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flat 5th September 2019 08:16 AM

New Roland Jupiter X / XM
 
Looks like my predictions and mock ups were pretty close :)

https://www.sequencer.de/blog/roland...0HDCWCL-s-u4Bk


https://www.sequencer.de/blog/wp-con...R-X-und-Xm.jpg


flat 5th September 2019 08:23 AM

Analog or ACB?

xanderbeanz 5th September 2019 08:24 AM

Are these VA?

DGL 5th September 2019 08:26 AM

The XM is VA at least, but not ACB, instead something that uses a lot less horsepower and as such has a lot more voices. So possibly a derivative of the SN synth engine in the Xa/Integra.

rockmanrock 5th September 2019 08:31 AM

Quote:

Sound Generator
ZEN-Core
Various MODEL sound generators
https://www.roland.com/global/produc...pecifications/

The small one is the same stuff.

Edit: it's got speakers on it!

Domitable 5th September 2019 08:34 AM

https://www.sequencer.de/blog/wp-con.../09/JU-06A.jpg

I'm totally cool with this JU-06A effectively killing the hilariously high prices of the JU-06s I've seen for sale.

flat 5th September 2019 08:36 AM

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Spooky abduction

It does make me wonder if synth manufactures read these forums. I posted these ideas some time ago. (Although these X's don't seem to be analog, they follow similar form factor/idea)

https://www.gearslutz.com/board/atta...5&d=1567668880

flat 5th September 2019 08:41 AM

So............... this is what Gattobus was on about then



terrible.dee 5th September 2019 08:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Domitable (Post 14185600)
https://www.sequencer.de/blog/wp-con.../09/JU-06A.jpg

I'm totally cool with this JU-06A effectively killing the hilariously high prices of the JU-06s I've seen for sale.

Wait.......DCO?.....VCF?.....Is this thing.....ANALOG!?!?!?

EvilDragon 5th September 2019 08:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by terrible.dee (Post 14185618)
Wait.......DCO?.....VCF?.....Is this thing.....ANALOG!?!?!?

No. Circuit-modelled.

re5etuk 5th September 2019 08:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by flat (Post 14185580)
Analog or ACB?

One box with drums , 101 , 106 etc ?
Probably plugouts/cloud versions in a controller

With A.I !!! ( this term will very quickly be over used )

flat 5th September 2019 08:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xanderbeanz (Post 14185583)
Are these VA?

Appears so. Alas not further expansion of the JDXA's analog tech as I was hoping :(

Nice187 5th September 2019 08:55 AM

this is a glorious come back from Roland

Pknolan 5th September 2019 08:58 AM

:facepalm: Jupiter X is digital...

flat 5th September 2019 09:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nice187 (Post 14185653)
this is a glorious come back from Roland

Do I detect a spot of irony? :lol:

Bubbleraptor 5th September 2019 09:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nice187 (Post 14185653)
this is a glorious come back from Roland

You're being ironic right?
I am so not the consumer that this sh*t is aimed at.
The only Roland thing that got my attention for 5 minutes was the TR8s. Everything else? Plug-ins in plastic boxes with pretty coloured lights.
Next.

usedtohaveajuno 5th September 2019 09:08 AM

The JP-X case looks absolutely fantastic (apart from the patch buttons) - shame its not ACB or a hybrid like the JD-XA

User interface is very important

flat 5th September 2019 09:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by usedtohaveajuno (Post 14185679)
The JP-X case looks absolutely fantastic (apart from the patch buttons) - shame its not ACB or a hybrid like the JD-XA

User interface is very important

Tbh, I actually trust Uli to do a better Jupiter than Roland. abduction

rasseru 5th September 2019 09:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by flat (Post 14185680)
Tbh, I actually trust Uli to do a better Jupiter than Roland. abduction

Crazy isn't it

usedtohaveajuno 5th September 2019 09:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by flat (Post 14185680)
Tbh, I actually trust Uli to do a better Jupiter than Roland. abduction

I don’t, given the state of the MS1 filter. Paul Barker did a better job with his and he’s one guy, as did GStorm on his 101VCF modular

Sapro 5th September 2019 09:13 AM

Bugger. I was just fairly happy with my current rig. I am still a sucker for Roland kit. :cowbell::facepalm::cowbell:

kraze 5th September 2019 09:15 AM

Sigh.

markorbit 5th September 2019 09:16 AM

If only Roland had taken this path instead of the green & red things they have been doing the last few years.

That's really what I see - a System 8 done right.

The price of the Jupiter X seems very high for what is essentially another VA/modelled box of tricks. I'll still check it out when it becomes available though I suspect for the same price a Prophet 6/OB6 will smoke it sound-wise.

the donal 5th September 2019 09:17 AM

It'll be interesting to hear the JP-X once the demos start coming in.

Sure, I'd have preferred an analogue (though to be fair I don't lust wildly after the JP range like others do), but there's still potential for this to be a great sounding synth.

Still a nice announce from Roland i think- nice to see them at least giving full size treatment to this synth too.

flat 5th September 2019 09:18 AM

£1319 for the XM.

Seems rather high for a minikey synth?

usedtohaveajuno 5th September 2019 09:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by markorbit (Post 14185690)
If only Roland had taken this path instead of the green & red things they have been doing the last few years.

That's really what I see - a System 8 done right.

The price of the Jupiter X seems very high for what is essentially another VA/modelled box of tricks. I'll still check it out when it becomes available though I suspect for the same price a Prophet 6/OB6 will smoke it sound-wise.

They will smoke it, but they are just synths - looks like this is being pitched as an all rounder with drums etc

Nice187 5th September 2019 09:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by flat (Post 14185660)
Do I detect a spot of irony? :lol:

Haha lol, :lol:actually my first impressions are good, I mean finally Roland they try to be competitive. See for example the smaller synth the JUPITER-Xm, this synth is 5 – timbral with huge polyphony and with a performance oriented sequencer. Here is some basic specs. The specs are impressive, but I know some guys will complain about the fact that those new synths are digital. And to be honest the prices aren’t good, the smaller version costs $ 1499, these are a lot of money for a 37 mini keys synth….

here is some basic specs for the smaller the JUPITER-Xm:

37 Keys (compact type with velocity)

Various MODEL sound generators

Parts - 5 parts (Play part: 4, Rhythm part: 1)

TonesPreset tone: 4,000 or greater

User tone: 256

Drum Kit: 90 or greater

Scene: 256

Effects Multi-Effects: 4 systems, 90 types

Part EQ: 5 systems

Overdrive
Reverb: 7 types
Chorus: 4 types
Delay: 5 types
Mic NS / Comp
Master EQ / CompArpeggiatorI-ARPEGGIO (Multi parts arpeggiator with


MAIN OUT jacks (L/MONO, R): 1/4-inch phone type
MAIN OUT jacks (L, R): XLR type
MIC INPUT jack: 1/4 inch phone type/XLR type
AUX INPUT jack: Stereo miniature phone type
HOLD PEDAL jack
CONTROL PEDAL jack
MIDI connectors (IN, OUT)
USB COMPUTER port (AUDIO/MIDI)
USB MEMORY port
DC IN jackExternal MemoryUSB Flash drive (sold separately)Power SupplyDC 12 V: AC adaptor

eighteenisnine 5th September 2019 09:22 AM

At least it has normal sized 5-octave keyboard, right?

Nice187 5th September 2019 09:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by flat (Post 14185695)
£1319 for the XM.

Seems rather high for a minikey synth?

The price is unreasonable and its a shame because the Jupiter Xm looks very appealing as a small performance synth with keys...

artichoke wave 5th September 2019 09:26 AM

Very disappointed but my wallet is safe, still waiting for Bupiter 8 (or 16 I hope) jkthtyrt