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Roland JP8000 Classic or tragic? Keyboard Synthesizers
Old 14th December 2017
  #181
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The JP8000 has a better interface.
The AN1X has a better sound.

I would like to have an AN1X with a JP8000 interface :D
Old 4 weeks ago
  #182
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Made this song using 10 patches I created myself. The JP8000's interface makes it a breeze.

My unit originally toured with Shania Twain back when she was world famous. It's now quite temperamental with some scratchy switchgear and the Amp pot is so wobbly, it's like a mini joystick. Despite the synth being wounded, it can still make some nice sounds.

I'll call it a classic
Old 4 weeks ago
  #183
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Mine is definitely a tragedy at the moment, tucked away behind my dresser with a busted key and a dead battery gathering dust. Keep debating whether or not it's worth it to restore and and take up a massive amount of space in my set up.
Old 4 weeks ago
  #184
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One of the fun things about GS is seeing these older threads brought back to sudden popularity; somebody finds a new angle, and a new discussion begins.

I bought the JP-8080 last year by accident --thinking it was what the Boutique JP-08 was imitating ... I've learned quite a bit more since then At least I was correct when I got a D-50, instead of a D-05. Fortunately the recent acquisition of the System-8 covered me on my Boutique losses

Anyway, it's a surprise to me that the JP-8080 is considered a classic, or the definitive sound of a particular style. Another thing I've learned.

I haven't found it to be like the System-8 -- which shows how subjective any one person's experience is. Or maybe how new I am to synths. Maybe with more experience I will think so too? Or maybe I'm just thrown off psychologically by all the glowing green lights
Old 4 weeks ago
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I most surely think the 8000 is a classic VA. Many of Roland's synths/products since have included it. And even other brands have reproduced the supersaw in there products as well. Anytime an instrument creates a sound that was unique to it at the time and then sought after in the future, it becomes a classic in my mind. Roland has many of these type of products from their past.
Old 4 weeks ago
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IMHO it's a classic with tragic amounts of aliasing.
Old 4 weeks ago
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Originally Posted by EvilDragon View Post
IMHO it's a classic with tragic amounts of aliasing.
No argument there. I had to sculpt carefully but I still enjoyed using it.

Build quality wise, I think Roland was inspired by GM car interiors from that era...
Old 4 weeks ago
  #188
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Agreed, it's a very good machine if you work within it's limitations. I'm reluctant to retire it.
Old 4 weeks ago
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I got a mint JP8080 a cpl years ago and love it, its interface is inspiring, sound is pretty good but it's all about programming your own on this one, and it's a way better build than the jp8000 with some cool extra features.
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