Roland JP-8080

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The JP-8080 Analog Modeling Synthesizer Module offers an advanced Analog Modeling sound engine with 10-note polyphony, powerful External Audio Synthesis unlike anything on the market today, a unique built-in Voice Modulator, and Smartmedia storage capability--all in a cool, retro-styled 6U rack-mount module with tons of knobs and sliders for easy sound shaping.

Forty knobs and sliders for intuitive real-time sound creation and drastic sonic manipulation. Onboard Motion Control records all slider and knob movements for "hands-free" playback; all knob movements can be output via MIDI. The powerful onboard Voice Modulator allows external Mic/Vocal/Instrument input to be processed in real-time using one of three unique modes: Formant Filter, FilterBank, and Vocal Morph Control. Also features a good 12-band vocoder. It is used by BT, Ken Ishii, Faithless, and a.vanvranken.

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55 Visitor comments
December 14, 2012 @ 1:06 pm
Well now is the time to invest in case! Based on the value of 1998/99 money today, I would say that this cost US$2300 new. So it is now possible to be pick it up for just 25-30% of that amount.
December 12, 2012 @ 11:37 pm
I think they're going so cheap because folks are downsizing and moving to softsynths and workstation synths. But the JP-8080 is a unique piece of hardware, solid, self sufficient, built to last and out of production. In time this will be an iconic synth, a collectors item and lusted after. I still have mine and I ain't selling. How do you think the guys feel that sold their Jup-8 years ago when they thought analog was dead? The 8080 will have a niche and live long into the future!
December 12, 2012 @ 5:29 pm
Why are these being sold so cheap second hand now? A quick ebay search today brings up many for sale, at no more than 500-600 USD. A mint copy goes for less than USD 700.
December 3, 2012 @ 4:50 pm
Of course the JP-8000 sounds better than the Jupiter 8. Not sure what's wrong with these vintage obsessers. jinx talks about the other guy's 'ears'. Well, what's wrong with the analog synth obsessers ears? Digital synths can do infintely more sounds, to the point of "to heck with your 'warm and fat'". The Jupiter 80 can emulate the Jupiter 8 fairly well, but let's see the Jupiter 8 emulate Jupiter 80's. Big fail. These oldschoolers act as if sounding 'analog' was all that matters. What truly matters is if they sound musical, and in that respect, digitals transcend what any analog can offer.
November 20, 2012 @ 6:45 pm
i like the fact that it has about the same score as the MKS-80. VS peeps are smart!
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 10 voices
  • Oscillators - 2 Roland Analog Modeling DSP oscillators: Saw, Square (PWM), Triangle (PWM), Super Saw (7 de-tuned Saws), Triangle Mod, Feedback OSC
  • Filter - Resonant 12/24dB/oct low/band/hi pass, 12-band formant filter bank
  • Effects - 3 onboard effects: Delay; Multi-FX including Chorus, Flanger, Distortion and Tone control
  • Memory - 384 preset and 128 user patches; 192 preset and 64 user performance
  • Arpeg/Seq - Onboard Arpeggiator and real-time Phrase Sequencing (RPS) capability
  • Keyboard - None
  • Control - MIDI (2 parts)
  • Date Produced - 1998
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