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
April 12, 2012 @ 11:02 am
hey everybody, i look for this synth for some time now

one for sale, contact me at

good shape please and dont come with "1000€".
April 9, 2012 @ 9:42 am
@Arik S. this is absolutely true ! analog-digital war is one of the most stupid things in the music world that i ever seen, and I've been playing keyboards since the 70's !!!
April 3, 2012 @ 7:28 am
I simply cannot understand the word "underrated", don't get me wrong but at least for this synthesizer its meaning is completely wrong. JP8000 was hugely popular and instant success for Roland, and many pro Keyboard players toured the world with it. Serious music was made with this one.
April 2, 2012 @ 12:13 pm
I finally expanded my studio with this fine machine. WOW! This must be the most underrated synth the world has ever seen! It's a genuine monster, expressive and a wonderfull source of inspiration. Clearly shows exactly HOW long you can come with just up/down/u&d/random in the arpegiattor. It doesn't take 235 patterns to create that thrilling bassline or whatever :-) My deepest regret to not haven't bought this monster before and my deepest recommendation to you all: Never miss a chance to buy the JD-8000! Be sure to sit firm when you turn this beauty on!
April 2, 2012 @ 8:19 am
Now that I have finally purchased one I have no problems telling everyone that this synth is worth 4 times as much. The analog craze will slowly bleed into the analog modeling craze. Once the public realizes the dynamic of this era of synths they will double the original selling price which currently one can purchase the average analog modeling synth for a third or a forth of the original selling price. Get it!?!?
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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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