Kiwi-1000 Upgrade
The Kiwi-1000 Upgrade features:- 1000 Tones 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 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 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 ADSR type. Each ENV Mod can select from ENV 1 - 3 and has an Inverted or Normal modes. 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. 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 Sequencer has play options that include One shot, Keydown play, Auto Transpose, Auto Complete
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Currently   being   developed   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   5   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   patches   that   cannot   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   new   and   much   better   synth.   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 will come with a front panel label that will fit over the existing buttons and LEDs.