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Kawai | R-100


Kawai's digital drum machine featured 24 sounds, MIDI and pattern sequencing at an affordable price.

Professional Quality PCM Sound Recordings 
The R-100's 24 separate drum and percussion sounds have all been recorded in a professional level 12 bit PCM format with a sampling rate of 32 kHz. The sound quality is suitable for any recording situation, even for Compact Disc recording. 

Touch response 
Touch response is fast becoming a standard feature for synthesizers. The R-100 now brings the same feature to drum machines, providing volume control over a wide dynamic range - from pp to ff. Each of the 24 sound sources has its own touch sensitivity control for full control over the touch response. 

Programming ease 
The sound sources each have their own LEVEL, SEN- SITIVITY, TUNE, and PAN controls. The parameter settings are displayed in groups of eight voices each as a bar graph on the LCD screen. Pressing the correspond- ing COMMAND SELECT key changes the value for that particular source and parameter. 

Programmable TUNE and PAN 
The R-100 also allows you to vary the TUNE and PAN settings for each note when recording a pattern. 

Variety of line outputs 
The R-100 provides eight individual channel outputs as well as stereo or mono outputs. 

Detailed editing functions 
Kawai's advanced editing features make the R-100 much more powerful than other drum machine. Such features include a choice of real-time or step recording, PUNCH IN/OUT at the bar level, and REPEAT and JUMP functions for song and chain editing. 

Memory cartridge slot 
The RC-16 cartridge (available separately) stores backup copies of all information currently in the R-100's internal memory. 

Full MIDI implementation 
The R-100's MIDI implementation not only allows you to do such things as record a pattern from an external keyboard, but also includes such advanced features as Song Position Pointer and system exclusive messages for control of additional R-100's as well as loading and storage of memory to MIDI peripherals. 
Engine TypeDigital
Voices (max)8
Drums24 sounds: 3 bass drums 3 snares 2 hihats 2 rides 2 crashes 3 toms claps timbale shaker claves conga cowbell agogo tambourine china
Sequencer100 patterns, 1-99 bars, 24 instruments
Recording100 songs, up to 999 patterns per song
Key typePads
AudioStereo main, 8 mono out
Legend: Obvious Y: Yes, N: No, N/A: Not Applicable
VCO Voltage Controlled Oscillator DCO Digital Controlled Oscillator
LFO Low Frequency Oscillator Sub Sub Oscillator
VCF Voltage Controlled Filter VCA Voltage Controlled Amplifier
Velocity As with a piano, the harder you hit a key, the louder the sound, unlike most organs which always produce the same loudness no matter how hard you hit a key. Aftertouch Pressing a key after you activated it. Channel Aftertouch, no matter which key, it will send a Channel message. Poly Aftertouch, sends the pressure per key instead of the whole channel.
Values for OSC, LFO, Filter, Envelope are per voice unless stated otherwise.

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