The JX-3P Upgrade features:-
256 Tones, 8 Sequences & 16 Patterns can be stored and edited,
Sequences & Patterns can be optionally linked to tones. It is also
possible to temporarily edit any Tone, Seq or Pattern
MidiCC support for all parameters, Midi Sysex support for Tone Dump &
Patch Editor Control of Parameters (requires PE v 4.1 or later), Tones
have 89 editable parameters
8 separate 124 max step polyphonic sequences. These can be clocked
from the internal/external sequencer clock, Pattern Generator, LFO2 or
midi clock divided by 3,4,6,9,12,18,24,36,48,72,96,128,144,168 or 192
Polyphonic, Unison and Mono Key Assign Modes
Portamento in Unison, Mono, Arp & Chord modes
DCO Key Assign Detune available in all key modes, DCO 1 & 2 have
separate Tune controls (+-12 semitones)
Master Synth Fine Tune adjust
Two independent envelope generators
Two independent Low Frequency Oscillators. LFO2 random2 can be clocked from the sequencer clock. The Arp, Pattern
and Sequence clocks can be optionally sourced from the LFO2
16 stored Pattern Generator patterns. These can be clocked from the internal/external clock, LFO2 or midi clock
divided by 3,4,6,9,12,18,24,36,48,72,96,128,144,168 or 192. The pattern can be any length between 2 and 16 steps
Pattern Play Mode. This can be faded from no effect to full effect.
Aftertouch, Modulation Level and dynamics via midi
Modulation options include Velocity, Aftertouch and midi modulations that can be used in any combination. Each ENV
Mod can select from ENV 1 or 2 and is a split control with add (normal) and subtract (inverted)
LFO Button can inject mod control to any mod destination(s)
LFOs can be plus or minus base note or plus only
Bend Lever can be directed to Osc, Filter, LFO Rate and VCA Level in any combination
Chord Mode. Any chord with up to 6 notes can be set and played from any key
Enhanced Parameter editing to allow editing of all 89 Tone parameters and 27 Global Parameters from the front panel
Sequencer, LFO 1 and LFO 2 clocks and voice use can optionally display on the front panel
Greater speed range and 6 waveforms for LFO1 and LFO2, LFO2 has a second Random mode that can be clocked from
the Sequence Clock
The Arpeggiator can be clocked from the internal/external clock, Pattern Generator, LFO2 or midi clock divided by
3,4,6,9,12,18,24,36,48,72,96,128,144,168 or 192.
Arp modes are Up, Down, Up and Down and Random, 0, 1 or 2 octaves
Key transpose allows transposition to any key Up or down up to 2 octaves. Sequencer
key can be shifted to any key while playing by using Key Transpose
Sequencer can be Started, Stopped & Continued using Midi Commands
Appeggiator will Output Midi Data and Sequencer can optionally Output Midi
Overall Synth Fine Tune
Supports PG-200 and this can be used simultaneously with midi input
Chorus has Manual Mode & variable speed
The Upgrade comes with a kiwi-3P metal stick-on label
The upgrade is a small replacement board for the 3P CPU (IC 44). It will require removing the CPU and replacing it with a
40pin socket which is supplied with the Upgrade. This needs to be done with good desoldering equipment by a
competent technician so that the 3P board is not damaged. Instructions are supplied in the user guide.
The upgrade includes a board to control the Chorus speed which is
able to be controlled and saved from the 3P patch settings.
This is a sequence running. Firstly it is changed to unison, then detune is added, then chorus is added, then
a 13 step pattern is faded in and then out and finally the chorus is set to manual and panned.
This is a sequence running and demoing playing along with a seq. The Seq is running from the internal clock
and the filter has random LFO2 also clocked from the internal clock. There is also a little bit of a pattern
running as well which is also being clocked from the internal clock.
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Kiwitechnics 3P Upgrade has not been authorised or endorsed by Roland
This link will take you to our friend Syntegrator who has made a series of videos documenting the Kiwi-3P installation
process and provides a useful travelogue while he does it. Note that the chorus board he installs in this sequence is not the
new 'easy fit' design currently available, though.
This link will take you to a layout made by Rainer for the iPad app called MIDI Designer, which allows you to program the
KIWI-3P from the iPad.
I've been having a lot of fun with this upgrade + patch editor. It's really an amazing achievement, thanks again for this. It's amazing to program
with, really happy. Matthew D. U.K.
The new possibilities of the upgrade just blow me away ;) Perfect done! Karl - Austria
...But the most glorious change is the level adoption in proportion to the resonance. I suggested this change myself, but I had no clue how it
would sound in reality. Folks, it is unbelievable. The JX3P is now an absolute killer. I know only a few poly synths, which have the same
power: the OB-X or the SSM based early Prophet V's. [Yahoo Group]
BTW! love the chorus mod. with the filters and the vca's being the same as the Jupiter 8's , the Jx 3p really does sound jupiteresk! I know because
I have a Jupiter 8 right here next to a jx3p. Especially with the added Chorus features.....very niiiiiiiice! Allen - USA
I used Rainer's ipad midi editor layout on your site to edit sounds. Fantastic! Finally I'm able to easily discover all the features in the 3P upgrade
and start creating sound banks. Your upgrade in combination the ipad layout really lifted the the old JX3P back into 2012! Peter - USA
The Kiwitechnics JX-3P Upgrade is nothing short of fantastic. It's to the JX-3P, what Europa is to my Jupiter 6, and more still! In actual fact, it turns
the JX-3P into a completely different machine. And does this with considerable aplomb. Thank you again for a wonderful enhancement to my still
wonderful synth! Lux- Australia
Picked up the Patch Editor from the post the other day. Got it hooked up to the Kiwi-3P and I'm seriously impressed. I always knew it was
powerful but having access directly at your finger tips is a revelation. I'm really digging the random arp and sample/hold features. Jim - USA
I recently bought the kiwi 3p upgrade from you and have installed it and it is amazing! I have just purchased the Patch Editor from you which I am
really looking forward to receiving to really help in realising the machine's new potential! Dave -Australia
3P Upgrade Price is US$265 + freight
Freight and packaging cost are
US$38 via NZ Post Economy Courier (Australia US$21) (tracked*)
* Tracking is available to USA, UK & Most of Europe - for other destinations please contact.
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