Analog – new soundset for the Saurus software synthesizer.

June 22, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Tone2 has announced Analog, a new soundset for the Saurus software synthesizer.

Taking you on a journey through an analog world, the Analog soundset digs deeper into Saurus’ offerings with a strong emphasis on authentic vintage sounds.

A collection of 200 classic synth sounds including emulations of the Moog, Oberheim, Jupiter, Arp Solina, Clavinet and many others that suit almost every style of Electronic music. Let Analog take you back to a time when these machines were at the center of every studio and now be the source for your creative productions

Enjoy its warm strings, expressive brass, dirty leads, squelchy basses, screaming synths, vibrant pads and just let it inspire you.

Analog for Saurus is available to purchase for 39 EUR.

More info here >>

Roland Jupiter 50 In Depth Look

May 24, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Sonic State gives us a good run through of the Jupiter 50:

Roland UK visited us with a Jupiter 50 so we could explore exactly what you get with the little brother of their flagship Jupiter 80. We looked at the synthesis capabilities, the Supernatural voices, performance capabilities and how it works in a DAW setup.

Roland Jupiter-50 review

May 4, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Check our exclusive video to see the first, full, in-depth review of the new Roland Jupiter-50. Dan ‘JD73′ Goldman shows off the Jupiter-50′s sounds and digs deep into the synth engine, before revealing his final verdict on the performance keyboard.

Rolands pitch:

With its unprecedented fusion of synthesis and acoustic instruments, the new-generation Roland JUPITER has changed the way we play, react to, and feel a keyboard. By combining the supreme expression of the JUPITER-80 with the travel friendliness of the JUNO series, the new JUPITER-50 brings SuperNATURAL sound and pro performance to every stage and studio.

  • - Stunning SuperNATURAL sounds powered by our most advanced sound engine
  • - Travel-friendly design; 76-note weighted keyboard
  • - Fast, friendly user interface with intuitive color-coded buttons and sliders
  • - Registration function for saving and selecting sounds instantly
  • - Pro-quality multi-effects and reverb
  • - Expressive performance controllers, including D-BEAM, pitch/mod lever, and control input jacks
  • - USB Song Player/Recorder
  • - USB audio/MIDI functionality; bundled with SONAR LE and JUPITER-50 Control Surface plug-in for SONAR

Roland Jupiter 8 “Wicked”

May 1, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The Jupiter-8 is an eight-voice polyphonic analog subtractive synthesizer introduced by Roland Corporation in early 1981.

The Jupiter-8, or JP-8, was Roland’s flagship synthesizer for the first half of the 1980s. Although it lacked the soon-to-be standard of MIDI control, later model Jupiter-8s did include Roland’s proprietary DCB interface, and all of them sported advanced features such as “Four on Four” and the ability to split the keyboard into two zones, with a separate patch active on each zone.

JP80 + JP8 + JP6 + Ion “3 Jupiters”

April 21, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Here we have a Jupiter 80, Jupiter 8, Jupiter 6 and Alesis Ion. The Ion is being used for the Arpeggiator. The patch on the Ion is called “Infrastructure”. The patch on the Jupiter 80 is called “Big Mouth Pad” which is the first patch of the new 2.0 version.

Closer looka at the “Roland Jupiter 6″ – Fat Analog Synth

April 10, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The Jupiter 6 is an incredible analog synth. All of the Jupiters have a sound that was unlike any other synthesizer and the Jup 6 is no exception. This sound is due in part to classic analog Roland technology in its filters, modulation capabilities and a thick cluster of 12 analog oscillators at 2 per voice. Easy and intuitive programming via front panel sliders, knobs and buttons for all your tweaking needs.

The Jup 6 is a scaled down version of the Jup 8 in terms of programming and polyphony. However the Jup 6 has some major improvements of its own such as newly added MIDI control and better tuning stability! While the Jup 6 does have MIDI, the implementation is very rudimentary and hard to control. The Jup 6 was one of the very first (along with the Sequential Prophet 600) synths to use the then new MIDI protocol, and the implementation on the Jup 6 is far from complete.

Synthcom Systems, Inc. offers the Europa firmware upgrade for the Jupiter 6 which gives it an up-to-date and comprehensive MIDI implementation. All parameters are controllable via Continuous Controller or SysEx. Europa also features an extensive arpeggiator which will sync to MIDI clock with programmable clock divisors and rhythms, and has about 50 more playback variations than the JP-6′s original Up, Down, Up/Down, and Down/Up. A Europacized Jupiter 6 is a thoroughly modern synth with a classic sound.

Hands-On: Roland JUPITER-50 (JP-50) synth

March 28, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · 1 Comment 

Keyboard editor Stephen Fortner get an exclusive first-hand look at the new Roland Jupiter-50 synth. See a further look into the JP-50 at… http://www.keyboardmag.com/article/roland-jupiter-50-hands-on/148040

Features

With its unprecedented fusion of synthesis and acoustic instruments, the new-generation Roland JUPITER has changed the way we play, react to, and feel a keyboard. By combining the supreme expression of the JUPITER-80 with the travel friendliness of the JUNO series, the new JUPITER-50 brings SuperNATURAL sound and pro performance to every stage and studio.

  • Stunning SuperNATURAL sounds powered by our most advanced sound engine
  • Travel-friendly design; 76-note weighted keyboard
  • Fast, friendly user interface with intuitive color-coded buttons and sliders
  • Registration function for saving and selecting sounds instantly
  • Pro-quality multi-effects and reverb
  • Expressive performance controllers, including D BEAM, pitch/mod lever, and control input jacks
  • USB Song Player/Recorder
  • USB audio/MIDI functionality; bundled with SONAR LE and JUPITER-50 Control Surface plug-in for SONAR

MusikMesse 2012 – Closer look at the new Roland Jupiter 50 and 80

March 23, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Roland Jupiter-50 official information

With its unprecedented fusion of synthesis and acoustic instruments, the new-generation Roland JUPITER has changed the way we play, react to, andfeela keyboard. By combining the supreme expression of the JUPITER-80 with the portability of the JUNO series, the new JUPITER-50 brings SuperNATURAL sound and pro performance to every stage and studio.

  • Stunning SuperNATURAL sounds powered by Roland’s most advanced sound engine
  • Portable design, 76-note weighted keyboard
  • Fast, friendly user interface with intuitive colour-coded buttons and sliders
  • Registration function for saving and selecting sounds instantly
  • Pro-quality multi-effects and high-quality reverb
  • Expressive performance controllers, including D-Beam, pitch/mod lever, and control input jacks
  • USB Song Player/Recorder
  • USB audio/MIDI functionality; bundled with SONAR LE and JUPITER-50 Control Surface plug-in for SONAR

Musikmesse 2012: Roland Jupiter 50 Synthesizer

March 22, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Roland demonstrate their new Jupiter 50 Synthesizer at Musikmesse 2012.

As was announced yesterday – here’s a video of the Jupiter 50 in action

Musikmesse 2012: Roland Jupiter-50 synth announced

March 21, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

A year has passed since the Jupiter-80 was announced, now its little brother Jupiter-50 makes its entrance: Designed to combine “the supreme expression of the Jupiter-80 with the portability of the Juno series,” this 76-note keyboard promises all the SuperNatural acoustic sounds from the Jupiter-80, 1,500 SuperNatural synthesizer tones, a fast user-interface, performance controllers and lots more besides

Read on for all the details…

Roland Jupiter-50 official information

With its unprecedented fusion of synthesis and acoustic instruments, the new-generation Roland JUPITER has changed the way we play, react to, andfeela keyboard. By combining the supreme expression of the JUPITER-80 with the portability of the JUNO series, the new JUPITER-50 brings SuperNATURAL sound and pro performance to every stage and studio.

  • Stunning SuperNATURAL sounds powered by Roland’s most advanced sound engine
  • Portable design, 76-note weighted keyboard
  • Fast, friendly user interface with intuitive colour-coded buttons and sliders
  • Registration function for saving and selecting sounds instantly
  • Pro-quality multi-effects and high-quality reverb
  • Expressive performance controllers, including D-Beam, pitch/mod lever, and control input jacks
  • USB Song Player/Recorder
  • USB audio/MIDI functionality; bundled with SONAR LE and JUPITER-50 Control Surface plug-in for SONAR

SuperNATURAL Power

The JUPITER-50 houses all of the SuperNATURAL acoustic sounds found in the flagship JUPITER-80 (with Behaviour Modelling) as well as many of the JUPITER-80′s SuperNATURAL synthesizer tones and Live Sets. You can conveniently import the JUPITER-80′s Live Sets and Synth Tones into the JUPITER-50 via USB memory key. To achieve the same supreme quality as the JUPITER-80, the JUPITER-50 employs the identical analogue components as its big brother, including the D/A converter.

Essential Sounds Onboard

The JUPITER-50 is packed with over 1,500 SuperNATURAL synthesizer tones, plus over 70 SuperNATURAL acoustic instruments, each with its own dedicated sound engine. Chose, stack, and edit any combination of four Tones to create custom Live Sets.

• For stage performers — A treasure trove of essential stage sounds is packed into the JUPITER-50, anchored by Roland’s famous SuperNATURAL piano and electric pianos. Authentic organs are included as well, derived from the acclaimed VK organ sound engine. A dedicated button provides instant access to rotary effects.

• For synth lovers — Choose from over 1,500 SuperNATURALsynthesizer tones and stack four of them to create a powerful Live Set. Classic synthesizer tones are onboard the JUPITER-50, including analoguefavourites such as the Roland SH and JUPITER brass, plus digital sounds from the D-50, JD-800, and the Fantom. Combine these synthesizer tones with the SuperNATURAL acoustic instruments to create your own expressive, modern sounds.

• For film composers — Expressive classical and ethnic instruments are at your immediate access including erhu, sitar, flamenco guitar, timpani and oboe. Thanks to the BehaviourModelling technology, the JUPITER-50 translates your keyboard performance into the unique musical nuances of each modelled instrument.

Easy Sound Creation

Complex sounds don’t have to be complicated to program. The JUPITER-50 simplifies the sound-design process with its colour-coded front panel, fast-access buttons and sliders, and Registration/Live Set architecture (128 Registrations, 2,560 Live Sets) logically categorised and instantly available.

Travel Friendly

Tipping the scales at just 11 kg (24 lbs 5 oz), the JUPITER-50 is one of the lightest professional instruments in its class while still offering a top-quality 76-note weighted keyboard. With its powerhouse features and sounds, and its travel-friendly design, the JUPITER-50 is a dream for gigging musicians on the go.

USB Functionality

The JUPITER-50′s built-in audio recorder lets you capture your phrase sketches or performances instantly to USB memory. Conversely, you can pre-load a USB stick with WAV, AIFF, and MP3 files and control them from the JUPITER-50 as live backing tracks onstage. You can even record your performances on the JUPITER-50 simultaneously with audio-file playback from USB.

High-Performance Effects

The JUPITER-50 boasts an advanced effects engine that will take your sounds into another dimension. There are five types of pro-grade reverb algorithms onboard, plus dozens of other special effects (MFX). And we’re only scratching the surface, as many other expressive performance tools are built into this powerful synth. You can select MFX structures that let you place up to four effects in parallel and/or serial paths. By using these five MFX structures, you can take full advantage of the JUPITER-50′s powerful collection of effects to create intense electro synth sounds, intricate ambient synth textures, and beyond.

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