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
September 27, 2012 @ 4:45 pm
I've got one these (along with the AN1x) in my retro VA corner. I prefer the AN1x if honest. Soundwise at least. I just wish it had the interface of the JP-8000!

Overall for hands on Roland digital I much prefer the JD-800 anyway, it makes the JP-8000 sound somehow plastic and lightweight, unless you are just into trancey stuff, the JD-800 is a much better keyboard than the JP-8000.
September 5, 2012 @ 11:01 am
they nailed it with this one, most useable and satisfying VA in my book. even looks ace.
September 1, 2012 @ 10:38 am
Good lord this is good, just got one and it can cover most of what my Jupiter-6 and Juno-106 can do and more. This thing is *hugely* versatile, don't just think of it as the supersaw trance machine, it is soo much more. Totally underrated, glad I decided to try one :D
June 26, 2012 @ 5:02 am
This is a killer Beast!
Got 2 of them. Ill use it on EVERY Productions of mine.
Scooter really likes and use them very often to... KILLER SYNTH !

Would even buy one for 10.000€ if they would cost that much.
This Synth you cant describe in words, its easyli AWESOME !

PS: Dont miss the Vengeance Soundsets if you cant program that good theyre BADASS !!!
June 11, 2012 @ 7:45 am
@electrocrass VA isn't in vogue, hoarding anything decent by Roland is. All the emo kids are following in skrillex's footsteps with massive. The filters on this are a bit whistley on the higher octaves but generally it's smooth and suits it very well. I've always thought (and liked!) that the prices on these were a bit low, it seems a lot of bedroom producers are coming round to how versatile and tactile the sound and UI on this board 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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