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Jupiter 8 At a Glance
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|Thomas R Kolb (firstname.lastname@example.org) writes:|
This is IMHO the ultimate analog machine. The possibilities are vast and by tweaking them good ole 'nobs and sliders while playing, it's easy to make nice things happen. My favourite is the "solo" mode which stacks all 16 oscillators on a single key depression, creating an incredibly thick and beefy sound.
On the sad side, there is no MIDI (this is an oldie, remember?), although you can use a DCB to MIDI interface (if you can find one).
Some JP-8's also seem to have the nasty habit to reset themselves in the middle of a playing session due to some weird internal electronic spike - rendering them pretty useless on stage.
If you're not deeply and incurably in love with old and classic synths, you would probably be a lot happier with the Roland Super Jupiter module (MKS-80) instead. You get all the power of the Jupiter plus MIDI and new features like velocity and pressure sensitivity. And hey, with the MPG-80 programmer you get all the knobs and sliders too!
Comments About the Sounds:
Beefy and nice. The bass sounds go OOooommmppphhhh!
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