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Roland JP08 Synthesizer Module

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Product Description

A limited-edition module no bigger than a book! The legendary sound and control of a Jupiter-8 is back. Part of the Roland Boutique series, the JP-08 is all about hands-on control and that iconic Jupiter sound. With an array of 36 knobs and sliders from the original Jupiter-8 front panel, the 4-voice JP-08 is highly programmable and encourages sonic experimentation, especially with the built-in speaker and battery operation. Using Roland’s acclaimed Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) technology the JP-08 faithfully reproduces the original Jupiter-8 sounds and adds a few new twists in the form of extra LFOs and expanded VCO range. You can even slide the JP-08 into the K-25m keyboard unit (sold separately) for a self-contained, go-anywhere synth experience.

Roland JP08 Synthesizer Module Features

  • Ultra-compact recreation of the iconic Jupiter-8 synthesizer
  • Retains the feel, sound, character and user interface of the original
  • 36 of the original synth parameters controllable from the front panel
  • Adds several additions not found on the original Jupiter-8, including extra waveforms, expanded VCO range
  • Chain mode allows two JP-08 to function as one 8-voice module
  • Highly portable for mobile music making
  • High-quality construction with metal front panel
  • Dual ribbon controllers for pitch bend, modulation, and sound preview
  • Battery-operated (4xAA) or USB powered
  • 24 bit/ 44.1 kHz stereo IN/OUT USB audio interface
  • Built-in 0.5W mini-speaker for instant enjoyment
  • Compatible with optional K-25m keyboard unit
Huge Synth. Small Package.
The Jupiter-8 was a big synth in every way; physically imposing with loads of knobs and sliders, and most importantly, a huge sound. The JP-08 retains the big sound of the Jupiter-8 but shrinks everything else – including the price – into a module measuring under 12” across.

Hands-on control
With such an expressive sound engine, you’ll want to shape the sounds to match your mood. With 36 of the original parameters accessible from the front panel, the JP-08 is all about hands-on control, and even users of the Jupiter-8 will quickly feel at home as the user interface and programming ‘feel’ is highly reminiscent of the original.

New sound-shaping options
Even though the JP-08 is an authentic recreation of the Jupiter-8, Roland also included a few extras. The JP-08 adds several new waveforms to the original architecture, including TRI and NOISE for the LFO and SIN for VCO-1, and both VCOs have an expanded range for even more sound shaping potential.

Develop your ideas with a 16-step sequencer
The onboard 16-step sequencer is a sonic scratchpad that lets you try out new ideas without bringing lots of gear – it can even be used without a keyboard. And if there’s no keyboard connected, the ribbon controller lets you preview the sound, making it an ideal way to program patches quickly and easily.

Optional K-25m keyboard unit
The JP-08 works especially well with the K-25m, an optional 25-key velocity sensitive keyboard that takes your music making to the next level. Once docked in the keyboard, the module’s front panel adjusts to three positions for convenient access to the knobs and sliders.

Chain Mode
One of the killer features of the original Jupiter-8 was its ability to create huge pads, splits and layers using its 8 voices of polyphony. The JP-08 features a chain mode that allows you to connect two JP-08 modules using the MIDI ports and create one, 8-voice synthesizer, just like the original. Adding additional modules adds another 4 voices of polyphony with each module. This is especially great when controlling the JP-08 from a larger external keyboard. You can even edit the sound from the master module and control both units. Great for real-time filter sweeps and LFO effects.

Battery or USB Bus power
Some of the best music is made away from the studio, so the Roland Boutique series runs on 4 x AA batteries, ready for when inspiration strikes. Alternatively, you can power the JP-08 via USB bus power.

USB audio interface for direct recording into your DAW
The built-in USB port also functions as a high-quality 24bit, 44.1 kHz audio interface, for a fast, simple and reliable way of recording directly to your DAW application. You can keep your favorite patches and sequencer patterns safe too, via the USB data backup function.

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Product Specifications

Product Specifications
Roland JP08 Synthesizer Module Specifications
  • Maximum Polyphony: 4 voices
  • User Memory: Patch Preset: 8, Patch: 64
  • Controllers: VOLUME knob, Ribbon controllers 1, 2
  • LFO Section:
    • RATE slider
    • DELAY TIME slider
    • WAVE FORM select knob
  • VCO MOD Section:
    • LFO MOD slider
    • ENV MOD slider
    • FREQ MOD select switch
    • PULSE WIDTH MOD slider
    • PULSE WIDTH MOD select switch
  • VCO-1 Section:
    • CROSS MOD slider
    • RANGE select knob
    • WAVE FORM select knob
  • VCO-2 Section:
    • SYNC switch
    • RANGE select knob
    • FINE TUNE knob
    • WAVE FORM select knob
  • MIXER Section: SOURCE MIX knob
  • HPF Section: CUTOFF slider
  • VCF Section:
    • CUTOFF slider
    • RESONANCE slider
    • SLOPE switch
    • LFO MOD slider
    • ENV MOD slider
    • ENV switch
    • KEY FOLLOW slider
  • VCA Section: LEVEL slider, LFO MOD switch
  • ENV-1 Section:
    • ATTACK TIME slider
    • DECAY TIME slider
    • SUSTAIN LEVEL slider:
    • RELEASE TIME slider
    • Polarity switch
  • ENV-2 Section:
    • ATTACK TIME slider
    • DECAY TIME slider
    • SUSTAIN LEVEL slider
    • RELEASE TIME slider
    • KEY FOLLOW switch
  • Effects: Delay
  • Step Sequencer: 16 step, 16 pattern
  • Nominal Input Level: INPUT jack: -0 dBu
  • Display: 7 segments, 2 characters (LED)
  • Connectors:
    • PHONES jack: Stereo miniature phone type
    • OUTPUT jack: Stereo miniature phone type
    • INPUT jack: Stereo miniature phone type
    • MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors
    • USB port: MicroB type (Audio, MIDI)
  • Power Supply:
    • Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) x 4
    • Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
    • USB bus power
  • Current Draw: 500 mA (USB bus power)
  • Dimensions: (W x D x H) 11-13/16 x 5-1/16 x 1-13/16” (300 x 128 x 46mm)
  • Weight (including batteries): 2 lbs. 3 oz. (970 g)
  • Accessories: Owner's Manual, Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY," Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
  • Options (sold separately): Keyboard unit: K-25m

Customer Reviews

Review: RJ Submitted: 9/26/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

verified buyer


Straight Up Fuego
Product Rating

Product Review

I'm obsessed with the Roland boutique series. They sound so good.
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Review: Mark L., Submitted: 1/16/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

verified buyer


A steal for sure!

Product Review

I just received mine and it's great so far. I'm considering buying a 2nd one later when I can to have 8 voices of polyphony.

Review: Timothy Bias Submitted: 12/9/2017

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

verified buyer


Worth the money

Product Review

This product has a lot sonic power and experimental possibilities as far as sound. Basically this your chance to own a Jupiter 8 without spending almost $10000 for one. Roland did a great job on this product and the price was unbeatable thanks AMS

Review: Martin Submitted: 7/20/2017

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

verified buyer


A Jupiter for $300, must be a mistake...NO!

Product Review

Another incredible value from Roland, they did not just slap this out because it was cheap, they modeled with ACB technology and got a match so close to the 80's Jupiter that only the few remaining Jupiter owners could hear the difference, and there is very little difference anyway. Who cares if it matches the Jupiter anyway, I don't, I wanted a one knob/fader per function synth to design sound and got a powerful synth for the price of a toy. Add to this a built in delay and you have an unbelievable value. The knobs and faders have just the right amount of resistance to control the sound in real time. Sweet spot tuning of the faders can be accomplished with a technique of rolling your finger in front of the fader and get minute increments of fader movement. The sound is wonderful. I don't know how folks can begin to complain about the Boutique series, fully functional big sounding synths for the price of a cheap casio toy.
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Review: Matt Meyer Submitted: 9/23/2016

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.

verified buyer


Amazing update to a vintage synth

Product Review

Sound is out of this world. Build is pretty solid. Only complaint would be the sliders are teeny tiny and the preset buttons feel a bit cheap. Other than that this thing is out of this world for the price

Review: Riad khattab Submitted: 1/8/2016

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


well worth every penny

Product Review

Great product great price.


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