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Re: Roland Boutique

Post by garranimal » Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:16 pm

I remember seeing that a long time ago.

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Re: Roland Boutique

Post by Jabberwalky » Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:39 pm

desmond wrote:
Jabberwalky wrote:Probably full analog. This is how Roland has always viewed this stuff. "Boutique" or something that only appeals to a small and specialized demographic.
6 pure analog voices (including 12 oscillators, 12 EGs, 6 filters) in something that small?
It's possible. The entire Sub37 synth board is about 5"x6". It could easily be stacked. We'll see. I probably can't afford whatever it is anyway.

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Re: Roland Boutique

Post by desmond » Wed Sep 16, 2015 8:48 pm

Jabberwalky wrote:It's possible. The entire Sub37 synth board is about 5"x6". It could easily be stacked.
The Sub37 is two voices, and is paraphonic so only one filter, one set of EG's etc... so that's significantly less circuitry...
Yes, the EGs could be digital all one one chip, but even so - is there any real analog 6-voice polysynths out there in small, desktop cases? The most I've seen is four voices...

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Re: Roland Boutique

Post by Jabberwalky » Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:44 pm

If an Ambika (6voices) can fit into a small box with all through hole components, I'm sure Roland could pull it off if they wanted to.

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Re: Roland Boutique

Post by Stab Frenzy » Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:26 am

Jabberwalky wrote:If an Ambika (6voices) can fit into a small box with all through hole components, I'm sure Roland could pull it off if they wanted to.
Yep. And to be honest I wouldn't be surprised if they worked with Olivier on this, in the same way that they worked with Josh from Malekko with the new System 500 Euro stuff.

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Re: Roland Boutique

Post by Kidney05 » Thu Sep 17, 2015 2:19 pm

http://forums.rolandclan.com/viewtopic.php?f=56&t=50119

This guy had it about right in April... if we're to believe him, they're analog modeling.

I'm ok with this though, the TR-8 sounds great, and the SH-101 plug out is on point as well.

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Re: Roland Boutique

Post by desmond » Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:32 am

Kidney05 wrote:This guy had it about right in April... if we're to believe him, they're analog modeling.
If it's an evolution of the Aira tech, and they're modelling the old Roland polys in the same detail as the SH;s they've been doing, I'm all for it.

Particularly if there are plugin versions of these as well... (although the custom hardware, as opposed to a new generic System-2) would suggest probably not...

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Re: Roland Boutique

Post by Jabberwalky » Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:10 pm

Just tried the Jdxa in a store yesterday. Wasn't really a fan. Looks aside, the analog section was incredibly non-descript. It's cool that they're doing it I guess, but it needs more character.

So they have incredibly accurate VA stuff, and true analog on the market simultaneously. They could go any direction.

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Re: Roland Boutique

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Re: Roland Boutique

Post by Stab Frenzy » Sun Sep 20, 2015 12:31 am

Should have screencapped it before they took it down again.

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Re: Roland Boutique

Post by MyKeyZ » Sun Sep 20, 2015 12:39 am

What I was able to capture before they were taken down...

http://s281.photobucket.com/user/NEOREV ... s.png.html

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They're going for $300, except the JP-08 is $400 and optional 25 keybed is $100

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Re: Roland Boutique

Post by Percivale » Sun Sep 20, 2015 1:29 am

Optional keybed..

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Re: Roland Boutique

Post by megamanx » Sun Sep 20, 2015 1:33 am

so they are interchangeable modules that attache to a keyboard. Pretty cool, sort of what I had pictured the reface was going to be like.

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Re: Roland Boutique

Post by fh991586 » Sun Sep 20, 2015 1:55 am

No arpeggiator on the JU-08! :(
Roland JP-08 Synthesizer Module
The legendary Jupiter-8 synth is back - as a limited-edition module no bigger than a book. Part of the Roland Boutique series, the JP-08 is all about hands-on control and that iconic Jupiter sound. With an array of 36 knobs and sliders from the original Jupiter-8 front panel, the 4-voice JP-08 is highly programmable and encourages sonic experimentation, especially with the built-in speaker and battery operation. Using Roland's acclaimed Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) technology the JP-08 faithfully reproduces the original Jupiter-8 sounds and adds a few new twists in the form of extra LFOs and expanded VCO range. You can even slide the JP-08 into the K-25m keyboard unit (not included) for a self-contained, go-anywhere synth experience.

Huge Synth. Small Package.
The Jupiter-8 was a big synth in every way; physically imposing with loads of knobs and sliders, and most importantly, a huge sound. The JP-08 retains the big sound of the Jupiter-8 but shrinks everything else - including the price - into a module measuring under 12" across.

Hands-on control
With such an expressive sound engine, you'll want to shape the sounds to match your mood. With 36 of the original parameters accessible from the front panel, the JP-08 is all about hands-on control, and even users of the Jupiter-8 will quickly feel at home as the user interface and programming 'feel' is highly reminiscent of the original.

New Sound-Shaping Options
Even though the JP-08 is an authentic recreation of the Jupiter-8, Roland also included a few extras. The JP-08 adds several new waveforms to the original architecture, including TRI and NOISE for the LFO and SIN for VCO-1, and both VCOs have an expanded range for even more sound shaping potential.

Develop Your Ideas with a 16-Step Sequencer
The onboard 16-step sequencer is a sonic scratchpad that lets you try out new ideas without bringing lots of gear - it can even be used without a keyboard. And if there's no keyboard connected, the ribbon controller lets you preview the sound, making it an ideal way to program patches quickly and easily.

Optional K-25m Keyboard Unit
The JP-08 works especially well with the K-25m, an optional 25-key velocity sensitive keyboard that takes your music making to the next level. Once docked in the keyboard, the module's front panel adjusts to three positions for convenient access to the knobs and sliders.

Chain Mode
One of the killer features of the original Jupiter-8 was its ability to create huge pads, splits and layers using its 8 voices of polyphony. The JP-08 features a chain mode that allows you to connect two JP-08 modules using the MIDI ports and create one, 8-voice synthesizer, just like the original. Adding additional modules adds another 4 voices of polyphony with each module. This is especially great when controlling the JP-08 from a larger external keyboard. You can even edit the sound from the master module and control both units. Great for real-time filter sweeps and LFO effects.

Battery or USB Bus Power
Some of the best music is made away from the studio, so the Roland Boutique series runs on 4 x AA batteries, ready for when inspiration strikes. Alternatively, you can power the JP-08 via USB bus power.

USB Audio Interface for Direct Recording Into Your DAW
The built-in USB port also functions as a high-quality 24bit, 44.1 kHz audio interface, for a fast, simple and reliable way of recording directly to your DAW application. You can keep your favorite patches and sequencer patterns safe too, via the USB data backup function.

Features:
- Ultra-compact recreation of the iconic Jupiter-8 synthesizer
- Retains the feel, sound, character and user interface of the original
- 36 of the original synth parameters controllable from the front panel
- Adds several additions not found on the original Jupiter-8, including extra waveforms, expanded VCO range
- Chain mode allows two JP-08 to function as one 8-voice module
- Highly portable for mobile music making
- High-quality construction with metal front panel
- Dual ribbon controllers for pitch bend, modulation, and sound preview
- Battery-operated (4xAA) or USB powered
- 24 bit/ 44.1 kHz stereo IN/OUT USB audio interface
- Built-in 0.5W mini-speaker for instant enjoyment
- Compatible with optional K-25m keyboard unit
Available for sale:
-Chamber of Sounds Jupiter III (mk1) & Jupiter T (mk1)
-The Complete DX7- Howard Massey (with original enclosed sounds on soft disks)

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Re: Roland Boutique

Post by fh991586 » Sun Sep 20, 2015 1:57 am

Roland JU-06 Synthesizer Module
The limited-edition Roland JU-06 is an authentic recreation of the iconic Juno-106 synthesizer. Sometimes described as one of the last great synths of the analog era, the Juno-106 became a favorite thanks to its warm sounds and instant sound-shaping ability. The new 4-voice JU-06 module continues this approach, with 23 parameters controllable via the front panel and that classic Juno sound -- complete with the much-loved Juno chorus effect. There are some new additions too, including a faster LFO and continuously variable hi-pass filter (HPF). You can even slide the JU-06 into the K-25m keyboard unit (not included) for a self-contained, go-anywhere synth experience.

Big Sound. Small package.
The Juno-106 is sometimes described as one of the last great synths of the analog era, and it became a firm favorite thanks to its distinctive, warm sounds and instant sound shaping ability. The new JU-06 module has all of the sonic character of the original, with accurate reproduction of the entire sound set including the classic Juno strings and the much-loved Juno chorus effect.

Hands-On Control for Instant Programming
The original Juno-106 was a great way to learn about synthesis, as each stage of the sound creation process was clearly laid out on the front panel, with lots of sliders for instant sound-shaping and experimentation. And that's still the case with the JU-06, which features 23 knobs and sliders from the original -- all inviting you to start tweaking and creating your own customized version of this legendary sound engine.

Additional Sound-Shaping Options
Like the other members of the Boutique range, Roland also added a few subtle improvements that weren't found on the original models. The JU-06 gains a faster LFO and a continuously variable hi-pass filter (HPF) resulting in a super-smooth sound.

Develop Your Ideas with a 16-Step Sequencer
The onboard 16-step sequencer is a sonic scratchpad that lets you try out new ideas without bringing lots of gear -- it can even be used without a keyboard. And if there's no keyboard connected, the ribbon controller lets you preview the sound, making it an ideal way to program patches quickly and easily.

Optional K-25m Keyboard Unit
The JU-06 works especially well with the K-25m, an optional 25-key velocity sensitive keyboard that takes your music making to the next level. Once docked in the keyboard, the module's front panel adjusts to three positions for convenient access to the knobs and sliders.

Chain Mode
The original Juno-106 was famous for big lush sounds created by its 6 oscillators/voices. The JU-06 features a chain mode that allows you to connect two JU-06 modules using the MIDI ports and create one, 8-voice synthesizer. Adding additional modules adds another 4 voices of polyphony with each module. This is especially great when controlling the JU-08 from a larger external keyboard. You can even edit the sound from the master module and control both units. Great for real-time filter sweeps and envelope adjustments.

Battery or USB Bus power
Some of the best music is made away from the studio, so the Roland Boutique series runs on 4xAA batteries, ready for when inspiration strikes. Alternatively, you can power the JU-06 via USB bus power.

USB audio interface for direct recording into your DAW
The built-in USB port also functions as a high-quality 24bit, 44.1 kHz audio interface, for a fast, simple and reliable way of recording directly to your DAW application. You can keep your favorite patches and sequencer patterns safe too, via the USB data backup function.

Features:
- Ultra-compact recreation of the iconic Juno-106 synthesizer
- Retains the feel, sound character and user interface of the original
- 23 of the original synth parameters controllable from the front panel
- Adds several additions not found on the original Juno-106, including a faster LFO and continuously variable HPF
- Chain mode allows two JU-06 to function as one 8-voice module
- Highly portable for mobile music making
- High-quality construction with metal front panel
- Dual ribbon controllers for pitch bend, modulation, and sound preview
- Battery-operated (4xAA) or USB powered
- 24 bit/ 44.1 kHz stereo IN/OUT USB audio interface
- Built-in 0.5W mini-speaker for instant enjoyment
- Compatible with optional K-25m keyboard unit
Available for sale:
-Chamber of Sounds Jupiter III (mk1) & Jupiter T (mk1)
-The Complete DX7- Howard Massey (with original enclosed sounds on soft disks)

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