I finally got a JP-8000!

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I finally got a JP-8000!

Post by Alex E » Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:55 am

Ah yes, I just paid for it tonight with paypal, and the payment has been accepted. About $460 shipped. Good deal from a nice guy on Craigslist who is in a band called Tiny Whales.

Now, it's not in perfect shape because it has been on the road. On some corners, the sparkly blue paint [?] has worn off, and the right output works but is a little scratchy. If anybody knows how to touch up a JP8k that would be useful information to me...

But whatever, it's still a JP-8000! I finally have bought my dream synth. It just needs to be shipped now. I was tempted to get an SH-201, because it's similar, it costs about the same, and seems to be easier to find, but I bit my tongue and waited for a JP8k because I wanted something truly professional.

A world of huge supersaws and hours of tweaking awaits.



But the catch is:

1. This is all I get for xmas from my parents. They're not being cheap, it's just expensive.

2. Any christmas money I get has to go into this purchase.

3. I only have one day to "test" it before I have to hand it over and wait until Christmas day to play it again. :cry:


But the bottom line is well... My quest for a JP8k is over. Phew...
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Post by Mixolydian » Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:14 am

Congrats. I've always wanted to try a JP-8000 or an 8080. And personnally, I'd take it any day over the SH-201. One day to test it - that could take 23.5 hours easily.

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Post by RobotHeroes » Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:25 am

I just got a Root Beer float!!!

I had a JP-8000 up until a few months ago. Pretty good synth but I never really got into it, I preferred the MS-2000 over it. I hate the paint job it has and it didn't have the solid build the MS-2000 has to it. The super saw is cool. Sold it for $420.

I tried out the SH-201 last week for about 20-30 minutes. Not a whole lot love for it. I think I like the sound of the SH-101 I have more but would like to try an SH-2 sometime. I keep seeing the 201 pop up on craigslist left and right.

Glad you found your dream synth. Sometimes I am tempted to try and get a hold of the 8080 but neh. That's cool then sucks that it will be under a tree for a month. :lol:
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Post by theotherleadingbrand » Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:44 am

I only have one day to "test" it before I have to hand it over and wait until Christmas day to play it again.
Just wondering, what is up with that? On who's behalf are you going to not use it for a month? I'm just thinking if it's there it's there, and unless you have some kind of religious/traditional thing stopping you from being practical about the matter you should enjoy it when it arrives.
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Re: I finally got a JP-8000!

Post by RobotHeroes » Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:49 am

Because baby jesus says so.
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Post by Blue Monster 65 » Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:12 am

Congrats, Alex! I had one a number of years ago and enjoyed it very much. Wish I could remember more about it, but I do remember that I felt it was very well laid out and easy to get around on. Was nice to see at that point in time.

Laff all you want, but I'd like to A/B one with the SH201. Just for kicks.

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Post by theotherleadingbrand » Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:14 am

Okay then, I guess I better not have the crusades or the inquisition coming after my a*s. It's just not worth it. I'm already hiding out from Mohamed because I named my teddy bear after him. Apparently I've got some whippings coming to me. It ain't easy being a lowlife! :twisted:
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Re: I finally got a JP-8000!

Post by jp8080 » Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:11 am

Alex E wrote: But whatever, it's still a JP-8000!
congrats!

the jp80x0 is a great synth. way better than getting the 201.

as usual, ignore the factory patches. they suck and show nearly zero of the yummy supersaw goodness.

the more i play with the jp, ms2000, an1x and lead the more i really appreciate the early VAs.

great keyboard to just play for the fun of it too. mmm... ribbon controller

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Post by Entropy Farmer » Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:13 am

I think the JP-8080 took me less time than any other synth to know that I liked it. First time running I loaded up a preset, started tweaking at random to test functionality, and every change I made took it in a new direction that still sounded great. A particularly stupid monkey could whip up a great lead sound on that thing.

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Post by Box » Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:51 pm

Congratulations! I was actually considering the JP as my first synth before I had bought my Ion. If I had money I'd still like to get a JP one of these days. You'll have to make videos and sound samples day after Christmas. :)
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Post by sam » Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:01 pm

theotherleadingbrand wrote:Okay then, I guess I better not have the crusades or the inquisition coming after my a*s. It's just not worth it. I'm already hiding out from Mohamed because I named my teddy bear after him. Apparently I've got some whippings coming to me. It ain't easy being a lowlife! :twisted:
I guess that's why sequential never made a prophet mohamed.
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Post by philbar » Sat Dec 01, 2007 1:06 am

Jp-80x0s are ok. Way better than the SH-201. really not in the same league as a number of more modern VA's.

enjoy.

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Post by Bitexion » Sat Dec 01, 2007 2:35 am

It is getting very old VA-wise, so in terms of "analog recreation" it isn't the best..but it sounds nice enough. I've played one quite alot at a friend's place. It is far surpassed by newer VA synths now, but still kicks a*s in its own way. It's not on my wanted list, but I'm quite spoiled with real analogue stuff (and digitals) in my own way, so don't listen to me :P

For some reason, the best preset, Chariots, always pops up when you turn it on. It's like the Chariots of Fire opening with a repeating stabbing saw sound, and the slow brass sound on top.

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Post by Alex E » Sat Dec 01, 2007 3:22 am

Yeah it's not quite as powerful as some other VA's but it still melts faces. :wink:
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Post by nuketifromorbit » Sat Dec 01, 2007 7:44 pm

Does the the jp8000 have a vocoder, or is that only on the jp8080?
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