TheKiwi106Upgradefeatures:-•512Patchescanbestoredandedited. 128 Factory Patches are preloaded.•PatchesarestoredinFlashmemorysonobatteryisrequired.•BendControls(DCO,VCFBend,LFOModLevel&Portamento)arestoredwiththePatch•MidiCC&SysexsupportforallparametersandMidiSysexsupportforPatchDump&Load•NRPN&Sysexvariableparametercontrolsupports12bitfor4096parametersteps•PatchEditorControlofParameters (PE firmware v5.2 or higher). Free PC/MAC editor is available from Kiwi-106.com•KeyAssignModesarePolyI&II,UnisonLegato&Staccato,MonoLegato&Staccato•Pedal & Front Panel Button Note Hold modes•PortamentoinUnison,Arp&Chordmodes•DCOKeyAssignDetuneavailableinallkeymodesexceptmono•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 plusbasenoteonly. Each LFO Mod can be inverted.•Aftertouch,ModulationLevelandDynamicsviamidi. 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 displayontheGrouplights•Key transpose allows transposition to any key with a range of plus 2 or minus 1 octaves. Sequencer key can be shiftedwhileplaying•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 LabelCHORDMODE•Anychordwithupto6notescanbesetandplayedfromanykeyARPEGGIATOR•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•AppeggiatorwillOutputMidiDataSEQUENCER•8separate124MaxstepPolyphonicsequencescanbecreatedandstored•Sequencescanbeedited•SequencercanbeStarted,Stopped&ContinuedusingMidiCommands•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 willOutputMidiData and can have an independent midi channelPATTERNGENERATOR•8PatternGeneratorpatternscanbesaved and edited.Thepatterncanbeanylengthbetween2and16steps•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 GeneratorcanbeStarted,Stopped&ContinuedusingMidiCommands•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 loadedEDITOR•Acomprehensive editor (PC & Mac) is supplied with the upgrade and can be downloaded here. This has been developed by Psicraftunder 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.
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 - NZMate 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 - NZI'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 - USANot 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 - UKYou have launched the Juno into the stratosphere. Already got some great patches going. SimonI 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 - USAOther 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 - USAWhat you done is absolutely great. It looks and sounds so fantastic. Hans - NorwayI am a proud owner of a Kiwi-106 and cannot thank You guys enough. Mike