VOICE the core DSP manages up to 16 voices polyphony.
A basic KS4/5 patch is composed by 3 detunable and crossmodulable oscillators in 4 octave heights.
The KS engine features 2 synthesis family generators :
2- wavetable PCM
ANALOG MODELING internal DSP creates 7 analog waveforms:
pulse with variable width
6- hypersaw with special "doublemode"
7- noises: 3 different colors
WAVETABLE PCM ROM contains 24 PCM waveforms organized into 2 families:
9 cycled harmonics waves from electromechanical and electronic piano instruments such as Hammond organ, Rhodes, Clavinet and Wurlitzer.
15 one-shot percussions
PERFORMANCE up to 4 parts available with variable functions:
- 2 polyphonic modes
special monophonic mode glide portamento.
- oscillators unison
FILTER digital resonant filter with 2 or 4 poles slope and 4 modes:
special OVEDRIVE function saturates the filter
TIP : external sources can be filtered
ENVELOPES 2 EGs based on a 4-segments ADSR structure:
EG1 is hardwired to amplitude
EG2 is freely assignable to pulse width, cutoff, oscillator pitch or amplitude
LFO 2 delayed modulators (0 Hz to 1Khz range):
1- LFO1 modulates oscillators pitch
LFO2 modulates filter cutoff
Both modulators feature 6 different shapes with variable polarity offset: sine, triangle, saw, square, sample & hold and random.
EFFECTS digital DSP manages 7 different effects: reverb, distorion, chorus / phaser, panning, 16-bands vocoder and EQ
- ROM 200 programs + 50 performances +100 drum sounds
- RAM 200 programs + 100 drum programs+ 50 performances
Sound can be saved to Midi exclusives dump.
ARPEGGIATOR 1 arp per sound and up to 4 in performance mode: the broken chords system can be set at different gate velocity and octaves range with various pattern styles like up-down, random and chord mode. Last but not least, the arpeggiator can be programmed step by step in 32 programmable available slots.
SYNC the arpeggiators and LFO function can be slaves to external Midi clock tempo at variable
dividers rates like 8th, bars or dotted.
RELATIVE KS FAMILY:
KS RACK: module version, same engine.
||KStation portable 8 voices with same KS engine VIDEO
||XStation updated Kstation with internal audio board USB and some extra waves. 3 version 25 / 49 / 61 keys VIDEO
Also a more portable version called "XIOSYNTH"
VST PLUGIN / SAMPLED VERSION there are some free and commercial samples set:
Soundcloud KS4 / KS5