Kawai K1 as VSTi - Nils' K1v is here

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KVRian
581 posts since 20 Oct, 2018

Post Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:26 pm

It functions with Firefox 85 on a 32-bit win 7.
The gui appeared first after clicking on the link back to your webpage.
The synth resized ok but the keyboard underneath stayed at the same position so it didn't follow the synth.
Leftclick and rightclick worked. Rightclicks stayed highlighted after you changed preset but didn't make a sound with the new preset until you clicked on the note. A chord has to be clicked on every note to make the highlighting go away.
The sound have this overload echo/reverb to it?

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KVRian
581 posts since 20 Oct, 2018

Post Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:46 am

Maybe the online Kawai K1 could be expanded if you feel for it.
There's space left to the right of the synth. Put five buttons there. Rightclick three? notes to make a chord and save it to one of the buttons. Then you would play those button chords in a loop. Check those buttons, that has chords, you would like to be looped. Simply start from the top and go down and from top again and you have the loop. Plus a stop button obviously. And a speed selector.
In this way you can jam with yourself by leftclicking the melody.

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KVRist
97 posts since 6 Jan, 2003

Post Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:28 pm

Thanks for the recent update. K1v is now running like a charm on Ubuntu Studio 20 (using a HiDpi monitor)

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KVRAF
1993 posts since 10 Jul, 2006 from Tampa

Post Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:33 pm

Nils Schneider wrote:
Fri Jan 29, 2021 10:50 am
Version 1.20 is now online which fixes the AU validation issue in logic, thanks for reporting!
Nils, where is v1.20? The website still only mentions v1.19, and when I downloaded what was there and looked at the changelog.txt file, it only mentioned v1.19 also.

Steve
Here's some of my stuff: https://soundcloud.com/shadowsoflife. If you hear something you like, I'm looking for collaborators.

KVRist

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274 posts since 22 Oct, 2004 from Neuss, Germany

Post Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:45 pm

planetearth wrote:
Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:33 pm
Nils, where is v1.20? The website still only mentions v1.19, and when I downloaded what was there and looked at the changelog.txt file, it only mentioned v1.19 also.

Steve
The 1.20 update was Mac AU specific, there is no 1.20 for other platforms therefore. All later versions will have 1.21
https://k1v.nilsschneider.de - Kawai K1 emulated as VSTi/AU
https://heatvst.com - Android Synthesizer with full VST integration
https://gpuimpulsereverb.de - Use your GPU as reverberation DSP

KVRist
53 posts since 17 Sep, 2018

Post Sun Mar 21, 2021 4:51 am

Any chance to add a filter section?

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KVRAF
4447 posts since 8 Jul, 2009

Post Sun Mar 21, 2021 8:28 pm

Wow this is great! It's just that I had a K1 in the day. It's unique sonic charcter confused me. lol I think I had it in a table top version - was there a table top version? What I really liked was the K5! I know, a different kind of thing, but it had a really cool sound to it. Thanks for this! I am now still confounded by the K1 but I'll try and write somehing with it.

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KVRian
639 posts since 29 Nov, 2002 from Finland

Post Sun Mar 21, 2021 9:45 pm

plexuss wrote:
Sun Mar 21, 2021 8:28 pm
Wow this is great! It's just that I had a K1 in the day. It's unique sonic charcter confused me. lol I think I had it in a table top version - was there a table top version?
If you mean the Kawai K1m (=module), yes, there definitely was, and the plugin interface is based directly on how the K1m looks. :) I still have it in my closet, and it even works!

Already posted this in another thread, sorry for spamming again, but it's Kawai K1(m)-related: I recently booted my Amiga emulator and happened to find this gem from the early-mid 90's. It's the interface for a Kawai K1 editor me and my friend were working on. He mainly did the interface, and I coded the backend (using the Rexx scripting language). Looks a little cramped & pixelated to modern eyes, but hey, this was almost 30 years ago! :D Anyway, so cool that now we have essentially the whole synth inside a computer.
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KVRist

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274 posts since 22 Oct, 2004 from Neuss, Germany

Post Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:20 pm

If you hook up the connections correctly, you can even use it to edit the plugin 🙂 I did it with an Atari.

I released 1.23 today. The plugin is now available as VST3 version (all platforms). The VST3 version supports multi channel output. Details here: https://www.nilsschneider.de/wp/2021/03 ... 1-support/

Furthermore, all Mac versions now have native Apple M1 SoC support.
https://k1v.nilsschneider.de - Kawai K1 emulated as VSTi/AU
https://heatvst.com - Android Synthesizer with full VST integration
https://gpuimpulsereverb.de - Use your GPU as reverberation DSP

KVRAF
3075 posts since 18 May, 2003 from Sweden

Post Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:14 pm

Great work with this!

However, Ableton Live VST3:s sort plug-ins according to maker. Can't find any Nils there… :help:
If it were easy, anybody could do it!

KVRist
145 posts since 26 Jun, 2007

Post Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:13 am

A very enjoyable emulation. Thanks Nils.

I used to own the K4, not the K1. Did the K1 not have a filter? The K4 filter was sorta resonant, which allowed for all sorts of screamy sounds.

Also, would it not be possible to make improvements on how sounds are saved? I've exported my first patch as a sysex file but I can't seem to see my patch name on the synth, only in the file itself.

Looking forward to your K4. That'll be a trip down memory lane for me....although I remember the onboard effects being fairly awful....I think the K4r was better as you had individual outs for all its voices, so could add your own externally.

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KVRAF
21710 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Post Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:19 am

K1 didn't have a filter, no.

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KVRian
726 posts since 14 Jul, 2018

Post Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:24 am

nils,
any plans on supporting the new MTS-ESP ODDsound tuning system ?

https://oddsound.com/
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=563023

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KVRian
1087 posts since 8 Feb, 2013 from Switzerland

Post Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:49 am

Spitfire31 wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:14 pm
Great work with this!
However, Ableton Live VST3:s sort plug-ins according to maker. Can't find any Nils there… :help:
VST3 version doesn't show up here in Ableton Live 10.1.30 Lite and Reaper 6.26 on my Intel Mac with macOS Mojave 10.14.6. Latest AudioUnit version is working in both DAWs plus in Apple Logic 10.5.1.

KVRist
53 posts since 17 Sep, 2018

Post Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:01 am

EvilDragon wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:19 am
K1 didn't have a filter, no.
Who cares? ;) It would enhance the plugin to the moon! ;)

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