Nils' K1v Free VST Instrument ROMpler Plugin by Nils Schneider

Nils Schneider released Nils’ K1v, a free VST instrument ROMpler that emulates a famous Japanese classic from 1988.

Nils’ K1v features an 8-bit synthesis engine, four sources per voice, 256 waveforms, 204 additive waveforms with 128 harmonics & 52 PCM waveforms. Further, we find ADSR envelope with 8 velocity curves, coarse & fine-tune, adjustable key tracking, and lots of modulation options. There’s also a joystick for real-time control.


  • Very accurate emulation of all parameters
  • Includes 768 presets with search capability, the original factory bank + all ROM cards
  • Full editing support
  • 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
  • Resize-able user interface
  • Full automation support
  • All 768 presets can be edited and are stored as part of a project

Nils’ K1v is an instrument plugin for Windows (VST2 plugin, 32-bit & 64-bit).

More information: Nils Schneider


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