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
May 18, 2012 @ 8:59 pm
very very nice synth.
you don't have to dig three miles deep to get something out of it as on this, a rare sight!, the presets are actually quite good and form already a good base for tweaking.

should you decice to drill though, this thing is heaven. knobs and sliders even for rather unusual parameters, lots of punch but also gallons of trippyness. one of the instruments that drowns you in musical ideal once you touched it..

last but not least, it looks ace ;)
May 13, 2012 @ 3:48 pm
stop trolling Sammy. the JP-80 is a fine machine. What's wrong with it is people like you who make BS claims to own it, when in fact you never did. Go to hell with your analog lifestyle.
May 7, 2012 @ 5:24 pm
Just bought a new Jupiter80 only for the synthesis part, not for fancy (ROMPLER) sounds! I was really disappointed, JP "the legend" killed it instantly, returned my Jupiter 80 the other day...
What the hell happened with Roland?, why do they make these expensive toys with (wavetable/sampled) oscillators!?...
I also own an Alesis Andromeda, Jupiter4/6 and other, also alot of top end VA's and I like JP the best! People just don't know what this one are capable of! The last best synth Roland ever made, I won't sell mine for any price!
May 3, 2012 @ 12:53 am
Had it, loved it, only sold it because i needed the cash, regretted it. My only gripe was it was a bit simplistic, but man what it, did it did well. This was the last great roland synth sadly. Hopefully someday they will care about what they make again, till then we will always have the JP.
May 1, 2012 @ 12:41 pm
I just got one today ...its one hell of a machine...reallly twisted sounds...
but maybe i will sell it in the future ...that is if somebody offers me a good amount of money...i live in Bogota Colombia. my email is :
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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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