Rosso Corsa Records - Powers up with Kiwi-106

Rosso Corsa records has just outfitted their studio with a Syntegrator reconditioned Kiwi-106.

https://www.facebook.com/rossocorsarecords?ref=stream&hc_location=stream

Rosso Corsa Records specializes in Outrun Electro, Synthwave and Chillwave in dedication to the 1980s. Check out their catalog at http://rossocorsarecords.com/

Packrat's Gear: The Kiwi has landed ...In Connecticut.

Dave C. Lovelace has revised his gear pages to reflect the upgraded status of his 'true love' Juno-106:

http://www.umop.com/juno106.htm

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!

[Kiwi-106 Website Users] Version 1.03 of Kiwi-106 firmware and Vyzex Kiwi-106 editor now posted.

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.

Kiwi-106 Upgrade - Step 2

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... ;-)"

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Kiwi-106 Upgrade - Step 1

This is the process to take a Juno-106 into the 21st Century with the Kiwi-106 Upgrade. In this video (part 1) Syntegrator puts in the Kiwi-106 CPU board and pulls the Juno's voice board for upgrading in part 2...

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[Kiwi-106 Website Users] Version 1.02 Posted for Download

Version 1.02 of the Kiwi-106 firmware and Vyzex Kiwi-106 Editor have now
been posted for download.

The download pages have been updated. When you first run the new Vyzex
editor, it will scan your Kiwi-106 firmware and begin the Firmware Update
Wizard. Follow the instructions and your instrument will be upgraded to the
latest release firmware (v1.02).

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