Skip to content

Martian Arts

Star-Kid - Antimatter

Star-Kid - Antimatter

#000000

1FF - Dub In D-Minor

1FF - Dub In D-Minor

#000000

Star-Kid - Jack & Tulp

Star-Kid - Jack & Tulp

#000000

Star Kid - Kryptronik

Star Kid - Kryptronik

#000000

Star-Kid - Formic Junction [Thrust Mix]

Star-Kid - Formic Junction [Thrust Mix]

#000000

Star-Kid - One Time Pad

Star-Kid - One Time Pad

#000000

Star-Kid - First Snow

Star-Kid - First Snow

#000000

Star Kid - Star Seed

Star Kid - Star Seed

#000000

Star-Kid - Neon Baby

Star-Kid - Neon Baby

#000000

Star-Kid - New World Disorder

Star-Kid - New World Disorder

#000000

Bangkok Session 1 - Mixed by Recoil-X²

Bangkok Session 1 - Mixed by Recoil-X²

#000000

Artists Anonymous - Robot Dystopia

Artists Anonymous - Robot Dystopia

#000000

Martian Arts - Untitled

Martian Arts - Untitled

#000000

Star-Kid - Sexy

Star-Kid - Sexy

#000000
thumbnailthumbnailthumbnailthumbnailthumbnailthumbnailthumbnailthumbnailthumbnailthumbnailthumbnailthumbnailthumbnailthumbnail
Home About Equipment Kawai K4r
Kawai K4r

tn_kawai_k4rThe Kawai K4r is the rack-mount sibling of the K4 keyboard and it has all the features of the keyboard version except for the effect processor section (and the keyboard itself, as you might have guessed). Instead it has eight individual outputs.

The K4r resembles in many ways the Kawai K1 synthesizer - it also uses preset PCM samples of acoustic instruments as a base for its sounds. The biggest difference is an added filter section.

In Multi-mode, the synth works as a great multi-timbral sound module - you can stack voices on top of each other as you wish, let them overlap, split or use velocity to switch between them. Unfortunately the underpowered processor which sometimes makes the K1 behave strangely, seems to have been used in the K4 as well. This is particularly noticeable when you start stacking sounds or let the K4 play on many MIDI channels at once - strange MIDI delays and a general, unpleasant "looseness" will begin to occur.

kawai_k4r_2

The sound of the K4 has a special "grungy" character of its own. It does weird and "industrial" noises quite well.

 

Play All

Click to play all tracks available [opens a popup window]
My favorite Synthesizer is: