china and tambourine.

demo HEAR
all the R100 sounds.




edit SEQUENCER note entry system works in 2 modes:

- real-time quantisize range from 1/4 to 1/96 resolution
- step entries.
Some handy sequencer functions: erase, punch, reframe, swing (3 X modes, 12 X amounts), copy, overdub and insert.

demo HEAR
internal sequence

display2




editSYNC
tempo can be entered by TAP button, changed during a song or synched to external devices in different ways:

midi clok - Midi clock
- sync at 24 PPQ resolution
- tape sync protocol
- external analog trigger (24/48/96 PPQ)

edit The TIME ADJUST function sets the time offset if needed.



editMIDI the machine receives and send Note with velocity, program change (pattern) and pads can be assigned to specific MIDI notes (for OUT) - in addition R100 handles Midi sysex.




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MEMORY:

arranger

- 100 patterns
- 100 songs
- 10 chains
- 3500 notes
Patterns can be saved to midi Sysex dump or to RAM cartridge model Kawai RC-16





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MODIFICATION cheap digital drum machines are often modded for experimental noises.
Most common modifications from the web are:

kawai r100 circuit bending - EPROMS burning: wavetable is on 4 common EPROMS that can be reprogrammed with custom sounds

- Circuit Bending: experimental noises can be made bending both wavetable and DAC
demo




edit RELATED FAMILY:

kawai R50

Kawai R50 smaller version, no sensitive pads, less outs albeit it it features some extra effects

The R50 exists in 3 different ROM versions:
- R50 standard
- R50 E
- R50 III





demo
VST PLUGIN / SAMPLED VERSION non official plugin, however here's all sampled sounds:

free sample kit

Free original sample pack

FREE kawai r100 SAMPLES


FREE



edit GALLERY:

kawai r100 scan kawai r100 scan
crash
original advert   crash with Japanese characters :)


Company: Kawai
Model: R100
Class: Drum machine
Dates: 1988
Display: 16 x 2 LCD lines
Synthesis: PCM rompler
Resolution: 12 bits
S. Frequency: 32 kHz
Polyphony:8 voices
Sounds: 18 PCM
Sequencer: 3500 notes
Sync: Midi / trigger
MIDI: IN / OUT/ THRU

 

demo All internal PCM
demo SuperMix: Kawai R100 + Moog Voyager
demo normal patterns
demo tom all pitches
demo SuperMIX bending
demo circuit bending1
demo circuit bending2

demohave some R100
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manual

manual


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FACTORY RESET PROCEDURE:

TURN ON HOLDING ERASE





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OS DOWNLOAD

EPROM BIN 2 X 27C256



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REVIEW " vintage industrial 80 sound- sequencer and sync options are excellent even to pilot other Midi devices. Can be found at low price today"

manual manual
-sync options - limited
-cheap
-few sound tweaks


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