This looks like what most people wanted. Lots of knobs! If you follow my blog, you know I’m not a fan of the Moog sound (except for the Prodigy).
Listen to this modular jam! “That’s so heavy it should be ilegal!”
Possibly the best
analog synth ever made?
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Update: I’m not sure if I can recommend this one anymore. The digital oscillators really do not have much of a unique sound. They are pretty glitchy. The filter sounds really nice though. I’m kind of on the fence. For how much money it costs, I would not get it.
Original Music By Flying Lotus w/ the new Sub Phatty.
Another demo video is here.
“Just for all concerned we have never played dubstep to him i just beat boxed around the house and he picked it up. There was no initial intention of teaching him this.”
The analog four definitely sounds excellent!
My tip: Don’t grab the pitch bender. If you are using a spring loaded pitch bender that works horizontally (Roland/Korg), grab the entire outer edge of the keyboard and nudge the stick with the side of your thumb/hand. Don’t be afraid to shake the entire keyboard a little. You may be tempted to use your thumb and index finger, but this slows down the action. I don’t believe it was meant to be used this way. Let the spring work its way back. To bend downward, just put your thumb on the other side and do the same. Don’t do it like Jordan Rudess does, he uses two fingers and it takes too much energy. My way will sound a lot wilder and will still default to the base note with my method.
Available on iTunes:
Doepfer MAQ 16/3: Bass Sequence and Lead Sequence.
Theis Modular System: Bass Sequence.
Eurorack Modular: Lead Sequence.
Juno 106: Pads & FX Sounds.
Jupiter 4: Bass.
Oberheim DMX (samples): Drums.
Alesis Midiverb, Boss SE-70, TC Electronic M300: Delay & Reverb.
Edited in Ableton Live.
Casio XW-P1 seems like a good instrument. I like the step sequencer & drums. Filters sound good as well.
“My girlfriend taking over the Modular while I’m at the gym.”
Oh oh-oh-oh oh-oh-oh oh-oh-oh!
After listening to the Jupiter-80 again I have to say I’m very impressed. One issue keeping people from liking it is the lack of sampling. I think Roland’s reasoning is that the Supernatural sounds take place of any multisampling or single shots of everyday instruments. They went to a lot of trouble to program these sounds in a way that is not static like a sample, but flowing and dynamic. Also, If you are making your own sounds from complete scratch with all layers this machine is capable of, its going to be ridiculous to get into single shot or multi samples. I’m sure the idea is to build off what they have already provided for you. Compared to something like the V-synth GT or V-synth factory presets I think they’ve got better presets on the Jupiter-80. After listening to more demos, I think they have given you more than enough to start tweaking useful sounds.
One other thing to note was the possibility of layering an arpeggiator with other sounds. You can play a pad with a chord and automatically have a different arpeggiator cycling in the “background”. I’m not sure what other roland equipment does this, but its very powerful. It sounds like you are playing an entire song with a few keys. The amount of layering on the Jupiter-80 can save a lot of time and sound very good.
The other problem Roland has on their hands is all the comments from analog purists. Jupiter-80 obviously is digital and getting a lot hate because it isn’t like the Jupiter-8. It is still meant to be their top of the line keyboard. This is probably the most advanced keyboard they’ve ever made, lacking sequencer. From one perspective, the Jupiter-80 can sound much better than what the Jupiter-8 does. If you want your music to stay in the past, get something thats been available for 30 years. If you want to go to the future get the Jupiter-80.
Things I like on Jupiter-80:
- Layered Sounds + Arpeggiator.
- Super Natural Sounds & rom take place of sampling (save time)
- Color Scheme
- Sheer Power
Jupiter-80 in french (skip to the end-ish)
New from Roger Linn and DSI
Using SH-201 and iPhone.
Found on BoingBoing.net
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