SynthsKawai ⇝ Kawai K5

The Kawai K5 is an additive synthesizer. Sounds are created by setting the levels for up to 126 sine wave harmonics.

The K5 is one of the worst-sounding and most difficult to program synthesizers ever produced. It is the predecessor to the K5000, which was fairly popular, but the K5 has no class, no charm, and little sonic depth. Thinking that the K5 would be nearly as good as the K5000 because they have a similar architecture would be an easy mistake to make, but still a mistake.

It is available in rackmount form as the Kawai K5m.

Specifications

Year Released: 1987

MSRP: $2000

Keyboard: 61 keys with velocity and aftertouch

Polyphony: 16 notes

Multitimbral: 15 parts

User Patches: 48

User Performances: 48

Screen: 64 x 240 pixel LCD

Power Consumption: 12 watts

Dimensions: 1040 mm x 339 mm x 99 mm

Weight: 12.8 kg

User Demo Videos

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File Downloads

Kawai K5 Sound Library

Kawai K5 and K5m Manual

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