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
gary markus vile
October 5, 2011 @ 2:06 am
i wasnt really using my jp8080 and thought yep im going to put it up for grabs on ebay, and thought i should have a couple of goes again before it was mine no more.
holy awesome moses on fire, this thing is so thick as mud.
i dont know if this is a big deal for anyone else, but having bass and treble at your fingertips is pure genius
Alan doyle
October 5, 2011 @ 1:28 am
hey does anybody know of a simple vst editor for the 8080??
thanks, al
bill robin
September 6, 2011 @ 12:58 pm
I bought an 8080 on Ebay about 6 years ago, I found that the headphone volume knob was more loose than the other pots.The other pots and sliders on it were also pretty low quality but the headphone volume knob was the most 'wobbly'.

Recently resold mine on Ebay and the buyer claims that the volume knob is 'almost broken' (it's in exactly the same condition as when I bought it).

Can anyone confirm that this pot is of a lower quality and looser than the others...?
July 6, 2011 @ 11:57 am
One of the best sounding synthesizers of al times(+JP8000),this synth does it al when you are a advanced programmer:al the classic synth sounds and also the sounds of today and even of tomorrow are in this incredible machine!
Highly recommended,very tweakable and so wanted,very versetile instrument,it really deserves the "JP" name!
June 21, 2011 @ 2:00 pm
Great sounding synth, lots of sliders and knobs for programming. Never use the vocoder ( I hate the sound of vocoders) and the keyboard midi in is somewhat strange but works. The sound is the best thing about the JP-8080. I wish it had more then 10 voices at times because pads are beautiful on this synth. I sold my Virus, Nord and Waldorf synth but keep my JP-8080. That says a lot because all of them are great synths in there own. Try one out it's a keeper.
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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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