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Thursday, February 22, 2024

Kawai SX-240 SN 8748 w/ Original Box & Cassettes

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"- 1985 Kawai SX-240 8-Voice Analog Synthesizer Keyboard

- This Exceptional Example, Serial Number K8748, Remains in Near Mint All Original Condition and Includes the Original Shipping Box and Sealed SX-240 Cassette!

- Somewhat of a Sleeper, the SX-240 is a Dynamic, Rich, and Superb Sounding Analog Synth

- Intuitive, Easy to Use, and a Viable Alternative to Many Mid-80’s Analog Keyboards, the SX-240 is One of Japan’s Best Synths"

Pics of the inside below.

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Selected Tracks From Synthesizers Demos Vol​.​16


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"high-quality (WAV 24 bit 44.100 Hz) download: https://nacho80.bandcamp.com/album/se...

00:00 01. E-MU Vintage Keys - Guess The Synth 7
04:28 02. KURZWEIL Micro Ensemble ME-1 - Italian Girls
10:29 03. MODAL CraftSynth 2.0 - MiniSynth
18:11 04. MODAL CraftSynth 2.0 - Primera causa archivada
19:54 05. MODAL CraftSynth 2.0 - Segunda causa archivada
22:02 06. Twisted Electrons TherapSID MK1 - MOS Technology
32:43 07. Waldorf Blofeld - Too Many Emotions
44:02 08. Kawai GMega LX - Brisa marina 89
48:34 09. Kawai GMega LX - Dallas Techno
53:34 10. Kawai GMega LX - Asumido
58:20 11. Kawai GMega LX - En el mismo cuarto
1:03:22 12. Yamaha TX81Z - Tuve un descalabro
1:07:57 13. Yamaha TX81Z - Animales MSX
1:13:49 14. Yamaha TX81Z - El Chao de El Hoyo
1:17:26 15. Yamaha TX81Z - Triple Dragon
1:23:29 16. Yamaha TX81Z - Embalada para un loco
1:24:20 17. Yamaha TX81Z - Ya no importa nada
1:28:21 18. Yamaha TX81Z - Gimnastas unidos
1:31:01 19. Yamaha TX81Z - Demo 8
1:32:50 20. Yamaha TX81Z - Ni tan siquiera
1:35:37 21. BONUS 11 - Random Live Mix 4"

Sunday, February 18, 2024

Electra One - Generative Sequencer preset


video upload by Electra One MIDI Controller

"A demo of Electra One MIDI controller running a generative sequencer preset. The preset is greatly inspired by the Zoa sequencer IOS app.

Roland MKS-50, D550, and Kawai K5000 play the sequencer voices. Sound of MKS-50 is tweaked while the sequencer is running."

Friday, February 16, 2024

KAWAI SX-240

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"The Kawai SX-240 is a 61 key, eight voice, fully programmable polyphonic analogue synthesiser released in 1984 as a follow up to the Kawai SX-210. It boasts has a wide, full analog sound, courtesy of its two analogue DCOs and one sub-osc per voice. You have the options of poly-8, poly-4 and mono modes. In mono mode it is possible to have all 24 oscillators stacked into one for an extremely powerful sound. A rare find these days as well as one of the most aesthetically cool synths out there."

Saturday, February 10, 2024

Kawai 100F

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Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Claire de Lune - with synthesizers | A mix of complex midi sequencing and live playing


video upload by Espen Kraft

"Claire de Lune by Claude Debussy
Live midi sequenced and parts recorded live as you see it on screen.
This version of the music is available on Bandcamp here:
https://espenkraft.bandcamp.com/track...

Synths used:
Sequential Prophet X
Arturia MiniFreak
Yamaha TX802
Kawai K3m
Roland Jupiter-8 & D-550

All reverbs are Valhalla VintageVerb and SuperMassive"

Claire de Lune - Breakdown

Saturday, January 27, 2024

240127 - Jamuary2024 - Kawai K4 Multi Mode Demo


video upload by ChrisLody

"Time for a bit of cheeeeese! Is this new age music? Something like that.

This is something I've been meaning to try for a while, the multi-timbral mode on my fairly recent accusation, the Kawai K4.

I really wanted to make a Sonicware free jam because I've been using their a hell of a lot across the channel recently, but the SmplTrek just seemed like the perfect fit for sequencing the K4. It's multi mode can be set up with 8 different channels for instruments plus one for drums and the SmplTrek has 10 slots which can all be loaded with midi tracks for sequencing. The K4 has an effects section which allows different send amounts per instrument in multi mode so all the audio is coming from the K4 here, nothing is being produced or effected by the SmplTrek.

All I'm using on the K4 are presets but even they are nice, it has a very nice tone for a synth that came out in 1989!

I'm using an overlay on the SmplTrek kindly sent to me by https://cremacaffe.shop/"

Thursday, January 25, 2024

New life for old synths: Kawai K4(r) as Wavestation with Electra One & Atari ST Emulator, Librarian


video upload by Jürgen Moßgraber

"While everybody is talking new gear this week, I go retro :-)
Unbelievable what you can do with these old machines!

0:00 Introduction
2:10 1st Demo of Electra One Template
2:50 Update the Firmware
3:58 Patches for K4
4:25 2nd Electra One Template Demo: Wave switching!
9:26 Installation of Atari ST emulator
15:42 Atari ST Librarian / Editor for Kawai K4/K4r

Firmware 1.4:
https://monotanz.de/product/kawai-k4r...
https://stevereaver.com/k4r-firmware-..."

Tuesday, January 02, 2024

KAWAI K5000S Additive Synthesiser

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"The K5000 combines additive synthesis with PCM sampled waveforms to make up a feature laden digital synth engine with real time controls and filters a-plenty. This was the top of the line digital workstation at the time, made to compete with the Korg Trinity and Kurzweil K2500. This thing is made for creating CDR albums with lots of dolphins on the cover. Includes KAWAI supplement disk."

Monday, December 25, 2023

Deck the Halls - Mannheim Steamroller Cover


video upload by Brian Seemann

Deck the Halls
arr. by Chip Davis

Performed on:
Schulmerich Handbells
Schulmerich Silver Melody Bells
Sequential Prophet 600
Roland JX-3P
Korg ARP Odyssey
Korg DW-8000
Kawai K3
Korg Mono/Poly

Friday, December 22, 2023

kawai k1 (K1r, K1m) Synthesizer Programming. Vintage Synth programming.


video upload by Scifi Funk

"KAWAI K1, K1r, K1m. A discussion on the features, programming, and sounds. Vintage Synth Review. https://hyperfollow.com/scififunk/

I present a Step-by-step programming guide using the front panel only (no software required), from basic waveforms.

Once you are familiar with programming basic waveforms it will be easier to understand what can be achieved with the 'preset samples' or more complex waveforms.

00:00 KAWAI K1r Ahh sound.
00:18 Introduction. The K1 is essentially a 'preset sampler' that you can program via additive synthesis/voice stacking.
01:28 How to make synth sounds via traditional synth programming methods.
02:24 A good starting point for programming.
03:19 The waveforms for programming /stacking.
05:30 Programming performance parameters.
07:39 Actual programming and discussion.
You really need to watch the whole video to understand."

Kawai k1 (K1r, K1m) Synthesizer Programming (part 2 of 2). Vintage Synth programming.

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"I continue my Step-by-step programming guide using the front panel only (no software required), from basic waveforms.

Once you are familiar with programming basic waveforms it will be easier to understand what can be achieved with the 'Preset samples' or more complex waveforms.

00:00 Sawtooth waveform, sinewave (hear the artefacts sadly vs an analogue synth)
00:57 Square waves, plus inverse saw, triangle and random
01:34 Examples of samples of real-life instruments.
02:09 Filter sweep example (using crossfading).
05:40 Using all 4 waveforms for colouring the sound.
You really need to watch the whole video to understand.

I personally bought the Kawai K1m when it was first released (1988 I think), then I traded it in for a K1r (losing a lot on the deal). Of course, the K1r doesn’t have the joystick that mixes the sound, so that’s a shame."

Monday, December 11, 2023

Kawai K5000S 61-Key Digital Additive Synthesizer w/ Original Box & Extras

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"Includes:
• Kawai K5000s Keyboard (OS 4.04)
• Power Cable
• Owner’s Manual
• Wizoo Guide with Supporting Disk for all Kawai K5000 keyboards): Introduction to Additive Synthesis, Advanced Sound Design, Tips and Tricks (incredibly useful!)
• The 4 floppy disks that originally came with keyboard, including Emagic SoundDiver and Supplement Disk with Demo Songs/Extra Single Patches and Multis/Original Factory OS
• 7 custom Floppies with additional singles/multis patches, and backup O.S. disks.
• Mini Floppy Storage Case
• Original Shipping Box
*Keyboard Stand Not Included

Original owner. Seriously underrated vintage additive synth with tons of real-time controls and classic programmable arpeggiator. Gently used only in a smoke and pet-free home recording studio. Fantastic sounds, amazing keyboard feel and action - really the nicest keys on a synth you will ever play.

Excellent working condition: all buttons, pots, keys, and controls work perfectly. All jacks/connectors are solid with no audio or midi issues. Display has slightly dimmed, but is still legible and bright with full contrast control.

Cosmetically it’s in excellent condition except on the left side of the keyboard, above the drive slot and pitch and modulation wheels, (see pic) there’s a small blemish/chip in the dark blue where it looks like something was dropped on it (I don’t remember what it was or when it happened). Additionally, further down, closer to the left edge of the keyboard, left of the Pitch Bend wheel is another mark that’s about the size of a pencil tip and barely visible. Hopefully, you can see from the pictures that these are really minor blemishes on an otherwise beautiful synth."

Saturday, December 02, 2023

Kawai K5000S Phrase Demo OS 3 00


video upload by Ross Totino and Fans of Collision

"Factory Demo for Kawai K5000s synthesizers. These were "Phrase Demo" which played short MIDI "phrases" of presets from Bank A and D."

Friday, November 24, 2023

KAWAI K1m Digital Synthesizer Module w/ RAM Card and Original Manual

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Thursday, November 23, 2023

Kawai K5000S FOC Demo 1


video upload by Ross Totino and Fans of Collision

"Kawai K5000S Demo. Recorded in Logic Pro with lots of effects."

Sunday, November 19, 2023

Kawai K1 & Yamaha FB-01 Sample Pack for Prophet X and SF2


video upload by Espen Kraft

"A new patch bank for the Prophet X. Also available in the SF2 format for Logic and the Tal Sampler.
50 multi-samples from the Kawai K1 and Yamaha FB-01. Great sounds to add texture and depth to your music and productions.

The samples were originally meant for MY Prophet X, for my live needs. A way of having all my vintage synths in one keyboard when doing live gigs doing MY own songs as faithful as possible to my albums.
Every sample in here has been recorded by me personally and sounds exactly how I want them to sound. They've all been recorded through the Yamaha DMP7 digital mixer for extra mojo.
Many of the samples are velocity layered multi samples, some upwards of 30-50 samples per set.
Be aware that this pack is the multi-samples only.
IMPORTANT info for Prophet X users: This sample user add-on pack is imported like this : px/u01

If you want to purchase this bank, please send me an email and I'll give you the download details.
Please specify if you want the Prophet X or SF2 bank. They cost the same.

My CONTACT email address is this: espenkraft69@gmail.com
Price is $15 USD or €15 Euros if that's your preferred currency. PayPal only. * The above email is NOT the one to use for payment. That will be given upon ordering.

If you haven't already bought my big epic Prophet X sample- and patch bank from before, I'll be happy to offer both that AND this new one in a bundled price of $40 USD (or €40 Euros) combined. Let me know in the email."

Monday, November 13, 2023

K5000s Deep dark below


video upload by Snupps Synth channel

"Another long ambient real-time programming session for the K5000s, where i start out from an initialized sound. Purely additive, no external effects where used."

Saturday, November 11, 2023

Kawai SX-210 61-Key Analog Synthesizer SN K6765

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"It's an 8 voice, single oscillator DCO (with sub-oscillator) synth that is roughly like a Juno in its basic sound, only a bit darker and lusher thanks to the excellent SSM-2044 filter. Programming is fast and simple: you select the parameter via its button (every parameter has a button; no menu diving), then use the dial to select the value. Despite its simple architecture, there are a number of features on board here: portamento and glissando, chord memory, dual and mono modes with stacked voices, an ensemble effect that is great for strings, etc.

This synth is fully functional and sounding great. It is extremely clean aside from some wear on the right wood panel. One screw is missing from the bottom. All in all, a nice example of a rare, under the radar synth."

Saturday, October 28, 2023

Kawai K3 review and tutorial


video upload by synthlegends

"The KAWAI K 3 is a nice sounding hybrid synth with ssm filter design, like a PPG wave. It has 33 waves and one additive waveform to program. Also there is a chorus section wich is a bit noisy but quite useful. It has aftertouch and you can route interesting paremeters on it. So it is an interesting synth with 33 wave, two oscillator, a low and a high pass filter, one LFO with 7 waveforms and two envelopes. This synth produces nice pianos, organs, also brass and string sounds, but metallic bell sounds as well. It is quite comparable to the Korg DW 8000 and Ensoniq ESQ-1, which are also affordable hybrid synths from that time."

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Kawai S100P / Teisco 100P

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"It comes with with its original, black dust cover, music stand, power chord (3-prong for the Italian market) and a possibly original jack audio cable.

Some tiny dings on metal panel and wood panels, some tape residue on the dust cover that seems to go away with rubbing alcohol."

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