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Roland JP-8000

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The JP-8000 is a synthesizer which provides not only analog simulations, but also a wide range of functions
that utilize the cutting-edge of digital technology to allow real-time sound modifications and playing
techniques that have never been possible until now.

Easy operation

The panel is laid out in sections similar to a conventional analog synthesizer, allowing an intuitive understanding
of the parameters and operation. Since the front panel contains controllers for all sound-related
parameters, you can press buttons and move sliders or knobs to make the sound change in real-time.

Superb performance functions

When playing the JP-8000, you can select one Performance from the 64 User Performances that contain
settings you yourself create or from the 64 Preset Performances (which cannot be modified). Tltis gives
you a total of 128 Performances to choose from. On the JP-8000, the Patch numbers stored in a Performance do not refer to Patches — they allow you to
actually store all the Patch settings in the Performance itself. This means that when saving the Performance, it is not necessary to save the Patch settings separately. This also means that even if you
rewrite the contents of a Patch that is saved in a certain Performance, other Performances that use that
Patch will not be affected.

DSP oscillator

In addition to conventional waveforms (square, sawtooth, triangle), the new DSP (Digital Signal
Processor) oscillator contains four types of complex waveforms that were not possible with analog technology.
By controlling individual parameters for each waveform, you can create even more complex
changes in the sound. Square wave, sawtooth wave, and triangle wave can also be controlled using their own parameters to create a variety of sovmds.


Four types of arpeggiation are provided: UP, DOWN, UP&IX>WN, and RANDOM. By changing the Beat
Pattern, you can modify the accent and note duration etc., allowing you to play arpeggios in a variety of

RPS function for playing back your ov^n patterns

RPS is a function that lets you store playback patterns that you create. Tlie recorded patterns are assigiied
to individual keys of the keyboard, and can be played back simply by pressing a key.

Motion Control for storing slider/knob movements

For most of the front panel sliders and knobs, four types of motion (movement) up to 8 measures long can be recorded. By playing hack these motions while you perform, you can create a variety of real-time tonal

Ribbon Controller for dramatic tonal changes

By sliding your finger to left and right along the surface of the Ribbon Controller you can simultaneously
control two or more specified parameters. From brief touches of accent to smooth changes in tone, this
gives you immense possibilities for real-time control.

Three types of Key Mode

Three key modes are provided: Single, Split, and Dual. With a simple operation you can play different sounds in the left and right areas of the keyboard, or simultaneously play two different .sounds from each
key. Key Mode settings are stored as part of the Performance.

Technical Specifications
Type: Digital
Synthesis: Virtual Analog
Oscillators: 2
Waveforms: Pulse, Saw Down, Saw Up, Square, Super Saw, Triangle, White Noise
Osc Modulation: Breath Controller, Envelope, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Mod Wheel, Oscillator, Pedal, Pitch Wheel, Ribbon
Envelopes: 1
Evelope Paramerters: Delay, Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
Filters: 1
Types: 12dB Slope (2-pole), 24dB Slope (4-pole), High Pass, Low Pass, Resonance
LFO: 1
LFO Parameters: Sample & Hold, Saw Up, Saw Down, Square, Triangle, Clocked, Delay, Freerun, Key Sync
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 8
Timbrality: 2
Tuning: Standard
Modes: Mono, Polyphonic, Split
Patches RAM: 128
Patches ROM: 128
Multipatches RAM: 64
Multipatches ROM: 64
Editing: MIDI
• Arpeggio Mode
RANDOM • Pattern Data (internal Memory)

Tone Control, Chorus,
48 Maximum Loop Length (Measures) : 4 • Resolution
24 ticks per quarter note • Recording Method
realtime • Tempo
20 to 250
Motion Sequencer
4 Maximum Loop Length (Measures) : 8 • Recording Method
realtime • Tempo
20 to 250
Case: Keyboard
Keyboard: 49 keys, Plastic
Controls: Breath, Faders, Knobs, Motion Control, Pedal - Patch Change, Pitch - Lever, Mod - Ribbon, Pedal - Sustain, Tempo Knob
Display Type: LCD, Backlit
Display Count H: 16
Display Count V: 2
Dimensions (WxDxH): 925 X 349 x 113
Weight: 17 lbs 11 oz
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
Audio Output Count: 3
Power: 24w
Year Released: 1996
Used By
Tangerine ream
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Used Price: $400-$600 - convert
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