|Announced in April 2011, Roland starts shipping the Jupiter-80 synthesizer. According to Roland, the Jupiter-80 represents a leap forward in the pursuit of the most authentically expressive electronic musical instrument, just as the legendary Jupiter-8 did when it was launched 30 years ago.|
The 76-key, touchscreen-driven Jupiter-80 integrates advanced analogue modeling, digital synthesis, and SuperNatural expressiveness available in a live performance synthesizer, while its sleek industrial design pays homage to the original Jupiter-8 to give keyboardists a realistic sound and an authentic performance feel.
In addition to SuperNatural synth tones, the Jupiter-80 features a complete suite of Roland’s SuperNatural acoustic sounds, including grand piano, brass, strings, guitar, and many more. The SuperNatural sound engine incorporates newly developed Behavior Modeling that analyzes the player’s performance and produces the authentic behavior of the selected sound. This advancement in digital modeling allows players to express realistic acoustic instrument articulations without altering their normal keyboard technique.
The Jupiter-80 is designed to be a dream for live playing, both in the studio and on stage. Layering of Upper and Lower Live Sets, plus a specialized Solo part, gives players the ability to create massive sound stacks, and complex customized settings can be saved as registrations for easy recall while performing. The Tone Blender tweaks multiple tone parameters in real time for complex, emotive sonic movement during performance.