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Average rating: 4.5 out of 5
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Dave a hobbyist user from USA writes:
Ok, First of all I am not a keyboard master. I am a guitar player. The JP8000 though just knocked my socks off. I was looking at a 16 track and decided to play a keyboard at the store to hear what they had out. They thing blew me away. First of all it looks simple to me. A lot of knobs but they are simple. You don't have to know every MIDI command off the back of your head or scroll though tons of menus to change stuff like on some great sounding (but complex) Yamaha they had there. I understand it. It sounds great. Put it though a good set of keyboard amps and you can rock. You don't have to be able to play like Bach to be able to sound good on it (although it might help). Hell i suck at piano and my theroy is more applied than in memory but it rocks. Great sounds. My only problem was the low Poly and no MIDI thru.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Nov-18-1998 at 18:57
BUDDA-X a hobbyist user from Denmark writes:
It is soooooo cool....the sound is amazing, the filters rulez....but!!!!

It only 2 it actualy sux, a littel....

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Nov-17-1998 at 03:31
Lindo a part-timer user from Australia writes:
G'day! Having seen the JP-8000 in a local store I immediately fell in love, much chunkier than anything I've heard(sure the Z1 and Trinity may be better but cost a lot more too). So it took me a while to get my act together but when I saw the release of the JP-8080 on the net I put my foot down and bought up....It's beautiful!! Although I was hanging for a keyboard I got this rackable-baby for the extra vocoder(bit dodgey but not too bad) and external effects, and of course them fucking sounds. The 8080 has midi in/out + a controller keyboard in(so now I'm working on that(mmm....A-90 looks good but A-33 is cheaper)). No BPM extractor for audio input, like the Quasismidi Sirius, but the JP-8080 is deffinitely serious stuff. What else? Funky RPS and 2 motion controls let you save short sequences on each key, playback by holding that key down in Preview mode(which is when the patch buttons act as a 1 octave keyboard(very nifty!). Mmm....LOTS OF KNOBS! So get this one and beat all your friends in the Knob Wars. Great for basses, pads, sweeps, crafty-crazy-lets-push-some-boundaries-kind-of-shit, and strings.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Monday-Nov-16-1998 at 18:47
Morpheus a part-timer user from Florida writes:
a wee two things 1) JP8000 is a very capable machine. most of its good points have been said already so i went get into it, and i've only used one and dont own it so i cant get into real depth anyway 2) if anyone with any intelligence wants a laugh, read Benny kliachko's response at the very very bottom of this page. this guys so retarded it made me laugh hard.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Nov-05-1998 at 23:54
Guillaume a hobbyist user from the U.S.of A. writes:
Hmm... I don't know... I thought that the JP was the bomb for a while, since I have one. But now I got a prophecy, and, well... Let me put it this way: Anyone want to buy a perfect condition JP8000? The Prophecy, although it is obviously monophonic, is in my opinion far better sounding I wont go into it, it just rocks compared to the JP. Fewer realtime controls, but the sound quality is far superior. Also it does a much better 303 emulation - both synths don't sound too much like the real thing, but the Prophecy is grittier sounding. It's a weird thing: A week ago I thought the JP sounded really decent, but I've changed my mind after getting a Prophecy of all things, a synth I never really even considered at first. I'm not dissing it saying it's no good, to each his own. All's I'm saying is, listen to and play a Prophecy. It wont do many important things that the JP can (polyphony), which is obviously going to be a huge factor in some people's decisions. Just be warned that you might quickly tire of it's sound like I did. The coolest thing about the JP is that it has incredible control, all at the twist of so many of it's knobs (and sliders). And this makes it very, very enticing, not to mention how cool it looks (although the Proph is cooler looking in my opinion). So you buy it, thinking, "man there ain't nothing i can't do with this here keyboard" (if you're American - if you're British you've got to use the word "shag" a couple of times in that same sentence - oh, and also "whilst", with an s and a t in it, I love it!). But then after a while, it does start to sound a little thin indeed. At least it does now to me. And it's not just the thinnish sound, its the quality which seems somehow not that great. I know some of you know what I mean. Well, it's just my opinion, and everybody else here seems to dig it pretty hard so... Ahnyway, I'm serious. I'll sell my JP8000 for $800 to anyone who's interested. (sorry to advertise here). G.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Monday-Nov-02-1998 at 22:46
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