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Kawai 100F

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Released: 1977



Single oscillator monophonic synthesizers also sold under the Teisco brand. Architecture Class: Conventional (subtractive).

Ebay Description:

The Kawai/Teisco 100F is a 37 key monophonic synthesizer, featuring a single oscillator (saw/square/noise waveforms), a resonant low pass analog filter, a high pass filter, dual (AR) envelopes, an LFO (saw/triangle/square waveforms), portamento, filter input, and CV I/O.


Form Factor Dimensions Weight Audio Input Audio Output Communication Port Control Input Control Output Switch Input Power
37 keys W:545mm D:345mm H:150mm 6.7kg filter low high no CV pedal CV:upper/lower no AC (2W)


Compatibility Multitimbral Memory Program Memory External Storage External Programming UI Input UI Output
- N/A no no no sliders/switches LED


Multitimbral Polyphony Unison Architecture
no 1 no VCO->VCF->VCA->HPF


Effects Pan Modulator Volume Modulator Headphone
no no ENVII pedal no


Arpeggiator Arpeggiator External Sequencer Sequencer Memory Sequencer External Continuous Program Change
no N/A no N/A N/A no no


Key Pressure Chord Memory External Control External Sustain Key Scaling Velocity Curves
no no CV no no


Name Signal Class Waveform Octave Range Amplitude Modulator Harmonics Modulator Pitch Modulator Wave Assign Modulator
VCO analog saw square noise:white 2'-64' LFO:0.3Hz no no ENVI ENV2II LFO portamento no


Name Signal Class IC Resonant Shape Frequency Modulator Resonance Modulator Shape Modulator
VCF analog discrete yes low pass (16Hz-20kHz) ENVI LFO pedal VCO no no
HPF analog discrete no high pass (10Hz-16kHz) no no no


Name Level Rate Loop Polarity Trigger Level Modulator Rate Modulator
ENVI 0 attack decay/release:shared no no key LFO no no
ENVII 0 attack decay/release:shared no no key LFO no no


Name Waveform Delay Polarity Sync Delay Modulator Level Modulator Rate Modulator
LFO saw:up triangle square vibrato no no no no no
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