Kawai K4 Patch Editor

  1. Kawai K4 Patch Editor Software
  2. Kawai K4 Patch Editor 8.0

Create sounds for synthesizers from Korg, Roland, Yamaha, Casio, Oberheim, Ensoniq, and more. Patch Base is a collection of the best patch editors available for iPad and Mac. Real-time editing of synth parameters. Random patch generation. Sound library organization, with iCloud integration. The 'K4.MID' file is just a MIDI file, so set up a track in Reaper (assuming your MIDI interface and cabling is all correct) 1) Ctrl+T to add new track. 2) Click the routing for new track, select the MIDI port from your 'MIDI Output' list, below select 'Send to channel' select 'Channel 1' and press Enter.

Worth the Price

I’ve collected a small stack of vintage rack synths and the latest release of Patch Base just added a whole new layer of happy creativity to my music. I’ve tried dedicated hardware and iOS editors as well as some MacOS-based options before, but the easy setup, clean interface and patch design features of Patch Base are fantastic — learn one interface, one workflow and keep creating. It did take a bit of troubleshooting and tweaking, but once I worked the out configuration it has been a charm to use. Now I can truly dig around in the settings of my Roland D-550 and Yamaha TX-81z and craft some unique vintage voices for my compositions with ease — in my living room, AirPlaying from Logic on my iMac to a HomePod controlling the D-550 from my iPad over WiFi in real time (admittedly, I did it because I could...). Finally, I do appreciate the voting system for adding new gear. I’ve got a couple of synths that aren’t covered yet (Access Virus Rack and a Roland MKS-70), so I’ve voted them onto the list along with some others. Listening to customers is a good thing and I get a sense that the developers do care about vintage gear. If you’re a hardware synth person, don’t let the price get to you. It is worth it.

the Kawai K4



Patch: A single MIDI content message that tells the tone generator what sound to make and how to make it (a sound)
--a patch ends with file extension “.syx”

Bank: 164 individual patches saved in a configuration that the synth can display and read from (a set of patches)
--a bank ends with the file extension “.snd”

Library/Librarian: acts like a library to organize, store, and retrieve individual patches (stores all your patches)

Editor: enables you to manipulate many of the parameters in a MIDI message (change your patches)

Soundcrystal: a memory storage disk that plugs into the back of your synth and can be used to record and store up to 164 patches or 1 bank (a floppy for the keyboard) Note: connect your keyboard to your computer for greater storage, speed, and access (a hardrive for your keyboard)


All modern computers have MIDI capabilities. Unless you’ve purchased a special soundcard for your computer, the MIDI input/output interface doubles as your Joystick port on the back of the computer. You will need a “Joystick/MIDI Interface Connector Cable” to connect the keyboard to the computer, which looks like this:


The Official Kawai K4/K4-R Manual:
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Kawai K4 Patch Editor Software

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Kawai K4 Patch Editor 8.0

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