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  • It's here and its FREE!!!!!! Roland Jupiter Synth Legends collection

    http://www.keyboardmag.com/article/r...lection/150071





    download now ! ladys!!





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    So Roland has unveiled a bunch of free sounds for the Jupiter-80 and Jupiter-50 synths that are meant to emulate their classic instruments.



    They have even gone so far as to release comparison videos, that compare, for example, sound for sound, an original Jupiter-8 sound with the corresponding patch on the Jupiter-80.



    I can't speak for the other videos, but I just spent five minutes watching the Jupiter-8 comparison video. I know from personal experience how challenging it can be to try and create virtually identical patches on two different instruments. That being said, about all this video did was to convince me I really want to have a Jupiter-8 someday. While a few of the comparisons are spot on, many are not, and I distinctly hear the difference between the true analog synthesizer and its digital re-creation. This is more than simply saying the two sounds are not identical - personally, I hear how they've tried to re-create the same feel, and it simply doesn't work. Out-of-phase oscillators on the Jupiter-8 sometimes simply sound like a chorus effect applied on the Jupiter-80.



    I have never consider myself to be an "analog purist," but after listening to this video, perhaps I am more of a purist than I thought I was. That being said, the sounds on the Jupiter-80 are very listenable, usable, and musical in their own right, and could probably effectively emulate a vintage Jupiter-8 when used in a mix. Some of them do sound very close. But, to be fair, so could any number of other instruments, both hardware and software. Bottom line - for me, at least, you're not going to get rid of a craving for a real Jupiter-8 by purchasing a Jupiter-80 and downloading this free sound set. Not having a Jupiter-80 or 50 I may not watch the other videos, especially since I don't anticipate owning one soon - they're just too pricey for me.






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    • #3
      Trust me as a current Jupiter 50 owner this is a very good thing. The synth's current patches are very average and I have to tweak them constantly to erase the vanilla. I love the keyboard and it is a great gigging board but it does sound just OK. This is to compete with the Kronos.

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      • #4
        I can get closer to those Jupiter 8 sounds with my Arturia V Collection 2 (Jupiter 8V) than the Jupiter 80 apparently can -- which is a little surprising. Until I saw that video, I just assumed that the 80 would do a better job.



        The Jupiter 80 doesn't sound bad really, just very digital.



        Also, the JP 80 does a better job of emulating the Juno 106 than the Jupiter 8, IMO. Again, not bad, but not a replacement for analog either.



        I still think it would have been a lot better if Roland had actually constructed separate dedicated virtual modelers of their classic synths inside the Jupiter 80 -- complete with an interface mapped to a dedicated control surface -- and given it a 16 track sequencer on top of that. That would have made it more competitive with Kronos.



        As it is, I still scratch my head over the JP-80 every time I sit down and play one.
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        • #5
          It is great it is FREE, specially if you were spending money thinking this is an actual dedicated synth engine designed to emulate the JP 8's oscillators. It is NOT.

          But if you already own a JP80 or 50, YES! Free stuff is good and it may breath new life to your keyboard.









          Quote Originally Posted by keybdwizrd
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          I can't speak for the other videos, but I just spent five minutes watching the Jupiter-8 comparison video. I know from personal experience how challenging it can be to try and create virtually identical patches on two different instruments. That being said, about all this video did was to convince me I really want to have a Jupiter-8 someday. While a few of the comparisons are spot on, many are not, and I distinctly hear the difference between the true analog synthesizer and its digital re-creation. This is more than simply saying the two sounds are not identical - personally, I hear how they've tried to re-create the same feel, and it simply doesn't work. Out-of-phase oscillators on the Jupiter-8 sometimes simply sound like a chorus effect applied on the Jupiter-80.



          I have never consider myself to be an "analog purist," but after listening to this video, perhaps I am more of a purist than I thought I was. That being said, the sounds on the Jupiter-80 are very listenable, usable, and musical in their own right, and could probably effectively emulate a vintage Jupiter-8 when used in a mix. Some of them do sound very close. But, to be fair, so could any number of other instruments, both hardware and software. Bottom line - for me, at least, you're not going to get rid of a craving for a real Jupiter-8 by purchasing a Jupiter-80 and downloading this free sound set. Not having a Jupiter-80 or 50 I may not watch the other videos, especially since I don't anticipate owning one soon - they're just too pricey for me.




          I listened to this video on my studio speakers.

          That comparison was painful.



          Here it is a funny thing: In the minute 30, I can feel the low frequencies on my desk, with my elbows, with the JP 8 patch. But I don't feel anything with the JP 80 version.





          Maybe one or two ALMOST sounded kinda like the original, but a 95% of them were noticeably different.

          Really bad work, Roland.



          I fully agree:








          ... could probably effectively emulate a vintage Jupiter-8 when used in a mix



          Indeed.








          Bottom line - for me, at least, you're not going to get rid of a craving for a real Jupiter-8 by purchasing a Jupiter-80 and downloading this free sound set.



          Word.



          And this:











          Quote Originally Posted by zoink
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          I still think it would have been a lot better if Roland had actually constructed separate dedicated virtual modelers of their classic synths inside the Jupiter 80 -- complete with an interface mapped to a dedicated control surface -- and given it a 16 track sequencer on top of that. That would have made it more competitive with Kronos.




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          • #6
            I really don't think it was a good idea to make some comparisons becuase you can really BIg Time tell the diferance.



            This is really suprising becuase its like saying look diferent they sound??!! even doe its called a Roland juppiter 80!



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            • #7
              Guys this is a good thing for the musician who can only have one board. These are capable machines and the sounds are close. I for one am excited as long as I can add the sounds without removing any of the original patches, tones, or live sets. This will curve my GAS for vintage Roland synths.

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              • #8
                Yeah, doesn't sound very jupitery.



                There are good sounds(especially on other packs) though, but as an emulations they are strangely rough approximations. Some of them were almost completely different sounds. Some of the new versions sounded better in my ears though. Perhaps in some cases the designer wanted to use the possibilities of this instrument for the sake of the sound at hands, instead of completely puristic(or as puristic as possible) approach.



                I think, that in the name of honesty, it was great move from Roland to make the comparison. Not necessarily to prove their similarity, but to demonstrate the differences. Perhaps its better to hear it from Roland, than others.



                hmmm...it doesn't seem to have all the samples from D-50? Why not include them in the package? (4 partials vs 3 in jupiter-80?)
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                • #9






                  Quote Originally Posted by DJ RAZZ
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                  I for one am excited as long as I can add the sounds without removing any of the original patches, tones, or live sets. This will curve my GAS for vintage Roland synths.




                  I suppose that a jp80 user has created some own livesets and tones. At least I did in the last 10 months since I own it. Adding those new sounds is impossible without overwriting some existing.

                  Hence, even loading everything at once is cumbersome since there are two usb sticks required because the whole package is saved as a backup and Roland didn't find a way to give us the ability to name the backups. So, first one has to save his user backup and then put a new usb stick with the synth legends collection into the keyboard and load everything at once.

                  Do I need to say that the user is required to turn the keyboard off while sticking a usb stick in or out.

                  I'll try those new sounds later but I'm really not impatient to try them out when I think about how many annoying steps are required to do such basically simple file operations which Roland made harder than shooting a man on the moon.

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                  • #10
                    That makes that hard for live use. Bummer

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                    • #11
                      I listened to the demo Michael posted, earlier today, the key tracking was off and the EQ on the J80 way brighter so adjusting those on the J80 patches would help clean them up.



                      You could just buy a MINIAK and be done, it does some mean Analog sounds as it has 8 independent voice A/D processors plus another on effects making it a kindoff hybrid although its mainly digital generation it does seem to treat each channel and effect as a seperate final analog path ;-)
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                      • #12






                        Quote Originally Posted by sani
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                        I suppose that a jp80 user has created some own livesets and tones. At least I did in the last 10 months since I own it. Adding those new sounds is impossible without overwriting some existing.

                        Hence, even loading everything at once is cumbersome since there are two usb sticks required because the whole package is saved as a backup and Roland didn't find a way to give us the ability to name the backups. So, first one has to save his user backup and then put a new usb stick with the synth legends collection into the keyboard and load everything at once.

                        Do I need to say that the user is required to turn the keyboard off while sticking a usb stick in or out.

                        I'll try those new sounds later but I'm really not impatient to try them out when I think about how many annoying steps are required to do such basically simple file operations which Roland made harder than shooting a man on the moon.




                        Sounds like the way you add USB sound patches on then GAIA. File managment is using folders on your PC and other tricks on the machine to make new sets per pen drive if you do not have the editor.
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                        • #13
                          overall sounds pretty good, useful for sure.

                          Hope to hear/see someone with an integra 7 running these patches soon.
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                          • #14
                            Sani, making regular backups is a good thing. Its really not that complicated. Back your stuff to a $3 USB stick, load the legacy collection from another $3 stick. Yes you have to power off the Jupiter to reboot. Maybe your mommie will help you?



                            Its a nice collection, a little too much TB303/techno sound stuff for my tastes. Some of the J106 patches are extremely close to what's coming from the JU80. No cassettes required!



                            Good stuff, thanks Roland

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                            • #15
                              No download versions for integra 7....will it come out?
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