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Showing posts with label KiwiTechnics. Show all posts

Monday, June 03, 2024

Roland Juno 106 with Kiwi Upgrade

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video upload by ohm_studi_ohm

"The Kiwitechnics Kiwi 106 is a major upgrade to the iconic Roland Juno 106 which adds too many features to be listed here, so just check their website.
Among those the ones I think would alone justify the upgrade are: arppegiator, LFO extra waveshapes with sync possibilities and extra key modes (among which a real monophonic mode and a unison mode with adjustable detune). Here is a quick demo of those features.
Once again i'm only scratching the surface of what's possible with the mod but if you're familiar with the 106 sound and playability you'll have an idea of all the new territories it can cover.
Actually making it quite close to the Jupiter 4 (despite the Jupiter 8 style overlay :-)"


via this listing

"This unit was serviced and upgraded:
- Kiwitechnics Kiwi 106 upgrade was fitted and updated to the firmware v2
- The 6 VCA VCF voice cards were unsoldered and cleaned of their resin coating with acetone and fitted on sockets, so that in the future you could replace a faulty voice without any need for soldering.
- power supply capacitors were replaced
- 16 faders from the control panel (all the fader except for the HPF) were replaced by new ones
- original leds were replaced with blue ones
- blue display was fitted
- clear bender was fitted
- unit was calibrated
- SynthGraphics Jupiter 8 theme panel overlay was fitted. Please note this is based on the Kiwi 106 v1 so there are a few discrepancies in the layout since the upgrade is now in version 2. Only minor differences that would not justify an overlay replacement IMO

Cosmetic are very good with only minor signs of wear."

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Crazy matrix modded Roland JX3P w/ PG2K programmer. Ultimate vintage poly synth. Kiwi3P


video upload by Vincent Presley

"Quick sound demo of the 1983 Roland JX3P modded into a 3 lfo, 3 eg, mod matrix monster poly synth. Shout out to Vulture Culture who did a great video showing what an underrated synth this is even before any mods. Audio is 100% dry / pure JX. Everything I own was paid for without any deals or discounts. I buy synths for myself and Secret Records LLC which I own and run. I make these videos because….. I really don’t know. Like and subscribe. Patreon page coming soon that will include exclusive content about me and the label releases and if I get enough subscribers I will be making exclusive vinyl releases for yall."

Friday, January 12, 2024

Kiwi Modded ROLAND JX-8P POLYPHONIC SYNTHESIZER

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via this auction

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Roland MKS-30 Kiwi Technics-30 JX3P SN 502531

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via this auction

"This is essentially a hybrid of a Roland JX3P (oscillators) and Juno 106 (envelopes and filter) in a 2U rack. Thanks to the Juno filters, it has a more refined sound than the JX3P, but it still retains the crucial features of 2 DCOs and 3 envelopes of the KIWI mod....putting into Jupiter 6 territory. Actually smoother than a Jupiter 6 (I had one next to it for comparison for a while). If you like the Juno 106 sound but wish it had more advanced features, this is your dream synth.

Also including 6 extra original Juno voice chips that I pulled from my 106 when I upgraded to Analog Renasiance chips. This unit still has the original chips but they have been refurbished, so with this unit you'll have a total of 12 original Juno chips...plenty to last you if you're a stickler for the original sound (as am I).

Upgrade performed by a pro-technician. Here is the list of features:

1536 Tones in 3 Sets of 512 can be stored and all can be edited. It is also possible to edit any Tone using the front panel, PG-200 or midi.

Tones are stored in Flash memory so no battery is required.

MidiCC & Sysex support for parameters edits and Midi Sysex support for Tone Load. The Kiwi30 will support full midi control and editing in real time. Midi thru maintained on this unit.

Sunday, June 25, 2023

Korg Polysix DEMO Preset Factory Sounds Vintage Synthesizer with Kiwitechnics MIDI


video upload by

"Here’s a quick run through of some of the preset factory sounds on board the meticulously refurbished Korg Polysix with Kiwisix midi retrofit that we sold to our customer. We can prepare one for you too - email us via our website. Thanks for watching!"

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Thursday, March 30, 2023

Roland Juno-106 (Junior 106) Custom White Polyphonic Synthesizer With Kiwi Mod

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via this auction

"Custom, One of a kind Roland Juno 106 from SynthSpa, Modified to a 37 key version, custom finish in white with wood ends, has been fully serviced and has had the Kiwi mod added"

Monday, January 02, 2023

Roland Juno-106 w/ KIWI-106 Upgrade, Jupiter Synthgraphics Overlay & Wood Side Panels

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via this auction

"Includes custom Jupiter synthgraphics overlay. Custom thick beautiul Koa wood side cheeks. New caps, new psu, 3-prong power outlet, all new RS80017A voice chips. Slider, knob, and button cleaning and/or replacement, new slider gaskets, custom painted color buttons (Jupiter style), fully cleaned and serviced keybed, custom new LED’s….rebuilt by Syntegrator (kpsiegel), and built to last a lifetime. Sounds incredible."

Friday, December 30, 2022

Roland Juno-106 Vintage Analog Keyboard Synthesizer with KiwiTechnics Upgrade and Extras

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via this auction

Use this code on checkout for $30 off orders of $100 or more from now until December 31: MATRIX30

"Fully refurbished and tested. Chips have been refurbished or replaced with new chips. The sound on these are unbelievable with extra envelopes and LFOs. The arp/sequencer is on point."

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Kiwitechnics Oberheim Matrix 1000 Vintage Analogue Synth

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via this auction

Use this code on checkout for $30 off orders of $100 or more from now until December 31: MATRIX30

Monday, December 12, 2022

Korg PolySix Analog Polyphonic Synth w/ Microtonal Switch Selector & KIWI MIDI

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via this auction

"Analog synthesizer with a few modifications:

KiwiSix logic board with MIDI

Microtonal pitch selector switches installed by the pitch/mod wheels"

Tuesday, October 04, 2022

Custom Korg PolySix Vintage Analog Synthesizer w/ KiwiTechnics KiwiSix Upgrade

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via this auction, also on Reverb

"Cosmetically, this unit is extremely unique. It has been painted purple with yellow trim, with a large vintage Batman sticker placed central to the back of the enclosure on top of additional purple-painted tape. The knobs have also been painted purple. There is a fair bit of honest wear across the enclosure, but nothing extending beyond minor nicks and dings. Additionally, some of the yellow spray paint extends to the upper two octaves of keys and cheek."

"The KiwiSix upgrade significantly expands overall functionality and mitigates several issues common to the PolySix, including replacing the original KLM-367 circuit board; which are frequently corroded due to the frequent failure of the original nickel-cadmium batteries. The KiwiSix upgrade also provides 512 tone slots, all able to be stored/edited, with 64 preloaded tones. Sequencing capability is increased; 8 separate 124-max step sequences can be edited and stored. Additionally, the KiwiSix enables MIDI functionality, with the ability to independently set the MIDI In & Out channels. The Arpeggiator and Sequencer can both output MIDI, and the Sequencer can be entirely dictated by MIDI input. The internal clock hardware has been overridden and expounded upon; now able to clock the Arpeggiator and/or Sequencer and can optionally generate a MIDI clock. Key Transposition augmentation allows transposition from 1 octave down to 2 octaves up."

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Korg PolySix w/ KiwiSix Mod & Walnut Chasis

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via this auction

"Kiwisix Mod with Kiwisix Overlay
Upgraded Kiwisix Power Supply
New Walnut Wood Chasis

Everything is in excellent working condition."

Wednesday, July 06, 2022

Roland JX-3P & Kiwi mod | Stay away from this?


video upload by Espen Kraft

An interesting take from Espen Kraft. I always assumed these mods kept the original sounds and functionality, and simply expanded on them. Feel free to leave a comment if you know more. Key point: do your research before modding.

"After using a Kiwi modded JX-3P for quite some time I can honestly say I really dislike this mod. Way too many features, hard to access, bugs, but most of all; they changed things that makes the modded 3P sound inferior to the original synth. Especially the envelopes. With a Kiwi modded 3P you get envelopes that sounds more clinical and less musical than on the original synth.

Admittedly the new controller from Retroaktiv, the PG-2K makes it a lot faster and easier to access the parameters, but even that can't take away that the mod is a bad choice for any 3P lovers. I highly advice to stay away from these mods.

The above rant is of course my highly biased opinion I admit to that. ;-)"

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Retroaktiv PG-2K controller for the Roland JX-3P & MKS-30 (& all Kiwi mods) | Review/Demo


video upload by Espen Kraft

"The PG-2K controller from Retroaktiv can control any JX-3P. Factory 3P, Kiwi modded 3P or any 3P/MKS-30 CC modded model. In the case of the Kiwi, all Kiwi mods are supported and it makes it so much easier to use the arcane Kiwi mod."

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Korg PolySix Analog Polyphonic Synth w/ Kiwisix Midi Mod SN 465314

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via this auction

"Beautiful Polysix in great condition. Recently serviced and comes with the Kiwisix midi mod. Kiwisix mod overlay is not glued to panel and can be removed. These overlays are hard to come by now."

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Roland JX-8P with Kiwi Mod

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video upload by Erich Izdepski



via this auction

"This is a great analog synth from the mid-1980's. This one has the Kiwi Mod installed which adds hundreds of sound slots, adds more modulation options, stores patches in static RAM (so no battery needed anymore), etc.

Includes the original Roland hard case.

The synth is in very good shape and everything works EXCEPT the arpeggiator and the sequencer features of the Kiwi Mod do not work. This could be fixable. I didn't do the mod and when I bought it things didn't work right. I found a short between two data lines caused by a tiny solder blob. Once I removed that, the synth played perfect except for the arp and sequencer. Maybe the installer made some other minor mistake affecting these other features. (This may have to do with the resistors that get altered when mod is installed. I just don't have time to look.)"

Monday, April 26, 2021

Roland JUNO-106 / with KIWI-106 MOD & Analogue Renaissance Chips & Wood Side Panels

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via this auction

"You can read about the Kiwi 106 mod here... The mod includes larger patch memory, an additional ADSR and LFO, an arp., a step sequencer, better MIDI implementation and more.

Synth Features are:
— KIWI-106 Mod - amazing. ( also has Kiwi106 overlay, the overlay is for an older version but some features are the same. The sticker overlay can be removed )
— zebra wood end cheeks
— I just had all the chips replaced with the Analogue Renaissance chips.
— comes with dust cover"

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

OBERHEIM MATRIX 1000 - FITTING THE KIWI 1000 UPGRADE


video by Mindburner

"Some documentation I made while fitting the KIWI 1000 processor upgrade for the Matrix. For Information only"

Monday, November 02, 2020

Roland Roland JX3P w/ KIWI Mod Upgrade & Patch Editor Controller

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via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

Thursday, April 09, 2020

Roland Juno 106 Synth w/ KIWI Upgrade, Custom Graphics, & Metal Side Panels

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via this auction

"This Juno has been rebuilt from the chassis up. Includes all new voice chips, custom LED upgrade, LED mod wheels, updated power supply and chord, Jupiter graphics overlay, custom designed metal cheeks, new gasket overlay to protect sliders and pots, replaced pots and sliders where needed and latest KIWI software update. Rebuilt by Syntegrator. This Juno has been played less than 5 times since its rebuild. It's in immaculate condition and extremely unique. It's a perfect addition to any vintage synthesizer collection."

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