roland jupiter 8 / what to replace

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roland jupiter 8 / what to replace

Post by lancewail » Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:56 pm

I just put my roland jupiter 8 up for auction on ebay. :cry:
im so broke i had to. But I want to replace it with something cheaper and lighter to tote that might come close to replicating the Darker tones of the jupiter 8. looking for something that specialises in deep , warm and menacing sounds. any ideas?

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Post by alan partridge » Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:59 pm

sounds like you want a prophet 08 mate.

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Post by metrosonus » Mon Dec 10, 2007 10:04 pm

pricewise that'd be a lateral move .. but a good one. ive been contemplating getting another ex8000 and stacking it with my other one for some phat dark sounds.

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Post by Solderman » Mon Dec 10, 2007 10:40 pm

Sorry to hear it. I can get close to some JP8 sounds, especially darker tones, with my Access Virus. The Prophet 8 to me sounds brighter and a wee bit brasher.

That said, nothing quite sounds like the JP8 2 pole lowpass, imo. Not what you want to hear, I know. :(
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Post by hogberto » Tue Dec 11, 2007 9:57 pm

i'm your man. 8)

i sold my jp-8 in august.

last weekend i bought an andromeda.

i made a small profit overall.

i am very pleased. \:D/

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Post by OriginalJambo » Tue Dec 11, 2007 11:24 pm

Hope you are loving the Andromeda Hogberto. I played a Jupiter-8 briefly and wasn't particularly overwhelmed but the A6 looks like a beast.

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Post by hogberto » Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:59 am

OriginalJambo wrote:Hope you are loving the Andromeda Hogberto. I played a Jupiter-8 briefly and wasn't particularly overwhelmed but the A6 looks like a beast.
i've only spent about half an hour with it so far but it's sounding good.

the jupe was good - in many ways the ultimate polysynth, because it was so easy to find your way around. no menus, just knobs, sliders & switches. and it mostly sounded good: honest, straightforward analogue synth sounds. the arpeggiator was second to none. but it just got too old and it had to go.

the andy, well it's nowhere near as straightforward as the jupe. but the sound of it just gets me right there. it's a personal thing - for example i can listen to sounds from the prophet 08 all day and it sounds good but it doesn't particularly move me. whereas the andy - listening to demos and sounds from different sources, i find that it sends tingles up and down my spine.

it's going to be a good christmas this year :wink:

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