Kawai K1 Synthesizer: This Synthesizer is an older (1989) professional level instrument. It includes the original digital synthesizer module and owner’s manual. This instrument requires an external amplifier and/or powered speakers, guitar amp, etc. to operate. The sound sits somewhere between a Roland D-50 and a Korg M1. The K1 is capable of very good acoustic recreation, excellent unique synth sounds or at times, completely noisy walls of complex sound. The K1 features 256 8-bit PCM waveforms (204 additive waveforms, 52 acoustic samples, AM (Ring modulation) and a 16×2 lines LCD display. It has four modes of operation: Mono, Polyphonic, Split, Unison. It includes drum kits and sounds (acoustic and electronic kits, cymbals as well as some tuned percussion), so can be used to create full rhythm backing when sequenced. Mostly known for percussive sounds, organs, haunting pads, strings and FM bass sounds and acoustic bass. This is a ‘Quality’ instrument, not available on loan to an inexperienced musician.

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