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Kawai K1M

 

 

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Kawai k1M digital synthesizer (1988)

 

Desktop version from digital synthesizer K1 based on 8 bits short cycled waves.

whole K1 synthesis structure lacks of filters.

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waveforms

info DESKTOP (weight: 2 Kg). The main panel features a 16 X 2 lines display, 25 buttons, a slider edit for data entry and a vector joystick for volume mix.

Back panel terminal connectors:
- Midi Interface
- main out
- headphones out

acPower supply is external with 9V DC with -) polarity.

 


edit VOICE
the K1 engine manages up to 16 digital oscillators or voices.

pcm


wavetable
WAVETABLE ROM contains 256 PCM waves at 8-bits resolution, organized in 2 families:
- 204 VM: cyclic waveforms generated by additive synthesis process out of 128 harmonics
- 52 ACOUSTIC:shots sampled from true percussions & drums



wavetable
VM SYNTHESIS cyclic wave groups is composed by 2 categories:
- BASIC classic basic waveforms such as square, saw and sine.
- FREQUENCY RANGE are spectral transients from piano, strings, brass, lead, bell and organ

signal flow


adsr
PERFORMANCE machine manages up to 8 individual parts with these parameters:
- zone
- voices reserve
- level
- Midi channel
- transpose
- tune
- volume


adsr ENVELOPE
a 4-segments + 1 time EG DADSR for each source.
The vector joystick controls a global mix amplitude EG moving between 4 oscillators.
There are 18 preset velocities curves and no possible edit.



lfo LFO
a single oscillator modulates pitch or amplitude with 4 different waveforms:
- triangle
- saw
- square
- random


midi MIDI
standard implementation with just a few CC# but full compliant to Midi Exclusives data for both edit and backup.

memory MEMORY holds:
- 64 RAM standard patches
- 32 RAM multitimbral
RAM is doubled with memory card model DC8, also compatible with DC16 and DC32.
RAM chip is a NEC D4464C with lithium battery 3V Cr-2032.


lithium battery


internal k1m


memory MODIFICATION

kawai k1 circuit bent!

K1m model has been mutilated and bent: sound is just crazy!

hear the demo.




memory
EDIT there are some editors like:
- soundquest (mac/pc)
- soundiver (mac/pc)
- soundlib (pc)
- caged artist (atari ST)
- K1edit (atari st)


atari st k1 edit

memory K1 related models:

kawai k1 k1 II family

 

 


Kawai K1 original keyboard version.

 

Kawai k1r rackmount version without joystick

 

Kawai K1 II: reverb, higher sample resolution and new drum waveforms

 

Kawai K1 rII: rackount version of K1 II minus joystick and effect DSP

 


effet
VST PLUGIN / SAMPLED VERSION there are some free and commercial samples set:

  name price link demo
cycled waves kungrille free
(cycled waves)
effet n/a
commercial samples quasar $$$
(SF2)
effet n/a


demoAUDIO DEMO

audio demo


demo 1 - a full track made only with K1
demo 2 - various sounds (with FX)
demo 3 - circuit bend K1 demo
demo 4 - demo sent by Justin Noyce


effet Soundcloud K1m

track1 track2  

video VIDEO CLIP SELECTION

KAWAI K 1-M DEMO 2012 Kawai K1M demo Kawai k1 100% sounds
DEMO 2012 demo demo polynominal


k1m picture




manual
KAWAI K1M MANUAL

 

 

 




manual
K1M FACTORY PATCH

 

 

 

original scan

 

 

 

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dc8 ram cardmemory

BUY ORIGINAL KAWAI DC8 MEMORY CARD.

 

 

original scan

 

 


memory

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manual

- price
- Lo-fi industrial sound
save space

manual

- no filter
- edit interface


comment
for LO-FI geeks


"The k1m is a classic for Lo-fi sounds or noisy textures.
Don't be fooled by presets and give a good edit try."


 

 

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