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MUSIC, AMBIENCE AND SOUND ART => Music Gearheads Tech Talk => Topic started by: stargazer on October 13, 2019, 02:34:47 PM

Title: Roland Jupiter-X
Post by: stargazer on October 13, 2019, 02:34:47 PM
I recently heard of a new synthesizer by Roland, the Jupiter-X that will be on sale in January 2020 (few music stores already pre-sale).

(https://static.roland.com/products/jupiter-x/images/jupiter-x_main.jpg)

It is the digital version of the legendary Jupiter-8, an analog 8-voice synthesizer, that was built from 1981 to 1985.

The new digital version comes with more polyphony, lots of knobs and faders for realtime controlling and 61 keys.

https://www.roland.com/us/products/jupiter-x/specifications/

Already on sale is the Jupiter-XM, this is the small edition of the X (below you find a demo video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgV0f2QZ7P8

I like to get one of the big edition :)
Title: Re: Roland Jupiter-X
Post by: phobos on October 16, 2019, 07:14:38 AM
I have heard that this is just a VST in a piece of hardware, but that is not always a bad thing imo. Now if UHE did Zebra 2 in a piece of hardware , imagine that! What VST would you like to see as hardware?
Title: Re: Roland Jupiter-X
Post by: petekelly on October 16, 2019, 09:29:46 AM
Good question !

I'm thinking of Native Instrument's 'Rounds' and 'Razor' synths.
Title: Re: Roland Jupiter-X
Post by: APK on October 16, 2019, 05:09:27 PM
That Jupiter X does look handsome.

Speaking of U-He ... I think the ACE would work well in a hardware version.
Title: Re: Roland Jupiter-X
Post by: stargazer on October 17, 2019, 01:21:15 PM
David, I think the digital synthesizers came out first, and then they were emulated as VST-plugins for computer later.

What makes a hardware synthesizer is its d/a-converter. Roland converter sound other way then e.g. Yamaha or Korg.

I like the Roland sound :)

Edit:

Lovely VST-hardware would be Native Instruments' Reaktor and HG Fortune's STS-24.

Anthony, the Jupiter X is the first new synth that comes close to my JD-800 :)

Title: Re: Roland Jupiter-X
Post by: phobos on October 17, 2019, 02:05:53 PM
Hi Jana, I get your point, however I don't want a VST to emulate a synthesizer, be it Roland, Yamaha, Korg, Moog etc, I want it to be unique in itself.

oh yes I forgot about HG Fortune, a great guy and superb unique VSTs. Atonoise and Alien Space Weaver would be my choice there, but there are so many 8)
Title: Re: Roland Jupiter-X
Post by: Castleview on October 17, 2019, 04:55:35 PM
I agree on HG Fortune. I want a hardware synth based on Alionoctis.
Title: Re: Roland Jupiter-X
Post by: APK on October 17, 2019, 06:27:30 PM
Been a very long time since I've heard H.G. Fortune mentioned.  8)
Used to use a bunch of them myself.