Kawai XD-5

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This is an awesome drum synth module that has 256 waveforms, four of which can be combined to create a drum sound. It also has great resonant lowpass filters and envelopes for shaping the sounds and is excellent for techno, electro and industrial drums. For effects, a delay type effect is possible as well as a ring-modulator. It also has stereo outputs plus 6 individual outs for the studio pros. Mouse On Mars might use it.

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Enufo
May 16, 2013 @ 6:53 pm
my demo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iz2fEyD266I
rené
March 27, 2013 @ 8:16 pm
This is a monster drum module! The only thing this wonderful thing lacks is a sequencer, since it has none to play those brutal kicks! I use my Korg DDD-1 to control this beast. Yes, you can have 808 style sounds without going out to buy one of those expensive Roland kits, almost everyone wants. Bow down to the XD-5!
Jason Adkins
August 11, 2011 @ 5:44 am
Hi Reg Rodgers,I have a DR660 and the reason it won't do 909 hihats is because it hasn't got them!!!! Try the DR770 (though like u say XD-5 is cool,got a Kawai K4r too,even cooler....,do that on a soft-synth...) supposed to have real 909 hihats,can't verify this as never heard one though.
Fabio
February 6, 2010 @ 11:09 am
XD-5 user group:
http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/Kawai-K
Reg Rodgers
December 29, 2009 @ 9:01 pm
I purchased this unit at one of those Guitar Center blowout sales.
It was needed because it could produce better sounding 909 hats than my Roland DR-660. It was used for Random Access, Reggie R, No Down Payment, Vitamin C, Bizzy B, Jackstreet Inc, and DJ Tools tracks and songs way back in the day. I still have it. It was also very very tunable.
 
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 16 voices
  • Drum Tones - 256 Waveforms; 1 to 4 per voice
  • LFO - None
  • Filter - DCF: digital resonant lowpass
  • VCA - DCA: digital envelope
  • Keyboard - None
  • Memory - 64 patches, 16 DrumKits, external memory card
  • Control - MIDI (1 channel)
  • Date Produced - 1989 - 1990

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