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Kawai XS-1


Released: 1990 1991

MSRP: $299US


Rack version of KC10 Architecture Class: Rompler.

Ebay Description:

The Kawai XS-1 is a 1U half rack (velocity sensitive) 10 voice multitimbral synthesizer, featuring a single oscillator (127 samples), a rhythm section (36 patterns), dual ADSR envelopes, vibrato, auto-bend, 96 presets (32 user editable), chorus, arpeggiator, and MIDI.


Form Factor Dimensions Weight Audio Input Audio Output Communication Port Control Input Control Output Switch Input Power
1U half rack W:219mm D:189mm H:44mm 1.0kg no stereo MIDI IN OUT THRU no no no DC12V 500mA negative tip (PS121)


Compatibility Multitimbral Memory Program Memory External Storage External Programming UI Input UI Output
KC10 XS-1 user:16 preset:64 user:32 MIDI-SysEx MIDI SysEx menu based LCD display


Multitimbral Polyphony Unison Architecture
4+drum 10 drum:4 no DCO->DCA


Effects Pan Modulator Volume Modulator Headphone
chorus no ENV1 ENV2 MIDI-CC7 no


Arpeggiator Arpeggiator External Sequencer Sequencer Memory Sequencer External Continuous Program Change
3 patterns no single track (rhythm section), pattern based. 32 preset patterns MIDI MIDI-CC1 MIDI-CC6 MIDI-CC7 no


Key Pressure Chord Memory External Control External Sustain Key Scaling Velocity Curves
no no MIDI MIDI-CC64 4


Stereo Sample Depth Sample Rate Sample RAM Sample ROM Sample Points Sample Trigger Sample Loop Sample Edit
no 16bit ? no 1MB? N/A N/A N/A no


Name Signal Class Waveform Octave Range Amplitude Modulator Harmonics Modulator Pitch Modulator Wave Assign Modulator
DCO digital additive:49 samples:78 - no no Auto-Bend MIDI-PitchBend Vibrato no
Drum digital 31 - no no no no


Name Level Rate Loop Polarity Trigger Level Modulator Rate Modulator
Auto-Bend attack attack no no no no no
ENV1 attack sustain attack decay release no no no key velocity no
ENV2 attack sustain attack decay release no no no key velocity no


Name Waveform Delay Polarity Sync Delay Modulator Level Modulator Rate Modulator
Vibrato random saw:up square triangle no no no no MIDI-CC1 no
Rompler Models
K1 K1m K1r K1II K1rII PH50 PHm K4
K4r XD-5 KC10 XS-1 K11 GMega KC20 GMega-LX