Favorite use of the Jupiter 8

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Favorite use of the Jupiter 8

Post by VCO8 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:48 am

Which of your favorite songs/albums prominently features the Roland Jupiter 8?


First one that came to mind:

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Re: Favorite use of the Jupiter 8

Post by antilles » Thu Mar 26, 2015 3:14 am

Duran Duran -Rio
Alphaville - Forever Young
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Re: Favorite use of the Jupiter 8

Post by sentientprogram » Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:38 am

That "shreds" video killed me, hadn't seen that one yet. :lol:

I thought Duran Duran used a Jupiter 4 on "Rio?"

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Re: Favorite use of the Jupiter 8

Post by antilles » Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:01 am

sentientprogram wrote:I thought Duran Duran used a Jupiter 4 on "Rio?"
Yeah, I mean the album, not the song.

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Re: Favorite use of the Jupiter 8

Post by Bitexion » Thu Mar 26, 2015 3:46 pm

Nick Rhodes' first synthesizer was a Jupiter-8, so that was used all over all the albums.
The others were added as they made money I suppose ^^

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Re: Favorite use of the Jupiter 8

Post by gcoudert » Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:25 pm

I like Mark Kelly's (Marillion) JP8 pads.
Alphaville's 'Forever Young' album.
OMD's 'Junk culture' & 'Crush'.
Howard Jones' 'Human lib'.
French band Indochine's early albums (abysmal singing and lyrics though).

And many more...
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Re: Favorite use of the Jupiter 8

Post by Micke » Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:07 pm

Bitexion wrote:Nick Rhodes' first synthesizer was a Jupiter-8, so that was used all over all the albums.
The others were added as they made money I suppose ^^

Nope, the EDP Wasp was the first synth that Nick bought in the late '70s. As for polyphonic synths, he didn't have a Jup-8
until the second DD album, on the first album it's mostly Jupiter-4, Prophet 5 (and Crumar performer stringer).
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Re: Favorite use of the Jupiter 8

Post by Bitexion » Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:47 pm

Always trust Micke to set your facts straight :) Thanks for the correction.

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Re: Favorite use of the Jupiter 8

Post by zoomtheline » Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:53 pm

I touched nick Rhodes' jupiter 8 when it was being serviced last. Hope he does not mind.

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Re: Favorite use of the Jupiter 8

Post by Solderman » Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:11 pm

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Re: Favorite use of the Jupiter 8

Post by Bitexion » Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:21 pm

zoomtheline wrote:I touched nick Rhodes' jupiter 8 when it was being serviced last. Hope he does not mind.
As long as there was no jizz involved it's probably fine

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Re: Favorite use of the Jupiter 8

Post by gcoudert » Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:25 pm

Talk Talk - It's my life (album)
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Re: Favorite use of the Jupiter 8

Post by Micke » Fri Mar 27, 2015 3:12 pm

Talk Talk - It's My Life (1984)
Simple minds - New Gold Dream (1982)
Bryan Ferry - Avalon (1982)
Tangerine dream - White Eagle (1982)

Movie soundtracks:

Scarface (1983) - the Jup-8 was heavily used on the songs as well as some portions of the instrumental
underscore i.e. the lovely, but unreleased, "Intro theme" (the big pads on "Tony's theme" were played by Kristian Schulze on a CS-80 though).
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
The Neverending story (1984) - Arthur Barrow, Giorgio Moroder and Gary Chang were all big users of the Jupiter-8.
De Lift - d**k Maas (1983) - this horror score was entirely recorded with a Jup-8 and Juno-60.
Tenebre & Warriors of Wasteland - Goblin & Claudio Simonetti (1982 & '83)
Das Madchen Auf Der Treppe (TV score, 1982) - Tangerine dream
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