Time machine: Roland Jupiter-4 performing “City By Night”

December 21, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized 

Vintage synthesizer demo track

all synthesizer sounds: Roland Jupiter-4 Analog Synthesizer (1978)
drums: LinnDrum
recording: multi-tracking without midi
fx: reverb and delay

More on this machine:

The first Jupiter synth. It was among one of the first poly synthesizers (4 individual voices which could be synced together for one fat monophonic lead), it had a pitch wheel that could be assigned to the VCA, VCF, VCO or all together, there are 8 memory locations and a cool arpeggiator – the arpeggiator can be heard in the Duran Duran classic, “Rio”. It also has a very slow LFO for those ever-so-long filter sweeps. Pretty good for 1978!

Not so cool however, are the 10 preset sounds which sound nothing like the piano, brass or strings they claim to be. The placement of all the preset buttons below the keyboard can be inconvenient, especially while playing it. And as with most old analog synths, the Jupiter-4’s tuning can go out often. Still it is a nice analog synth for creating weird trippy analog sounds.

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