SynthsRoland ⇝ Roland Jupiter-8

Roland Jupiter-8

Also known as the JP-8, the Jupiter-8 is a 61-key synthesizer covered with buttons and sliders. It has 16 analog oscillators with two available per voice, resulting in 8-note polyphony. It has two resonant analog 24 decibel/octave filters with 4-pole and 2-pole settings as well as high-pass and low-pass filtering.

The factory model does not support MIDI, but retro-fit kits have been made available by some manufacturers.

Artists known to have used the Jupiter-8 are Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, Future Sound of London, Jean-Michel Jarre, Moby, Orbital, Prince, Rush, Tangerine Dream, Thomas Dolby, Underworld, and Vince Clarke

Its sound enigne has been reimplemented in the Roland Boutique JP-08 synthesizer module.

Specifications

Year Released: 1981

Keyboard: 61 keys

Polyphony: 8 notes

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