Old 06-08-2020, 01:08 PM   #1
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Default Kawai K1 as vsti?

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Old 06-09-2020, 01:09 AM   #2
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Wow! Want! Thanks for posting.
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Old 06-14-2020, 01:09 PM   #3
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Nils Schneider read the samples from the Kawai chip. madness
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Old 06-14-2020, 11:07 PM   #4
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OCD in its finest form!

As an ex-K1 owner I find this utterly fascinating, but it does leave you wondering about the massive amount of effort the guy expended doing this. ALso, WHEN can we reap the benefit of his work?

I would love to have a truly realistic sounding Kawai K1 vsti.
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Old 06-15-2020, 02:21 AM   #5
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Amazing when someone has the knowledge and the skills to tackle a project like that.
And the examples sound fantastic.
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Old 07-03-2020, 05:04 AM   #6
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This Nils' K1 VSTi was released yesterday

Kawai K1: VSTi released!
https://www.nilsschneider.de/wp/cate...aik1emulation/

You can download it FREE on Nils' K1v product page
https://www.nilsschneider.de/wp/nils-k1v/
ZIP archive includes both 32-bit and 64-bit DLLs. Each one has size of 5MB

Thank you Nils.

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Old 07-03-2020, 09:08 AM   #7
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Thanks Nils!

You have done that with unbelievable commitment and love.
Great!

At the same time a memory of the 80s, when this kind of
ROMplers were just "in". One of the moste famous was the
Kawai k1, indeed!
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Old 07-03-2020, 12:17 PM   #8
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Thanks for the heads up on this, and thank you Nils for making this! I was slightly familiar with the "little brother" of this synth, I forget the name but I think it's 2 or 3 octaves with a hard L/R split and more limited presets. I learned that the K1 has more options and actually saw one on Craigslist a few months back but apparently wasn't quick enough, and I don't really have the room anyway. I've downloaded it and expect to donate, this is great stuff.
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Old 07-03-2020, 04:03 PM   #9
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Too late to try it tonight but yippee!
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Old 07-03-2020, 11:18 PM   #10
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VST of the year for me, one of the greatest sounding synths of all time.
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Old 07-04-2020, 12:26 AM   #11
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Agreed! Sounds at least as good as my starry-eyed memories of what my K1M used to sound like...

Oh dear I may have to go off at a tangent from my current musical endeavours for a while...
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Old 07-04-2020, 05:45 PM   #12
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Wow, very 80s, and tonight is the local 4 hour back to the eighties radio show, lol

I just put a js moog filter and the new free TAL 80s style reverb in the chain, very evocative sounds!
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Old 07-04-2020, 06:17 PM   #13
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Just downloaded this one.
Very nice for sure! Thank you.
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Yep pretty great stuff, but I doubt that monophonic mode is supposed to be so clicky.
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Old 07-08-2020, 09:10 PM   #15
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FYI on this, this thing is absolutely killer for super modern bass music, been slapping OTT all over this and because the hardware noise floor isn't there, it is seriously beefing this up to some absolutely super heavy sounds.

Very much still my favourite synth, twenty odd years later hahaha.
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Old 07-09-2020, 03:21 AM   #16
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FYI on this, this thing is absolutely killer for super modern bass music, been slapping OTT all over this and because the hardware noise floor isn't there, it is seriously beefing this up to some absolutely super heavy sounds.

Very much still my favourite synth, twenty odd years later hahaha.
Yeah, exactly.

Some sounds are really good - and distinctive - so the K1 is still a great
sound player today!
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Old 07-09-2020, 07:23 AM   #17
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I don't want to be insolent, but maybe Nils can add a few samples here.
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Old 07-10-2020, 01:45 AM   #18
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Yeah ...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nils Schneider
After ... I loaded the wave-Rom again I got goosebumps!
The "Kawai K1v"- VST is the exact opposite of today's
exuberant giga-large libraries.

Many current, often very large libraries are annoying because
of their incredibly large sample collections and only moderate
quality.

In the eighties, ROM memory was very expensive - and all
engineering focused on getting as many good sounds as
possible out of a very limited ROM. And it is beautiful - thanks
to Nils! - that we can profit from these engineering
achievements today.
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Awesome! Thanks Nils.
i still have my K1r sat on a shelf - not been powered up for about 25 years!
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Yep pretty great stuff, but I doubt that monophonic mode is supposed to be so clicky.
Nils' K1v updated to version 1.04
https://www.nilsschneider.de/wp/2020...-version-1-04/

change/fix list:
* [Accuracy] LFO behaviour didn’t completely match hardware behaviour, especially for higher speed values
* [IMP] Window size is remembered when the plugin editor is closed and reopened
* [FIX] In Solo mode, audio clicks were audible when playing a note while another one was still playing
* [FIX] Audio processing could lead to clicks/pops in some hosts.



P.S.: I haven't tried this update yet, personally.
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Old 07-11-2020, 05:19 AM   #21
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actually it is already at v1.08

v1.08

[Accuracy] PCM waveforms cannot play a lower frequency than 25.6Hz and are pitched up one octave when a note that is too low is triggered.
[Accuracy] Fix Single Cycle Waves with notes below C-2 were clamped and played as C-2 although hardware can go down to C-4 if keytrack is off
[Note] The two change above fix some Singles being incorrect when compared to the hardware, for example iA-8 GongOfKngs

v1.07

[IMP] Window size is now preserved by storing it as part of the plugins data chunk
[FIX] Audio pops/clicks when a voice begins, even more present if decay time was greater than zero

v1.06

[FIX] Fix very large UI on hosts like Orion because Orion claims to support resizing but then fails when being asked to resize.

v1.05

[FIX] Fix possible crash when changing patch by program change while UI is closed
[CHG] Shrink default UI size to 1024×576 to give smaller screens a chance to reach the resize handle

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Nils' K1v updated to version 1.04
https://www.nilsschneider.de/wp/2020...-version-1-04/

change/fix list:
* [Accuracy] LFO behaviour didn’t completely match hardware behaviour, especially for higher speed values
* [IMP] Window size is remembered when the plugin editor is closed and reopened
* [FIX] In Solo mode, audio clicks were audible when playing a note while another one was still playing
* [FIX] Audio processing could lead to clicks/pops in some hosts.



P.S.: I haven't tried this update yet, personally.
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Old 07-11-2020, 05:35 AM   #22
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actually it is already at v1.08
<snip>
...
Oh, I see, thanks for info, grobsen.
I was on different page on Nils' web.


EDIT: BTW, shame that downloadable archives share the same name even if they are different versions. So, thanks again, I had renamed the download from K1v.zip to K1v-v1.04.zip, which I corrected now to K1v-v1.08.zip thanks to your post

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Old 07-11-2020, 10:19 AM   #23
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Default reabank file

Here's a reabank file I built for Nils' K1v.

(You need to remove the ".txt" suffix)

k1v.reabank.txt

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