PG-2K Programmer for Kiwi-3P Modified JX-3P, Stock JX-3P and Stock MKS-30 (Pre-Order)
This is a pre-order listing. The PG-2K is currently being developed and will ship around April 2021. This programmer is designed for JX-3P units that have been modified with the Kiwitechnics Kiwi-3P upgrade. The PG-2K will also support stock MKS-30 and JX-3P, (PG-200 protocol) and Organix modified JX-3P units. The production units will be powered by 6P DIN cable connected to the synth.
The PG-2K is a controller for Kiwi-3P synthesizers (A JX-3P modified with the Kiwitechnics Kiwi-3P mod). 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.
The panel includes 11 rotary pots, 20 30mm sliders, 15 illuminated switches, and a control console with large OLED screen.
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.
Multiple MIDI filters. Filter data by note range, channel number, data type (CC, note, sysex, real time, aftertouch, pitch, program change etc).
Ability to map incoming data by channel, range, data type.
Patch generator featuring multiple categories (Pads, Comp, Strings, Basses, Bells/Metal, Plucked, Clavichord, etc), as well as a scratch tone generator 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)
On-board storage of patches, assigns and setups. A setup is 2 patches (one on synth #1 and another on synth #2) plus crossfade settings (for layering 2 3Ps or MKS-30s) and related ASSIGNs. Store layered MKS30/3Ps as a single patch!
All units will ship with DIN cables. Shipping will be charged at the time of product release, as rates change so frequently, it is not possible to accurately change shipping until the units are boxed and ready to go.
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