The PG-2K is a controller for JX-3P, MKS-30, Kiwi-3P, Kiwi-30, and Kiwi-3P Matrix synthesizers. The unit measures 10"x7.6" x 2" and fits perfectly atop the JX3P, like the original PG-200 does. The enclosure is a high quality powder-coated metal enclosure with 3-color silkscreen. The rear of the unit includes a 6P DIN, MIDI IN, MIDI OUT, plus an expression pedal jack. This compact design packs a lot of power into an attractive module, allowing users to take full advantage of the powerful KIWI mods. Pg-2k includes a 6P DIN cable, which is used to power the programmer from the synth.
The PG-2K can communicate by using PG-200 DIN (The same communication protocol used by the original PG-200 controller), MIDI CC and MIDI Sysex. It is capable of translating CCs into PG-200 protocol as well.
PG-2K allows Kiwi product users to access all GLOBAL and TONE parameters directly from the PG-2K, making it almost unnecessary to use the menu buttons on the synth itself. The PG-2K has an on-board sequence editor, as well as full control over PATTERN, and arpeggiator functions on the Kiwi. Sound banks, sequences, and patterns can be stored directly on the controller.
The panel includes 11 rotary pots, 20 30mm sliders, 15 illuminated switches, and a control console with large OLED screen. User has access to all Kiwi-3P, Kiwi-30, and Kiwi Matrix 3P parameters. No more digging to find the parameter you want to edit.
The unit will use MIDI to control up to 2 units independently from one controller. Note and controller data from the MIDI IN will be passed to the midi out (midi echo) and merged with outgoing controller data. Only one stock unit can be used simultaneously unless at least one of the stock units has a CC modification like MPG-200, Tauntek, or Organix.
Multiple MIDI filters. Filter data by note range, channel number, data type (CC, note, sysex, real time, aftertouch, pitch, program change etc).
Patch generator featuring multiple categories (Bass, Polysynth, Pads, FX, Piano/Clav, Strings, Bells, Brass), as well as a selection of "INIT TONES" for generating a starter tone when creating a new sound. User can mask each section of the synth when generating patches, IE: If, for example, you have a specific envelope setting that you like and do not want to change, you can mask the envelope settings you don't want randomized. Then when you generate a new sound, everything but the masked parameters will get changed.
Manual mode transmits all slider positions.
ASSIGN matrix allows users to control multiple parameters with a single control. Each ASSIGN can control 5 separate parameters, with each parameter having its own control range and direction (inverted, non-inverted). There is an ASSIGN A, which is controlled by the CTRL A slider, an expression pedal ASSIGN, plus 3 "soft assigns" which can be controlled by any CC, mod wheel, pitch wheel, or aftertouch. Do something like use your mod wheel or aftertouch to sweep the cutoff up, while moving the resonance down and increasing the LFO speed, all with one movement. User can set the ranges of each parameter so they can control things exactly the way they want. These assigns can be sequenced and played back, allowing them to double as automation lanes for multiple controllers.
Menu control of all KIWI-3P parameters, including sequencer, arpeggiator, and pattern generator.
Graphic display of envelopes, with easy env selection.
FREEZE mode. When FREEZE button is pressed, controller stops sending parameter data. User can move as many parameters on the panel as they wish. When FREEZE if pressed again, all moved parameters will instantly transmit.
MIDI bootloader allows users to update their controller using a midi file provided by us. This allows us to add features as time goes on. If Kiwitechnics adds some new features to their firmware, we can then add support for those features on the PG-2K, allowing usewrs to update their firmware with a simple sysex file.
Control 2 units independently or simultaneously. (MIDI only)
SHIFT button allows users to access 2nd parameter functions (See charts at top of listing)
Multi-Unit Poly Mode: If you have 2 of the supported synths, using Multi-Unit Poly Mode on the PG-2K will turn 2 6-voice synths into a single 12-voice synth and control them both simultaneously as if they were one synth.
All units will ship with DIN cables.
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