Designed for the musician who demands the utmost in performance
and reliability, the JUPITER synthesizers from Roland are the finest
performance oriented polyphonic synthesizers available at any price.
The now legendary Jupiter 8 is joined by the new Jupiter 6 to
give consumers a choice of features and price bracket. The Jupiter 6
provides two powerful VCO's per voice as well as a depth of control
and performance features normally found only on elaborate modular systems.
Benefiting from the ground breaking technology of the Jupiter
8, the Jupiter 6 is more than the little brother of this industry standard.
Combinable Waveforms, 32 Patch Preset Pairs, MIDI, and
greater control of Modulation parameters make the Jupiter 6 a unique
and special instrument.
48 Patch Memories with Cassette Storage (load and dump)
insure that the right sound is only a button away. 32 Patch Preset Pairs
give the Jupiter 6 user more combinations of split keyboard sounds and
these pairs can be changed by means of a DP-2 foot pedal. Should power
be interrupted for any reason, a built in battery preserves the data
Cassette interface data is transmitted at around 3,200 bauds so an entire
program can be completely recorded in approximately 15 seconds.
A variety of Split Keyboard Modes allow either two voices
left and four voices right or four voices left and two right. Four Keyboard
Assign Modes including; Poly 1, Unison Solo, and Solo/Unison insure
the performer the flexibility to match the style and mood of music that
is being played.
Highly reliable digital LFO, ADSR, and Portamento give the user
unprecedented accuracy and flexibility in these vital functions.
Auto-Tune insures that all twelve oscillators can be precisely
tuned in an instant.
A Detune key in the Solo/Unison mode allows up to six different VCO
pitches to be detuned for impressive ensemble effects.
The Arpeggio can be used over up to four octaves and in either
up, down, or up and down patterns.
The Arpeggio can be externally gated for sequencer like lines.
Key Follow in the Envelope section is continuously variable giving the
user the capability of creating both amazingly real piano sounds and
impressive synthesizer effects.
Keyboard: 61 keys (5 octaves, C-scale)
VCO MOD: LFO (10 oct.), ENV-1 (5 oct.), VCO-1 (on/off), VCO-2
PWM: PW (50% ~ 100%), PWM (LFO ±48% from PW level, ENV-1
same as LFO)
VCO-1 : Range (32' 2' in chromatic), Waveform (1, /I ,rT
J,flJ), Cross MOD (ENV-1, manual)
VCO-2: Range (32' ' 2' in chromatic) Special range (high
2' ~ 5', low 1.5 Hz ~ 50 Hz), Waveform ('1,A ,(aJ, noise), Tune (±50
cent) SYNC: VCO-1 to VCO-2 on/off, VCO-2 to VCO-1 on/off
Mixer: VCO-1 mix VCO-2 VCF: Mode (LPF 24 dB/oct., BPF
12 dB/oct., HPF 24 dB/oct.), Cutoff FREQ (5 Hz ' 30 kHz), Resonance
(Peak gain 15 dB), ENV (10 oct., ENV-1/ENV-2 select), LFO (10 oct.),
KYBD follow (0% , 120%) . VCA: Dynamic range 60 dB, ENV-2 level, LFO
ENV-1: Attack time (0 ~ 18 s), Decay time (0' 20 s) , Sustain
level (0 ' 100%) Release time (0 20 s), Key follow (0 ~ 120%),
Polarity (1'-, \L.')
ENV-2: Same as the ENV-1 except the Polarity switch LFO:
Rate (0.04 Hz --100 Hz), Delay time (0' 2 s), Waveform (/`,N , FU, random),
Random special high frequency (400 Hz)
Glide: Portamento or glissando, Time (0 1.6 s/oct.)
Arpeggio: Rate (1 25 Hz), Range (1 4 oct.), Mode (up,
down, up & down, down & up)
Assign: Solo, Solo unison, Unison detune ± 50 cent, Poly-1,
Hold (upper, lower)
Key mode: Split 4-2, Split 2-4, Whole Panel mode (upper
Memory section: Bank (A , F, 6 banks), Number (1 8, 6
x 8 . . . 48 memories), Patch preset (4 banks x 8 . . . 32 presets),
Tape memory: Load, Verify, Save Master tune: ±50
cent, Compu tune time (0.3 s)
Bender: Lever, On/off buttons (VCO-1 , VCO-2), Bend width (3
oct. fixed), VCO. SENS (1 oct. variable), VCF SENS (5 oct. variable)
LFO-2: On/off button. VCO SENS (±100 cent), VCF SENS (±4
oct.), Rate (1 ~ 10 Hz), Rise time (50 ms 1 s)
Output: Volume (master volume), Balance (lower, upper), Cannon
(IMP: 600 ohm), Level attenuator (0 dB/1 5 dB/30 dB), Phones
EXT controls: Arpeggio clock in, Patch shift, Pedal hold, VCA
control (0 ' -20 dB), VCF control (6 ' +2 oct.)
Others: Memory protect switch (on/off/on), Load input, Save output,
MIDI(5 pin DIN output, input)
Dimensions: 1063 (W) x 120(H) x 434(D) mm (41.9" x 4.72"
x 17.1") Weight: 16 kg (35.2 lb.)
Options: KS-20 stand ( KSA-20 : Adapter to allow use of KS-20
with JUPITER-6), FV-200 foot volume, DP-2 pedal switch, TB-6A aluminum