Kawai K5000S Additive Performance Synthesizer

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Kawai K5000S Additive Performance Synth. Here is a very hard-to-find, unique and special vintage synthesizer. It is one of those synths that was ahead of its time, hard to duplicate with plugins, and still sounds very current.

Everything on the synth works, but it has some cosmetic issues which are well-documented in the photos. There is cracking on some of the blue plastic end-pieces and under one of the keys. The metal panel, knobs, etc are actually in very good shape.

Includes brand new power cord. I will also include a USB floppy drive which comes in handy when downloading sounds from the internet, etc.

Here is the description of the K5000S from VintageSynth.com:

The K5000 was Kawai's top of the line music workstation digital synthesizer when it was released back in 1996. It's a bold and elegantly designed synth with a large LCD display, realtime controls and incredible sounds! The look and functionality is rivals the competition from the time...the Korg  and Kurzweil .

Programming sounds with the K5000 can be a breeze (once you learn how) although it has over 1,000 parameters per patch! That's plenty to play with. It combines additive synthesis and PCM sampled waveforms for you to layer and combine to design a whole range of sounds. Plenty of LFO modulation, filters and envelope controls allow you to shape and morph your sounds further. On-board multi-effects add the final touch of life to your sounds. The W combines PCM and GM with ADD, while the S and R have only ADD

The K5000S (pictured above) adds 12 dedicated knobs for hands-on control of filter, LFO and envelope parameters. There are 4 user-definable knobs and 2 assignable switches. The K5000S also has a 40-pattern arpeggiator on-board with 8 user-definable patterns too! K5000's have been used by Kraftwerk.

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This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.

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Listeda year ago
ConditionGood (Used)
Good condition items function properly but may exhibit some wear and tear.learn more

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