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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 signal out
- Midi interface
- headphones
- metronome out
- trigger out +5V
- hihat pedal control
- click out at 24 PPQ
- tape I/O
- 8 analog outs
- Sync I/O at 24 PPQ.

 



edit TECH
drum machine based on a 8-BIT M50734 SP which manages 8 voices polyphony.

STRUCTURE: each voice can play a PCM SAMPLE with minor parameters edit (at 15 quantised levels):
- volume gain
- stereo panning
- pitch tuning.


cpu r100

 



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


kawai r100 tech

 

edit WAVETABLE the R100 is a rompler machine which ROM contains 24 PCM samples at 32 kHz 12 bits. R100 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.



mixer
TECH: Officially there were 2 other EPROM kits sold by Kawai and a mod to switch between the kits.





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SEQUENCER note entry system works in 2 possible 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.


display2





editSYNC
tempo can be entered by TAP button, changed during a song or synched to external devices in different ways:
- Midi clock
- sync at 24 PPQ resolution
- tape sync protocol
- external analog trigger (24/48/96 PPQ)
The TIME ADJUST function sets the time offset if needed.
MIDI 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.


midi clok





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MEMORY:
- 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:
- 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 R100 DAC.



kawai r100 circuit bending
Our special Modded circuit bent R100




edit RELATED FAMILY:

kawai R50

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

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




demo
VST PLUGIN / SAMPLED VERSION there are some free and commercial samples set but no

  name price demo
free sample kit

Free original sample pack

FREE kawai r100 SAMPLES


FREE

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r100 circuit bending kit

circuit bending sample pack

FREE kawai r100 SAMPLES

from our special modded R100

Free donation:

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demo



demo
AUDIO DEMO

demo All internal PCM
demo SuperMix: Kawai R100 + synthesizer Moog Voyager
demo normal patterns
demo tom all pitches
demo SuperMIX bending minisong
demo circuit bending pattern 1
demo circuit bending pattern 2
demo send and share your r100 songs :) UPLOAD


 

video VIDEO SELECTION

video 1 video2 video3
video demo demo2 demo with Roland Juno106


kawai r100



Company: Kawai
Model: R100
Class: Drum machine
Dates: 1988
Price: 150€
Synthesis: PCM rompler
Resolution: 12 bits
S. Frequency: 32 kHz
Polyphony:8
Sounds: 18 PCM
Sequencer: 3500 notes
Sync: Midi / trigger
Demo: 6

 

manual
MANUAL

manual
SERVICE MANUAL


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R100 FACTORY RESET PROCEDURE:

TURN ON HOLDING ERASE.

 

kawai r100 circuit bending

 

 

kawai r100 scan
manual original Brochure

 

kawai r100 scan
manual original Brochure

crash
manual
manualCool R100 crash with Japanese characters :)

 

 

kawai r100 circuit bending

 


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REVIEW" a bit 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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kawai R100 2.5 out of 5 based on 13 ratings. price €150