Synth Site: Roland: Jupiter 8: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.7 out of 5
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Regan from Innercity N.Y. writes:
I agree on that, I believe you're trying to say that the Jupiter 6 is to the Juno 106 what Neptune is to Venus. The Juno 60 and Jupiter 8 are more punchy than the Jupiter 6 and Juno 106, esp. in the low end, but they are all great synths and the latter has a sound that often sits better in the mix. For this reason, the J8 and J60 are more like players boards (if you exclude the fact that the 8 can be very unrealiable and weights quite a bit), and the 106 and J6 more programmers synths. These can also sound phat, mind you, but largely due to the filters, they don't have to, but excel at trippin, swirling sweeps and strings, and blip blops (not a very scientific describtion, I know). IMO the Jupiter 6 is the very best of them, so if you are to pick one, I highly recommend it be the J6. If you're a programmer, you'll eventually get bored of the others at some point, this holds true for the J8 also, because of the filter (not multimode) and the fact that you can't choose multiple waveforms for the osc as can be done on the J6. The Jupiter 8 is the eight voice giant, though, and unlike the others its rare, and will become increasingly more valuable over time if kept in good condition. There are about 8 times as many J6 around as that of the Jupiter 8 (2500). This, and not the 2 xtra voices, is the reason why it is so costy in comparison. You didn't know that, did you?

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Aug-30-2004 at 09:42
Ray from The States writes:
The biggest and punchiest Roland analogue, no doubt. A Giant in every respect. 1msec attack time on the envelopes, makes it great for bass, and of, course 8 voices of tripping, transparent pads is the bomb. Can sound very industrial, when you're not in the sweet-spot area. The Jupiter 8 is to the Juno-60 what Pluto is to Mars. And the Jupiter 6 is what Neptune is to Venus. If you're familiar with astrological concepts, you'll know what I mean.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Aug-29-2004 at 10:37
sob a hobbyist user writes:
This in my opinion is the best sounding analog poly. I also own a mks80, jp is warmer, the mks goes lower, jp8 is better. Compared to the jp8000 i used to own it fills up. Jp8000 is great for different reasons, though not for pure analog impersonation of the jp8. Remember it's warm.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Friday-Jul-02-2004 at 13:39
I circuit bended two Jupiters to give me 16 note poly. I then positioned my speakers near the window of my bedroom and whacked on the unison mode. IM now on the FBI's most wanted serial killer list hehe

Bloody awesome synth. Wish there were more of them going round.....I'd buy two of these.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-May-14-2004 at 06:46
Yes, the JP8 is a great machine, as the guy said below be prepared to pay a good price for it, and also be prepared to pay the price of keeping it running smoothly, spare parts are becoming expensive as they run out of them....

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Monday-Mar-15-2004 at 12:08
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