WNAMM07: Arturia Resurrect The Jupiter 8

US Upcoming release of the JUPITER-8V soft synth is announced at the show      18/01/07

WNAMM07: Arturia Resurrect The Jupiter 8

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Arturia have announced the Jupiter-8V, the software recreation of Roland’s famous Jupiter-8 which was in production from 1981 to 1984.
The Jupiter-8 was a synth that not only inspired a generation of musicians ranging from Prince to Howard Jones, from Depeche Mode to Moby, it was also a unique machine that offered a sharp and crystalline sound while being uniquely phat.
With the Jupiter-8V Arturia say they have brought this magic back. Based on the latest version of TAE -Arturia’s award winning proprietary technology for analog emulation- the Jupiter-8V offers a new generation of features. Arturia tell us that the integration of effects within the synthesis line allows for drastic modifications of the original sound, with Galaxy, a graphical tool made to program two LFO’s in the same time, you get a unique and innovative source of modulation and with the modulation sequencer you can create new evolving sounds extremely easily.
Howard Jones had this to say about it, “My favourite synth of all time is now a soft-synth thanks to the wonderful people at Arturia. As with all their soft-synth Arturia have given us a meticulously crafted software version of the Classic Jupiter-8 with some fabulous extra features to bring us into the 21st century. This is a must have for all of us JP8 lovers.�
The Jupiter-8V is loaded with more than 400 presets made by a selection of top musicians. Fully compatible with the main protocols and systems in the industry, it can be used as stand-alone software or as a virtual instrument.
Main Features
  • Up to 32 voices of polyphony, and a Unison mode
  • A unique audio structure featuring 2 oscillators per voice, 2 LFO’s, 2 filters and 2 envelopes.
  • Keyboard split and layer
  • A set of Analog and Digital Effects available within the synthesis line: Bit Crusher, Chorus, Distortion, Param Eq, Phaser, Ring Mod.
  • 2 Digital Effects to be chosen among Chorus, Delay and Phaser, and to be placed on the output of the synth.
  • Additional Live-oriented Step-sequencer, additional Galaxy module for advanced modulations
  • Set to Control with your external MIDI keyboard in just a few clicks.
  • New Preset Manager
Required minimum configuration
  • PC / Windows: 512 MB RAM ; 1,5 GHz processor
  • Mac OS X: 512 MB RAM ; 1,5 GHz processor
  • Windows 2000 and XP
  • MAC OS X 10.3.9 or higher and Universal Binary
Formats: Stand-alone (ASIO™, Direct Sound™, Core Audio™) VST®, Audio Units™, RTAS™ (ProTools 6 and 7)
Pricing and Availability:
MSRP : $249 USD / 199€
Available March 2007
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