JUPITER-80

Synthesizer

With the Version 2 software update, the JUPITER-80 offers new features that enhance its synthesis power

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

Information

(June 30, 2014)
New sound set for the JUPITER-80 is available on Axial!

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

With the Version 2 software update, the JUPITER-80 offers new features that enhance its synthesis power

One of the most revered prefixes in the history of synthesis returns. Welcome the arrival of the JUPITER-80—a live-performance powerhouse that pays homage to its legendary namesake with road-proven hardware and massive sound, yet blasts into the future with advanced SuperNATURAL technology. The JUPITER-80’s expressive, organic approach to synthesis makes a new world of sound design possible with multilayered SuperNATURAL textures under the control of a full-color touchscreen and creative hands-on controllers. Experience the metamorphosis of a legend with the all-new JUPITER-80!

  • - Powerful integrated SuperNATURAL synthesis engines designed for legendary vintage synth sounds to realistic organic acoustic sounds and more.
  • - Single Tone is equivalent to the performance of powerful single synthesizer—stack four of these to create a mind-blowing “Live Set”
  • - Tone Blender tweaks multiple parameters of tones in realtime for complex, emotive sonic movement during performance
  • - Fast, friendly operation with intuitive front panel and color touchscreen optimized for live performance
  • - 76-note semi-weighted synth keyboard, and 256 polyphonic voices (varies according to sound-generator load)
  • - USB-memory Song Player/Recorder for backing tracks or quick idea capture
  • - Easy integration with computers via built-in USB-MIDI/Audio interface
  • Version 2 adds;
    - Three types of low-pass filters; combined with the previous type, a total of four filters are now available
    - New MFX structures; in addition to the previous parallel connection, a total of five structures (including serial connection) are available
    - A Registration Play screen for easier access to sounds during live performance

Past, Present, and Future Sound

The JUPITER-80 nods to its past with lethal, multi-layered SuperNATURAL synthesizer tones so fat you’ll need a knife to cut through it, but that’s only the beginning of what this powerhouse synth will do. Gigging musicians will love the stockpile of essential sounds onboard, including Roland’s famous SuperNATURAL grand pianos, strings, brass, and much more. The JUPITER-80 puts a fast-access user interface under your fingers—a dream for live performance. Its heavyweight design, complete with metal side panels, recalls the legendary JUPITER but with a modern twist.

Tone Blender

You will love the deep possibilities of the stackable SuperNATURAL architecture and unique features such as Tone Blender, which tweaks values of multiple parameters simultaneously and lets you “Capture” any new combination and save it as a Live Set. Create complex, emotional textures that respond, react, and evolve like nothing you’ve heard before. Tone Blender can also dramatically enhance your live-performance capabilities by letting you assign its multiple parameters to controllers such as the D-Beam.


Powerful Live Sets Featuring Four-Tone Structure and Registrations

JUPITER-80’s sound engine handles four x tones with dedicated DSP per tone as a basic unit “Live Set” for manual performance. Layering of Upper and Lower Live Sets, plus a specialized “SOLO” part, means the incredibly massive nine-tone-stack sound. Customized complex settings can be saved as Registrations, and easily recalled during live performance.

Three Vintage Low-Pass Filters

The filter section is one the most important tool kits for editing SuperNATURAL synth tones. Version 2 adds three types of vintage low-pass filters to the lineup. With the addition of these filters, each with unique cutoff and resonance behaviors, you can faithfully recreate coveted synthesizer sounds of the past.

New MFX Structures

The previous MFX section allowed only parallel connection of the four effects for one Live Set, but with Version 2 you can select MFX structures that let you place up to four effects in series. By using these five MFX structures, you can take full advantage of the JUPITER-80’s powerful collection of effects to create intense electro-synth sounds and intricate ambient synth textures.

New Registration Play Screen

The new Registration Play screen provides easier access to your sounds during live performance. You can see all eight Registrations in a bank at a glance, and select them directly via the touch screen.

Improved SONAR Integration

The Version 2 update offers smoother integration with SONAR software. A dedicated plug-in for your computer lets you easily map the JUPITER-80 to control SONAR’s faders and soft synths.

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-80. Control your synth tone parameters, including the Vintage filter type (a new addition to JUPITER-80 Version 2) 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, 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-80. 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-80.com.

Keyboard

76 keys (with velocity and channel aftertouch)

Sound Generator Section

Maximum Polyphony
256 voices (varies according to the sound generator load)
Parts
4 parts (Upper, Lower, Solo, Percussion)
Registrations
256 (including pre-loaded registrations)
Live Sets
2,560 (including pre-loaded Live Sets)
Effects
for Live Set (Upper/Lower part)
-Multi-Effects (MFX): 4 units (parallel connection only), 76 types per each Upper/Lower (total: 8 units)
-Reverb: 1 unit, 5 types per each Upper/Lower (total: 2 units)

for Solo part/Percussion part
-Compressor + Equalizer + Delay: 1 set per each Solo/Percussion (total: 2 sets)
-Reverb: 1 unit, 5 types

Master Effects
4-Band Equalizer: 1 unit

USB Memory Song Player/Recorder Section

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

Other

Arpeggiator
Preset: 128 styles
User: 128 styles
Harmony Intelligence
17 types
Controllers
D Beam Controller
Pitch Bend/Modulation Lever
Assignable buttons (S1, S2)
Assignable knobs (E1--E4)
PART LEVEL sliders (PERC, LOWER, UPPER, SOLO)
Display
Graphic Color LCD 800 x 480 dots (touch screen)
Connectors
PHONES jack (stereo 1/4-inch phone type)
MAIN OUT jacks (L, R) (XLR 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)
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT jack (COAXIAL)
FOOT PEDAL jacks (CTRL 1, CTRL 2, HOLD)
MIDI Connectors (IN, OUT, THRU)
USB COMPUTER port (Audio/MIDI)
USB Memory port
AC IN jack
Power Consumption
25 W
Accessories
Owner's manual
CD-ROM (USB Audio/MIDI driver)
USB MEMORY Protector
Power Cord
Options (sold separately)
Keyboard stand: KS-18Z, KS-G8 (Use a stand that causes the height of the unit to be 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)
1,231 mm48-1/2 inches
Depth (D)
439 mm17-5/16 inches
Height (H)
140 mm5-1/2 inches
Weight
17.7 kg39 lbs. 1 oz.

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