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 K3-Extended by Digital Systemic Emulations is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin and a VST 3 Plugin.
Product K3-Extended
Developer Digital Systemic Emulations
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Type / Tags Digital Synth
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A really advanced emulation of the Kawai K3:

  • 2 Wavetables Oscillators.
  • 32 original waveforms + 8 I created with the original K3.
  • 2 Additive Oscillators.
  • 16 Harmonics generators.
  • 2 Transients designers, for wavecrossing effects.
  • 2 Pitch EG with selectable phase.
  • 2 LFOs (Filter, Volume).
  • 2 ADSRs.
  • 3 Modes chorus.
  • Mono/Poly modes.
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Latest User Reviews Average user rating of 2.75 from 4 reviews

Reviewed By Leightonc
October 22, 2019

I owned a Kawai K3 for many years. The purpose of this synth is to compare it with Cobalt VST. (Which has many sounds programmed for it.) Both these synths are very simple synths to program for, and they look the same. When I bought my Kawai K3, I also compared it to the Korg DW8000. They both looked more or less like the same synth except the Dw-8000 only had 16 waveforms and the K3 had double that amount, so being that I was ignorant I bought this instead. the Cobalt is easily comparable to this synth so try to remake the sounds on that VST in the K3 and you will learn about a lot of characteristics. To save sounds however click on the function, which will let you save presets I set my patch library for it in my documents and it does a good job dumping them there. The K3 was known for electric piano's and contains a high pass filter. I don't see a way to make an LFO for pitch, but other than that please explore this synth, It can make some wild sounds and isn't complicated to program. Compare the seconds time on the Cobalt and try to recreate it in the K3. Anyways thanks to the person who designed this. It does have the characteristics of the K3 and remember to set the HP fliter to 12 to get rid of the first lowest harmonic.

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Reviewed By gridsleep
August 9, 2019

K3-V works perfectly in FL Studio 20 in Windows 10 x64. It really does sound like a K3 in every way. I can't vouch for Apple users, but, then, I try to keep my distance. They can be rabid.

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Reviewed By Lugia909
July 14, 2019

It's worth noting that the developer now lists this as "abandoned" on their website. As it currently exists, this completely bollixes Ableton Live in versions from 10.0.1 thru 10.1. If you'd like a VST that automagically hangs your entire DAW, this is for you...but I'm betting that that won't hold a lot of appeal for 99.999% of users.

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Reviewed By juliandoe
March 7, 2019

Logic Pro X 10.4 crashes whit this synth. you can load the synth but when you start exploring the presets or changing the parameters it crashes.

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Discussion: Active
3 October 2018 at 5:48am

can you make the download available somewhere else like box.com or something.

i get a redirect error off that shitty google drive location thanks.

3 October 2018 at 4:39pm

It crashes Traction 6.

3 October 2018 at 8:44pm

The 64-bit VST2 version works for me in Renoise 3.1 and Tracktion 7. Not Reason 10, unfortunately, but no big deal. I never had a K3, so I'm not sure how it compares, but it seems to be a very nice plugin.

8 October 2018 at 6:43pm

Just waiting some patches to be created. If people would be interested to create some, this would be one of my favourite VST.

18 March 2019 at 12:58pm

Looks good and sounds really nice, but keeps crashing in Ableton 10.

9 August 2019 at 3:24pm

K3-V works perfectly in FL Studio 20 in Windows 10 x64. It really does sound like a K3 in every way. I can't vouch for Apple users, but, then, I try to keep my distance. They can be rabid.

11 August 2019 at 9:25am

So many shitty things that get a 5 star review here, makes me wonder if it is someone connected to the development of the instrument/plug that passes out stars like candy. If this is 5 star what is then Synth 1, the free version of Dune/Zampler or OBXD???? Just to mention a few of the many, many free synths out there.

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Average user rating of 2.75 from 4 reviews

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