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I now have a JP 8000

Post by Architecture » Fri Jan 25, 2008 6:52 pm

After reading the one post on the JP 8000, I was like "shoot, ive always wanted one". So yesterday, I snagged on on ebay with a hardcase for 550 dollars. I can't wait to make some supersaws on that thing, since im going through this trance phase right now.

With a Micron, JP-8000, EMX-1, and an Evolver, I'll be unstoppable, and probably won't be buying anything till the Linndrumm II comes out.

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Post by The Cancer Years » Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:13 pm

I was pricing them for a bit, and 550 wirth the case is a pretty damn good deal.


I have always been curious about these but never got to play one.
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Post by Architecture » Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:16 pm

I figured since the old Virus synths cost almost nearly 700-800 bucks, I might as well get the JP-8000 if I want to do 90's esque trance with it, among many other things. It has the character im looking for soundwise.

It will also be used for my EBM futurepop work. Only thing that kind of gets me down is the 2 part multitimberal part, otherwise it will be lots of fun!

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Post by The Cancer Years » Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:27 pm

I played a virus at GC and it was like trying to fly a plane with no experience. I coudln't figure the damn thing out.


if you get a chance post some demos I'd be interested to hear it.
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Post by Analogue Crazy » Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:28 pm

Congrats on the JP-8000. That is one of my all-time favorite synths. I have owned two over the years and its the core of my live setup. Wonderful instrument.
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Post by Alex E » Sat Jan 26, 2008 3:49 am

The JP-8000 is awesome. It sounds awesome. Some of the best leads and ambient sfx ever. You're gonna have a lot of fun.soon. I've already made 4+ full banks of my own sounds. It's also really good at powerful osc sync sounds. I think I'll post a demo. I said I would anyways.


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If you think you're rubbing off finger scum, it's actually a thin layer of the plastic. The JP-800 has one of the weirdest plastic coatings on it. It's really smooth but it can rub off, especially if it's been on like 150 gigs like mine had been on. :?
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Re: I now have a JP 8000

Post by crystalmsc » Sat Jan 26, 2008 6:32 am

congrats for the JP, it's one of the best looking blue synth and one of the most straight forward user interface. It has the sounds of it's own that I like.
Architecture wrote:With a Micron, JP-8000, EMX-1, and an Evolver, I'll be unstoppable, and probably won't be buying anything till the Linndrumm II comes out.
hmm, don't know why, my sense said yes :wink: those says tube, analog filter, great interface and loads of filter type in a three oscs synth. supposed to be pretty unstoppable. Well, may be until a hybrid drum machine came along 8)
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Post by hageir » Sat Jan 26, 2008 6:50 am

what's up with the jp-8000 hype nowadays?
it's price has always been like $100-$300, right?
now suddenly it's $500+?
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Post by Architecture » Sat Jan 26, 2008 7:09 am

I guess its gaining classic appeal or something. I know I want one because of its amazing supersaw section.

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Post by hageir » Sat Jan 26, 2008 7:43 am

Architecture wrote:I guess its gaining classic appeal or something. I know I want one because of its amazing supersaw section.
yeah, I guess it's time has come...
AND THE SH-101's TIME IS f**k OVER!!!!


bring those prices down baby!! :lol: :lol:
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Post by crystalmsc » Sat Jan 26, 2008 8:08 am

Architecture wrote:I guess its gaining classic appeal or something. I know I want one because of its amazing supersaw section.
yes, that and the feedback osc to me. it made the JP a unique lead synth.
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Post by Architecture » Sat Jan 26, 2008 8:13 am

Alot of "Trance Producers" have been squakin about how the JP 8000 still cannot be touched by the Virus or any of the new synths that have the supersaw feature on it. They claim that it has the most appealing supersaw sound of them all. That could be another reason.

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Post by Box » Sat Jan 26, 2008 3:44 pm

Congrats! I've always wanted a JP-8000; was actually planning on getting it for a first synth until I found the Ion. Maybe one of these days once I fall into a pile of money I'll buy it a long with all these other synths I want. :P
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Post by i_watch_stars » Sun Jan 27, 2008 4:50 am

Architecture wrote:Alot of "Trance Producers" have been squakin about how the JP 8000 still cannot be touched by the Virus or any of the new synths that have the supersaw feature on it. They claim that it has the most appealing supersaw sound of them all. That could be another reason.
Its true. The SuperSaw is the most lush single waveform yet created, IMO.

I have the RADIAS, SuperNova 2, Virus and Nord Lead, all considered "trance synths" that people like to make leads with. However, it takes 10 bowls to amount to the fatness of 1 bowl of SuperSaw.

For example, I recently made phat trance lead on my RADIAS. I had to use the OSC level unison mode (5 saws) plus another detuned saw for OSC 2, plus a 5 voice global unison mode for a grand total of 30 saws.

I then made another similar trance lead on my trusty JP-8080. I used 1 SuperSaw and 1 pulse for OSC 2 with PWM (equating to essentially 2 detuned pulses) for a total of 7 saws and 2 pulses. This lead sounded basically the same amount of fatness at 30 saws, and still had the 10 voice polyphony of the JP (no unison used).

Oh and also the JP has the most analog filter of the VAs.
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Post by Alex E » Sun Jan 27, 2008 6:14 am

i_watch_stars wrote:
Architecture wrote:Alot of "Trance Producers" have been squakin about how the JP 8000 still cannot be touched by the Virus or any of the new synths that have the supersaw feature on it. They claim that it has the most appealing supersaw sound of them all. That could be another reason.
Its true. The SuperSaw is the most lush single waveform yet created, IMO.

I have the RADIAS, SuperNova 2, Virus and Nord Lead, all considered "trance synths" that people like to make leads with. However, it takes 10 bowls to amount to the fatness of 1 bowl of SuperSaw.

For example, I recently made phat trance lead on my RADIAS. I had to use the OSC level unison mode (5 saws) plus another detuned saw for OSC 2, plus a 5 voice global unison mode for a grand total of 30 saws.

I then made another similar trance lead on my trusty JP-8080. I used 1 SuperSaw and 1 pulse for OSC 2 with PWM (equating to essentially 2 detuned pulses) for a total of 7 saws and 2 pulses. This lead sounded basically the same amount of fatness at 30 saws, and still had the 10 voice polyphony of the JP (no unison used).

Oh and also the JP has the most analog filter of the VAs.
Yes, the super saw is great. I have about 1 bank with just supersaw sounds in it. And it makes some lovely strings and pads.

I also agree with it having very nice filters. I have yet to hear a digital filter as nice sounding as those.

The Roland engineers put a lot of time and effort into this instrument and it really shows. We got nice little features like the ribbon controller, those awesome filters, the 3 unique waveforms and the ability to change the tone of the saw wave to help it imitate other synthesizers... They did a really good job.
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