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Re: [k5synth] Re: Considering a K5 - Need a little help!

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  • bill bigrig
    THANX! ________________________________ From: jdearing17 To: k5synth@yahoogroups.com Sent: Saturday, June 22, 2013 12:00 PM Subject:
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      THANX!

      From: jdearing17 <jdearing17@...>
      To: k5synth@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Saturday, June 22, 2013 12:00 PM
      Subject: [k5synth] Re: Considering a K5 - Need a little help!
       


      http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kawai-K5-Synthesizer-MI-003-Main-PCB-Circuit-Board-Assembly-/350818138263?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item51ae63f897

      --- In mailto:k5synth%40yahoogroups.com, bill bigrig <billbigrig@...> wrote:
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      > anybody know where I canpick-up a main PCB? Mine has it's problems, I've changed out some chips once, to no avail. I may try again, but I think I damaged a trace or two and will need to do some jumpers.
      > Rig
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      > From: Paul <Mehlhaffer@...>
      > To: mailto:k5synth%40yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 8:07 AM
      > Subject: [k5synth] Considering a K5 - Need a little help!
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      > I'm looking at maybe aquiring a K5 for my synth rig. I currently use an Ensoniq ASR-10, Roland Alpha Juno 1, Moog MG-1, and various VST synths. I'm building an ambient/space music live show, and I love sounds with radical timbre shifts, like FM and vector synthesis.
      > I know that additive synthesis would give me a huge amount of versatility.
      >
      > The specs on the K5 look absolutely stunning! I think programming a complex board like that would actually be fun! The only problem I have is resources for how the thing actually sounds!
      >
      > I know now that Kawai's factory presets may not have been the best, and that it's one of the reasons why it was never popular, so I know not to be so quick to judge the sound on that.
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      > I've spent some time scouring the internet, and I dug up a few sound demo's on the web from Youtube, Soundcloud, and even the original Kawai audio demo from 1987, but all of these seem very limited. Also, reviews on Harmony Central and Sonic State are usually mixed. People either love it or hate it!
      >
      > So, maybe the community can help me out?
      > How would you describe the K5 sound? I'm obviously not expecting an analog sound from a 1987 digital synth, but can it be fairly warm and punchy?
      >
      > I've heard a lot of demos from the Kawai K4, and that model seems to have a very warm digital filter. Is the K5's filter pretty much the same thing? Or does it have a totally different tone?
      >
      > Thank you so much for your help!
      >

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