Kiwi8P Upgrade Software Release NotesVer 1.20Build 3. Status - Released Feb2017 - CPU Prog v120 Boot v120 - VB Prog v120 Boot v110 (CPU 1&2 & VB 1&2)1)Param Edit 436 was stopping synth output2)Param Edit Matrix Control was not displaying correctly3)Arp was not sounding rare random notes4)LFO Delay was triggering on every note change - it should only trigger on new note after all notes lifted5)Portamento was only working in one direction6)Ext Clock was not stepping Arp or SeqVer 1.20Build 2. Status - Released Jan2017 - CPU Prog v120 Boot v120 - VB Prog v120 Boot v110 (CPU 1&2 & VB 1&2)1)Midi Soft set to all off was still letting midi note data through2)Internal Aftertouch was overriding Midi AT. They now add3)Hold Pedal was not clearing notes correctly when lifted4)Update User Manual to suit BCR midi changesVer 1.20Build 1. Status - Released Jan2017 - CPU Prog v120 Boot v120 - VB Prog v120 Boot v110 (CPU 1&2 & VB 1&2)1)Redesign internal comms to reduce delays when very busy2)LFO3 will restart it’s wave on a new keydown after all keys lifted. LFO1&2 will continue without change on the new keydown.3)Midisoft ALL OFF will now stop all midi including note data4)Fix midiCC bug selecting the incorrect DCO wave type on both DCOs5)Fix ARP 16 Half Swing clocking bug6)Fix LFO2 pausing at random times7)Change midiCC range value to suit BCR2000 midi control. See manual for changes8)Finish LFO sync9)VCF LFO Select was only selecting LFO1Ver 1.10Build 2. Status - Released Dec2016 - CPU Prog v120 - VB Prog v110 (CPU 1&2 & VB 2)1)Increase overall Matrix output level2)Fix Matrix Modulation on non voice specific destinations3)Fix Midi Modulation Level not effecting non matrix destinations4)Improve detune sound5)Sysex Dumps did not match the latest label layout6)MidiCC edits will now display the same as PG800 edits do7)Fix Bend sometimes not working8)Add WRITE button exit from Tone Name Edit9)Fix Hold Pedal not sending Midi10)Input midi corruption when input very busyVer 1.10Build 1. Status - Released Nov2016 - CPU Boot v110 - CPU Prog v110 - VB Prog v110 (CPU 1&2 & VB 2)1)Change midiCC range values to suit BCR2000 midi control. See manual for changes2)Midi sysex changes for editor in development - est release in Jan 20173)Release BCR2000 control patch4)Change keyscan to address hanging notes5)Add active voice display to front panel display6)Lower overall synth volume. The output was distorting more than it should Ver 1.00Build 1. Status - Released Nov2016 - Boot v100 - Prog v100 (1&2)1)Initial ReleaseNote - LFO Sync and Env Key follow have proved to be rather more challenging than envisaged so these will be in a future release so as to not hold up the upgrade release.Note - The factory sounds have been sourced from a number of different JX-8P dumps and include most of the original & optional patches that were available when the JX-8P was released. There are a number of duplicates because of this. Due to them being converted to suit the new file layout they may not sound exactly as they used to. When we get time we will go through them more carefully and edit these duplicates out and make some new ones featuring the new kiwi-8P features. If you have any cool patches with cool names you would like to have included in the factory set do send us a sysex dump with credit info included so we can check them out and maybe make you famous.Kiwi106 Upgrade Software Release NotesVer 2.03Build 3. Status - Released Mar 2017 (version digits are 2,23 - Boot v200 - Prog v203) (1&2)1)Fix Midi Hold behaviour.Ver 2.03Build 2. Status - Released Jan2017 (version digits are 2,23 - Boot v200 - Prog v203) (1&2)1)Change MidiCC Range values to suit BCR20002)Update User Manual to suit BCR midi changesVer 2.03Build 1. Status - Released Dec2015 (version digits are 2,23 - Boot v200 - Prog v203) (1&2)1)New editor version supportVer 2.01Build 1. Status - Released July2015 (version digits are 2,21 - Boot v200 - Prog v201) (1&2)1)VCF Cutoff Level Error FixedVer 2.00Build 3. Status - Released July2015 (version digits are 2,20 - Boot v200 - Prog v200) (1&2)1)New Seq Control modes, Seq dynamics & Seq transpose modes - use the editor to set these up2)Increase bender scan rate to reduce stepping and fix bender range3)Arp operation changed to rescan keys every step4)Fix MidiCC Sending/Receiving bug.5)Change Midi operation so that Mod Wheel always sends when MidiCC Send is disabled6)Remove Seq Delay load. Seqs now load immediately they are selected7)Adjust test program for accurate filter calibration8)Dynamics Control moved from Global to Tone9)Poly Portamento added10)Tap timer added - displayed as BPM11)LFO Sync added12)Internal Clock speed displayed as BPM13)Duplicate sysex dump buttons from Bank to Patch buttons for new overlay14)Change clock system to suit new clock map. Master clock & Arp/Seq dividersThe master clock can be separately divided for the Arp, Seq & LFO (sync option)Pattern clock can use Arp or Seq clock output as a source15)Midi Bend and internal Bend will override each other - they used to addVer 1.03Build 1. Status - Released Sept2014 (version digits are 1,03 - Boot v100 - Prog v103) (2)1)Changes to allow the editor to edit sequences2)Minor bug fixesVer 1.00Build 1. Status - Released Dec2013 (version digits are 1,1 - Prog v100 - Boot v100) (1&2)1)Initial ReleaseKiwisix Upgrade Software Release NotesVer 2.00Build 5. Status - Released Jan2017 (version lights are 2,8 - Prog v2 & 8 - Boot v200) (1&2)1)Change MidiCC Range values to suit BCR20002)Update User Manual to suit BCR midi changes3)Resonance midi output was reversed4)FX source midi input & output incorrectVer 2.00Build 4. Status - Released Nov2016 (version lights are 2,8 - Prog v2 & 8 - Boot v200) (1&2)1)Small technical fix to boot loaderVer 2.00Build 3. Status - Released June2016 (version lights are 2,8 - Prog v2 & 8 - Boot v200) (1&2)1)Fix midi Clocking not staying in sync2)Fix Sysex Tone Dump FormatVer 2.00Build 2. Status - Released April2015 (version lights are 2,8 - Prog v2 & 8 - Boot v200) (1&2)1)Fix for Arp clocking from Midi ClockVer 2.00Build 1. Status - Released Nov2014 (version lights are 2,8 - Prog v2 & 8 - Boot v200) (1&2)1)Internal changes to autodetect the new board layoutVer 1.26Build 1. Status - Released Jun2014 (version lights are 1,2&6 - Prog v1.26 & 7 - Boot v100) (1&2)1)Mod wheel changed so that it will always send when MidiCC control is turned off2)Sysex Dump and Load errors fixed3)Mod wheel was occasionally sending the wrong position data4)Hold Button latching notes when Hold Mode switched offVer 1.25Build 2. Status - Released Apr2013 (version lights are 1,2&5 - Prog v1.25 & 7 - Boot v100) (1&2)1)Chord can be set from held notes2)When using Unison with Key Transpose set the note reverted to untransposed on release.3)Notes were not allocating correctly when changing hold on to offVer 1.25Build 1. Status - Released Mar2013 (version lights are 1,2&5 - Prog v1.25 & 7 - Boot v100) (1&2)1)When a Chord is appegiated the gates were not being triggered correctly2)Key Transpose can now be set two full octaves up (was stopping at B6)Ver 1.24Build 1. Status - Released Feb2013 (version lights are 1,2&4 - Prog v1.24 & 7 - Boot v100) (1&2)1)Arp in Unison was only gating correctly on voice 12)VCA Mode switch was sending sysex incorrectly3)Memory protect needed to be off in order to send a sysex dumpVer 1.23Build 1. Status - Released Jan2013 (version lights are 1,2&3 - Prog v1.23 & 7 - Boot v100) (1&2)1)Sped up front panel scanning & Mux output to reduce pot stepping noises2)Sped up midi processing to reduce midi stepping noises and improve performance3)Fix problems editing the Global Parameters from the front panel4)Enhance Global Parameter for enabling NRPN and CCVer 1.20Build 1. Status - Released Dec2012 (version lights are 1&2 - Prog v120 & 7 - Boot v100) (2)1)Adding NRPN support2)Fix problem if control is edited using midi & the front panel simultaneously.3)Fix Bend Overrange error4)Fix midi Program change error selecting an incorrect toneVer 1.00Build 1. Status - Released Nov2012 (version lights are 1 - Prog v100 & 7 - Boot v100) (1&2)1)Initial Release3P Upgrade Software Release NotesVer 2.60Build 3Status - Released Feb2017 (version lights are 2,6 - Prog v260 & 7,8 - Boot v300) (1&2)1)BCR2000 support fix2)Fix Seq start on midi clockVer 2.60Build 2Status - Released Jan2017 (version lights are 2,6 - Prog v260 & 7,8 - Boot v300) (1&2)1)Change MidiCC Range values to suit BCR2000 - remove some CC commands to make room2)Update User Manual to suit BCR midi changesVer 2.60Build 1Status - Released Jan2015 (version lights are 2,6 - Prog v260 & 7,8 - Boot v300) (1&2)1)Fix note keying issue using Unison/Mono with midi input2)LFOs will restart cycle on new note if all notes lifted when pressed3)Internal Bend overrides midi bend4)New Parameter D12 to double Env lengths for long padsVer 2.50Build 3. Status - Released Oct2014 (version lights are 2,5 - Prog v250 & 7,8 - Boot v300) (1&2)1)Fix Mono Triggering2)Fix DCO1 & 2 Env 1 & 2 source selectVer 2.50Build 2. Status - Released Sep2014 (version lights are 2,5 - Prog v250 & 7,8 - Boot v300) (1&2)1)Env curves changed for more natural decay & release2)If the first step in a seq is followed be a tie the second step was retriggering incorrectly3)Filter Env was not triggering correctly for all voices in Unison & Chord Modes4)If Seq, Arp or Pattern Clock source is set to midi the midi Start/Stop/Continue commands will work and will not work for other clock sources5)PG-200 support removed6)Only one note of chord getting dco modulation7)Chord dco env mod only effecting DCO1 (dco2 is unmodified)8)Chord env is using wrong keyed env9)Set Seq edit tone to generic tone10)Reduce DCO LFO effect for more control at low end11)VCF Release is only working on one voice12)Build 1 Bug fixesVer 2.40Build 2.Status - Released Jul2012 (version lights are 2,4 - Prog v240 & 8 - Boot v200) (2)1)Timing changes for the PG-200 interfaceVer 2.40Build 1. Status - Released Jun2012 (version lights are 2,4 - Prog v240 & 8 - Boot v200) (2)1)Restart pattern to step 1 on seq start2)Seq start/stop will not reset Parameter Edit3)Fix midi notes that are translated outside range getting stuck4)Increase env release times to nearer 3P original. Tone release times may need adjusting5)Add new parameter (B:11) to select LFO behaviour & Update user Manual1 = LFO 1&2 Normal (above and below base note)2 = LFO 1&2 Plus Mode (above base note only)6)Add LFO B:11 Control Parameter to MidiCC ($10 16d) & add to Sysex & update User Manual (v240)7)Fix bug in LFO2 random2 wave to trigger a new value for each seq clock (int/ext or midi)Ver 2.30Build 5. Status - Released Mar2012 (version lights are 2,3 - Prog v230 & 8 - Boot v200) (1&2)1)Fix Decay/Release cutoff problem on long delays. Some tone release times may need adjusting.2)Change Key Transpose to plus or minus two octaves. After the upgrade the Key Transpose will need to be reset to middle C (see upgrade notes).3)Adjust filter Key Tracking to allow Key 100% at a CC value of 98.4)Add Portamento to Arp and Chord output5)Adjust Portamento control to make short times easier to set. Reduce max time.6)Change Seq Edit to allow overdub (press Bank A while playing notes) and length edit (Press Bank B)7)The 3P Upgrade will no longer send midi Program change commands when a sequence is loaded8)Invert Sequence Clock (was triggering on the wrong clock edge)9)Add new Global Parameter A:15. Enable/Disable Seq Start/Stop midi command response.10)User Manual Release number changed to the program release numberVer 2.00Build 8. Status - Released Dec2011 (1&2)1)Fix Mono & Unison Filter Env trigger error2)Sysex Dump & Load Changes - Saved seq dumps will no longer be valid3)Change Attack to start at existing Env level rather than zero4)Fix midi note out problems5)Removed Velocity Parameters A:9, B:9, C:9, C:10, D:9 & D:10 - Will possibly reinstate in a future release6)Add Level adjust as Filter Resonance is increased to compensate for level drop7)Number of seq stores reduced to 8 x 128 steps to free up memory and allow for expansion8)MidiCC soft through set to off by default on Factory Restore9)Fix disabled PG-200Ver 2.00eStatus - Released Nov2011 (1&2)1)Fixed Chord Filter Env trigger error2)Fixed Arp problem on reboot3)Improve Bender tracking at full range4)Fixed various seq problems including tied notes, button lights during editing, hanging notes.5)Changed Seq dump to allow for tied notes. Old seq dumps will not longer be valid.6)Changed Arp & Pattern clocks to wait for first clock before starting7)Changed hold so that seq notes do not hold and played notes do while a seq is running8)Fixed a number of update problemsVer 2.00cStatus - Released Oct2011 (1&2)1)Fixed Seq bug where sustained notes were being dropped2)Seq midi note off commands were not being sent correctly3)Hold pedal not working. Hold pedal can hold Played note(s) only while seq playing4)Add Pattern Clock Source to Arp & Seq5)Fix bug in Key Transpose ButtonVer 2.00bStatus - Released Oct2011 (1&2)1)Major rewrite of all sections2)Portamento added for all Unison, Mono & Chord modes3)Tone. Seq & Pattern dumps completed. This will allow memory backup and sharing.4)Modes can now be mixed. e.g. Chord or Arp on a Seq, Pattern on a Chord or Arp or Seq etc5)Seq play along now works correctly6)Seqs and Patterns now have 16 storage locations.7)Tones now have 256 storage locations8)Name fields added to Tones, Seqs & Patterns for editing software9)Sysex commands added to access all memory areas10)Midi CC remaped so that all parameters are accessible. Details can be found in the v2 Manual. Ver 1.5Status - released May2011 (1&2)1)Timing adjusted to allow for 3P hardware variations (causing detune & other problems) - 1.5.22)Fixed Midi receive channel other than 1 not working - 1.5.33)Added Voice Display Mode (Tape:D:15 to toggle) - shows voices on 11-16 buttons - 1.5.34)Fixed Small glitch in midi bend down only - 1.5.35)Fixed Sysex receive error - 1.5.36)LFO & Seq Clock display can now be switched on/off. (Tape:D:6 to toggle) - 1.5.47)Fixed various CC & sysex parameter command errors - 1.5.48)Changed bootloader to stop it overwriting itself if download file corrupted (BLv4) - 1.5.49)Change Seq Clock option to Global Variable - 1.5.410)Rewrite VCA Output to reduce noise on envs - 1.5.411)Rewrite Arp to rotate voices - 1.5.4Ver 1.4Status - released Apr2011 (1&2)1)Support added for the PG-200 - Note this will require wires to be run to the Upgrade board. Details of this are in the user manual v2.1 or later2)Fixed one voice in 6 not sounding in Mono, Unison & Chord modes3)Fixed Random Generator4)Fixed System freezing on some parameter edits using Sens Slider5)Fixed Env speed always being set to slow on power upNote - Due to a small change to suit bulk dumps the Chorus on/off and manual/auto will need to be reset in every patch as it will default to off on existing patches. Just turn it on and save the patch again. If all the Bank A & B patches are unedited then a factory restore will correct this (Tape:D:16:Edit Write - memory protect must be off)Ver 1.3Status - released Apr2011 (2)1)Fixed stuck notes on Unison & Mono2)Stop all sounding voices on Keymode change3)Add Envelope Speed Select system (operation details are in v2.0 user manual)4)Pressing Edit Write button will now exit edit mode to allow program write5)Increase max chorus sweep speed6)In Arp Mode set Arp to position 1 and stop seq clock if all keys released7)Chord Mode will use Highest or Lowest Key depending on Unison or Mono Keymode selected8)Chord Mode cancels Arp Mode, Arp Mode cancels Chord Mode9)LFO Delay now fades in the LFO10)Midi Program change now workingVer 1.2Fixes for the following problems Mar 20111)Keys playing incorrect frequencies at random (usually on one DCO only).2)Sens Mix Edit swapped L & R3)DCO1 LFO select changing DCO1 & 2 LFO4)Env speeds adjusted to JX-3P original speeds5)Overflow problems on some modulation sources6)Change the ‘factory restore’ to also set midi channels to 1 & patch number to A17)Change all LFO Mod controls to log format for smoother low level control8)Fixed LFO DCO modulation that was jumpy at very low levels9)Adjust Chorus mod output levels to stop sweep noises10)Fixed Internet Updating ProblemVer 1.0Initial Release. Feb2011 There are a few known problems which are:-1)The Portamento is disabled for the moment. There is some pretty complex maths involved in this and it is not behaving. 2)The Sequencer only works in Gate mode for the moment. Play along envs also have issues.3)In Arpeggiator mode the Release stage of the envelopes are not working.4)Sequencer editing has not been written. This is probably all going to change anyway as all the ideas for a better sequencer system are implemented.5)No testing has been done on the NPRN midi commands and only limited testing on the sysex. The MidiCC works well so use this for the moment.
Patch Editor Software Release NotesVer 7.1Build 3. Status - Released Mar2017 (1&2)Fix random midi sends on page changesAdd Colour changes for active pots & pagesFix Kiwi106 PatchNote - This version will not install on PE s/n 001513 or lower.Ver 7.1Build 2. Status - Released Jan2017 (1&2)Kiwi8P patch changes to suit Kiwi8P v120.Change Kiwitechnics patches to suit BCR2000 builds for each productNote - This version will not install on PE s/n 001513 or lower.Ver 7.1Build 1. Status - Released Nov2016 (1&2)Kawai Patch & Cheetah MS6 patch bug fixes. Add Kiwi-8P PatchBug fix that was stopping the LFO & Chorus pots going fully to zero.Note - This version will not install on PE s/n 001513 or lower.Ver 7.0Build 1. Status - Released Feb2016 (1&2)Technical changes for the new PE board layout.Note - This version will not install on PE s/n 001513 or lower.Ver 6.1Build 3. Status - Released Mar2017 (1&2)Fix Kiwi106 PatchNote - This version will not install on PE s/n 001514 or higher.Ver 6.1Build 2. Status - Released Jan2017 (1&2)Kiwi8P patch changes to suit Kiwi8P v120.Change Kiwitechnics patches to suit BCR2000 builds for each productNote - This version will not install on PE s/n 001514 or higher.Ver 6.1Build 1. Status - Released Nov2016 (1&2)Kawai Patch & Cheetah MS6 patch bug fixes. Add Kiwi-8P PatchNote - This version will not install on PE s/n 001514 or higher.Ver 6.0Build 2. Status - Released Nov2014 (1&2)Bug fixes in the synth reordering.Ver 6.0Build 1. Status - Released Oct2014 (1&2)Synth table errors in the DW6000 (Oct select), ATXC (Fine Tune) & Microwave1 (VCF Mod) tables fixed.Technical changes to provide dual support of the latest version of PE boards and all previous versions.Synth reordering via sysex now supported. See the last page of the user manual.Ver 5.3Build 2. Status - Released Jul2014 (2)Midi send error fixedVer 5.3Build 1. Status - Released Jun2014 (2)Patch for the Roland JD-990 addedNRPN Input bug fixed. Note - this has required moving some of the Generic Midi commands both in and out of the PE so if you use these please check your MidiCC numbersVer 5.2Build 1. Status - Released Feb2014 (2)Patches for the Kiwi-106 and Korg DSM-1 addedVer 5.1Build 4. Status - Released Apr2013 (1&2)This is a big rewrite of a number of sections of the code. NRPN support (max 4096 bit) has been added for controlling the Kiwisix and other NRPN controlled synths. Pot and slider sampling has been rewritten to make them smoother and removed the need for the extra jump to start them once locked. They still lock to stop pot jitter clogging the midi but this is now invisible and does not effect pot control. All the synth tables have been further compressed to free up memory for further tables. A new patch had been added for the MKS-30 JH Midi Mod. The PG-200 & PG-800 tables have been removed from this release and all future releases for technical reasons. If you want to use the PG-200 or PG-800 patches use version 5.0. PEs with s/n 001404 or higher cannot run version 5.0 or lower.Ver 5.0Nov2012 Changes to the DW8000 patch. Added the Kiwitechnics Korg PolySix and the Fender Chroma Polaris Patch (2)Ver 4.9Apr2012 Build 2. Small change to the PG-200 timing for using with the Roland MKS-30 (2)Ver 4.9Apr2012 Changes to the Waldorf Pulse & Oberheim M1000 patches (2)Ver 4.8Mar2012 Technical release for improved PG-200 timing on new PC board version 1.3. This has no effect on units with serial numbers lower than 001134 (2)Ver 4.7Mar2012 Oberheim Matrix 6r and Korg DSS-1 added. Second page added to the SE ATC for Env 3. (2)Ver 4.6Feb2012 Organix midi 3P upgrade added. Fixed an error where the PE would only respond to midi in channel 1.Manual version changed to the same as the program release. (2)Ver 4.5Jan2012 All synths reordered alphabetically and Kawai K3m, Studio Electronics ATC, Waldorf MicroQ & Microwave 1 have been added. PG-200 & PG-800 have been placed in the first two positions to separate them from the midi controlled synths. (1&2)Ver 4.4Dec2011 PG-200 interface rewritten to work for both the MKS-30 & JX-3P. A hardware and cable change is required in the PE if using v4.4 or higher with a MKS-30 or JX-3P. (2)Ver 4.3Nov2011 Fix for synth midi channel select problem. (1&2)Ver 4.2Oct2011 Rewrite of MKS-70 & MKS80 patches. MKS-80 now supports all of the MPG-80 parameters. The MKS-70 patch has been upgraded to support many of the parameters that the PG-800 does not support. (2)Ver 4.1Oct2011 3P Upgrade Patch changed to suit v2 commands. Moog Phatty patch now includes Arp controls. (2)Ver 4.0Aug2011 2nd page added to JX-8P. Korg M1 added. Bootloader changed to accommodate larger tables (1&2)Ver 3.9Aug2011 3P Upgrade returned to v1. Bug fix in MKS-80. 2nd page added to PG-800. Waldorf Q added. (2)Ver 3.8Jul2011 3P Upgrade changed to suit v2. MKS-80 Key Mode added to Page 2 Chorus Button. (2)Ver 3.7May2011 Second page added to DW-8000 to add full envelope control. (2)Ver 3.6Apr2011 Minor fixes. A couple of spelling mistakes and a small change to the 3P patch. Bootloader change to stop it overwriting itself with a corrupt program update (1&2)Ver 3.5Mar2011 Midi bug fix on passed through CC messages being dropped (1&2)Ver 3.4Mar2011 Change PG-200 to software communication for better timing. Not correctly working on the MKS-30 as PG-200 cable needs to be changed. Removed obsolete Generic Sysex Patch. Removed PE ID menu option. (2)Ver 3.3Feb2011 Moog S&L Phatty added to supported synths. Bug fixed with DW-8000 & MKS-80 Tune controls. Corrections made to the 3P Upgrade patch to suit changes in the 3P. (2)Ver 3.2Jan2011 Bug fix with midi real time commands corrupting running status bytes. (1&2)Ver 3.1Jan2011 MidiCC control of the PE added. (1&2)Ver 3.0Dec2010 Code ported to suit the new CPU. Please note all future updates will only apply to the new CPU. An upgrade is available for most older Patch Editors on the order page. This will require disassembly of the PE but no soldering is required and instructions will be supplied. The new CPU has much more space for updates and patches. (1&2)