MATRIXSYNTH: Black Corporation KIJIMI Gets a Software Update

Monday, September 09, 2019

Black Corporation KIJIMI Gets a Software Update

See the demo with Ricky Tinez posted here.

"Some great news from Black Corporation, we have just released a firmware update for KIJIMI to REV1.1.0. This update expands the overall filter range of Kijimi and takes modulation capabilities even further to allow for even more exciting directions to control modulation destinations.

Release Notes:

Individual attenuation of modulation amount in the mod matrix option selectable in the menu. (AMOUNT MODE -> INDIVIDUAL). To use, press lit mod matrix selector button and turn AMOUNT knob to attenuate to each individual destination. This allows the user to control modulations with increased detail.

LFO can now be synced to MIDI. (MENU -> LFO -> LFO1/2 -> SYNC)

Dividers and multiplayers are set by the LFO RATE knobs rate pots which range: 1/32, 1/24, 1/16, 1/12, 1/8, 1/6, 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 1, 1.5, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8. This is only in MONO LFO mode and when AD Destinations are set to amplitude.

LFO Attack/Decay can now be applied to Rate, Amplitude, or Both (previously only Amplitude). (MENU -> LFO -> LFO1/2 -> LFO EG DEST). Rate or Both can not be selected when midi sync is on and MIDI sync can not be selected when LFO EG DEST is set to RATE or BOTH.

Synchronization of LFO rate with rate of other LFO has been added. (MENU -> LFO -> LFO1/2 -> SYNC)

LFO EG modulation polarity can also be set in the menu. (MENU LFO -> LFO1/2 -> LFO EG POL)

LFO EG maximum time of attack and decay can be adjusted in the menu from 1 to 20 seconds. (MENU LFO -> LFO1/2 -> LFO EG MAX)

Maximum (2 to 100Hz) and minimum (0.01 to 1Hz) LFO frequency can be set in the menu. (LFO -> LFO MAX/MIN)

Upload of MIDI Tuning Standard (MTS) microtuning files with sysex librarian. Scala files may also be reformatted to MTS using converter.html

Microtuning is also applied to self oscillation pitches when Keyboard Control is ON (KEYB. CTRL knob is not in 0 (Min) position)

Extended range of VCF CUTOFF FREQUENCY (~22kHz).

Manual tuning of individual filters in Self Oscillation.

Self Oscillation pitch is now affected by Portamento and Glissando, and again, Microtuning!

10 preset banks (Factory, Bank 1-9), previously 3.

Bank Select and Program change accept CC commands. (Note, Factory is selected as Bank in Most DAWs/MIDI programmers, so Bank 2 will select Bank 1, etc)

Scrolling in and out of the menu is more intuitive. Pressing BACK will return the user to the last selection instead of the top of the menu.

Ability to cancel calibration operation for oscillators and filters. Previously, the only way to cancel was to power off the unit.

Midi channel and MPE global channel are now global settings instead of per preset.

Removed last voice algorithm. Voices cycle through the last voice card without needing to have the second to last voice engaged. (This is a unique feature particular to Deckard’s Dream and is not necessary on Kijimi)

Fixed bug when voices became silent while switching between presets with 2/4 cards per voice set"

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