January 25, 2003
Using an enhanced version of the K-Station sound engine, the KS4 (four octave keyboard) and the KS5 (five octaves) offer many additional features and benefits.
The keyboards have aftertouch, are semi-weighted, and each of the 33 knobs and sliders transmit MIDI. There is four part multi-timbral operation with four individual assignable outputs. A big plus is a separate effects section for each part - a unique Novation feature from the Supernova. Also featured are 4 Arpeggiators and 16 note polyphony with a 16 band Vocoder.
Another new, unique feature is the HYPERSYNC feature which allows instant editing with one rotary control of time synchronization and effects settings.
A further enhancement are the Analog modelled Oscillators that feature a complex single cycle waveform replay facility. This allows for the creation of realistic classic electric piano and rock/pop organ sounds. 8 x Drum Maps with easy edit complete the specification.
Novation's Managing Director Ian Jannaway said; "It is Novation's flexibility that allows us to focus on the rapidly changing requirements of the market. We stay very close to our customers and listen to their comments and suggestions. We have designed the KS4 and KS5 to be fast and intuitive, as well as satisfying to use."
US Minimum Advertised Prices:
KS4 - 49 Note Keyboard $ 999
KS5 - 61 Note Keyboard $ 1,299
For more information, visit their web site at www.novationmusic.com