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The MKS-80 is basically a refined Jupiter 8 in a module. It is called the Super Jupiter and it is very fat and very analog! Its great sound is due in part to the classic analog Roland technology in its filters, modulation capabilities and a thick cluster of 16 analog oscillators at 2 per voice. It comes in a 2 space rack-module - no keyboard here. Tons of editing capabilities, although editing is tedious. It's got all the classic sounds of the Jupiter synths and so much more. An excellent choice for ambient drones, pads, blips, buzzes and leads.


Just bought a Jupiter 8, first thoughts.

...vintage effects (ie: re-101, lex 224xl, etc.). I've owned and sold the Obxa (dunno, just didn't gel with me sonically), MKS-80 rev 4 (great filter, but something about how the CEM oscillators were used made it somehow sound a bit sterile compared to other CEM synths I really like, on its own sounded sweet,...

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Roland MKS-80 and MPG-80

I’ve an MKS-80 and MPG 80, but this advice is for any older gear. Generally the capacitors dry up over time and if there is an internal batter it needs replacement. The other parts should generally only need replacement on an as needed basis but replacing the capacitors is more of a maintenance item...

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Anyone here from L.A. who remembers Goodman Music?

...but I didn't care for the core tone of them. The analogs were mostly Juno 106, JX-3P, 8P, JX-10 and MKS-80. They also sold Akai AX-80s, but by then you didn't see as much of the American synths unless it was a used one they seemed selling on consignment. Rondo was only one stop, but my...

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