MATRIXSYNTH: Circuit Bent Kawai K1m sequenced by Circuit

Monday, December 04, 2017

Circuit Bent Kawai K1m sequenced by Circuit

Published on Dec 4, 2017 HardtekStudios

"This Kawai K1m is up for sale on eBay now!
I Circuit Bent this Kawai K1m e few years back, but have barely used it. So it is time to pull it out, hook it up and make some crazy noise with it! Somehow, over the years, it has developed a glitch where it has a pulsing sound with any patch that has a lot of sustain and release, so I guess you can call it perm-bent. It still is very usable, and even without any bend it sounds pretty good. The Novation Circuit is sequencing the K1m via midi. Circuit is also providing the drums."

via this auction

"This Circuit Bent Kawai K1m has 5 additional switches that create different tonalities and can SIMULATE bit crushing FX, Octaving FX, Ring Modulation, etc. THERE IS A GLITCH THAT CAUSES LONG, SUSTAINED SOUNDS TO HAVE A PULSING EFFECT TO THEM. NO MATTER THE POSITION OF THE SWITCHES. To turn off all bends, switches must be pointing to the left/outside end of case with the exception of the 2nd to bottom switch.

This synth comes from the 80's and has been user modified to have extra switches that can "scramble" the digital information that makes up the sound. The switches only affect sound, they don't affect any other operation of the unit, so it still reacts as it should and responds to midi very well."

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