Herzlich Willkommen – Nils’ K1v – Kawai K1 Emulation Plugin v1.24 VSTi, VSTi3, AU x86 x64

1988 classic. Downloading the plugin is free! But feel free to donate if you find this plugin helpful.

• Very accurate emulation of all parameters
• Includes 968 Single presets and 384 Multi presets, the original factory bank + all ROM cards + all 200 Kawai PHm Pop Synth Module Singles. Organized in banks and with search capability
• Full editing support for both Singles and Multis
• Can import & export SysEx presets & banks from/to the original device
• Transmits & receives parameter changes via SysEx to act as an editor for the hardware or to be edited with external editors
• Resizeable user interface
• Full automation support
• All 1352 presets can be edited and are stored as part of a project
• Available for
• • Windows as VST2.4 & VST3 – 32 & 64-bit
• • Linux VST2.4 & VST3 – .rpm & .deb – 32 & 64 bit
• • Mac OS 64 Bit VST2.4, VST3 and AudioUnit AU (OS X 10.9 Mavericks and later)

Furthermore, the plugin features a fully fledged MIDI implementation:

• Understands SysEx messages like the original hardware which allows to update & edit presets while running and even sends responses to the following SysEx requests: One block data request, All block data request & Device ID request
• Program Changes are supported including Bank Select .
• Hold Pedal, Volume, Pan, Velocity, Aftertouch, Modulation Wheel & Pitch Bend
• Documentation: Nils’ K1v MIDI Implementation

Synthesizer Engine:

• 8-bit synthesis engine
• Four sources per voice
• • 256 waveforms, 204 additive waveforms with 128 harmonics + 52 PCM wave forms
• • DADSR envelope
• • 8 velocity curves
• • Coarse & Fine tune, adjustable key tracking, lots of modulation options
• AM (Ring Modulation) between Source 1&2 and 3&4
• Autobend
• 5 Key Scaling Curves
• One LFO with triangle, square, saw & random shape support
• Joystick for real-time control

v1.24 (2021.07.28)

• [Imp] The settings menu now allows you to toggle between Stereo output and 8-Channel output. This should resolve issues that some users experienced after the latest Ableton update
• [Fix] VST3 version of plugin was not detected/rejected on Mac OS
• [Fix] Be more tolerant when receiving patches via SysEx (MidiQuest might generate invalid SysEx packets that we can work around and still load)
• [Fix] Reduce required amount of dependencies for Linux variants

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