Kiwi-1000 Upgrade
The Kiwi-1000 Upgrade features:- 2000 Tones are preloaded and can be stored and all can be edited. It is also possible to edit any Tone using the front panel or midi. Expanded DCO Range and separate clocks for DCO 1 & 2. The original M-1000 had a single clock for both DCOs with limited range select. Each DCO now has the range 2' to 64'. The CEM chip waveforms get a little out of shape at the low and high extremes as we are pushing the CEM3396 to it’s limits. Tones are stored in Flash memory so no battery is required. MidiCC & Sysex support for parameters edits and Midi Sysex support for Tone Dump & Load. The Oberheim midi issues are fixed. The Kiwi1000 will support full midi control and editing in real time. Key Assign Modes are Poly Single, Poly Dual, Poly Triple, Unison & Solo Each Key Assign mode can have Staccato/Legato, Steal/No Steal with five steal modes (Highest, Lowest, Oldest, Newest, Quietest) Portamento in all modes DCO Key Assign Detune available in all key modes. In addition there is a 'Analog Feel' parameter that add an adjustable small random frequency to each note. Detune is best used with Poly Dual, Poly Triple or Unison keying modes for greatest effect Three independent envelope generators. These are traditional DADSR type. Each ENV Mod can select from ENV 1 - 3. Three independent Low Frequency Oscillators with 6 waveforms each. Each LFO Mod can select from LFO 1-3. LFOs can be plus and minus base note or plus base note only. Internal Master Clock with the range 5-299 BPM and rate can be set using a tap timer. Full Matrix mod system that can channel any mod source to any mod destination. Guitar Mode with seperate Bend & Note control for midi channels 1-6.* Polyphonic Aftertouch is supported.* A quality Front Panel Overlay is provided with the Kiwi-1000 upgrade. CHORD MODE Any chord with up to 6 notes can be set and played from any key ARPEGGIATOR The Arpeggiator is clocked from the Master Clock and can be independently divided to Half Note, Quarter Note, 1/8 Note, 1/8 Note Half Swing, 1/8 Note Full Swing, 1/8 Note Triplets, 1/16 Note, 1/16 Note Half Swing, 1/16 Note Full Swing, 1/16 Note Triplets, 1/32 Note, 1/32 Note Triplets, 1/64 Note. Arp modes are Up, Down, Up and Down, Random, As Played, 1, 2, 3 or 4 octaves Arp can be Started, Stopped & Continued using Midi Commands Appeggiator will Output Midi Data SEQUENCER 8 separate 124 Max step Polyphonic sequences can be created and stored Sequences can be edited The Sequencer is clocked from the Master Clock and can be independently divided to Half Note, Quarter Note, 1/8 Note, 1/8 Note Half Swing, 1/8 Note Full Swing, 1/8 Note Triplets, 1/16 Note, 1/16 Note Half Swing, 1/16 Note Full Swing, 1/16 Note Triplets, 1/32 Note, 1/32 Note Triplets, 1/64 Note. Sequencer will Output Midi Data * in version 1.20 or higher
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This   is   an   upgrade   for   the   Oberheim   M1000   rack   mount   synth   module.   This   will   transform   the   M1000   from   a   difficult   to   edit   preset   module   with   a   poor midi   interface   into   a   full   featured   synth   with   some   excellent   features.   The   M1000   synth   hardware   is   based   on   the   CEM3396   ‘synth   on   a   chip’   and this   gives   the   synth   a   versatile   set   of   features   including   multiple   combined   and   editable   waveforms   on   each   DCO   as   well   as   PWM   and   VCF   FM controls   but   will   still   retain   the   Oberheim   ‘sound’. The   upgrade   will   also   replace   the   on   board   DCO   master   clock. The   M1000   clock   is   a   single   fixed master   clock   that   both   DCOs   use   and   this   limits   the   range   possible   to   about   6   octaves.   The   K1000   upgrade   will   replace   the   single   master   clock with   separate   clocks   sources   and   each   of   these   will   have   a   range   of   64’-2’.   This   is   pushing   the   CEM   chip   to   it’s   limits   but   we   feel   the   results   are worth the effort. The   Oberheim   M1000   has   been   hamstrung   with   only   200   of   the   patches   that   can   be   edited,   poor   midi   and   a   difficult   patch   format   making   editing   and sound   creating   a   challenge.   We   are   using   the   experience   gained   with   our   other   upgrades   to   redesign   the   M1000   to   be   a   fully   fledged   synth   with all   the   usual   Kiwi   features.   This   is   not   a   M1000   with   the   midi   fixed   it   is   a   completely   new   synth   with   midi   as   it   should   be.   We   are   incorporating Oberheim   tone   imports   but   because   the   tone   layouts   are   so   different   the   conversion   is   not   going   to   produce   exact   matches.   We   are   also   putting   in imports   for   the   K106   &   K8P   products   and   well   as   Roland   JX8P   and   JX-10/MKS-70   (Tones   only)   which   will   provide   a   big   tone   library   from   the   web to use as a starting point. The upgrade comes with a Orange or Black front panel label that will fit over the existing buttons and LEDs.
User Manual v140
Oberheim M-1000 Schematics (redrawn)
The Kiwitechnics K1000 upgrade to the Oberheim Matrix 1000 transforms a good vintage analog synth into a "classic". As a synthesizer owner and collector of vintage instruments I've always felt the Matrix 1000 always had the potential to be a powerhouse synth with its two  oscillators,  24db/Oct lowpass filter, three ASDR envelopes, three LFOs and deep modulation matrix options. But there was never a way of editing sounds on it's front panel, only via a computer based editor. And because of this, for me ,I've never considered it a must-have analog synths like, for example, the Roland Juno 106 or JX3P. With the K1000 upgrade installed and connected up to the Kiwitechnics Patch Editor finally the door to the Matrix 1000 has been opened. Each control knob on the Patch Editor (P.E) is now mapped to each parameter of the Matrix 1000, which responses super-fast in real time. And the PE has three pages of controls available for the K1000! I've been using the K1000 now with my Patch Editor for a few weeks now - it's got a classic warm analog 'fuzziness" to the sound  - quite different to all my virtual analogs synths and VST instruments. All the essential controls for the oscillator wave shapes, filter and envelopes are all there on Page 1 of the PE. Pages 2 and 3 gives you access to modulation matrix and a whole bunch of new features not on the original Matrix such as the  arpeggiator and phrase sequencer which can all be clocked to external midi. It's an absolutely essential upgrade for all those Matrix 1000 owners out there. Simon - NZ Thank you very much. I made a quick test with the new patch you’ve made for the Patch Editor and a lot of parameters! and no latency at all !!! That was great with O.S. 1.20… But with your wonderful job it’s almost close to a Matrix-12 or OB8! Fausto - France The kit arrived and is built in. Works great and the M1000 is a new synth now. Great Job! Holger - Germany
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Latest Firmware
This is a short audio demo done soley on the Kiwi1000 using only the factory patches. Minimal FX has been used with just a little Chorus added to the strings & organ sounds. Factory Tone 87 has been used which has a variable LFO rate that is done using the matrix to feed an envelope to the LFO Rate.
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