The Kiwi-2 Upgrade features:-
1024 Tones in 2 sets of 512 can be stored and edited. It is also possible to temporarily edit any Tone.
Square, Saw & Sub Waves available and these can be mixed. Pulse Width & Pulse Width Modulation available on Saw & Square waves.
Tones can be edited using the front panel or midi.
Tones are stored in Flash memory so no battery is required.
MidiCC & Sysex support for all parameters and Midi Sysex support for Tone Dump & Load. The Kiwi-2 will support full midi control and editing in real time.
Key Assign Modes are Poly Single, Poly Dual, Poly Triple, Unison & Solo
Each Key Assign mode can have Staccato/Legato, Steal/No Steal with five steal modes (Highest, Lowest, Oldest, Newest, Quietest)
Portamento in all modes
DCO Key Assign Detune available in all key modes. In addition there is an 'Analog Feel' parameter that add an adjustable small random frequency to each note.
Detune is best used with Poly Dual, Poly Triple or Unison keying modes for greatest effect
Three independent envelope generators. These are the Roland ADSR style. Each ENV Mod can select from ENV 1 - 3 and has an Inverted or Normal modes.
Three independent Low Frequency Oscillators. These have 6 waveforms each
Each LFO Mod can select from LFO 1-3. LFOs can be plus and minus base note or plus base note only.
Internal Master Clock with the range 5-299 BPM (Juno-2 only).
Full Matrix mod system that can channel any mod source to any mod destination.
Channel Aftertouch (Juno-2 or midi), Polyphonic Aftertouch (midi only)
Guitar Mode where midi channels 1-6 control voices individually.
Any chord with up to 6 notes can be set and played from any key (Juno-2 only)
The Arpeggiator is clocked from the Master Clock and can be divided to Half Note, Quarter Note, 1/8 Note, 1/8 Note Half Swing, 1/8 Note Full Swing, 1/8 Note Triplets,
1/16 Note, 1/16 Note Half Swing, 1/16 Note Full Swing, 1/16 Note Triplets, 1/32 Note, 1/32 Note Triplets, 1/64 Note.
Arp modes are Up, Down, Up and Down, Random, As Played and 1, 2, 3 or 4 octaves
Arp can be Started, Stopped & Continued using front panel buttons (Juno-2 Only) ir Midi Commands
Appeggiator will Output Midi Data
The upgrade is a small replacement board for the Juno-2 or MKS-50 CPU (IC 19 in Juno-2 or IC11 in MKS-50 ). 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 Juno-2 or MKS-50 board is
not damaged. Instructions are supplied in the user guide.
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Kiwi-2 Upgrade Price is US$179 + freight
The upgrade includes a board to replace the Juno-2 or MKS-50 CPU.
Freight and packaging cost are
US$54 (USA), US$48(Canada,EU,Asia),US$28(Australia) via NZ Post Economy Courier (tracked*)
Currency conversion can be done using xe.com.
* Tracking is available to USA,Canada, UK & Most of Asia & Europe
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Juno2 Service Manual
MKS-50 Service Manual