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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22 Visitor comments
May 13, 2011 @ 2:57 am
This synth is also used by the french electro-swing band Caravan Palace, mainly for funky bass lines. Check out their song "We can dance" for some impressions of the machine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_vl_bW6heA.
April 22, 2011 @ 9:03 pm
@ian yes for sure i spent exactly 600 euros for this machine...and i would repeat it again if necessary cause its one of the best machine to make CRAZY uplifting stuff... i got 24 analog synthesizers and this is one of the best in its genre
March 26, 2011 @ 2:56 pm
the Australian industrial weird electronic Minimal wave band "SEVERED HEADS" used him ! fantastic machine
February 18, 2011 @ 4:22 pm
@ ian.. Dude you dont know what are you talkin about.If u ever tried to actlly make something out of it..well i guess you havent. Theres a freakin moog filter in it and it sounds great if you work a bit around
alien studio
January 16, 2011 @ 6:58 am
great analog synth, raw, fat sound !
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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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