Roland Boutique JP-08 Synthesizer Sound Module
The legendary Jupiter-8 synth is back as a module no bigger than a book. Part of the Roland Boutique series, JP-08 is all about hands-on control and that iconic Jupiter sound. With an array of 36 knobs and sliders from the original Jupiter-8 front panel, the 4-voice JP-08 is highly programmable and encourages sonic experimentation, especially with the built-in speaker and battery operation. Using Roland's acclaimed Analog Circuit Behaviour (ACB) technology, JP-08 faithfully reproduces original Jupiter-8 sounds and adds a few new twists in the form of extra LFOs and expanded VCO range. You can even slide JP-08 into the optional K-25m keyboard unit (sold separately) for a self-contained, go-anywhere synth experience.
- Ultra-compact recreation of the iconic Jupiter-8 synthesizer
- Retains the feel, sound, character and user interface of the original
- 36 of the original synth parameters controllable from the front panel
- Adds several improvements not found on the original Jupiter-8, including extra waveforms and expanded VCO range
- Chain Mode allows two JP-08s to function as one 8-voice module
- Highly portable for mobile music making
- High-quality construction with metal front panel
- Dual ribbon controllers for pitch bend, modulation and sound preview
- Battery operated (4×AA) or USB bus powered
- 24-bit / 44.1 kHz stereo in/out USB audio interface
- Built-in 0.5W mini-speaker for instant enjoyment
- Compatible with optional K-25m keyboard unit (sold separately)
Huge synth, small package
Jupiter-8 was a big synth in every way: physically imposing with loads of knobs and sliders, and, most importantly, a huge sound. JP-08 retains the big sound of Jupiter-8 but shrinks everything else — including the price — into a module measuring under 12" across.
With such an expressive sound engine, you'll want to shape the sounds to match your mood. With 36 of the original parameters accessible from the front panel, JP-08 is all about hands-on control. Even users of Jupiter-8 will quickly feel at home, as the user interface and programming ‘feel' is highly reminiscent of the original.
New sound-shaping options
Even though JP-08 is an authentic recreation of Jupiter-8, Roland also included a few extras. JP-08 adds several new waveforms to the original architecture, including TRI and NOISE for the LFO and SIN for VCO-1, and both VCOs have an expanded range for even more sound-shaping potential.
Develop your ideas with a 16-step sequencer
The onboard 16-step sequencer is a sonic scratchpad that lets you try out new ideas without bringing lots of gear — it can even be used without a keyboard. And if there's no keyboard connected, the ribbon controller lets you preview the sound, making it an ideal way to program patches quickly and easily.
Optional K-25m keyboard unit
JP-08 works especially well with the K-25m (sold separately), an optional 25-key velocity-sensitive keyboard that takes your music-making to the next level. Once docked in the keyboard, the module's front panel adjusts to three positions for convenient access to the knobs and sliders.
One of the killer features of the original Jupiter-8 was its ability to create huge pads, splits and layers using its 8 voices of polyphony. JP-08 features a Chain Mode that allows you to connect two JP-08 modules using the MIDI ports and create one 8-voice synthesizer, just like the original. Adding additional modules adds another 4 voices of polyphony with each module. This is especially great when controlling JP-08 from a larger external keyboard. You can even edit the sound from the master module and control both units, great for realtime filter sweeps and LFO effects.
Battery or USB bus power
Some of the best music is made away from the studio, so the Roland Boutique series runs on four AA batteries, ready for when inspiration strikes. Alternatively, you can power JP-08 via USB bus power.
USB audio interface for direct recording into your DAW
The built-in USB port also functions as a high-quality 24-bit, 44.1 kHz audio interface for a fast, simple and reliable way of recording directly to your DAW application. You can keep your favorite patches and sequencer patterns safe, too, via the USB data backup function.
|Included from Manufacturer||(4) AA Batteries|
|Number of Keys||None|
|Speakers||Built-in 0.5W mini-speaker|
|Voices of Polyphony||4|
|Oscillators per Voice||2|
|Sequencer||16-step monophonic step sequencer|
|Internal Storage Capacity||Patches: 64
Patch presets: 8
Sequencer patterns: 16
|Audio File Playback||No|
|MIDI||In, Out, USB|
|USB Port (to Host)||MIDI, Audio, System Updates|
|Audio Inputs||1/8" stereo|
|Audio Outputs||1/8" stereo
1/8" stereo headphone
|Control Connections||16-pin port for use with KM-25m keyboard unit (sold separately)|
|Onboard Controllers||36 knobs and sliders
Dual ribbon controllers
|Expansion||Chain Mode allows for 8-voice polyphony when connected via MIDI to a second JP-08|
|Product Weight||2 lbs. 3 oz. (including batteries)|
|Unique Features||Battery-operated with (4) AA batteries or USB bus powered
24-bit/44.1 kHz recording over USB
Simple patch backup and management via computer
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