We were given a top secret preview of this new machine at Winter NAMM this year - now that details have been trickling out as they do, its been pretty hard to keep our mouths shut on this.
The Jupiter 80 is all true, the facts will no doubt be covered in the press materials that will be currently available on our site and others.
We also have some additional footage coming from Musik Messe, but in the mean time we can share this exclusive preview session we had with synthesist Howard Jones. He was asked to create a set of patches for the Jupiter 80 and therefore was able to spend some quality time with the new intsrument prior to its announcment.
Howard has a well documented history with the Jupiter 8, but it should be noted that this new Jupiter has more of a philosophical link with its ancestor than a technical one. The original Jupiters were the pinnacle of synth technology. And while the new JP-80 can clearly mimick much of what the original could do its not designed to be a pure emulation. It has several brand new features:
This video is designed to give a flavour of the instrument without the usual sales slant that a professional presentation is bound to. More details to follow.