Desktop version from digital synthesizer K1 based on 8 bits short cycled waves.
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. TECH:
whole K1 synthesis structure lacks of filters.
A standard patch is composed by up to 4 layered digital oscillators or SOURCES.
WAVETABLE ROM contains 256 PCM waves at 8-bits resolution, split in 2 families: 1- VM: 204 cyclic waveforms generated by additive synthesis process out of 128 harmonics. 2-
ACOUSTIC: 52 shots sampled from true percussions & drums.
VM SYNTHESIS cyclic wave groups is composed by 2 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
This family is
sub-divided also into 4 parts: 1) LOW 2) MID 3) HI-MI 4) HI.
PERFORMANCE machine manages up to 8 individual parts.
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 standard patches
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!