A legendary synth staple of 80's new wave and pop recreated and enhanced for modern DAW composing.
Offering the same unique sound palette as the legendary Roland Jupiter 8, the Jupiter-8 V virtual instrument
is a sound designer's dream. Based on the latest version of TAE, the Jupiter-8 V also offers a host of modern features: an
advanced step sequencer, a new line of dynamic effects, a module combining LFO's (called Galaxy), and lots more.
Accurate Recreation of the Roland Jupiter-8
The legacy of the Roland Jupiter synthesizers is due to their unique voice architecture and design, creating sounds that were
so unreal that they have to be heard. For many musicians no other synths in the world can create analog sounds as cool and
as authentic as these and it's now available for computer-based studios in a virtual format.
The Jupiter-8 synth offers
a very interesting combination of a high-pass, non-resonant filter and a low-pass resonant filter. The arpeggiator and the
keyboard split make it a remarkable performance keyboard. Fast envelopes and precise oscillators confer to the Roland Jupiter-8's
sounds its famous versatility.
A Virtual Instrument with Innovative Additions
With the Jupiter-8V virtual instrument, Arturia brings this magic back while adding a new generation of features to the virtual
Roland synth opening a unique and contemporary sound palette:
The virtual instrument software's Galaxy allows the user
to choose from different LFO types and intertwine them together into a single unique modulation source, giving a new evolving
element to the sound of the Jupiter 8.
The Jupiter's step sequencer is also an assignable modulation source, which
allows for easily generated patterns to be used to control the many interesting parameters of the virtual instrument's sound.
addition to the step sequencer and Galaxy modulation sources, each voice of the virtual synth now has its own suite of creative
effects, which can be inserted into the main synthesizer signal path in each voice. Key parameters from each effect can be
modulated by chosen sources, adding a new contemporary dimension to the traditional subtractive synthesis sound of the original
Jupiter 8 synth.
A Little Bit of History
Back to the early 80s, the Prophet 5 and Oberheim OB series dominated the polyphonic synthesizer market. Having that in mind,
the Roland Jupiter-8's success, initiated in 1981, took everyone by storm.
But what made the Jupiter-8 so successful?
Well, in terms of sonic possibilities, the synth complemented its competition by bringing something different. The Jupiter-8
was capable of creating very versatile sounds. You could easily make fat or crystal sounds with it. In fact, the Jupiter-8
synthesizer sounded the way it looked—sleek and polished.
The electro-pop community became quickly convinced
by the qualities of the Jupiter-8 synthesizer. "Relax" by Frankie Goes to Hollywood was produced incorporating a Jupiter 8,
and players such as Vince Clarke, John Foxx, and Martyn Ware were also using it. The path to classic status of the Jupiter
started there. Other artists that have used The Jupiter-8 include Tangerine Dream, Underworld, Jean Michel Jarre, Depeche
Mode, Prince, Gary Wright, Adrian Lee, Heaven 17, Kitaro, Elvis Costello, Tears for Fears, Huey Lewis and the News, Journey,
Devo, Freddy Fresh, Simple Minds, Jan Hammer, and BT.
Arturia Jupiter-8V 2.0 Virtual Instrument Software Features:
- Virtual instrument with more than 400 high-quality and innovative sounding presets
- Up to 32 voices of polyphony, and a Unison mode
- A unique audio structure coming with 2 oscillators per voice (16 oscillators in total), 2 LFO's, 2 filters and 2 envelopes
- Keyboard split and layer
- A set of Analog Sounding Effects: Dual Delay, Phaser, Flanger, all three being largely modulable by any audio source
in the synth
- 2 digital effects: X and Y
- Additional live-oriented step-sequencer: additional Galaxy module for advanced modulations
- Set to control with your external MIDI keyboard in just a few clicks
Version 2.0 of the Virtual Instrument
- A revolutionary preset navigation system called SoundMap
- Ability to use NRPN MIDI messages for automation
- Presets now respond to modulation wheel
- Fresh batch of presets made by a selection of top sound designers
- MIDI RPN "pitch bend range" message is now recognized
- Increase of overall volume
- New e-licenser (old Syncrosoft) copy protection
- and numerous bug fixes
Explore the universe of classic 80's synth with this virtual version of Roland's flagship,
the Jupiter 8 virtual instrument software. Order now!
Arturia Jupiter-8V 2.0 Virtual Instrument Software Specifications:
- Required Minimum Configuration:
- PC: 512MB RAM; CPU 2GHz (Multiple cores recommended)
- Mac: 512MB RAM; CPU 2GHz (Multiple cores recommended)
- Windows: XP/VISTA/7
- Mac OS X: 10.4 or higher and Universal Binary
- Win: Standalone, VST, RTAS
- Mac: Standalone, VST, RTAS, AU