Roland Jupiter-6

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The Jupiter-6 is an incredible analog synth. All of the Jupiters have a sound that was unlike any other synthesizer and the Jup 6 is no exception. This sound is due in part to classic analog Roland technology in its filters, modulation capabilities and a thick cluster of 12 analog oscillators at 2 per voice. Easy and intuitive programming via front panel sliders, knobs and buttons for all your tweaking needs.

The Jup 6 is a scaled down version of the Jup 8 in terms of programming and polyphony. However the Jup 6 has some major improvements of its own such as newly added MIDI control and better tuning stability! While the Jup 6 does have MIDI, the implementation is very rudimentary and hard to control. The Jup 6 was one of the very first (along with the Sequential Prophet 600) synths to use the then new MIDI protocol, and the implementation on the Jup 6 is far from complete.

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Synthcom Systems, Inc. offers the Europa firmware upgrade for the Jupiter-6 which gives it an up-to-date and comprehensive MIDI implementation. All parameters are controllable via Continuous Controller or SysEx. Europa also features an extensive arpeggiator which will sync to MIDI clock with programmable clock divisors and rhythms, and has about 50 more playback variations than the JP-6's original Up, Down, Up/Down, and Down/Up. A Europacized Jupiter-6 is a thoroughly modern synth with a classic sound.

The Jupiter-6 is an excellent for ambient drones, pads, blips, buzzes and leads. The Jupiter-6 is known for being a very reliable, programmable, polyphonic, analog monster of a synthesizer! It is used by Orbital, Moby, Überzone, Devo, BT, The Prodigy, Vangelis, The Chemical Brothers, The Crystal Method, ZZ Top, Duran Duran, Moog Cookbook, and Blur.

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118 Visitor comments
DXAnalog
April 1, 2012 @ 7:29 pm
The Roland Jupiter 6 can produce really huge analog pads and brass patches. The Arp is a great bonus. It's one of the coolest analogs ever made.
James
March 31, 2012 @ 12:39 am
Don...thanks for selling that Jupiter 6 to me, I am proud to be an owner of two JP6s now...lol Oh, and thanks for watching my awesome videos :)
don
March 30, 2012 @ 6:10 pm
i actually sold my Jupiter 6 after hearing synthartist69 youtube videos. Its an incredible synth, but i will never forget the the medolies he managed to procure from it and everytme i looked at it since, felt mildly ill. No offence meant, but just how i felt / acted at the time. I bought instead a Roalnd 103
synthartist69
March 29, 2012 @ 4:40 pm
Aaah c,mon makeitstop....now I know you love my videos....jump on the bandwagon. I am on a quest to have more videos on youtube than lady gaga....only 20,000 more to go! The Jupiter 6 is a great sounding synth...I love mine!
KeyboardXpert
March 29, 2012 @ 12:21 pm
Makeitstop: I have seen Synthartist69's videos on Matrix and on Youtube. The guy is talented to say the least, and has some of the better JP demos out there. Not sure about ad revenue, but if those guys or gals can get paid to play the music I love then more power to them. You seem like ur quite bitter yourself. Nobody wants to hear your negativity around here JMO
 
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 6 voices
  • Oscillators - 2 VCO's per voice (12 oscillators total!)
  • LFO - 2 LFO's with 4-waveforms (sine, tri, ramp, random)
  • Filter - 24 dB/oct 4-pole lowpass/high pass or 12 dB/oct 2-pole bandpass with their own ADSR envelope
  • VCA - 2 Standard ADSR's with keyboard track and mixer to balance oscillator levels
  • Effects - None
  • Arpeg/Seq - 1 Arpeggiator
  • Memory - 48 tones / 32 patches
  • Keyboard - 61 keys
  • Control - MIDI
  • Date Produced - 1983

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