Synth Site: Roland: Jupiter 6: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.7 out of 5
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Dennis v.Rijswijk a hobbyist user from netherlands writes:
Bought this beast a year ago after a long search. Never heard the factory presets (luckily?) After a few months experimenting with the knobs and sliders, I can only say that you really have to spend time on how to program this synth. I even succeeded at making that sharp lead sound used at the beginning of Eurithmic's "Who's that girl". I also use a virtual analog synth (An1X). No comparison. The Jp-6 sounds more 'direct'; less 'liquid' in my opinion. Beautiful pads, dirty or distorted sounds, noise efx, fat unison-mode bass and 'drone' sounds, and:making a split using two different arpeggiator sounds/settings.Wow!!! Never missed more polyphony. I would advice this synth to all real freaks. (if it were only for the coloured lay-out?) Read a lot about features of Jp-6 and Jp-8; Never used a Jp-8, but I assume that 'from scratch' their oscillators are not that different in sound. (same chips as far as I know). BTW: I finally understand the million different edit-parameters in the big menu's of my digital synth's. (Guess I should have bought analog stuff first).

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Sep-21-2000 at 15:43
a hobbyist user from USA writes:
Very warm synth to the seasoned ear. Under the wrong hands, it may not sound too hot, but then again it's all subjective. Once I finally got my own hands on the sliders, thats when it had come alive. Pretty much has to be a match between the musician and the synth. Just playing simple 16th notes reveals this synth's personality as earthy, warm, fizzly, and just plain "real". Tones have a presence that is difficult, if not impossible to emulate!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Jul-21-2000 at 19:04
Somnaut a professional user from NYC writes:
The Jupe 6 is a very unique and lovely instrument. It's terrific at doing certain things, and not terrific at doing other things. The pwm and multi-waveform stuff is gorgeous, and there's plenty of exploratory fun to be had w/ crossmodulating the waveforms. It's scientific! The filters are peculiar and have their own Jupe 6 sound to them. Don't expect a fat rez sound like you might find on an SH synth or old Korg MS. Resonance tends to thin out the sound instead of fatten it up. But the resonance sweeps you'll hear on this synth are unique, and a great addition to a textural palette that already includes more standard fare. Very very useable sounds, particularly in the midrange. Great for new wave keyboard kinda stuff, Devo-like 5ths stacks, wobbly stuff, and pads. The action on the keys is classic 80's Roland analog synth smooth, which makes it a joy to play if you like that kind of thing (which I do)! The wide range button on the bender lever allows you to jump from supa dupa low to shrieking high in a split second...wicked for all you microtonal noise freaks. If only the LFO were designed to sync to midi (sigh). A great niche keyboard, and looks cool as hell onstage. If I want a rez bass that will knock the pictures off my walls though, I reach for my Bass Station.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Jun-22-2000 at 04:18
Disease Factory a professional user from USA,COLORADO writes:
Finnally got my mits on one.. WOW. i have a jp8080 and read that it was the same synth, wrong... the jupiter 6 is warmer, sharper, fatter, rounder, squaerer, nicer, and beatiful. I cannot believe people think that virtuals can even touch the smoothness of real old analogs. makes me wonder, i think those who say the opposite or that the super nova is as cool dont have a clue or dont know how to use analogs. i can in minutes make the strangest, fattest, weirdest and musical sounds with this thing, not good for high bpm bass sounds, but great at everything else. amazing. i cannot believe that more dont worship this synth as if it were one of the gods of synthdom.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-May-04-2000 at 02:40
Curt Saal a hobbyist user from USA writes:
tons of waveforms, combindablew waveforms, tons of routing, I must say this is one crazy synth. I ahve made some of the most spacey sounds ever with it and love it to death. You can go from the roland juciy noizes to noises you thought you could only hear in your head while lying in bed trying to sleep after a long night..Add some fx and it gets even crazier..but I must doesnt even need them that much..

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Sep-20-1999 at 13:32
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