Jupiter-4 vs Roland Sh-2 & Jx3p vs Juno2

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Re: Jupiter-4 vs Roland Sh-2 & Jx3p vs Juno2

Post by 0e0 » Sun Nov 15, 2009 8:57 am

i would keep the jx-3p.

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Re: Jupiter-4 vs Roland Sh-2 & Jx3p vs Juno2

Post by Pro5 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:22 pm

Having now owned an SH-2 for some time, I'd say (years later) that you'd have to go some way to sound better in the VCOs than the SH-2. JP-4 is cool, 4 poly, unison, but it's a SINGLE osc with sub, vs (real) Dual oscs with sub, independent oscs that is. The JP-4 won't sound as full, rich or warm as the SH-2 when in non unison mode, and in unison mode you are stacking 4 of the exact same oscs, not 2 that can be varied in shape, pitch and a number of other interesting things in how they interact.

Though it would appear to the untrained eye that a Jupiter 4 would win easily, the SH-2 is one of 3 best mono synths ever invented, tonally and bass/punch wise. It shits all over a Juno 6/60. Its filter is not the 'famous' one but it's still very good and more than compliments the VCOs.

So, final answer after years of thinking. Keep JX-3P and SH-2 from those 4.

Obviously you've probably sold the lot by now and become an accountant, but for future readers my words are here...

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Re: Jupiter-4 vs Roland Sh-2 & Jx3p vs Juno2

Post by MarkH » Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:55 pm

Something was never right about this thread. How in the world does someone supposedly own all four synths yet have to go to a forum and ask which ones they should keep? If you own all the synths and cannot draw your own conclusion, you should sell all of them. Very few people in this world are in the same position and own all four. So how can you expect people to answer for you?

My guess is the OP never owned all four and was fishing for advice on which to buy, in a roundabout way. Otherwise he simply got in over his head.
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Re: Jupiter-4 vs Roland Sh-2 & Jx3p vs Juno2

Post by OntarioHydro » Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:32 am

Jp-4 beats any synth in a shootout besides maybe a perfectly tuned oberheim 8 voice

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