The Roland Jupiter name has been dormant for many years, then in just 18 months, Roland release two new Jupiters. The Jupiter 80 caused huge ructions in the synth-o-sphere - lets just say opinion was divided. However, being at the top end of the range and with a hefty price tag to boot, its sort of a moot point as only a select elite would be considering such a purchase.
In March at Musik Messe, Roland announced the Jupiter 50 - at roughly half the price (street price anyhow), while still featuring the SuperNatural synth engine and Behaviour Modelling (where a different playing techniques are translated into different articulations for more realistic instruments), its a different proposition and may well be more tempting to those on a tighter budget. Jupiter 50's are still very much a rarity, but we have booked in a Q&A video session at our studio with Roland UK's product specialist to give us more of an idea of what this synth can do.
So if you have any questions about the instrument, post them here in the comments,or on Twitter:
Use the hashtag #ssjp50
and we'll put them together and ask those who know. The resulting session of the video will be posted shortly after. Its your chance to find out exactly what you want to know, well before the Jupiter is in the stores.
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