March 2018WHAT??? What happened to 2017??Thank you to everyone for your support throughout 2017. It was an interesting year and we are certainly living in “interesting times”.Here’s to a fantastic 2018 for all of you.We are hoping to get a couple of projects done this year so stay tuned. There are a few “on the go” so we are not sure which one will reach the finish line first.KIWI-8PWe are just finishing a version for the 8P (v1.03) that adds the ability to convert tones stored on cartridges and the Kiwi8P will now also accept Roland format tone dumps and parameter edits. This should mean that existing JX-8P editors should work with the Kiwi8P. Not all editors have been tested so contact me if you find any problems. As existing editors will only edit some of the extended parameter set in the Kiwi8P it is recommended to use the Kiwi8P command set as is specified in the Kiwi8P user manual.KIWI-SixWe have released a new firmware version (3.0) which adds a sequencer to the KiwiSix. It is now possible to store 8 sequences. The clocking has changed to be more like the Kiwi-106. There is a master clock which can be sourced from midi or the internal clock source. This master clock is then independently divided for the ARP and SEQ to one of 13 different divisors including swing options. The Polysix internal clock is quite slow as it was meant to drive the ARP directly without dividing and if this is a problem then we will look at a hardware or firmware change to speed it up.Patch EditorThese are now back in stock. We have added the Waldorf MWII and the Studio Electronics 1X. This and future updates will only apply to PE’s with s/n 1513 and above as the memory is full on the older models.