Roland ships Jupiter-80 synth

(Dave Molter | Posted 2011-08-24)

Roland ships Jupiter-80 synth

Roland is pleased to announce that the new JUPITER-80 Synthesizer is now shipping. The JUPITER-80 represents an unprecedented leap forward in the pursuit of the most authentically expressive electronic musical instrument, just as the legendary JUPITER-8 did when it was launched 30 years ago.

Rolandís all-new JUPITER-80 is a groundbreaking live performance synthesizer that simply could not have been built until now. Itís the first synthesizer designed completely around SuperNATURALģ sound modeling technology, delivering expressive instrumental realism far beyond anything previously possible. Authentic sounds spanning acoustic, electric, orchestral and ethnic spring to life at your fingertips. Itís all in the same keyboard as powerful cutting edge synths bridging the past, present and future of electronic music. As you might expect with all this hyperrealism, the JUPITER-80 is also a dream to play. One touch and youíll forget the amazing technology under the hoodónever looking back from the day your music changed forever.

Delivering instrumental realism far beyond any electronic instrument ever created, the 76-key, touchscreen-driven JUPITER-80 integrates the highest caliber of analog modeling, digital synthesis, and SuperNATURALģ expressiveness available in a live performance synthesizer, while its sleek industrial design pays homage to the original JUPITER-8. The combination of Rolandís most advanced synthesis technologies and design features gives keyboardists an amazingly realistic sound and a truly authentic performance feel.

In addition to SuperNATURAL synth tones, the JUPITER-80 features a complete suite of Rolandís famous SuperNATURAL acoustic sounds, including grand piano, brass, strings, guitar, and many more. The SuperNATURAL sound engine incorporates newly developed Behavior Modeling that analyzes the playerís performance and produces the authentic behavior of the selected sound. This groundbreaking advancement in digital modeling allows players to express realistic acoustic instrument articulations without altering their normal keyboard technique.

The JUPITER-80 is a dream for live playing, both in the studio and on stage. Layering of Upper and Lower Live Sets, plus a specialized Solo part, gives players the ability to create massive sound stacks, and complex customized settings can be saved as registrations for easy recall while performing. The Tone Blender tweaks multiple tone parameters in real time for complex, emotive sonic movement during performance.

The JUPITER-80 Synthesizer is shipping now with a suggested retail price of $3,999.

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