So, is the K5000 a worthy sucessor to the K5?
Hm, the answer must be no. It has to many flaws.
I believe that Kawai hastened the release to
celebrate their 70:th anniversary(It was released that year).
I think it's really a 'bastard' mix of 2 different
synth technologies. The ADD part of course is from the K5, but the DCO,DCF,DCA
comes from the K4.
The K4 is a sample playback->filter->amp instrument.
The difference between the envelopes and the
non realtime parameter editing of the DCO,DCF,DCA clearly shows their different
Even the effects are realtime, so why not the
I think Kawai smacked the technologies together
to get something working quickly.
Lots of details show that the instrument isn't
You have a knob for resonance which
Strange envelopes(all of'em, ADD and
DCF,DCA) which are different in different parts of the instrument-Tiresome!
Still.. I love it!
It is a MONSTER! It has more potential
than any synth I've ever known.
You just have to learn how to tame