KAWAI Vintage Legacy - thoughts?

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JCaesar
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Post 05 May 2023

Instagram flashed this at me today:

https://www.uvi.net/kawai-vintage-legacy

Anybody got it?

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huggermugger
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Post 05 May 2023

I owned (and loved) the K3 and K3m when they were current. The K3 had excellent keyboard action, and both fed their digital waveforms thru a lovely analog signal path, including the filter. I also owned the K5 and K5m, primitive additive synths with a very distinctive sound. I would love to own modelled emulations of the K3 and K5. The UVI versions are samples (29GB!!) wrapped up in basic synth architecture, not so interesting to me.

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crimsonwarlock
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Post 05 May 2023

There is a free modelled version of the K1: https://www.nilsschneider.de/wp/nils-k1v/

He is also working on a (also to be free) K4 emulation.
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Analog tape ⇒ ESQ1 sequencer board ⇒ Atari/Steinberg Pro24 ⇒ Atari/Cubase ⇒ Cakewalk Sonar ⇒ Orion Pro/Platinum ⇒ Reaper ⇒ Reason DAW.

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huggermugger
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Post 05 May 2023

crimsonwarlock wrote:
05 May 2023
There is a free modelled version of the K1: https://www.nilsschneider.de/wp/nils-k1v/

He is also working on a (also to be free) K4 emulation.
Thanks! I found someone who had developed a virtual K3, but he abandoned it before it barely got out of alpha. Bummed.

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crimsonwarlock
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Post 05 May 2023

huggermugger wrote:
05 May 2023
crimsonwarlock wrote:
05 May 2023
There is a free modelled version of the K1: https://www.nilsschneider.de/wp/nils-k1v/

He is also working on a (also to be free) K4 emulation.
Thanks! I found someone who had developed a virtual K3, but he abandoned it before it barely got out of alpha. Bummed.
I never had a K3, so I'm not specifically looking for that. I also seem to recall that the K3 was a dog to program. But I do have a K1rII lying around here in my studio, that I hope to get back into action after I build my new desk (that can house the rack gear I still have). That free VST can be used as an editor for the hardware, so that could be fun.
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Analog tape ⇒ ESQ1 sequencer board ⇒ Atari/Steinberg Pro24 ⇒ Atari/Cubase ⇒ Cakewalk Sonar ⇒ Orion Pro/Platinum ⇒ Reaper ⇒ Reason DAW.

WOO
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Post 05 May 2023

crimsonwarlock wrote:
05 May 2023
There is a free modelled version of the K1: https://www.nilsschneider.de/wp/nils-k1v/

He is also working on a (also to be free) K4 emulation.
Just downloaded the vst3. Small download, negligible cpu usage. Its a lot of fun.

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Post 09 May 2023

crimsonwarlock wrote:
05 May 2023
There is a free modelled version of the K1: https://www.nilsschneider.de/wp/nils-k1v/

He is also working on a (also to be free) K4 emulation.
That's great to hear. My K4 from 1991 is sitting in the garage in its original box. I've found a few soundfonts for the sounds so I can still use some of my favorites, but something programmable would be very nice. The K4 + a Proteus FX was my "band in a box" before I switched to Reason :) .
Software: Reason 12 + Objekt, Vintage Vault 4, V-Collection 9 + Pigments, Vintage Verb + Supermassive
Hardware: M1 Mac mini + dual monitors, Launchkey 61, Scarlett 18i20, Rokit 6 monitors, AT4040 mic, DT-990 Pro phones

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dioxide
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Post 09 May 2023

I think the Nils K1 Vst3 is broken or buggy. I went back to the vst2 version

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Post 09 May 2023

And on a side note -- the Epik4 by PinkNoiseStudio is one of the best refills ever (imo)
https://www.reasonbanks.com/refill_Epik4.html
https://futuregrapher.bandcamp.com/

Reason 12, Ableton Live 10 Suite, Roland Cloud, Arturia V9, Korg Legacy 3, Soundtoys 5, Waves Mercury, Sonic Charge Bundle, N.I.: Massive, Reaktor 6, FM8. + a lot of Hardware. Windows 7/10.

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Post 09 May 2023

arnigretar wrote:
09 May 2023
And on a side note -- the Epik4 by PinkNoiseStudio is one of the best refills ever (imo)
https://www.reasonbanks.com/refill_Epik4.html
Ooh I’ll check that out, thanks!
Software: Reason 12 + Objekt, Vintage Vault 4, V-Collection 9 + Pigments, Vintage Verb + Supermassive
Hardware: M1 Mac mini + dual monitors, Launchkey 61, Scarlett 18i20, Rokit 6 monitors, AT4040 mic, DT-990 Pro phones

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