The “JUPITER” name has become synonymous with innovation and state-of-the-art design that's built for the future.
Since the game-changing debut of JUPITER-4 in 1978, all synthesizers anointed with the “JUPITER” badge have symbolized the state of the art, and have ushered in new creative possibilities as Roland's flagship synths. Today, the flagship JUPITER-80 has evolved into Version 2, while the JUPITER-50, represents the expressive sound of the JUPITER-80 in a more lightweight and affordable package. Both of these new-generation instruments mark new milestones in the JUPITER lineage.
Behavior Modeling Technology
Not only physical modeling of the instruments, Roland takes it a step further by modeling the instrument's distinctive behavior that responds to how the performer plays, resulting in true-to-life, expressive sounds in realtime.
Taking advantage of Behavior Modeling technology, SuperNATURAL is Roland's exclusive sound set that achieves a new level of realism and expression that were difficult to realize with previous sound generators. The JUPITER-80 and -50 are powered by SuperNATURAL, offering mind-bending synthesis and surreal sound as well as natural, true acoustic tones that reproduce the playing expressions unique to acoustic instruments.
New Possibilities with Live Sets and Registrations
Live Sets are made by overlaying up to four SuperNATURAL tones to achieve fat and heavy sounds with unique expression. Live Sets that are mapped to the upper and lower registrations in JUPITER-80, and the upper registration in JUPITER-50, can be saved as "Registrations." You can retrieve these registrations instantly for handy access during live performance.
Authentic synth sounds — from classic vintage analog to modern digital
To faithfully recreate the unique sound of analog synths, we've meticulously analyzed the behavior of oscillators, filters, and envelopes that are unique to analog synths. In the new JUPITER series, a single synth tone comprises three OSC, FILTER, AMP, and LFO chains, which give you absolutely powerful synthesis control over a single tone. You also have access to ring modulation, WAVE shapes for creating complex tones, and the popular UNISON mode, which lets you overlay up to eight waves per OSC to create thick and fat analog synth tones.
* More than 350 types of PCM digital-synth waveform patterns are onboard, plus a coveted collection of analog waveforms that harkens back to classic vintage synths.
Seven types of analog waveforms provide the DNA of vintage synthesizers.
PCM waveform patterns let you recreate contemporary digital synth sounds.
Three new vintage-inspired LPF onboard
The filter section, which is a key to creating expressive synth tones, now comes with three new types of vintage-inspired LPF (low-pass filter), bringing the total to four types of filters to chose from. These filters allow you to create sounds that are reminiscent of vintage analog synthesizers.
* Emulates the filter behavior of an analog synthesizer The LPF plays an important role in shaping the tone. It can be used to cut elements from the sound, and can also be used to emphasize elements around the cutoff frequency with resonance. When you control the resonance in an analog synth, the cutoff frequency fluctuates, and signal levels below the cutoff frequency are affected as well. The entire filter changes organically as if it's alive. These changes occur due to the behavior of the analog circuits and the components used, such as resistors and condensers, which make up the unique sound of an analog synth.
Incredibly Smooth Analog Feel
* Four types of LPFs with unique behavior
The JUPITER-80 and -50 feature four types of LPFs. Each filter behaves differently, even if their cutoff and resonance parameters are the same. The LPF is personalized by its parameter settings and real-time control cutoff frequency and resonance.
* Emulates the envelope behavior of an analog synthesizer
In an analog synth, the electric charge/discharge rate of the envelope rises and falls in a slightly curved line. The JUPITER-80 and -50 faithfully reproduce this attribute for all of its envelopes, including the oscillator, filter, and amplifier. By using this envelope to control the four LPF types, the resulting sound has an incredibly smooth analog feel.
Reproducing acoustic instruments with SuperNATURAL
When you play the JUPITER-80/-50, you'll immediately be amazed at the quality and realism of its rich SuperNATURAL acoustic sounds, and how naturally and organically they respond and evolve in response to your touch and phrasing. You can enhance the performance characteristics with expressive controllers such as pitch-bend/ modulation lever, assignable buttons (S1 and S2), and D-Beam Control.