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
June 7, 2012 @ 3:53 pm
Been noticing the eBay prices of this thing skyrocketing lately. It's official folks, pre-millennium synths are becommingin in vogue. All those post-hardcore and emo kids who laughed at you during the electroclash years are now hoarding your favorite synths. This was once a great synth, but technology sounds rather outdated now with all the digital aliasing problems. Save yourself the money and get the much better Ion. The filter and modulation options on the Ion annihilate this thing.
June 4, 2012 @ 11:57 pm
so i see a JP8000 on ebay with most of the keys dead. cheap! when it arrives i do a factory reset..nothing. i check the split settings..nothing. hmmmm, i take it apart to check the ribbon cables to the keybed...WINNING! 1 of the 2 cables is simply unplugged! thanks ebay. $300. this synth is in mint condition with tight knobs and slidders. guess i was due for a deal! amazing warmth on this machine! buy one broken, most of the time it's an easy fix!
May 31, 2012 @ 4:48 pm
Awesome bit of kit. Sold my Jupiter 6 after realising this can everything that could plus so much more. A grat way to learn programming too. Obviously there's the renowned Supersaw but that's just the tip of the sonic iceberg. Get one.
May 27, 2012 @ 7:23 pm
This is one of the most fantastic synthesizers i've ever used!I've used every single synth from 80's also, all "DsP" based synths and can easy say, this one's a keeper!!!
The sound is so unique, none of the high end (dsp) based synths can imitate this beauty, even those new (toys) from Roland!It's funny enough to hear how "Vst's" can imitate JP, yeah right, not even close!
Highly recommended to everyone without "rubbery ears"!
Attention!!!, kindly ignore previous (B.S) comment! Thank You!
Dr. Feelgood
May 27, 2012 @ 11:38 am
Buyer beware!

I have one of these things, I bought it new way back when. The JP-8000 is HIGHLY overrated. It has a thin, rubbery sound. Interestingly, it's the same thin, rubbery sound that you can easily get using VST plugins from so many VA computer synths. The JP-8000 utilizes the same technology, but it was made so long ago that the algorithms are less good and the DSP is less powerful. The sounds - in short - are not very good.

It is difficult to program because its "good" are of parameter space is small.

Pass this one by, I'm selling mine.
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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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