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The Kiwi106 Upgrade features:- 512 Patches can be stored and edited. 128 Factory Patches are preloaded. Patches are stored in Flash memory so no battery is required. Bend Controls (DCO, VCF Bend, LFO Mod Level & Portamento) are stored with the Patch MidiCC & Sysex support for all parameters and Midi Sysex support for Patch Dump & Load NRPN & Sysex variable parameter control supports 12 bit for 4096 parameter steps Patch Editor Control of Parameters (PE firmware v5.2 or higher). Free PC/MAC editor is available from Kiwi-106.com Key Assign Modes are Poly I&II, Unison Legato & Staccato, Mono Legato & Staccato Pedal & Front Panel Button Note Hold modes Portamento in Unison, Arp & Chord modes DCO Key Assign Detune available in all key modes except mono Internal Clock that can be used to clock the Arp, Sequence and/or Pattern and can optionally generate a midi clock. Clock options are 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. Two independent envelope generators. Each ENV Mod can select from ENV 1 or 2 and be Inverted or Normal Two independent Low Frequency Oscillators with 6 waveforms each. LFO2 random2 wave can be clocked from the Internal clock. Each LFO Mod can select from LFO 1 or 2. LFOs can be plus and minus base note or plus base note only. Each LFO Mod can be inverted. Aftertouch, Modulation Level and Dynamics via midi. Dynamics can optionally control the VCA and/or VCF. The Dynamics have been modeled on the Juno-2 with both the VCF & VCA mod turned on by default for a more natural and expressive play. This brings new life to every patch in the Kiwi-106. Arp/Seq/Pattern Clocks can optionally display on the KeyT LED and LFO 1 and LFO 2 clocks can optionally display on the Group lights Key transpose allows transposition to any key with a range of plus 2 or minus 1 octaves. Sequencer key can be shifted while playing Compatible midiCC control set for all Kiwitechnics products Can be fitted to HS-60, Juno-106S or Juno-106 models. This needs a slightly longer connection cable and must be specified at the time of the order. Comes with metal Label CHORD MODE Any chord with up to 6 notes can be set and played from any key ARPEGGIATOR The Arpeggiator can be independently clocked from the Internal or External Clocks, LFO2, Pattern Output or midi clock. Clock options are 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 to 3 octaves Arp can be Started, Stopped & Continued using Midi Commands Arp state is saved with a Patch. This allows the Arp to play automatically when a Patch is loaded Appeggiator will Output Midi Data SEQUENCER 8 separate 124 Max step Polyphonic sequences can be created and stored Sequences can be edited Sequencer can be Started, Stopped & Continued using Midi Commands The Sequencer can be independently clocked from the Internal or External clocks, LFO2, Pattern output or midi clock. Clock options are 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. Sequence state is saved with a Patch. This allows the Sequencer to load and play automatically when a Patch is loaded Sequencer will Output Midi Data and can have an independent midi channel PATTERN GENERATOR 8 Pattern Generator patterns can be saved and edited. The pattern can be any length between 2 and 16 steps The Pattern Generator can be independently clocked from the Internal or External clocks, LFO2 or midi clock. Clock options are 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. Pattern Generator can be Started, Stopped & Continued using Midi Commands Pattern Effect can be faded from no effect to full effect. Pattern state is saved with a Patch. This allows the Pattern Generator to load and play automatically when a Patch is loaded EDITOR A comprehensive editor (PC & Mac) is supplied with the upgrade and can be downloaded here. This has been developed by Psicraft  under the Vyzex brand. All details regarding the editor can be found at kiwi-106.com.  REVIEW An independent review from Sonicstate can be found here.
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Prices  Kiwi106 Upgrade is US$395 + Freight Juno-106 Swap Back Board is US$20** Kiwi106 Upgrade + Swap Back Board** Bundle is US$410 + Freight Freight is US$45 via NZ Post Economy Courier (Australia US$25) (tracked*)  * Tracking is available to USA, Canada, UK, Australia & Most of Europe  - for other destinations please contact. ** This board enables the Juno-106 to be restored to original condition *** This options needs a slightly longer connection cable and must be specified in the order address field   Purchase requires a verified Paypal email. Please use the order page to have a Paypal invoice sent to you.

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Demo of the Kiwi-106 Arp in action. The Arp sound is factory Group 1 Bank 4 Patch 7 set to Unison with a touch of Detune. The rest of the sounds are all made on the Kiwi-106 and recorded with no effects
It's been a long two years to keep things quiet, but it's time for Kiwitechnics and Psicraft Designs to let everyone in on the big big secret:  Kiwi-106 is now shipping!  Guided by such gear luminaries as Dave Lovelace (the creator/author of Keyboard magazine's Packrat comic) and the YouTube channel Juno-  106 expert Syntegrator, Kiwitechnics and Psicraft have brought this beloved synth classic out of the 80s and put it where it belongs: The  heart of your 21st century studio.  An expanded synthesis architecture with dual envelopes and multi-waveform LFOs  is only the tip of the creative possibilities that any Juno-  106 can now possess. Comprehensive routing of controls, high resolution parameters, and eight groups of 64 patches expand the Juno-  106's synthesis capability many times over, but we're not done yet. Add in a six voice polyphonic 124 step sequencer and a pattern  generator to the mix and Juno-106 becomes a new class of instrument. Now design and implement a totally modern MIDI  implementation suited for modern stage and studios and provide a free Vyzex professional instrument Mac/Windows editor/librarian  along with the price of admission and what do you have? Modern Brains and Vintage Brawn, baby. The Kiwi-106! More details and a copy of the bundled editor can be found at kiwi-106.com.  'UPDATE: Our friend Syntegrator has posted an introductory video to the Kiwi-106 hardware on his YouTube channel. Check it out at  https://www.youtube.com/user/Syntegrator.' Syntegrator and Dave C. Lovelace (the creator of the Packrat Comic strip) go on a safari through the Syntegrator sound set, soon to be  available for download from http://kiwi-106.com.  A rather nice overlay is available from http://www.synthgraphics.com.
its totally awesome ---i running it through a Boss delay (RSD-10) ----it just sounds incredible - Dave - NZ Mate this is amazing! I've never come across software and hardware working so well together and I've played with quite a few software editors for a few digital synths I've had, mostly with great disappointment but there is no noticeable latency between moving something on the software and the hardware updating. Just wanted to say congrats, awesome work. Can't wait to play with this some more. Greg - NZ I'm loving the KIWI kit, it's insanely awesome! Love it. This mod does push it into Jupiter class, I have owned a JP-4 and JP-8 before, so I speak from being a owner. It really reminds me of the JP-4 when I set the voice detune to a low setting in poly mode, almost spot on in ways. Jamie - USA Not had time to test further, but my initial thoughts are WOW this is such a great improvement on the humble 106! It makes it into much more of a synth, along the lines of the jupiter 4/6 I think!  And I own a JP-4 with the IO midi kit ;) Steve - UK You have launched the Juno into the stratosphere. Already got some great patches going. Simon I just installed my KIWI 106 and its truly amazing.  Turns it into a whole different instrument. Congratulations. Its pretty amazing. As a compulsive modifier I often stand in front of my Juno thinking "this is great, but why didn’t they just put and arp and second envelope in this thing?" so its awesome to see someone bring that and much more to life. Nick - USA Other than this minor issue [a bad fader in his 106], this upgrade has been most incredible. I think I zoned out playing arps on my kiwi 106 for like two hours straight yesterday. And the actual installation was a breeze! Sam - USA What you done is absolutely great. It looks and sounds so fantastic. Hans - Norway I am a proud owner of a Kiwi-106 and cannot thank You guys enough. Mike
Also supports the 106S & HS-60***