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Kawai K1M

 

 

kawai k1M

info Country: Japan
Weight: 1,3 Kg
Dimensions: 370 x 260 x 80 mm
audio demo trend price : 100€
manual factory patches demo video comments

Kawai K1M
Digital Synthesizer (1988)

 

Module version of Kawai K1 a digital synthesizer based on 8-bits short cycled waves.

waveforms
kawai k1m tech

info MODULE The main panel features a 16 X 2 lines backlit 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 - Any general PSU AC/DC can works with correct polarity.

 



edit VOICE
a 8-bits cpu NEC D78310G manages up to 16 oscillators or voices relative DAC is a uPD-6355G. Each K1 voice is composed by a maxium of 4 assigned waves or SOURCES; K1 ROM contains 256 waves at 8-bits resolution organized in 2 families:
- VM cyclic waveforms 204 waves: generated by additive synthesis process out of 128 harmonics
- PCM acoustics: 52 waves sampled from true percussions & drums.


pcm

kawai k1m

wave1




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

signal flow


adsr PERFORMANCE machine manages up to 8 parts with individual parameters:
- keyboard zone assign
- voices reserve (priority)
- mix gain level
- Midi channel assign
- semitone transpose
- pitch tune.


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.

decay


lfo LFO
a single oscillator (4 shape: triangle, saw, square and random) modulates 2 main destinations:
1 - pitch
2- amplitude.

lfo



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

 


memory MEMORY
(RAM chip is a NEC D4464C9):
- 64 RAM standard patches
- 32 RAM multitimbral
RAM is doubled with memory card model DC8, also compatible with DC16 and DC32.
Battery replacement: soldered lithium battery 3V Cr-2032 (check out below)



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)


kawai k1 editor


 

memory K1 related models:

kawai k1 k1 II family

 

 


Kawai K1 original keyboard version.

 

Kawai k1r rackmount version without joystick

 

Kawai K1 II: reverb 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
demo a full track made only with K1
demo various sounds (with FX)
demo circuit bend K1 demo
demo 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
SERVICE MANUAL / SCHEMATICS
- K1m EPROM DUMP

 

 

 



manual
K1M FACTORY PATCH

 

 

 

original scan

 

 

 

 

original scan

 

 

 

 

original scan

 

 

 

 

OUT OF STOCK!!
dc8 ram card

BUY ORIGINAL KAWAI DC8 MEMORY CARD.


OUT OF STOCK!!

 

 

 

original scan

 

 

 



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LINK Discover the model Kawai k4 :enhanced k1 with better DAC and finally filters!



 

 

 

K1M FOR SALE:

for saleCHECK OUT EBAY OFFERS

 

 

 

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manual

- price
- Lo-fi industrial sound
save space

manual

- no filter
- edit interface


comment
for LO-FI geeks


REVIEW "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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