The Roland JP-08 is a stunning emulation of the classic Jupiter-8, which took the electronic music world by storm with lush, analogue synths, soaring lead sounds and another dimension of digital bass sounds. As part of the new Roland 'Boutique' series, these incredible synthesizers are designed to replicate the iconic sound of Roland's legendary synths from the 80s and 90s.
The legendary Jupiter-8 synth is back – as a limited-edition module no bigger than a book.
The original Jupiter 8 was an analogue monster - not particularly useful for transporting between studios or taking to live shows. The JP08 packs the rich analog sound of the original into a tiny enclosure, but still manages to offer full hands-on control over every synth parameter you'll ever need.
With an array of 36 knobs and sliders from the original Jupiter-8 front panel, the 4-voice JP08 is highly programmable and encourages sonic experimentation, especially with the built-in speaker and battery operation. Using Roland’s acclaimed Analog Circuit Behaviour (ACB) technology the JP-08 faithfully reproduces the original Jupiter-8 sounds and adds a few new twists in the form of extra LFOs and expanded VCO range.
One of the killer features of the original Jupiter-8 was its ability to create huge pads, splits and layers using its 8 voices of polyphony. The JP-08 features a Chain Mode that allows you to connect two JP-08 modules using the MIDI ports and create one, 8-voice synthesizer, just like the original. Adding additional modules adds another 4 voices of polyphony with each module. This is especially great when controlling the JP08 from a larger external keyboard. You can even edit the sound from the master module and control both units. Great for real-time filter sweeps and LFO effects.
The on-board 16-step sequencer is a sonic scratchpad that lets you try out new ideas without bringing lots of gear – it can even be used without a keyboard. And if there’s no keyboard connected, the ribbon controller lets you preview the sound, making it an ideal way to program patches quickly and easily.
USB Audio Interface
The built-in USB port also functions as a high-quality 24bit, 44.1 kHz audio interface, for a fast, simple and reliable way of recording directly to your DAW application. You can keep your favorite patches and sequencer patterns safe too, via the USB data backup function.
Whether you love creating cool synth sounds from scratch at home, or producing chart-topping music, there is a space in your studio for the JP-08. You can even slide the JP-08 into the optional K-25m keyboard unit for a self-contained, go-anywhere synth experience.
- Ultra-compact recreation of the iconic Jupiter-8 synthesizer
- Retains the feel, sound, character and user interface of the original
- 36 of the original synth parameters controllable from the front panel
- Adds several additions not found on the original Jupiter-8, including extra waveforms, expanded VCO range
- Chain mode allows two JP-08 to function as one 8-voice module
- Highly portable for mobile music making
- High-quality construction with metal front panel
- Dual ribbon controllers for pitch bend, modulation, and sound preview
- 24 bit / 44.1 kHz stereo IN/OUT USB Audio Interface
- Built-in 0.5W mini-speaker for instant enjoyment
- Compatible with optional K-25m keyboard unit
- Battery-operated (4 x AA) or USB powered
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