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
August 21, 2009 @ 8:11 am
i would say the jp 8000 and the jp 8080 are the beast of trance tecno and every other dance field and would not ever say that when i bought it for
1 thousand 8 hundred pounds i was upset i was more then happy to pay that . people that call this synth cant program it simple ?
if they could program it then they would yall over it``` all year long
its a beast and will never ever sell my Roland 8080 and the 8000
the hard part is knowing how to program it which i have now past any ability needed to produce very powerful analog >
this is also a synth that will gain in value in the near future >
just like the jupiter 8
July 28, 2009 @ 8:15 am
Overpriced, but possibly more robust than the flakey keyboard version (which has many known faults). There are better sounding VA out there for less (An1x for one)
May 2, 2009 @ 11:04 am
A classic synth but a bit over rated these days. You do get that trance sound, a nice vocoder and that retro styled interface but it has several cons within its design. The synth only has to oscillators that produce an annoying click if the envelope times are set low, it sounds digital I'd like to have seen an option to analog it up a bit like on the A Station. You can't use the arp unless you use the remote midi in socket and the sound cuts out if you change patches whilst its playing so you have to allow for it.
May 1, 2009 @ 1:48 pm
The JP-8080 has a wonderful Vocoder. Do a little research before you post.
April 27, 2009 @ 3:33 am
this is a synthesizer, not a vocoder / vocal modulator.
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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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