Jup-8 V sends an undisputed analog titan into the 21st century at warp-speed. Rebuilt from scratch, this dream synthesizer goes beyond authentic with an earth-shaking sound fused with expansive sound design flexibility.
Legendary Analog Flagship Reborn
Jup-8 V channels the unmistakably awe-inspiring polysynth power of the iconic Jupiter-8.
From fluorescent ‘80s pads to dancing modulated arps, it’s hard to think of a classic synth sound that this analog powerhouse couldn’t do.
Managing to be simultaneously fat, airy and crystal clear, Jup-8 V uses our unrivalled analog modeling technology to deliver the full head-turning sound that defined - and continues to define - countless records. Not only that; we’ve turned up the heat on this giant, combining it with dynamic modern features that’ll take your sonic voyage further than ever before.
Jup-8 V has been modeled from the ground up with our TAE® technology to mimic the original’s analog behavior in detail; the best Jupiter emulation in the solar system.
From Michael Jackson to Deadmau5, Jup-8 V delivers some of the greatest synth sounds on the planet, in all their analog glory - right in your DAW at the touch of a button.
One With Everything
Explore timeless sound with a detailed emulation of one of the most versatile synthesizers ever made; massive polyphony, huge modulation, and stunning expressivity.
Back to The Future
Jup-8 V comes enhanced with modern creative features and a streamlined interface, designed for a fluid DAW workflow. A vintage synth remade for modern production.
The Return of a Giant
Many consider the Jupiter-8 to be the greatest synthesizer ever made. Introduced in 1981, it was Japan’s answer to the American-dominated synth market - heads were turned. For synth enthusiasts, professional hitmakers, and performing keyboardists alike, the Jupiter-8 truly raised the bar.
Its extensive feature-set, from keyboard splitting to intricate modulation, was considered years ahead of its time - and it quickly became something of a household name in the synthesizer world.
Those creamy oscillators, that instantly-recognizable 8-voice fanfare, and its intricate modulation set it apart from the crowd. It famously provided the stadium-sized stabs for Thriller, the velvety pads in Radio Ga Ga, and is even a studio favorite of progressive house legend Deadmau5.
Jup-8 V Restores This Peerless Icon to Its Former Glory, Painstakingly Emulated Down to The Finest Detail.
Enjoy that hairs-on-end sound and a classic hands-on synth workflow that’s inspired countless musicians over the decades. Component-level modeling meets an authentic slider-based interface.
Jup-8 V puts this unstoppable analog power at your fingertips, in spectacularly colorful detail.
A simple arpeggio played without dispersion, then gradually applied through the 3 settings.
Analog Modelled Filter
A resonant filter sweep applied to a large chord.
An LFO You Can Count On
It does what it says on the tin - a simple monophonic LFO for when you need things to rumble, shake, wobble, and weave. 4 shapes, tempo sync, with a little bit of delay and optional retrig to make it sit right where your song needs it to.
Jup-8 V delivers the goods. Dial in basic VCO frequency modulation to taste, 3 modes of pulse-width modulation, or go full cross-mod for those dynamite sci-fi sweeps straight out of a John Carpenter movie.
VCOs with Character
Not just 2 Oscillators per voice; 2 oscillators with their own distinct characters per voice. These characters let you switch between using fine-tuning, a noise waveform, octave ranges, switchable sync - the list goes on.
VCF or HPF?
Tame those planet-sized analog oscillators with a dual filter configuration that proved so popular, it continued appearing in Roland synthesizers for years after the Jupiter-8’s release.
Enjoy spine-tingling sweeps and bubbling bass thanks to a resonant low pass VCF, with a separate hi-pass filter to smooth out your low end. Of course, Jup-8 V’s filter section wouldn’t be complete without some hefty modulation to play with. Get that filter in line with your performance with LFO, ENV and keyboard control.
Twin Envelope Generators
Employ Jup-8 V’s 2 x ADSR envelope generators for shaping your voice and sprinkling sonic variation that responds to every note you play. The controls in each section let you dial in however much ENV modulation you feel like:
- ENV 1 can modulate the VCO pitch, PWM and VCF cutoff
- ENV 2 can modulate the VCO pitch, VCF cutoff, and VCA level
No menu-diving, no complex patching. These envelopes don’t mess about.
But Wait, There’s More…
While Jup-8 V’s interface meticulously emulates the voice architecture of its hardware ancestor, it doesn’t end there. The main interface has a few remaining authentic tricks up its sleeve - and a few that we added to boot.
If you’re a performer looking for classic expressive flexibility, or a vintage synth aficionado in search of new realms of tonal realism and detail, read on...
Stack & Spread
When you’ve got a single note stacked 8 voices high, the fatness is undeniable. But when you need that extra oomph factor, Unison Detune is your secret weapon.
Subtly send the pitch of each voice in opposing directions for that swirling thickness that gives your basslines chunk and makes your lead lines simmer. Play the stereo field. Jup-8 V wouldn’t be complete without that luscious stereo sound; the Pan Spread control subtly applies left and right panning to each of your voices. Whether you’re going for unison bass arps or cinematic polysynth glory, go wide.
Introducing Voice Dispersion, a detailed emulation of the naturally-occurring voltage variations that give these analog relics so much character.
Experiment with tiny drifts in the values of 6 parameters for each voice, from oscillator pitch to filter resonance. Every note you play will be slightly different from the last, for a truly organic sound. Choose from 4 degrees of dispersion, or pop the hood and tweak each parameter to suit your taste.
Jup-8 V is a keyboard instrument. Much like its hardware predecessor, it’s built for players as much as it’s built for synth wizards and sound designers.
And if you’re a player, expressive controls like LFO Mod and pitch bend are essential to your sound. Add ghost notes and semitone glides to taste with Jup-8 V’s Bender, routed directly to either VCO, or both at once. Where the Jupiter formula excels is the ability to route the Bender to the VCF - so you can really emphasize those high notes and pre-chorus build-ups.
The humble arpeggiator is as much a part of the familiar classic synth sound as an analog oscillator.
When you think of old-school keyboards, you can’t help but hear arpeggios. Jup-8 V brings the simplicity of the Jupiter-8’s instant-access arpeggiator and boosts it with extra modes and tempo sync - a vintage feature that can keep up with your creativity.
What We Added
Sometimes the nostalgic immersion and raw power of a vintage synthesizer is all you crave. But sometimes, you can’t help but think… "...what if?"
What if your analog polysynth had more than 1 LFO to push its sound design capabilities further? What if you could combine the gratifying playability of a classic keyboard with the cutting-edge flexibility of a modulation step-sequencer?
What if you could instantly combine organic VCO warmth with crystal-clear digital FX in a single instrument?
With Jup-8 V, there are no ‘what ifs’.
Modulation That Goes Further
No emulation would be complete without the modulation capabilities of Jup-8 V’s hardware ancestor - but we took it a step further with 2 additional complex LFOs and a complex Modulation Mixer for more sonic variation than you can shake a stick at./p>
LFO Gradual Blend
Jup-8 V’s variable LFO and dual ENV configuration presents a familiar sound design palette, offering hands-on access to all manner of golden-era synth patches. But crack open the Advanced panel, and the modulation possibilities skyrocket.
LFOs 2 & 3 combine sophisticated features like phase distortion, polyphony, and dual destinations, designed to transport your patch from subtle movement to controlled chaos.
To round off the modulation section with a bang, the Modulation Mixer uses unique algorithms to sum your modulation sources and manipulate 3 destinations of your choice, giving you access to new territory between sonic boundaries.
Jup-8 V comes armed with 2 x 32-step sequencers for Notes and Modulation respectively. Better still, both of these sequencers have been enhanced in parallel, with simplified sync options, independent sequence lengths, intuitive pitch values, scales, and more - simply giving you greater control when constructing musical ideas.
Using both the notes sequencer and the mod sequencer to create a two voice sequence, with a single key press (Double Seq).
Where the Jupiter-8 was designed as a player’s instrument, Jup-8 V’s advanced sequencing lets you build nuanced components for your song or performance, or take your hands off the wheel for free-flowing sound tweaking.
Build your topline, bassline, or synth ostinato without ever leaving Jup-8 V’s interface. Construct elaborate timed modulation sequences that routinely loop in and out of your chord movements. Weave polyrhythmic ideas between the Notes and Modulation sequencers for an ever-changing musical cycle that keeps your listeners on their toes.
With Jup-8 V, the keyboard does more than play notes.
The Advanced panel also conceals in-depth controls that let you harness the keyboard response for your own creative purposes.
This detailed 4-part section allows you to program Velocity, Aftertouch, Keyboard Tracking, and Modwheel information to affect up to 3 destinations.
Extended Velocity Control
Using velocity to affect volume, filter envelope amount and filter envelope decay all at once.
While the iconic power of the Jupiter sound lies in its unique voice architecture and modulation flexibility, a little FX never hurt anyone. Does Jup-8 V need 11 new FX to sound great? No. Does it sound absolutely mind-blowing with them added to the mix? Without a doubt.
Send your pads echoing around moon craters, or bathe them in a tide of rich analog chorus. Crush your basslines with digital grit, or slam them with heavy compression for old-school tightness. 3 FX slots, configurable in series or parallel, with 11 FX to choose from…
...that’s 11 new ways to take this classic sound to another level.
The “Dark Flute” played dry, then with all effects on.
HEAR IT IN ACTION
Florian Le Prise
Classic 80s Hits
A Next Generation Component-Level Model Of The Roland Jupiter-8.
4 Customisable Voice Dispersion Modes For Unique Sound Characters.
Free-Running Phase Oscillators With Up To 16 Voices Of Polyphony.
Vco Cross Modulation .
Assignale VCO Sync.
Classic And Mono Unison Modes.
Extra modulation capabilities with:
- Two complex LFOs
- Modulation mixer.
Double Notes and Modulation Sequencer.
Advanced Keyboard Expressiveness with Assignable, Velocity, Aftertouch, Modwheel & Keyboard Tracking.
Three Output Effect Slots.
Advanced Brightness, Timbre, Time and Movement macro controls.
Built in tutorials.
300+ Factory Presets.