SynthsKawai ⇝ Kawai K5m

The K5m is a rackmount version of the Kawai K5. It is an additive synthesizer and sounds are built using 126 adjustable sine wave harmonics. This generally results in decent organ-type sounds, but not much else of value.

It lacks any sort of effects processing. Look into the Kawai K5000R for a similar synthesis architecture and greatly expanded capabilities.

Specifications

Year Released: 1987

MSRP: $1495

Polyphony: 16 notes

Multitimbral: 15 parts

User Patches: 48

User Performances: 48

Screen: 64 x 240 pixel LCD

Power Consumption: 12 watts

Dimensions: 483 mm x 120 mm x 177 mm

Weight: 4.8 kg

This is a 4-space rack unit.

User Demo Videos

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File Downloads

Kawai K5 and K5m Manual

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