jupiter-4 vs promars ?

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jupiter-4 vs promars ?

Post by laserboy » Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:54 pm

i have a chance to get both of them and i have to make a fast decision..
i read that the promars is just a monophonic Jupiter-4..is it like this or does the promars has more its own personality? are they very similar or diefferent in using? from the asthetic point i would prefer maybe the promars also because its little bit smaller...

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Post by Solderman » Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:02 pm

I don't own either, but the review at bluesynth.com says the Promars has 2 VCO's for its voice instead of one and a way-cool Modulation bus CV input, but that the JP4 still has more character, and its unison mode would actually be 4 oscillators instead of 2. Promars also has no stereo chorus.
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Post by clubbedtodeath » Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:09 pm

Buyer's guide forum.

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Post by laserboy » Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:11 am

well its not only about buying..
its more about the differences or similarities..

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Post by hfinn » Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:17 am

But it's a VS thread and those are clearly stated to be posted in the buyers guide section...

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Post by devetron » Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:24 am

Analogue Crazy sold off his Promars in favor of the JP-4 apparently with no regrets. I'm sure he'll show up on this thread to help you out in 5.....4.....3.....2.....

I think the Jupiter 4 is the solid choice.

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Post by Stab Frenzy » Thu Dec 13, 2007 2:35 am

Analogue Crazy had a Promars? Why didn't he ever tell anyone?

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Post by OriginalJambo » Thu Dec 13, 2007 2:51 am

Stab Frenzy wrote:Analogue Crazy had a Promars? Why didn't he ever tell anyone?
He did. In fact he used to tell us how awesome it was on a regular basis if I remember correctly.

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Post by Analogue Crazy » Thu Dec 13, 2007 6:29 pm

Yes i indeed had a Promars and it was great. It was like a 'monophonic JP-4' but i thought it had its own unique personallity. Sure, it uses identical VCO's but it has a second VCO which is what the JP-4 lacks. Employ the second VCO to sounds and you will find that the Promars has its own character.

The Jupiter-4 does sound similar. I prefer the JP-4 because of the Polyphony and Arpeggiator. The Unison modes are at least twice as fat as a Promars so i would say the JP-4 is the fattest sounding out of the two. The Promars sounds fatter than a JP-4 in Poly mode though.
Here are good and bad points about the two 'Compuphonics':

JUPITER-4

Good Points
- 4 voice Polyphonic
- 2 Unison modes which sound huge
- Great sounding stereo chorous effect
- Wonderful arpeggiator with Ramdom mode

Bad Points
- Weighs more than a Promars
- Not as reliable as a Promars
- VERY tempremental - has a mind of its own
- Drifts out of tune often
- c**p interface

PROMARS

Good Points
- Easier to move around than the Jupiter-4
- Dual VCO sounds
- Can tune each VCO
- Presets often sound better due to the extra VCO
- Stable tuning and good reliabillity (better than a JP-4)
- CV/Gate as standard

Bad Points
- No appegiator or chorus
- Only monophonic
- Only one set of controlls for both VCO's.

For me the Jupiter-4 is the winner. It may be more unreliable but is capable of a wider variety of sounds. If you have the oppertunity to purchuse both together, do it. They are both amazing synths and have thier own personallities. I miss my Promars a little bit. It does sound fairly different.

Hope this helped. :D
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Post by laserboy » Thu Dec 13, 2007 6:38 pm

yes it helped me as i know that im going to get both....

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Post by Analogue Crazy » Thu Dec 13, 2007 6:45 pm

You are very lucky. Both the JP-4 and Promars are very rare and hard to find. If you ever need any tips, just ask. I know both these synths like the back of my hand.
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Post by laserboy » Thu Dec 13, 2007 8:40 pm

okay..the jupiter 4 will cost me 650 €..is that too much?
i also want to put a Cv or midikit inside the jupiter ..is the kenton a good solution ?

i could maybe also run it through my Tr808 trigger?

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Post by neandrewthal » Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:12 pm

OriginalJambo wrote:
Stab Frenzy wrote:Analogue Crazy had a Promars? Why didn't he ever tell anyone?
He did. In fact he used to tell us how awesome it was on a regular basis if I remember correctly.
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Post by laserboy » Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:15 pm

the promars looks so beautiful..i think i will work with the jupiter-4 and put the promars in my living room as decoration...

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Post by maindeglorie » Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:06 am

laserboy wrote:the promars looks so beautiful..i think i will work with the jupiter-4 and put the promars in my living room as decoration...
I'll hunt you down and kill you if you do that to the Promars. :)

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