New patches for Arturia’s jupiter-8V

May 3, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized 

Kid Nepro has released the Jupiter-8V Collection, a collection of 100 new virtual analog patches for the Jupiter-8V by Arturia.

A hot mix of 100 new virtual analog patches that will kick start your Arturia Jupiter 8V.

The Arturia software has received great reviews for its sound quality compared to the original Jupiter-8 and adding our new sounds to the software package brings out it’s best.

The Kid Nepro Jupiter 8V Collection is available as a download for $25 USD. All five Arturia V collections (500 sounds) are available in a bundle for $100 USD.

More information: Kid Nepro / Arturia Jupiter 8V Collection

Jupiter-8 background:

Roland released one of it’s coolest (and heaviest) synths back in 1981 and produced about 2000 Jupiter-8’s before discontinuing them in 1985. The Jupiter was released a couple of years before the invention of the MIDI spec and did not have MIDI included, although later models had a DCB port which let you interface the Jupiter with computers, drum machines (like Roland classic TR808) and other midi synths. Roland produced the MD8 “DCB to Midi converter” which connected everything together. There were also a few third party midi retrofits that were produced from companies like Kenton which brought the Jupiter into the modern studio.

Compared to other analog synths manufactured during that time period, the Jupiter-8 is produced with a higher quality and built to last. Compared to the Curtis chips, used by Oberheim and Sequential, the failure rate of the Roland IR series IC’s used in the JP-8, is very low and as a result many of the 2000 original units are still being used today by a wide range of keyboard players and producers. When an original Jupiter is offered for sale it still commands a hefty price and one in good condition can sell up to about $2000. US dollars.

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