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Average rating: 4.7 out of 5
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shane a part-time user from us writes:
all i can say about this synth is get one before they become too expensive because the price for these is going to do nothing but go up. after owning most all of the virtual analogs and several lesser digitally controlled analogs (juno 106 for example) i knew there had to be something out there that could do the sounds i wanted because the vas just werent doing it. enter the jupiter 6. this thing has the most insane sound ive ever heard. it has the fattest thickest nastiest prettiest sound that is just totally uneaquled by ANYTHING else. 12 voltage controlled oscillators screaming at you is something you need to hear in person to understand. ive had 20 oscillator patches on a nord modular that didnt sound half as big. if you do industrial music you have absolutely NO excuse for not owning one of these, and if you do any other kind of music you still dont have any reason not to have one. i will never buy another VA. the added cost and "hassle" of real analog is insignifigant once you hear how much better your music will sound. anyone that says this synth is overrated almost certainly hasnt spent much, if any time with one. 2 oscillators per voice, each can produce all of their available waveforms at once, low, high and bandpass filters all of which are resonant, 2 envelopes and a ton of modulation possibilities make for one of the most unique synths available. buy one now, if you regret it then...... i dont know... you just wont regret it. i promise

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Mar-06-2001 at 01:26
ICZER !:The Pawns of God a professional user from N.Y.C. writes:
The JUPITER 6 kicks ass. I read alot of reviews compairing jp6 to jp8s, well there is just no comparing the two. Both have there own distinct sound that the other cannot duplicate. Belive me I own both. The jp6 is a programers tool with modular substance. Its routing and modulation makes it very flexable, its desgine and curtis base chip set give it unique sonic character and all aspects of jp6 stands out when you have had your hands on that board tweeking for about 2 hours. I have made literally hundreds of diffrent sounds in that amount time. From the strange and unknown to the trancy and in your face leads, basses and sfx the jupiter 6 proves to be one of the leading analog synth classics of all time. Nothing can compare. Its in a class of its own and cannot be disputed. SPECIAL thanks to the desgin team at Roland for dropping this jewel of a synth on us and to all the people who maintain and still use this classic piece of synthesizer history. Long live the Jupiter 6.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Mar-02-2001 at 00:24
LONNIE303 a hobbyist user from Germany writes:
I'm from germany so sorry for my english. I like the Jupiter 6 very much and not just because of its futuristic design. It's a bit difficult for me to describe the sound but i'll give my best. The bass is not bad but it hasn't the punch or deepness of a jupiter 8 or minimoog, especialy when you add some resonance it gets thinner and thinner. For sequencer-sounds it's great. Pads are not that fat or warm like an Oberheim can produce but you can use them.I like it best for noise-fx-,sweep-,sequencer- and every kind of unusual sounds. It has a very cool high- and bandpassfilter that can produce very electronic-,science-fiction sweeps (i love them). This synth is one of the biggest sound-fx analog machine i have ever heard, and it isn't a modular system (lots of fx-sounds could also be generated from a pinball-game or these videogames you know from the 80's). The Jupiter 6 isn't that expensive so i'm sure you won't regret it if you buy one. I have mine for 3 years now and i'll never sell it, i like it.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Jan-23-2001 at 06:22
Jon B. a professional user from USA writes:
After sitting down wiht a friends jp-8 for somparison I would have to say that saying its "just a 6 voice jp8 with less features" is like saying a fender telecaster is just a 2 pickup strat. both can sound similar, and both can do things the other cant. the 8 has a smoother low end, but is limited by the single 24 db lowpass and static 4-way highpass, the 6 isnt as full sounding in the low end, but can achieve many more sonic possibilities with is multimode filter. if you want to make ineresting and new totally uncontrolable sounds, the 6 is the way to go. if your a studio musician and need to be able to pull off a good sounding analog pad or bass quickly, the go with the 8.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Nov-27-2000 at 17:20
Nick a professional user from UK writes:
I got one. At first it does seem rather 80's and a bit bland, but as with many of these analogs you have to get to know them to get anywhere.

It's a really flexible machine, and seems to be able to produce a pretty wide range fo sounds.

I was suprised to find the x mod possibillites are pretty strong - can sound very prophet like IMHO.

I still haven't fully explored the depth of it but I can recommend it but do stick with it to get the most of it.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Friday-Sep-22-2000 at 07:48
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