The king returns

Perfect "ACB" recreation of original legendary Roland JUPITER-8 synthesizer.

 

Features

Named after the King of Planets, there are few synthesizers in history more legendary than the Roland JUPITER-8. Introduced in 1980 as the ultimate polyphonic and programmable live performance Synthesizer, the Roland JUPITER-8 is capable of some of the richest, most powerful tones and textures imaginable. Powered by Roland's game-changing ACB (Analog Circuit Behavior) Modeling, the Roland JUPITER-8 software synthesizer is a perfect recreation of a legend, capable of the same incredibly smooth pads, earth-shaking basses, and emotional leads as its hardware counterpart, now available to the world through Roland Cloud!

  • Perfect "ACB" recreation of original legendary Roland JUPITER-8 Synthesizer
  • Up to 8 voices polyphony (based on computer power)
  • Full hardware control of all functions available by USB connection to Roland SYSTEM-8 Synthesizer
  • Serves as computer-based editor for JUPITER-8 PLUG OUT (pre-loaded in Roland SYSTEM-8 Synthesizer)
  • VST and AU compatible

Respecting Royalty

Only through our breakthrough ACB (Analog Circuit Behavior) Modeling could Roland revist this ruler of all synths. With the Roland Jupiter-8 Software Synthesizer, every sound and performance element of this polyphonic powerhouse has been recreated with meticulous attention to detail. From the richness of the JP-8's 16 analog oscillators to the incredibly-smooth 2 or 4-pole resonant filters, from cross modulation to oscillator sync, every parameter is present, and every sonic nuance has been respected. Just play the Jupiter-8 Software Synth for 5 minutes and you'll quickly understand why the original has been heard on chart-topping tracks by icons including Jean Michel Jarre, Duran Duran, Depeche Mode, Tears For Fears, Thomas Dolby, Underworld, and more.


PLUG OUT to the Roland SYSTEM-8

Taking your creative experience to the next level, Roland's innovative PLUG OUT functionality used in combination with the powerhouse AIRA SYSTEM-8 hardware synthesizer opens up a world of new possibilities. USB-connect the SYSTEM-8 hardware to your computer and enjoy inspiring one-knob-per-function sound-shaping and performance control of the JUPITER-8 soft-synth running in your DAW (the SYSTEM-8 can also serve as a high resolution AUDIO and MIDI Interface for your computer!). When it's time to perform, PLUG OUT transfers the JUPITER-8 synth and all your settings to the SYSTEM-8 hardware- Roland reliablity and no computer needed!

Specifications

Specifications

Maximum Polyphony 8 voice
LFO Waveform (SINE, TRIANGLE, SAW, SQUARE, RND1, RND2)
Rate
Delay Time
KEY TRIGGER (ON, OFF)
TRIGGER ENVELOPE (ON, OFF)
VCO Modulation Modulation (VCO-1, BOTH, VCO-2)
LFO Modulation Depth
ENV-1 Modulation Depth
Pulse Width Modulation(PWM)
Pulse Width Modulation(PWM) Switch (MANUAL, LFO, ENV1+, ENV1-, ENV1+, ENV1-)
VCO-1 Waveform (SAW, PWM, TRIANGLE, SINE, SQUARE, NOISE)
Range (64', 32', 16', 8', 4', 2')
Cross Modulation
VCO-2 Waveform(SAW, PWM, TRIANGLE, SINE, SQUARE, NOISE)
Range (64', 32', 16', 8', 4', 2')
Oscillator Sync
Source Mixer VCO-1 Level
VCO-2 Level
HPF Cutoff Frequency
VCF Cutoff Frequency
Resonance
Slope (-24 dB, -18 dB, -12 dB)
ENV Modulation Depth
ENV Modulation Switch (ENV-1, ENV-2)
LFO Modulation Depth
Key Follow
Velocity Sense
VCA Level
LFO Modulation Depth
Velocity Sense
ENV-1(VCF) Attack Time
Decay Time
Sustain Level
Release Time
Key Follow (On/Off)
ENV-2 (VCF/VCA) Attack Time
Decay Time
Sustain Level
Release Time
Key Follow (On/Off)
Effect Type (OVERDRIVE, DISTORTION, METAL, FUZZ, CRUSHER, PHASER)
TONE
DEPTH
Delay/Chorus Type (DELAY, PANNING DELAY, CHORUS 1, CHORUS 2, FLANGER, DELAY + CHORUS)
TIME
LEVEL
Reverb Type (AMBIENCE, ROOM, HALL 1, HALL 2, PLATE, MODULATION)
TIME
LEVEL
Controller BEND SENS PITCH
BEND SENS FILTER
MOD SENS PITCH
MOD SENS FILTER
PORTAMENTO
LEGATO (ON, OFF)
BEND RANGE
BEND GAIN (1, 2, 3, 4)
TEMPO SYNC (ON, OFF)
KEY ASSIGN (POLY, MONO, UNISON)
KEY HOLD (ON, OFF)
OCTAVE (-3, -2, -1, 0, +1, +2, +3)
CONDITION
Arpeggio Arpeggio Mode (UP, DOWN, U&D, RND)
Arpeggio Range (1, 2, 3, 4)
Tune 430 Hz--450 Hz
Plug-Out Hardware SYSTEM-8
Plug-In Formats VSTi 2.4 (32 bits, 64 bits) * Windows only
VSTi 3.6 (32 bits, 64 bits)
AU
Sampling Frequency 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz
Patches Preset: 64
 

System Requirements (macOS™)

Operating System macOS™ 10.10.5 or later
Host Application VST instruments (VSTi) version: VST 3.6 compatible
Audio Units (AU) version: V2 Audio Units compatible
PLUG-OUT Hardware SYSTEM-8
CPU Intel®  Core™ i5 or better (Quad-core CPU recommended)
RAM 4 GB or more
Hard Disk 100 MB or more
Display resolution and Colors 1280 x 800 dots or higher, 16.7 million colors or more
Other You'll need Internet connectivity to activate this software.
The SYSTEM-8 driver must be installed on your computer to connect this software to the SYSTEM-8.

System Requirements (Windows®)

Operating System1 Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1
Microsoft® Windows® 8/8.1
Microsoft® Windows® 10
Incompatible with Windows® RT, Windows® Phone or virtual machines such as Hyper-V, Virtual PC.
Host Application VST instruments (VSTi) version: VST 2.4/3.6 compatible
PLUG-OUT Hardware SYSTEM-8
CPU Intel®  Core™ i5 or better (Quad-core CPU recommended)
RAM 4 GB or more
Hard Disk 100 MB or more
Display resolution and Colors 1280 x 800 dots or higher, 24 bits Full Color or more
Other You'll need Internet connectivity to activate this software.
You'll need Adobe Reader (available free of charge) in order to read the online help.
The SYSTEM-8 driver must be installed on your computer to connect this software to the SYSTEM-8.


1. Although Roland has tested numerous configurations and has determined that on average, a computer system similar to that described above will permit normal operation of the PLUG-OUT SOFTWARE SYNTHESIZER, Roland cannot guarantee that a given computer can be used satisfactorily with the PLUG-OUT SOFTWARE SYNTHESIZER based solely on the fact that it meets the above requirements. This is because there are too many other variables that may influence the processing environment, including differences in motherboard design and the particular combination of other devices involved.

2. This Software Synthesizer cannot be plugged-out to SYSTEM-1 or SYSTEM-1m hardware.
If the JUPITER-8 is already plugged-out to one of the plug-out destinations of SYSTEM-8 hardware, you cannot plug-out a new instance.

A SYSTEM-8 Hardware synthesizer is not required to use this instrument in your DAW, but is required for this software synthesizer to plug-out to a hardware synthesizer.

Microsoft Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
VST is a trademark and software of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH. 

Support

Jupiter-8 Software Synthesizer Owner's Manual (English)

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