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 3, 2013 @ 1:39 am
To reiterate the point again, the JD-800 is a ROMPLER, so stop trying to post about it here. Yes, both are digital, but the synthesis design is entirely different. The JD-800 doesn't offer waveshaping, PWM or cross & ring modulation for it's oscillators and uses sampled waveforms. The JP-8000 is analog modeling. Try Google searching the difference between these two forms of synthesis and educating yourself before attempting to troll. You don't walk into a hamburger shop and yell about pizza being better, do you? No, because it really doesn't make sense and end up sounding like a psychopath.
February 1, 2013 @ 9:17 pm
You trance-heads bashing the JD-800 wouldn't know a quality instrument if bit you in the A*S! Point is they are both digital, be under no illusion, there is no magic dust inside the JP that makes it 'more analog'. It's simply ANOTHER fake analog just like JD is. The difference? JD is so much MORE than a wannabe fake analog! Analog emus are everywhere, even free Plug Ins sound as good as JP now! JD-800 in software? No way, it's a unique, crystaline monster synth with far reaching musical use way past what the JP can muster. Get a clue! call yourself synth fans?
Sir Dejan Djordjevic
January 19, 2013 @ 7:44 am
I bought my Roland JP-8000 in summer 1996 just before completing my TRON SYNDICATE album and ready for the TRON Syndicate European tour 1996-1998 that started in Cologne in 1996.I like it because I can emulate my former Jupiter 4,plus it has all what was Jupiter 6 and 8,very fat sounds,almost like my Prophet but doesn't have as much power and decibel-pressure as the US synths. Regards,Sir Dejan Djordjevic,Basement Flat Rear,
189SandgateRd,Folkestone,Kent,CT20 2HJ,UK
January 11, 2013 @ 12:13 am
Steve's comment on page 28 made me laugh - but he's right. The JP-8000 can be programmed to sound much more harder powerful and modern than the JD-800, I have had both synths. But both keyboards could shake the house easily and literally especially with the JP and distortion effect in the chain.
December 22, 2012 @ 7:07 pm
@epoxy sorry if you were offended, but my comment was directed towards musicians not you.
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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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