Kawai K1 as VSTi - Nils' K1v is here

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KVRAF
1993 posts since 10 Jul, 2006 from Tampa

Post Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:57 am

l33t4e wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:10 am
VST3 shows up in Cakewalk but crashes as soon as I load it up. VST2 works fine.
I can confirm that. Latest versions of Cakewalk by Bandlab and K1v on Win7 (x64). Still, this is a fun plug-in, and I'm looking forward to the K4!

Steve
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KVRAF
2644 posts since 24 Oct, 2000 from A Swede Living in Budapest

Post Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:07 am

Nils! I basically came here to bemoan the absence of a Mac version only to find there is one, and oh my lord how much fun I am having! I bow my head in deepest respect of your work. This is truly a dream come true, as I've always had a weak spot in my heart for the Kawais. Especially the K4r which was the synthesizer I made my first own sounds on.

I hate to be _that_ guy but seeing that you are planning to make a K4 emulation. May I be so bold to ask you if you could consider making an emulation of the XD5 as well? As far as I understand, it's basically a K4r with different ROMs.

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KVRAF
21710 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Post Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:13 am

That might be achieved by simply ripping the waveforms from XD5 and adding them as an option to K4v? Same with faster envelopes, gate mode (which I assume means - oneshot mode, play the sample all the way through even if you release the key early)... all those could be a switchable option I suppose.

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KVRian
639 posts since 29 Nov, 2002 from Finland

Post Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:20 am

Love the K4 hacking story, looking forward to see what comes out of it! :D

One small thing I noticed in the blog post, is this sentence supposed to say "bits" instead of "bytes"?
What do we see here? We see eight least significant bytes of a sample.
https://www.nilsschneider.de/wp/categor ... emulation/

KVRist
228 posts since 3 Apr, 2018

Post Wed Mar 31, 2021 2:39 pm

Nils Schneider wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:20 pm
Furthermore, all Mac versions now have native Apple M1 SoC support.
BIG thank you for Apple M1 native support :clap:

KVRist

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274 posts since 22 Oct, 2004 from Neuss, Germany

Post Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:53 am

Captain wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:20 am
One small thing I noticed in the blog post, is this sentence supposed to say "bits" instead of "bytes"?
Thanks! Corrected it.
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

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KVRAF
5838 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Post Wed May 12, 2021 2:08 am

I just came across this site:
https://dbwbp.com/index.php/9-misc/37-synth-eprom-dumps
No K5 eproms there, but also no K1 or K4. Its an interesting collection, you might want to share your read outs... (or not...; - )

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274 posts since 22 Oct, 2004 from Neuss, Germany

Post Wed May 12, 2021 2:18 am

Tj Shredder wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 2:08 am
I just came across this site:
https://dbwbp.com/index.php/9-misc/37-synth-eprom-dumps
No K5 eproms there, but also no K1 or K4. Its an interesting collection, you might want to share your read outs... (or not...; - )
I contacted the site owner already some months ago, I've got multiple roms that I'd like to share, but unfortunately I've never got a reply...
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

KVRer
2 posts since 3 May, 2021

Post Sat Jul 10, 2021 2:08 am

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Hi Nils, I'm having issues in Ableton 11 - am using the AU plugin and running OS Catalina. The panning doesn't sound correct and when I play the 'ic-8 Arrangment' preset, it appears that two of the voices are missing (voices 3 and 4 are muted). The VST plugin doesn't show up either.

I opened up the AU plugin in Logic Pro and it seems to works fine. The guy in the Point Blank music tutorial also has a the same issue by the looks of it.

www.magneticmag.com/2021/07/spotlight-p ... is-martin/ (http://www.magneticmag.com/2021/07/spotlight-point-blank-track-deconstruction-lfo-chris-martin/)

It may be due to Ableton's recent update from 10 to 11.

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KVRAF
5838 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Post Sat Jul 10, 2021 4:13 am

Nils Schneider wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 2:18 am
Tj Shredder wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 2:08 am
I just came across this site:
https://dbwbp.com/index.php/9-misc/37-synth-eprom-dumps
No K5 eproms there, but also no K1 or K4. Its an interesting collection, you might want to share your read outs... (or not...; - )
I contacted the site owner already some months ago, I've got multiple roms that I'd like to share, but unfortunately I've never got a reply...
In the mean time there are a lot of Kawai Roms including K5...
It seems the contact has finally worked out...

KVRer
7 posts since 13 May, 2006

Post Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:05 am

layzer wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:01 pm
Nils Schneider wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:57 am
layzer wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:30 pm
crashes with dll errors.
Could you copy the error message? I didn't test on XP but I didn't implement anything Vista+ specific so it should work, in theory at least :) I'm going to try it in a virtual machine.
hi and thanks for your support of us rare vintage OS affectionados. :D

well, the error says it cant find dwmapi.dll am i missing some kind of runtime?
im using winxp sp3 x32.
dependency walker states the following required dll files are not present.

DWMAPI.DLL
D2D1.DLL
DWRITE.DLL

seems they are all related to graphical elements?
would you consider a gui-less build (even as a one off), permitting use on xp with an external midi editor? (simple fix?)

cheers

KVRAF
5811 posts since 15 Sep, 2005 from East Coast of the USA

Post Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:31 am

planetearth wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:57 am
l33t4e wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:10 am
VST3 shows up in Cakewalk but crashes as soon as I load it up. VST2 works fine.
I can confirm that. Latest versions of Cakewalk by Bandlab and K1v on Win7 (x64). Still, this is a fun plug-in, and I'm looking forward to the K4!

Steve
Same issue here.

KVRist
155 posts since 31 May, 2017

Post Tue Jul 20, 2021 10:39 am

Very nice synth!
Any plans of adding the MTS-ESP microtuning standard to it?

KVRist
211 posts since 9 Oct, 2013 from uk

Post Wed Jul 21, 2021 5:18 am

Just downloaded (v1.23) - so great to see this still being supported.! Thanks for all your work.

However, getting stuck/hanging notes on some patches after a few seconds playing:-

K1 ROM CARD A1-02 EB-8 Argent
K1 ROM CARD A1-03 EC-8 Dance Bass
K1 ROM CARD A1-03 ED-2 Sample Pad

Haven't been through them all, but anyone else seeing this..? Maybe just me..?

Am using only the VST3 edition, Win10 in Cubase Pro 11.0.30 (not tried StudioOne just yet)

(PS - still have my trusty old hardware K1 around; was my mainstay for midi input for many years :))
Win10;i7; 16Gb; GTX750Ti; Cubase Pro v11.0.30; Wavelab Pro v10.0.70; StudioOne v5.3; UR44 audio/MIDI; HS80 and Equator D5 monitoring. Komplete 12; Stylus RMX

KVRist
482 posts since 27 Feb, 2007

Post Wed Jul 21, 2021 6:40 am

I encountered a few bugs and have to make a list, these are probably just typos in the code...
For example modulation vibrato is not active until its over 20.
There something with release, when its over 50 then its getting stuck.Also when you have it really long (release) then you wont be able to stop it playing until you switch to multi/single mode or reset the plugin.
Some other minor stuff is there , but the synth is quite amazing, i just wish it wasnt locked to number of slots on the list and you could have a lot more single sounds on the list that you could use for multis.
Its kinda like Roland D-50 but with more layers in multi mode.
Im loooking for something like this (4 slots for samples) but with ability to load own samples, not just whats built in, as some of its attacks are quite short.
IMO dev should separate the sourcecode and open it up for samples then charge $$$ for it.

I made some D-50 presets with it
https://www.bandlab.com/bwwd/k1v-sounds-39fb0113

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