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Re: Ever been tempted to sell everything and buy a Jupiter 6

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:15 am
by GuyaGuy
solaristica wrote:Do it! You could always start over again. By the way, I played that same synth that was mentioned earlier in the thread, at Main Drag (last summer I believe)... They also had a Prophet 5 at the same time (but that lasted a couple of weeks there only). THAT was really tempting...
They have a T8 there now. At $6K, I can't say it's tempting...but it sure is awesome!

Re: Ever been tempted to sell everything and buy a Jupiter 6

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:52 am
by condit79
I've thought of this many times. It's great and nothing is quite like it.
Personally, though I'm doing really well lately with my juno6 and my cp-251. Maybe get yourself a midi/cv converter to get a way to send gates to futher push the possibilities of your prophet+cp251?

Here's a video where I use the two. Sometimes I'd almost prefer a cheaper synth CV ins to a super expensive poly...


Re: Ever been tempted to sell everything and buy a Jupiter 6

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:55 pm
by themilford
Awesome and helpful video!

The P600 has an arp input... I'll play around with this.

Re: Ever been tempted to sell everything and buy a Jupiter 6

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:12 pm
by GuyaGuy
themilford wrote:Awesome and helpful video!

The P600 has an arp input... I'll play around with this.
+1

Re: Ever been tempted to sell everything and buy a Jupiter 6

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:55 pm
by condit79
Thanks guys. I'm thinking of doing a few more things like this. Now that I have more CV gear I look at the back of every synth to see what options I have. It really opens up possibilities. I need to get some 1/8 in cables now for my minibrute to see about patching the pitch or gate out to the cv ins to see what happens then...

Re: Ever been tempted to sell everything and buy a Jupiter 6

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:14 pm
by GuyaGuy
condit79 wrote:Thanks guys. I'm thinking of doing a few more things like this. Now that I have more CV gear I look at the back of every synth to see what options I have. It really opens up possibilities. I need to get some 1/8 in cables now for my minibrute to see about patching the pitch or gate out to the cv ins to see what happens then...
Yup, I got some 1/8 to 1/4" cables specifically for playing the Minibrute with my Moog gear. Tis fun!

Re: Ever been tempted to sell everything and buy a Jupiter 6

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:16 pm
by Sexor
Having used the P600, AX60 and JP6 extensively, my conclusion is that neither the Prophet nor the Akai come close to the Roland in terms of musicality and everyday usability.

The Jupiter is like a supersized Juno-106, as in the fact that it's one big creamy sweet-spot all the time. It is my go-to synth for everything.

Re: Ever been tempted to sell everything and buy a Jupiter 6

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:19 pm
by themilford
Sexor wrote:Having used the P600, AX60 and JP6 extensively, my conclusion is that neither the Prophet nor the Akai come close to the Roland in terms of musicality and everyday usability.

The Jupiter is like a supersized Juno-106, as in the fact that it's one big creamy sweet-spot all the time. It is my go-to synth for everything.
See... THIS is why I'm even considering it. I was kinda hoping more folks would say otherwise... so I can stop all this buying and selling madness. ;-)

Re: Ever been tempted to sell everything and buy a Jupiter 6

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:28 pm
by Bitexion
And once you get your hands on a pristine JP-6, you wanna check out the JP-8 to see what all the fuzz is about. And drop another $4000 for that.

Re: Ever been tempted to sell everything and buy a Jupiter 6

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:50 pm
by themilford
Bitexion wrote:And once you get your hands on a pristine JP-6, you wanna check out the JP-8 to see what all the fuzz is about. And drop another $4000 for that.
Screw it! I'd rather pay $8000 at Main Drag... just because their so awesome and wonderful.

Re: Ever been tempted to sell everything and buy a Jupiter 6

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:11 pm
by Pro5
When they were around £1000-£1400 MAYBE but now - many for sale over £2k (not selling) so no.

And have heard so many mixed opinions about the actual sound, I think I'd like it from what I've heard but it's a big risk cash wise without being sure up front (all my other synths were gambles cos 'cheap')

Re: Ever been tempted to sell everything and buy a Jupiter 6

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:47 pm
by walkathon
solaristica wrote:Do it! You could always start over again. By the way, I played that same synth that was mentioned earlier in the thread, at Main Drag (last summer I believe)... They also had a Prophet 5 at the same time (but that lasted a couple of weeks there only). THAT was really tempting...
Yeah, something refreshing about wiping the slate clean, plus no troubles in refinding that kit again. That said, as someone else mentioned above, why not trying pairing an S612 w/ that AX60? Surprisingly inspiring combo.

Re: Ever been tempted to sell everything and buy a Jupiter 6

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:50 pm
by themilford
walkathon wrote:[

Yeah, something refreshing about wiping the slate clean, plus no troubles in refinding that kit again. That said, as someone else mentioned above, why not trying pairing an S612 w/ that AX60? Surprisingly inspiring combo.
Yeah, It would be easy to reacquire the AX60, P600, etc down the road...

Yeah, I had a S612 that didn't seem to work quite right that I sold here for cheap... I'm on the lookout for a cheap S900 or S700... since they should be a little more reliable.

Re: Ever been tempted to sell everything and buy a Jupiter 6

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:53 pm
by calaverasgrande
walkathon wrote:
solaristica wrote:Do it! You could always start over again. By the way, I played that same synth that was mentioned earlier in the thread, at Main Drag (last summer I believe)... They also had a Prophet 5 at the same time (but that lasted a couple of weeks there only). THAT was really tempting...
Yeah, something refreshing about wiping the slate clean, plus no troubles in refinding that kit again. That said, as someone else mentioned above, why not trying pairing an S612 w/ that AX60? Surprisingly inspiring combo.
dont those connect by a special cable? or is that the s900 and the AX80?

Re: Ever been tempted to sell everything and buy a Jupiter 6

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:16 am
by zoomtheline
Hold on a minute! Are mods deleting posts?
I'm sure I posted in here with a somewhat trivial pointless comment but now it's gone. Why? What is the point in deleting something like that? what are you gaining? A few lines of space?
Are only regulars allowed to join in on a joke?

What the h**l is going on with the mods here? Seriously, I like this board but sometimes I do wonder about the humour or lack of sometimes. You can't just close off people you don't like or ones that are not in your little circle.

*Awaits banning*