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
February 16, 2011 @ 5:52 pm
I'm looking for another synth to compliment my Z1, and there's really no choice as far as I'm concerned. I sold the JP a few years ago, and really wish I hadn't now. You rarely read about these anymore without someone chipping in about how the AN1X sounds better, and while it may well have the edge, the one thing people forget to mention about the JP is how expressive it is. The pitch/mod stick with the ribbon right underneath, all the parameters just layed out. It's really easy to zone into some stream of conciousness tweaking. The only thing I wish it had is distortion of some kind.
February 6, 2011 @ 12:06 pm
Roland implemented analog modeling smoothly in this synth Mon. I
I record Dub music so I need a synth capable of interstellar travel as well as bigg [beep] bottom BASS attack.
This synth performs well and is recommended.
February 5, 2011 @ 3:23 pm
lol..just got an dsi evolver for $400. second time i made that mistake with my JP price. i paid $550 for the JP8000. the AN1x was $450. cheaper build but sounds the same or better. i think better IMHO. but JP8000 is a good synth.
February 5, 2011 @ 7:08 am
The Yamaha AN1X wins! it's in a cheaper case and has less knobs but does just as much and more! sounds much warmer IMHO as well. Still a cool synth though!
January 31, 2011 @ 7:38 pm
picked one up for $400. will put it side by side my AN1x and see who wins!
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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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