Nils’ K1v Free Kawai K1 ROMpler

Nils' K1v Free Kawai K1 ROMpler

Nils’ K1v is a free virtual instrument ROMpler that emulates the Kawai K1, a famous Japanese classic synthesizer from 1988.


  • Very accurate emulation of all parameters
  • Includes 968 Single presets and 384 Multi presets, the original factory bank + all ROM cards + all 200 Kawai PHm Pop Synth Module Singles. Organized in banks and with search capability
  • Full editing support for both Singles and Multis
  • Can import & export SysEx presets & banks from/to the original device
  • Transmits & receives parameter changes via SysEx to act as an editor for the hardware or to be edited with external editors
  • Resizeable user interface
  • Full automation support
  • All 1352 presets can be edited and are stored as part of a project

Nils’ K1v is available for Windows as VST2.4 & VST3 (32 & 64-bit), Linux VST2.4 & VST3 (.rpm & .deb, 32 & 64-bit), and Mac OS 64 Bit VST2.4, VST3 and AudioUnit AU (OS X 10.9 Mavericks and later).

Supported platforms & download

Windows | macOS

Nils Schneider

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