Kawai K1ii

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The K1ii was the first major update to Kawai's popular K1 digital PCM-waveform synthesizers. The K1ii has the same synthesis architecture as the original K1. There are 256 digital samples of waveforms, 50 of which are from acoustic instruments. You combine up to four wave shapes to create very new and unique sounds. They are capable of very good acoustic recreation, excellent unique synth sounds, or at times completely noisy walls of complex sound.

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The new and improved K1ii added on-board reverb effects and better drum sounds to the original K1. The multitimbrality is up to 8 parts, which is great for sequencing in the studio since you can have (up to 8) multiple patches playing simultaneously. The K1ii is also available in a rackmount module, known as the K1iir. The rack version is identical to the keyboard version except for the effects. The K1iir has no effects processor built-in as does the keyboard version.

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21 Visitor comments
May 30, 2013 @ 5:45 am
help me pls,..all my file was gone,,help me how to recover all my file i dont have a memory card,,multi an single all gone,,
Deckard Replicant
March 13, 2013 @ 8:07 pm
Got this last month for 90 bucks. So easy to program and it sounds brilliant. It is a much appreciated addition to my lineup. The build could be a little better (lots of plastic) but the sounds and program-ability are stellar!
October 6, 2012 @ 7:29 am
Pretty cool little synth. Just got mine off eBay for $80.00. Capable of some very nice complex sounds. Keys feel great as well. Worth picking up if you can find one.
June 1, 2012 @ 11:28 am
I am still using the Kawai K1 II. It was the first synth I bought, when I was 18 (over 20 years ago) and I am still using it - Kawai has done a great job!
Joseph Boyden
April 28, 2012 @ 1:01 pm
Can anyone tell me how to the timbre off in multi mode? I want to use it as a controller but have had no luck.
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  • The link above will take you to an eBay search for this synth to see active listings. If you don't find it there, try looking in our forum marketplace or post a wanted classified.
  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 16 voices
  • Oscillators - 256 PCM waveforms (4 per sound)
  • LFO - Standard LFO
  • Filter - No filter
  • VCA - Standard ADSR
  • Keyboard - 61 keys (velocity & aftertouch)
  • Memory - 64 single-patches or 32 combo-patches
  • Control - MIDI
  • Date Produced - 1989
  • Resources & Credits
  • Images from Joseph Baksay, found at Synth Site.

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