Desktop version from digital synthesizer K1 based on 8 bits short cycled waves.
whole K1 synthesis structure lacks of filters.
LAPTOP (weight: 2 Kg)
The main panel features a 16 X 2 lines display, 25 rubber buttons, a slider edit for data entry and a vector joystick for volume mix.
Back panel terminal connectors:
Power supply is external with 9V DC with -) polarity.
VOICE the K1 engine manages up to 16 digital oscillators or voices.
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
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
PERFORMANCE machine manages up to 8 individual parts with these parameters:
- voices reserve
- Midi channel
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 a single oscillator modulates pitch or amplitude with 4 different waveforms:
MIDI standard implementation with just a few CC# but full compliant to Midi Exclusives data for both edit and backup.
64 RAM standard patches
32 RAM multitimbral
RAM is doubled with memory card model DC8, also compatible with DC16 and DC32. TECH: RAM chip is a NEC D4464C with lithium battery 3V Cr-2032.
K1m model has been mutilated and bent:
sound is just crazy!