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Roland Jupiter-X
« 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).



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)



I like to get one of the big edition :)
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Re: Roland Jupiter-X
« Reply #1 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?
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Re: Roland Jupiter-X
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2019, 09:29:46 AM »
Good question !

I'm thinking of Native Instrument's 'Rounds' and 'Razor' synths.

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Re: Roland Jupiter-X
« Reply #3 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.
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Re: Roland Jupiter-X
« Reply #4 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 :)

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Re: Roland Jupiter-X
« Reply #5 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)
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Re: Roland Jupiter-X
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2019, 04:55:35 PM »
I agree on HG Fortune. I want a hardware synth based on Alionoctis.
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Re: Roland Jupiter-X
« Reply #7 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.
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