||Year Built: 1987
The K5 is perhaps the worlds most flexible and programmable didigtal synthesizer ever. The only reason it did not corner the market is that it had so much capabilioty that few could understand hopw to program it! It uses technology from the patents my father and I developed. I received two of these keyboards from Kawai in return for developing patches which went into their library and were made avaiable to users. I also developed librarian software (that ran in DOS) for the K5 and this was made avaiable to users through Kawai America.
My pair of K5s and my K5m (the rackmount version) formed the core of my home studio for many years.