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
November 1, 2013 @ 8:35 pm
To anyone who owns or owned one of these: I'm considering getting one from a friend, and I also need a MIDI keyboard (not an advanced one). I was told the JP-8000 solves my 2 needs, since every control in it has MIDI CC enabled... is that true or am I going to be dissapointed about that? Thanks for your help!
October 16, 2013 @ 10:28 pm
Seems to me that the Roland JP-8000 is becoming synonymous with not only a certain time period (largely due to it's signature sound..) , but also a style of music that has certainly left it's mark on the world.. I think I wanna buy one. I love the supersaw samples.. but without the seven detunable oscillators and the actual DCF (Digitally Controlled Filter) .. it just ain't the same.. Let's face it. The Ipad retina knob leaves a lot to be desired...compared to a REAL knob,...Sorry, I said it.
It is what it is and it's a classic.
October 13, 2013 @ 1:13 am
This synth is a beauty. Dreamy sounds from a bygone era. A joy to look at and ear candy for the soul. One of my favorite synths.
August 18, 2013 @ 11:15 pm
I much preferred the MS2000 to this and the AN1x, it had the most character and felt most like a proper analog, in design, use and fun - and - sound and looks! JP and AN1x were level for different reasons and yes it' since they have more polyphony but I urge you to check out the MS2000 keyboard. I had all 3 and didn't expect much but it's unlike any VA i've tried! Magic - this = average. I prefer THIS engine in the V-synth where you can mix/match with samples. Works well there.
July 26, 2013 @ 10:08 am
I said that I find the engine/modulation options slightly boring, not the sound, that's my personal opinion based on hands-on experience with this synth. It simply is not very useful for me, that's all.
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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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