MATRIXSYNTH: KIWI by Siel: 15 sounds (Ex Opera 6/DK-600)


Thursday, July 13, 2023

KIWI by Siel: 15 sounds (Ex Opera 6/DK-600)


video upload by Valmont

"I made one demo here but I could just go on more, it sounds too great!
The KIWI, more often branded Opera 6, or DK-600, is a super rare super great italian synth.
Sometimes reminds me of the Jupiter 8 and the Oberheim OB-8, if we put appart the abscence of crossmod. The EG are hella tight, the DCOs are damn bright and full, the filter so mellow...... The epitome of the analog polysynth, far away from the cliché of italian synths.
Also an expensive instrument in the 80's as it cost 50% more than a Korg Poly 61, a Juno 60, a SX-210 or Yamaha DX9... Nowadays it would be about 4.400€ if we adjust the inflation, so definitely not an amateur synth! It was just about the level of a Prophet 600, which funny thing is that they are absolutely opposite in sound characters (and in components, 100% CEM for P600, 100% SSM for KIWI), but they go so well together! They are probably my 2 fav synths in my room :)

Thinking about installing the voicepanning on this one too tho :D

0:00 - mild minds
0:19 - dahlias
0:34 - rbmk
0:59 - 42
1:16 - kujenga
1:29 - gris
1:50 - forbidden
1:56 - model
2:14 - jupiteresque
2:35 - windy beacon
3:01 - deluxe cream
3:25 - hermes
3:42 - sputnikzer
3:53 - blue weekend
4:12 - humble"

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