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Roland JP-8080

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    Description
    The JP-8080 is a synthesizer sound module which uses digital technology to simulate an analog synthesizer. It lets you enjoy creating tonal changes in real time, and a wide range of performance possibilities.

    A further enhancement of the JP-
    8000 sound source

    The JP-8080 features the same analog modeling
    sound source as the acclaimed JP-8000 synthesizer.
    In addition, it provides a “Voice
    Modulator function,” a “External Input Synthesis function”,
    and a “Unison function” for even broader richer
    sonic possibilities. The maximum polyphony has been
    increased to ten notes, and Distortion has been added to
    the multi effects type (Chorus).

    Voice Modulator function

    By processing an instrumental sound through a
    filter which imitates the characteristics of a
    human voice (or an audio signal), this function
    produces the effect of a “talking” instrument (Formant
    Filter). Multiple parameters can also be controlled by
    human voice (audio) (Vocal Morph Control).

    External input synthesis function

    A sound that is input from an external source
    can be processed by the filter and amplifier in
    the same was as the internal waveforms.

    Morphing function

    Multiple parameters can be modified simultaneously by a
    MIDI message. This allows a variety of realtime expressions
    ranging from brief accentual changes to total transformations
    in which one sound changes into another.

    Easy operation

    The panel is laid out in sections, similarly to
    analog synthesizers of the past. Panel sliders
    and knobs can be used to modify the sound in
    realtime. In addition, the BANK1–8 buttons and NUMBER1–8
    buttons can be used to select patches and performances
    quickly and easily.

    A rich array of sounds

    The JP-8080 contains 256 performances (64 x 3
    preset, 64 x 1 user) and 512 patches (128 x 3 preset,
    128 x 1 user). In addition to sounds original
    to the JP-8080, there are also 64 preset performances and 128
    preset patches from the JP-8000.

    DSP oscillator

    Supplementing the basic waveforms (square,
    sawtooth, triangle), the newly added DSP
    (Digital Signal Processor) oscillator contains
    four types of complex waveform which could not be produced
    by analog synthesizers. Noise has also been added
    to Oscillator 2.

    Arpeggiator function

    Four types of arpeggio can be produced: UP, DOWN,
    UP&DOWN, and RANDOM. By switching the beat pattern,
    you can change the accents and note length, letting you play
    arpeggios with a variety of grooves.

    RPS (Realtime Phrase Sequencer)
    function)

    Patterns (musical phrases) that you create can be registered
    to each key (note number), allowing you to playback a pattern
    simply by pressing one key.

    Motion Control function

    Movements (motions) of nearly all the sliders
    and knobs on the panel can be recorded for up
    to 99 measures, in four separate memories. By
    playing back a Motion during your song, you can reproduce
    complex tonal changes.

    Preview function

    The BANK1–8 buttons and NUMBER1–8 buttons
    can be used as a one-octave keyboard. This
    lets you audition most of the functionality of the
    JP-8080 even when a MIDI keyboard is not connected.
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    Architecture
    Type: Digital
    Synthesis: Virtual Analog
    Oscillators
    Oscillators: 2
    Waveforms: Pulse, Saw Down, Saw Up, Square, Super Saw, Triangle, White Noise
    Osc Modulation: Continuous Controller, Envelope, Knob, LFO, Mod Wheel, Oscillator, Pedal, Pitch Wheel
    Oscillator Notes:

    Envelopes
    Envelopes: 1
    Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
    Filters
    Filters: 1
    Types: 12dB Slope (2-pole), 24dB Slope (4-pole), Band Pass, High Pass, Low Pass, Resonance
    LFO
    LFO: 2
    LFO Parameters: Sample & Hold, Saw Up, Saw Down, Square, Triangle, Delay, Freerun, Key Sync
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 10
    Timbrality: 2
    Tuning: Atonal, Micro, Standard
    Patches
    Patches RAM: 128 user
    Patches ROM: 384
    Multipatches RAM: 64
    Multipatches ROM: 192
    Storage: Internal
    Editing: MIDI
    Arpeggiator
    Arpeggio Mode

    UP
    DOWN
    UP&DOWN
    RANDOM

    Arpeggio Beat Patterns
    1/4, 1/6, 1/8, 1/12, 1/16, 1/32, PORTA-A1—A11, PORTA B1—B15,
    SEQUENCE-A1—A7, SEQUENCE-B1—B5,
    SEQUENCE-C1—C2, SEQUENCE-D1—D8, ECHO1—3,
    MUTE 1—16, STRUMMING 1.8, REFRAIN 1—2, PERCUSSION1—4,
    WALKING BASS, HARP, RANDOM
    (total 90 types)

    Arpeggio Range

    1—4 octave
    Hold
    ON/OFF
    Effects
    Effects

    Tone Control
    Multi-FX (13 types)
    SUPER CHORUS SLW, SUPER CHORUS MID, SUPER
    CHORUS FST, SUPER CHORUS CLR, FLANGER
    SLOW, FLANGER DEEP, FLANGER FAST, DEEP
    PHASING SLW, JET PHASING, TWISTING, FREEZE
    PHASE 1, FREEZE PHASE 2, DISTORTION
    Delay (5 types)
    PANNING L->R, PANNING R->L, PANNING SHORT,
    MONO SHORT, MONO LONG
    Sequencer
    RPS Pattern Data (Internal Memory)

    Patterns: 48
    Maximum Loop Length (Measures): 4
    Resolution
    24 ticks per quarter note
    Gate Time
    REAL, STACCATO, 33%, 50%, 66%, 100%
    Input Quantize
    OFF, TRIPLET 1/16, 1/16, TRIPLET 1/8, 1/8,
    TRIPLET 1/4, 1/4
    Recording Method
    Realtime (Loop Recording)
    Tempo
    20 to 250
    Case
    Case: Desktop, Rack
    Rack Size: 19", 6U, Full
    Controls: Modulation - Audio Input, Buttons, Knobs, Sequencer, Sliders
    Display Type: LCD, Backlit
    Display Count H: 16
    Display Count V: 2
    Dimensions (WxDxH): 482 x 88 x 264
    Weight: 9 lbs 15 oz
    Connections
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
    Audio Output Count: 3
    Inputs: 1/$"
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU
    Power: 17W
    Production
    Year Released: 1998
    Manuals & Documents
    Pricing
    Used Price: $500-$800 - convert
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