Roland JP-8000

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The JP-8000 Music Synthesizer has been designed using a first-of-its-kind Roland Analog Modeling sound source, combining the fat, powerful sounds associated with vintage analog synths with the flexibility of digital technology and MIDI. Like the classic Roland analog synths of the past, the JP-8000 sports a collection of 38 front-panel knobs and sliders for powerful real-time control, opening a brand new world of sonic possibilities. Innovative "Motion Control" feature memorizes all sequential slider and knob movements, ensuring that a great real-time "tweak" will not be lost. "Analog" synth functions like oscillator sync, ring modulation, -12/-24 dB filtering, cross modulation, an assignable ribbon controller and powerful pitch bend/modulation lever make the JP-8000 a very powerful synthesizer for live and studio use!

The JP-8000 is excellent for use in any music where classic synth sounds are needed. For techno, dance, drum&bass, hiphop, film scoring, synth pop and more! It is used by the Crystal Method, BT, Orbital, Ken Ishii, Vince Clarke, Goldie, Dave Holmes, Prodigy, Groove Armada, Pet Shop Boys, Depeche Mode, ATB, Überzone, Faithless, Gary Numan, Ferry Corsten, Scooter, Konflict, William Ørbit, Paul Van Dyk and Garbage.

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177 Visitor comments
January 28, 2011 @ 8:57 am
Yes.I own a jp8000,& have for quite a while.It is an amazing synth,& is great for goa & psytrance.But what i look for is to create new sounds which can't be found on other synths.What i do is use midi to midi & combine the sounds of both synths to get diffrent type of sounds using the effects from both synths.As far as deciding on what synths sound good uptodate or vintage,it all depends on what type of music you like & what kind of sounds are you looking for.I've seen some rush out to buy a v synth to do church music....wrong move.Yet it's more of a synth thats also great for trance music.
January 19, 2011 @ 7:10 pm
Hi, how can I know how old is my JP8000?? I bought it used without manuals and box. What about the photo in this page? There was a JP8000 model without the "JP8000" writed on the front side, only the Roland logo?
January 19, 2011 @ 4:17 pm
To further elaborate on Nick's and my own previous posts, I put the JP-8000 to the test side-by-side with my Alesis Ion. Bad move...for the Ion. I'm not kidding--I put the Ion up for grabs on eBay the next day. Yes, the Ion has some great sounds, looks cool, and does some really neat stuff, but leave it to the JP-8000 to show you how UN-fat, and UN-"warm" (quotes because it's modeled warmth!) the Ion really is. The Ion sounded so tinny to me after that. I LOVE my JP-8000!!!!
January 5, 2011 @ 3:10 am
I've owned this bad boy for 11 years. I'll never part with it. NEVER
January 4, 2011 @ 10:14 pm
I totally agree with DavidK on this. The JP-8K is synth that can sound really ground breaking with the right amount of knowlege and creativity. I've recently re-aquired one and couldn't be happier about it. I'd gone full circle as far as the VA's go. I'd owned the Alesis ion, MS2000, AN1x, Cs2X, Micron, and SH-201. All good synth in thier own right, buy none sound and feel as good as my JP. It's amazing the deals you can get on one of these today. My first was purchased new in 2000 for 1100.00
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 8 voices
  • Oscillators - 2 Roland Analog Modeling DSP oscillators: Saw, Square (PWM), Triangle (PWM), Super Saw (7 de-tuned Saws), Triangle Mod, Feedback OSC, noise
  • Filter - Resonant 12/24dB/oct low pass / band pass / hi pass; ring modulator
  • Effects - Onboard digital delay and chorus
  • Memory - 128 preset patches, 128 user patches, 64 performances, 64 user performances
  • Arpeg/Seq - Powerful vintage-style arpeggiator with beat patterns; Programmable real-time Phrase Sequencing (RPS) functions
  • Keyboard - 49 keys (with velocity)
  • Control - MIDI (2 parts)
  • Date Produced - 1996
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