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  Jupiter-8 -- Roland sintetizzatore polifonico -- 8 voci -- DCB -- 8 voice polyphonic synthesizer  
Juiter-8 Roland  
  64 memorie programmabili + 8 presets. Doppia uscita audio stereo (alta e bassa impedenza).
Interfaccia DCB. Arpegggiatore controllabile tramite trigger esterno.
  Catalogo Sintetizzatori Roland Anni 80'  
  Jupiter-8 -- Roland 8 voice polyphonic synthesizer  

• In the brief time since its introduction the Jupiter 8 has become the most popular polyphonic synthesizer among session players and recording groups.

The Jupiter owes this popularity to an outstanding array of features, a reputation for durability under arduous conditions, and most of all because it delivers unsurpassed sound.

•The key to the JP-8's unsurpassed performance ability is an advanced computer assigned keyboard which allows more flexibility and control than ever before. The five octave keyboard can be used in three different Key Modes, Whole, Dual, and Split. Whole mode gives the whole keyboard a single patch sound across all eight voices. Dual provides a layered sound with two patches sounding with every key depression. Split mode can give one side of the keyboard one patch sound, while the other side has another sound. On newer JP-8's this split can be moved to any location on the keyboard and retained in the synthesizer's patch preset memory.

•The Jupiter 8 gives the user Four Assign Modes including; Solo, Unison, Poly 1, and Poly 2. Solo stacks all sixteen oscillators on a single key depression which makes the keyboard monophonic but very "thick" sounding. Unison places as many oscillators as are available to a single key depression while retaining polyphonic sound. Poly 1 and Poly 2 differ only in the length of release time of the last note played.

•The Jupiter 8 keyboard computer also provides an Arpeggio section which can be used for sequencer like lines on either the whole keyboard or the lower half only,
leaving the upper section free. The Arpeggio can be controlled by means of an External Trigger.

Sixty-four patches can be stored in the Jupiter's memory and eight Preset Pairs can also be stored. Stereo Outputs, both high and low impedance, guarantee the Jupiter's sound will be faithfully reproduced on stage or in the studio. DCB Digital Interface allows connection of the Jupiter to products like the MC-4 MicroComposer and the CMU-800 Compu-Music. A MIDI to DCB interface will soon enable the connection of MIDI instruments to the Jupiter.


• Keyboard: 61 keys (5 octaves, C-scale) • VCO modulation: LFO MOD, ENV MOD, MOD switch (VCO-1/both/VCO-2), PWM, PWM mode switch (LFO/manual/ENV-1)

• VCO-1: Cross MOD,
Range (16'/8'/4'/2'), Waveform V't, /IfCJ) • VCO-2: SYNC switch (on/off), FREQ range switch (normal/low/FREQ), Range (16' --2' chromatic), Fine tune (±50 cent), Waveform
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• Mixer: Source mix (VCO-1 mix VCO-2) • HPF: Cutoff FREQ • VCF: Cutoff FREQ, Resonance, Slope switch (—12 dB/—24 dB), ENV MOD, ENV selector (ENV-1/ENV-2), LFO MOD, Key follow (0 ~ 120%)

• VCA: Level, LFO MOD (0/1/2/3) • ENV-1: Attack time (1.5 ms ~ 6 s), Decay time (1.5 ms ' 12 s), Sustain level, Release time (1.5 ms ~ 12 s), Key follow(on/off), Polarity (IW)

• ENV-2: Same as the ENV-1 except the Polarity switch • LFO: Rate (0.05 Hz ~ 40 Hz) , Delay time (0 ~ 4 s) , Waveform (''\-i/f-1J/N/random), Rate indicator

• Arpeggio: Rate (1 Hz ~ 25 Hz), Switch (INT/EXT), Range (1, 2, 3, 4), Mode (up, down, U & D, random)

• Volume • Balance

• Tune: (±50 cent)

• Patch memory: Patch number button (64 memories), Manual button, Patch preset button (8 presets), Write button, Memory protect indicator

• Tape memory: Dump button, Verify button, Load button, Data check indicator

• Patch number display • Assign mode: Solo, Unison, Poly-1, Poly-2

• Hold: Lower hold (on/off), Upper hold (on/off)

• Key mode: Dual, Split, Whole

• Panel mode: Lower, Upper

• Portamento: Time, Mode (upper only/off/on)

• LFO MOD: On/off button, Rise time, Sensitivity controls (VCO, VCF), MOD switches (VCO, VCF)

• Bender: Lever, Sensitivity controls (VCO, VCF), Bend switches (VCO-1, VCO-2, VCF)

Rear panel

• Audio output: Cannon jacks (upper, lower, 0 dBm), Phone jacks (upper, mix, lower), Level select switch (0 dB/—20 dB), Phones jack, Phones level select switch (H/MI L)

• EXT controls: Hold, Portamento, VCF, VCA

• Arpeggio clock: Inputs (DIN, phone), Beat select switch (1' , in!) • Highest note output: CV (0'' 5 V), Gate (0 ~ 15 V)

• Tape memory: Save, Load • Memory protect switch: On/off

• Dimensions: 1063(W) x 120(H) x 485(D) mm (41.9" x 4.72" x 19.1") • Weight: 21.5 kg (47.3 lb.)

• Options: KS-20 stand (KSA-20: Adaptor to allow use of KS-20 with JUPITER-8), FV-200 foot volume, DP-2 pedal switch, TB-8 aluminum case