JUPITER-50

Synthesizer

The JUPITER Legacy Continues with a Sleek New Performance Synth

  • Roland Wireless Connect
  • USB Memory
  • USB
  • D-BEAM
  • V-LINK
  • MIDI Visual Control
  • COSM
  • Super NATURAL

Information

(Mar. 27, 2014)
New sound sets for the JUPITER-50 is available on the Axial!

(Oct. 24, 2013)
Compatibility information with iOS 7 about Air Recorder

The JUPITER Legacy Continues with a Sleek New Performance Synth

With its unprecedented fusion of synthesis and acoustic instruments, the new-generation Roland JUPITER has changed the way we play, react to, and feel a keyboard. By combining the supreme expression of the JUPITER-80 with the travel friendliness of the JUNO series, the new JUPITER-50 brings SuperNATURAL sound and pro performance to every stage and studio.

  • - Stunning SuperNATURAL sounds powered by our most advanced sound engine
  • - Travel-friendly design; 76-note weighted keyboard
  • - Fast, friendly user interface with intuitive color-coded buttons and sliders
  • - Registration function for saving and selecting sounds instantly
  • - Pro-quality multi-effects and reverb
  • - Expressive performance controllers, including D-BEAM, pitch/mod lever, and control input jacks
  • - USB Song Player/Recorder
  • - USB audio/MIDI functionality

SuperNATURAL Power

The JUPITER-50 houses over 1,500 SuperNATURAL synthesizer tones found in the flagship JUPITER-80, plus all of its SuperNATURAL acoustic sounds (with Behavior Modeling) and many of its Live Sets. In fact, you can conveniently import the JUPITER-80's Live Sets into the JUPITER-50 via USB flash memory. To achieve the same supreme sound quality as the JUPITER-80, the JUPITER-50 employs the identical analog audio components as its big brother, including the high-resolution D/A converter.

Essential Sounds Onboard

The JUPITER-50 is packed with over 1,500 SuperNATURAL synthesizer tones, plus over 70 SuperNATURAL acoustic instruments, each with its own dedicated sound engine. Choose, stack, and edit any combination of four Tones to create custom Live Sets.

For live performers: there's a treasure trove of essential stage sounds are packed into the JUPITER-50, anchored by our famous SuperNATURAL piano and electric pianos. Authentic organs are included as well, derived from our acclaimed VK organ sound engine, with a dedicated front-panel button that provides instant access to rotary effects.

For synth lovers: Choose from over 1,500 SuperNATURAL synthesizer tones and stack four of them to create a powerful Live Set. Classic synth sounds include analog favorites such as the Roland SH and JUPITER brass, plus digital sounds from the D-50, JD-800, and Fantom. Combine them with the SuperNATURAL acoustic instruments to create your own expressive, modern sounds.

For film composers: Expressive classical and ethnic instruments are at your immediate access for composition, from erhu, sitar, and flamenco guitar to timpani and oboe. Thanks to Behavior Modeling technology, the JUPITER-50 translates your keyboard performance into the unique musical nuances of each modeled instrument.

Easy Sound Creation

Complex sounds don't have to be complicated to program. The JUPITER-50 simplifies the sound-design process with its color-coded front panel, fast-access buttons and sliders, and Registration/Live Set architecture (128 Registrations, 2,560 Live Sets) logically categorized and instantly available.

Travel-Friendly

Tipping the scales at just 11 kg (24 lbs. 5 oz.), the JUPITER-50 is one of the lightest professional instruments in its class, while still offering a top-quality 76-note weighted keyboard. With its powerhouse features, sounds, and travel-friendly design, the JUPITER-50 is a dream for gigging musicians on the go.

USB Functionality

The JUPITER-50's built-in audio recorder/player lets you capture musical sketches and full performances instantly to USB memory. By pre-loading a USB stick with WAV, AIFF, and/or MP3 files, you can use them as live backing tracks onstage and control them from the JUPITER-50. You can even simultaneously record your performances on the keyboard along with audio file playback from USB.

High-Performance Effects

The JUPITER-50 boasts an advanced effects engine that takes your sounds into another dimension. There are five types of pro-grade reverb algorithms onboard, plus dozens of other special effects (MFX). And we're only scratching the surface, as many other expressive performance tools are built into this powerful synth. You can select from five MFX structures that let you place up to four effects in parallel and/or serial paths; using these structures, you can take full advantage of the JUPITER-50’s powerful collection of effects to create intense electro-synth sounds, intricate ambient synth textures, and beyond.

Control SuperNATURAL synth tones via iPad

JP Synth Editor is an iPad app that allows you to edit the SuperNATURAL Synth Tones of the JUPITER-50. Control your synth tone parameters, including the Vintage filter type with the iPad’s touchscreen. Download free from the Apple App Store.


Reminders
* Compatible with iOS5.1.
* Supports iPad, iPad 2, and the new iPad.
* To connect your iPad to JUPITER-80/-50, you’ll need the iPad Camera Connection Kit from Apple, as well as a standard USB cable.

Introducing JUPITER Synth Legends

Roland is proud to introduce JUPITER Synth Legends, a series of free sound libraries for the JUPITER-50. Featuring all-new Tones, Live Sets, and Arpeggio patterns, the collection uses the powerful and flexible SuperNATURAL sound engine to capture the essence of a number of historical synths. We’ve fully maximized the Live Set architecture and multi-effects capabilities of the modern JUPITERs, layering and processing the classic sound emulations to create a huge library of “dream patches” comprised of the most legendary synths ever produced. Download free from JUPITER special site.

Keyboard

76 keys (with velocity)

Sound Generator Section

Maximum Polyphony
128 voices (varies according to the sound generator load)
Parts
3 parts (Upper, Solo, Percussion/Lower)
Registrations
128 (including pre-loaded registrations)
Live Sets
2,560 (including pre-loaded live sets)
Effects
Multi-Effects (MFX): 4 units, 76 types
Reverb: 1 unit, 5 types
* Multi-Effects can be used only with a Live Set.

USB Memory Song Player/Recorder Section

Track
1 stereo track
Playable File Format
Audio File: WAV, AIFF, MP3
Recording File Format
Audio File: WAV (44.1 kHz, 16-bit Linear, stereo)
External Memory
USB Flash Memory (sold separately)
* Use USB Flash Memory sold by Roland. We cannot guarantee operation if other products are used.

Other

Arpeggiator
Preset: 128 styles
User: 16 styles
Harmony Intelligence
17 types
Controllers
D-Beam Controller
Pitch Bend/Modulation Lever
Assignable buttons (S1, S2)
Assignable knobs (CUTOFF/C1, RESONANCE/C2)
PART LEVEL sliders (PERC/LOWER, UPPER, SOLO)
Display
240 x 64 dots graphic LCD (with backlit)
Connectors
PHONES jack (stereo 1/4-inch phone type)
MAIN OUT jacks (L/MONO, R) (1/4-inch TRS phone type)
SUB OUT jacks (L, R) (1/4-inch phone type)
AUDIO IN jack (Stereo miniature phone type)
FOOT PEDAL jacks (CTRL 1, CTRL 2, HOLD)
MIDI Connectors (IN, OUT)
USB COMPUTER port (Audio/MIDI)
USB Memory port
DC IN jack
Power Supply
AC Adaptor
Current draw
800 mA
Accessories
Owner's manual
CD-ROM (USB Audio/MIDI driver)
USB MEMORY Protector
AC Adaptor
Power Cord (for AC Adaptor)
Options (sold separately)
Keyboard stand: KS-G8, KS-12, KS-18Z (When using the KS-18Z, ensure that the height of the unit is one meter or lower.)
Pedal switch: DP series
Footswitch: BOSS FS-5U
Expression pedal: EV-5
Stereo Headphones
USB Flash Memory
* Use USB Flash Memory sold by Roland. We cannot guarantee operation if other products are used.

Size and Weight

Width (W)
1,268 mm49-15/16 inches
Depth (D)
361 mm14-1/4 inches
Height (H)
117 mm4-5/8 inches
Weight
11 kg24 lbs. 5 oz.

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.



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