Our friend kpsiegel demonstrates original sounds and sequences created with Kiwi-106 and the Vyzex Kiwi-106 editor. Very cool, indeed!
A compilation of the demonstration performances by Syntegrator and David C. Lovelace recorded during the 2014 NAMM show.
If it's wicked shredding, it's Dave, if it's simple notes held on or a particularly evil 8th note bassline, it's the Kiwi-106 Sequencer as programmed by Syntegrator.
The patches played are from the Syntegrator Sound Set, soon to be posted to kiwi-106.com.
Rosso Corsa records has just outfitted their studio with a Syntegrator reconditioned Kiwi-106.
Rosso Corsa Records specializes in Outrun Electro, Synthwave and Chillwave in dedication to the 1980s. Check out their catalog at http://rossocorsarecords.com/
Dave C. Lovelace has revised his gear pages to reflect the upgraded status of his 'true love' Juno-106:
Dave says: "... [it's] the most impressive conjoined hardware & software mod I have ever seen: the KIWI-106 upgrade, turning this solid 4-star vintage plaything into a bona-fide 5-star world-crusher."
Thanks for the awesome review, Dave!
What happens when a Kiwi-106, Packrat Dave, Syntegrator and the immensely riff-tastic Andrew Colyer get together late one Sunday night after the 2014 NAMM show has finally closed? Witness the results, if you dare... ;-)
Syntegrator and Dave C. Lovelace (the creator of the Packrat Comic strip) go on a safari through the Syntegrator sound set, soon to be available for download from http://kiwi-106.com.
Syntegrator and Dave C. Lovelace (creator of the Packrat comic strip) upgrade Dave's Kiwi-106 to firmware version 1.03. If you need to upgrade your firmware, check this one out for all the details...
In this video, our friend Syntegrator converts the patches backed up from Dave C. Lovelace's original Juno-106 into their equivalent Kiwi-106 patches by connecting TWO Psicraft editors running on different computers together...
Version 1.03 of the Kiwi-106 firmware and Vyzex Kiwi-106 Editor have now been posted for download.
This firmware and editor software update adds VELOCITY SENSITIVITY to the Kiwi-106 Sequencer and Sequence editor, a very cool feature!
The download pages have been updated to host the new versions.
When you first run the new Vyzex editor, it will scan your Kiwi-106 firmware and begin the Firmware Update Wizard.
The details of de-soldering the original Juno-106 voice assigner chip, soldering in the Kiwi-106 interface sockets, mounting said interface board into the sockets, soldering the voice assigner chip into the swap-back board, installing the upgraded voice board into the Juno-106 and finally performing the optional LED brightness modification.
Syntegrator says "Feel free to skim this one when you hit a dull patch - It's certainly not what I'd call an action-packed thrill-ride... ;-)"