The Kawai K3 is a 61 key (velocity and pressure sensitive) 6 voice synthesizer, featuring dual oscillators (additive or 32 waveforms), a resonant low pass analog filter, a high pass filter, dedicated VCF/VCA ADSR envelopes, an LFO (saw/triangle/square/random waveforms), portamento/glissando, 50 presets, MIDI, and The Kawai K3 is a typical representative of those mid-80ies synthesizers: membrane buttons (instead of real buttons), an Alpha Dial which is used to edit the extensive selection of parameters, plus a six-voice hybrid sound engine. The latter consists of two wavetable oscillators, a VCF and a VCA per voice. chorus. Physical Interface. A few general thoughts on the instrument
  • The Kawai K3 is a very professional hybrid synthesizer. It’s a mix of digital oscillators, additive/subtractive synthesis and analog filters
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  • VCF and VCA give the sound a lot of depth and warmth
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  • The wavetable oscillators, on the other hand, can easily produce sounds similar to a PPG Wave synthesizer
The Kawai K3 is a very good background synthesizer, thanks to the soft character of its sound. No wonder it gets along so well with digital and analog instruments in a mix. It leans more toward PPG-like bells and pads than toward classic Oberheim/Sequential-like brass sounds. It’s perfect for dreamy, softly evolving arpeggio sounds and for cool drawn-in-delay electronic patterns

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ConditionGood (Used)
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Brand
Model
  • K3
Finish
  • Black
Categories
Year
  • 1986
Made In
  • Japan

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