TheKiwi-1000Upgradefeatures:-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 & SoloEach Key Assign mode can have Staccato/Legato, Steal/No Steal with five steal modes (Highest, Lowest, Oldest, Newest, Quietest)Portamento in all modesDCO 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 effectThree 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.CHORDMODEAny chord with up to 6 notes can be set and played from any keyARPEGGIATORThe 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 octavesArp can be Started, Stopped & Continued using Midi CommandsAppeggiator will Output Midi DataSEQUENCER8 separate 124 Max step Polyphonic sequences can be created and storedSequences can be editedThe 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
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 - NZThank 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 - FranceThe 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 K1000_P160_B200_Build1.zip
This is a short audio demo done soley on the Kiwi1000 using only the factory patches. Minimal FX has been usedwith just a little Chorus added to the strings & organ sounds. Factory Tone 87 has been used which has a variableLFO rate that is done using the matrix to feed an envelope to the LFO Rate.