Teisco / Kawai Synthesizer 100F

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Although Kawai began manufacturing synthesizers under the company name of Teisco, they soon took over as Kawai which resulted in synths like the S100F above which can be found labeled either Teisco or Kawai (as pictured above). The Synthesizer 100F is a very good and classic single-vco monophonic analog synth. It has a small but usable 37 note keyboard. Sawtooth, square and noise waveforms and external sounds can be run through the synth's filters and envelopes and mixed with the oscillator.

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Although there is only one oscillator, there's plenty of modulation ability to really liven up the sound. There's an LFO which can modulate the VCO, VCF and VCA. The VCF resonant filter is good and can be modulated by the LFO, Envelope 1, the external input or even the VCO! There's also a VCA section with Attack, Decay, Sustain and Release controls and finally there's a Hi-Pass filter. There is also a portamento effect for that final crucial analog synth effect! A typical analog synth with just about all the features and functions you'd need. It's got the classic wood side panels and a front panel layout that leads to very straight forward programming resulting in good analog bass, lead and synth sounds.

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21 Visitor comments
Nacho
March 17, 2014 @ 10:46 am
song using only Kawai 100F: youtube.com/watch?v=yL4Bz2pLOxg
xenia
January 30, 2014 @ 10:12 am
Would love to find one!
if someone doesnt play it, would be interested - xenutt(at)ymail.com , thank you *
Guillaume
October 1, 2013 @ 1:02 am
See it that way: That synth is my second favorite synth, and very close to a Synthi...but could be played easily with a keyboard, the best synth for someone who likes modular flexibility and ''standardised'' sounds... www.mecaniksynthetik.com
Mon synthé favori avec mon Synthi, avec la différence que celui-là est incroyable pour ''jammer'' et peut être un modulaire et un synthé mélodique en même temps...
www.mecaniksynthetik.com
what the 100F
April 12, 2013 @ 11:34 am
anyone london way got one of these for sale?
Daniel Fletcher of Dazz-Synth
December 19, 2012 @ 5:59 am
The Kawai Synthesizer 100-F is Vince Clarks first synthesizer...
 
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - Monophonic
  • Oscillators - 1 VCO: saw, square, noise, external audio in (2', 4', 8', 16', 32', 64' and "low" pitches)
  • LFO - Saw, Triangle, square waveforms with adjustable Rate
  • Filter - Low Pass resonant filter and High Pass non-resonant filter
  • VCA - Simple AD, ADS or ADR envelope modes
  • Keyboard - 37 notes
  • Memory - None
  • Control - CV/Gate
  • Date Produced - 1977
  • Resources & Credits
  • Images by Nils Odegaard.

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