Synth Site: Roland: Jupiter 6: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.7 out of 5
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Neil Bradley a professional user from Portland, OR writes:
For all those interested - Europa, the Jupiter 6 MIDI and feature upgrade, is shipping! Information, sound bites, and user feedback available at http://www.synthcom.com

posted Sunday-Nov-18-2001 at 21:05
shane writes:
an overdriven jupiter 6 in unison mode is a force to be reconed with. this synth is perfect for any style of music.. so heavy and fat and metal tasting and evil... an industrial dream

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Jun-06-2001 at 01:53
trauma a professional user from washington dc writes:
Jupiter 6 is a great synth indeed. I typically enjoy using this as a lead synth for trance, etc. it's really great if you do any type of medolic music that requires definition. The filters are great, LFO's and OSC's too. Not bad for bass either (if you have a compressor handy). It's one of those synths that you program one sound and run out of patches to store the many variations that it leads to. I still find some va's better. Don't hate me, but I program lots of stuff via midi so the Jupiter loses a point there. Perhaps I'll revamp my review once the Europa is released ??? I don't know if i have room to keep the Jupiter 6 for another 5 years tho ;)

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Friday-May-25-2001 at 13:52
Calyx93 a part-time user from USA writes:
Fabulous synth! I bought one from an old analog synth guy in the Boston area four years ago for $900 including manual and a case. At the time I thought that this was rather pricey, but after spending a while noodling around with it, my opinion was radically altered. No, it's not a JP-8. Yes, the lowpass filter mode really thins out the bass as resonance is increased. No, it can't sound as heavy and organic as an early rev. Prophet 5. However, this synth will tear your head off with it's screaming and sometimes (as previously stated) uncontrollable noises!

I recently read that the JP-6 was the equivalent of a programmable, polyphonic ARP Odyssey with a variable filter...this couldn't be more accurate. Having owned an Odyssey, I can attest to this. The sometimes thin and raucous nature can really be a blessing in disguise. This synth will cut through mixes and will sit very comfortably in-between new digital gear and the modulars of yesteryear. I tend to think of the JP-6 as my "Swiss Army Synth". If I'm stumped on creating a particular sound for a piece of music, I'll usually turn to the JP-6 for sound design help. With all of it's modulation capability, FANTASTIC resonant multimode filter, and quick envelopes; you can easily obtain most sounds you'll ever need to fill out tracks with. If you can't find exactly what you need, messing around with it will likely get something similar which you then can go and duplicate on another synth for a different result.

If you wanna bass synth, get a simple monosynth with big oscillators and a Moog style filter. If you want a synth that will be a real workhorse in designing sounds you hear in your head, get one of these. Remember - bass isn't everything and no single analog should be expected to DO everything.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Mar-18-2001 at 16:37
Disease a professional user from USA, COlorado writes:
While the filter is cool, it absolutly kills bass when you turn up resonance. And when its not in unison mode, it really isn't that fat at all. ITs cutting. I love this synth. Very much, but i just bougth an andromeda, and own too much roland gear. IT has to go now due to space problems. I hate to let it go.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Mar-06-2001 at 07:33
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