Kawai K1 VST: Audio Demo 2

A new audio demo is ready. I kept a lot of the old one but added some additional Singles from the ROM cards and a Vibraphone to demonstrate an AM preset.

Obviously, a big change is that the samples are now from the original K1m Wave ROM. Other than that, all the modulations are now properly implemented and I did a lot of A/B testing to match my real K1m. Without all of this, most of the new sounds (many of them being FX) wouldn’t even work.

Some reverb & EQ has been added, everything else is just the K1 VSTi

Virtual K1 as VSTi – Audio Demo 2

Sound List

  • 0:00 iA-5 Return Home
  • 0:22 Water Drama (K1 ROM card / Kawai PHm)
  • 0:38 iB-3 Jazz Harp
  • 0:46 ID-3 Vybes (Amp Mod demonstration)
  • 0:56 IA-5 Visitors (K1 aliasing demonstration)
  • 1:11 Hold a Key (K1 ROM card / Kawai PHm)
  • 1:19 IA-3 String Pad
  • 1:29 IC-7 Terminator

Bonus

I played around with some UI mockups. Completely work-in-progress of course. The lower section will look different to a real K1m as I want a better editing of course, with envelopes being displayed graphically etc.

Feedback is highly appreciated!

3 Gedanken zu „Kawai K1 VST: Audio Demo 2“

  1. Totally love this project! The K1 was my first synth and I sold and rebought it now 3 times 🙂
    For the UI I would prefer a scalable layout instead of trying to imitate the hardware look.

  2. Great sound examples, especially aliasing and amplitude modulation.
    About the GUI: you could also create a completely functional design, but in this case I think the idea of including the original design is just right, as long as the operation does not suffer. Since there are not so many parameters, this can certainly be done well.
    As a GUI designer, do you really have to pay attention to multitouch in this phase?

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