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Got a kawai K5000

Post by balma » Mon Jun 29, 2009 6:02 pm

Well, at the end, I went to get another synth, but it was already sold.
So I saw that synth, a kawai k5000, and wonder if it could worth those $350.

Does somebody knows this synth? I just purchased it, never considered Kawai as a serious synth....but I took the risk since the seller told that we well give me back my money if I do not like the synth
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Re: Got a kawai K5000

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Re: Got a kawai K5000

Post by cornutt » Mon Jun 29, 2009 7:53 pm

Very different from, well, almost anything else on the market. You'll want to spend some time with it before you make up your mind.

Which version did you get -- the K5000S or the K5000W?
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Re: Got a kawai K5000

Post by balma » Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:19 pm

is the S version

Also has the Len Sasso book for programming on PDF.

Alco came with the hardcase. I just tested the synth during half and hour and got lost. Lots of screens, but I liked the sound.

I made the post, because always had the concept of Kawai as a toy synth. NEVER hear anything about it.
Better to hear a direct reference about a purchase and its price ($350) than going to reviews.

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Re: Got a kawai K5000

Post by Cerebral Infect » Tue Jun 30, 2009 1:30 am

Get Sounddiver to create patches.

Unless you want to spend 3 hours rolling the data dial to set the 128 harmonics volume, attack, decay and release.

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Re: Got a kawai K5000

Post by balma » Tue Jun 30, 2009 6:51 pm

thanks for the info guys. Yeah, I spent all night with the Kawai. s**t is depth and fulll of screens inside screens

honestly, never heard anything about this Kawai, honestly I'm a lot confused about the concept in this synth to edit sounds. It's like relearning digital synthesis, never used somethimg similar.

Very happy to get it for a good price, it came with a hardcase.
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