VOICE core CPU Risc-32 manage 32 voices polyphony based on DAS DSP ADVANCED SYNTHESIS.
A basic k5000 patch is composed by 6 digital oscillators or so-called "elements" and each DAS element can be either a:
DSP additive wave
PCM sample wave
ADDITIVE ELEMENT DSP generates 128 digital sinewaves harmonic that can be summed following the Fourier principle. The sinewaves are split into 2 harmonic groups (each group counts for 1 element):
1) harmonic group1 : from 1 to 64
2) harmonic group2 : from 64 to 128
The relative harmonics levels can be set in 3 different ways:
DHL: step by step values entries
2- DHE: EG envelope
6 macro harmonic groups templates: bright, odd, even, octave, 5th and whole-harmonics selection.
One of the most interesting features is the Morphing function which is able to record up to 4 harmonics snapshots with progressive interpolation values for a smooth motion.
PCM ELEMENT subtractive synthesis is a 16 bits ROM contains 123 PCM waveforms split into 2 category groups:
PCM acoustic instruments
2- PCM transient attack PCM (like Roland D-50)
ENVELOPE 5 EGs:
1- amplitude osc: 4 segments+ 2 levels
2- pitch osc: 4 segments+ 2 levels
3- standard filter: 4 segments+ 2 levels
4- formant filter: variable structure
5- harmonic: variable structure every harmonics has its own EG with possible loops scan between decay segments.
FILTER the DCF is multimode:
highpass (both PCM+ ADD)
lowpass (both PCM+ ADD)
formant (only ADD) is a 128 bands resonant comb-model defined by 128 DFL steps, each step contains 2 values for both level and envelope. For quick edit it is possible to fill steps using the macro bands selections (5-10-15-20-ALL).
LFO 4 digital modulators (triangle, saw, random and square ) and 4 destinations:
1- oscillator pitch
EFFECTS fully editable sections includes: reverb, delay, chorus, flanger, leslie, distortion, excister and overdrive.
256 RAM patches
RAM doubles if special memory expansion model Kawai ME-1 is fitted. Sounds and performances can be saved either to Midi Sysex dump or to internal 1.44 MB disk drive
which file system is PC MS-Dos file system.
MIDI quite all parameters can be controlled by Midi Control Change and K5000S outputs the frontal knobs as standard CC# values.
ARPEGGIATOR really complete with adjustable octave range, hold, random notes, gate velocity. The arpeggios are midi-ouput to other devices and they can be synched to external Midi clock tempo.
IMPORT function loads short Midi files into special slots for creative arpeggios edit.
K5000S RELATED MODELS:
K5000W wavestation bigger wavetable, performance parts, an internal sequencer, but no real time knobs.
K5000R 2 units rack with no control knobs for edit, but parameters can be accessed with external control change or directly with the Kawai box Macro Control.
||Kawai K5 the spirital father of the K5000 series. Rackmount is K5m