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Kawai KC20


Released: 1993

MSRP: $695US


A GM preset rompler for the masses. Being preset only, architecture is not clear, but presumably based on the K11 (DMS2 tone module). Architecture Class: Rompler.

Ebay Description:

The Kawai KC20 is a 61 key velocity sensitive (pressure via MIDI) 20 voice multitimbral preset synthesizer, featuring GM sound set, 7 drum kits, vibrato, 160 presets, reverb, PC/Mac interface, and MIDI.


Form Factor Dimensions Weight Audio Input Audio Output Communication Port Control Input Control Output Switch Input Power
61 keys W:967mm D:208mm H:81mm 4.1kg no stereo MIDI IN OUT RS232:miniDIN(Mac/PC) no no sustain DC12V 500mA (5W) negative tip (PS121)


Compatibility Multitimbral Memory Program Memory External Storage External Programming UI Input UI Output
- user:64 preset:160 kit:7 MIDI-SysEx MIDI SysEx menu based LCD display


Multitimbral Polyphony Unison Architecture
16 20 drum:8 no ?


Effects Pan Modulator Volume Modulator Headphone
reverb no MIDI-CC7 no


Arpeggiator Arpeggiator External Sequencer Sequencer Memory Sequencer External Continuous Program Change
no N/A no N/A N/A BendWheel ModWheel MIDI-CC1 MIDI-CC6 MIDI-CC7 MIDI-CC10 MIDI-CC11 MIDI-CC91 no


Key Pressure Chord Memory External Control External Sustain Key Scaling Velocity Curves
channel (MIDI RX only) no MIDI MIDI-CC64 pedal 10


Stereo Sample Depth Sample Rate Sample RAM Sample ROM Sample Points Sample Trigger Sample Loop Sample Edit
no 16bit ? no 3MB? N/A N/A N/A no


Name Signal Class Waveform Octave Range Amplitude Modulator Harmonics Modulator Pitch Modulator Wave Assign Modulator
DCO digital ? +-2 no no BendWheel MIDI-PitchBend Vibrato no
Drum digital 7 kits - no no no no


Name Waveform Delay Polarity Sync Delay Modulator Level Modulator Rate Modulator
Vibrato ? no no no no aftertouch MIDI-CC1 ModWheel no
Rompler Models
K1 K1m K1r K1II K1rII PH50 PHm K4
K4r XD-5 KC10 XS-1 K11 GMega KC20 GMega-LX