Roland shows off Jupiter-80 synth


Synth history meets synth future as Roland unveils its showcase Jupiter-80.

It features proven hardware and a massive sound and integrates the Roland’s latest SuperNATURAL audio processing technology.

Main Features

roland jupiter-80

  • Powerful integrated SuperNATURAL synthesis engines designed for legendary vintage synth sounds to realistic organic acoustic sounds and more
  • Single Tone is equivalent to the performance of powerful single synthesizer—stack four of these to create a mind-blowing “Live Set”
  • Tone Blender tweaks multiple parameters of tones in realtime for complex, emotive sonic movement during performance
  • Fast, friendly operation with intuitive front panel and color touchscreen optimized for live performance
  • 76-note semi-weighted synth keyboard, and 256 polyphonic voices (varies according to sound-generator load)
  • USB-memory Song Player/Recorder for backing tracks or quick idea capture
  • Easy integration with computers via built-in USB-MIDI/Audio interface

More Information

Metamorphosis of a Legend

Past, Present, and Future Sound

The JUPITER-80 nods to its past with lethal, multi-layered SuperNATURAL synthesizer tones so fat you’ll need a knife to cut through it, but that’s only the beginning of what this powerhouse synth will do. Gigging musicians will love the stockpile of essential sounds onboard, including Roland’s famous SuperNATURAL grand pianos, strings, brass, and much more. and much more. The JUPITER-80 puts a fast-access user interface under your fingers—a dream for live performance. Its heavyweight design, complete with metal side panels, recalls the legendary JUPITER but with a modern twist.

Tone Blender

You will love the deep possibilities of the stackable SuperNATURAL architecture and unique features such as Tone Blender, which tweaks values of multiple parameters simultaneously and lets you “Capture” any new combination and save it as a Live Set. Create complex, emotional textures that respond, react, and evolve like nothing you’ve heard before. Tone Blender can also dramatically enhance your live-performance capabilities by letting you assign its multiple parameters to controllers such as the D Beam.

Powerful Live Sets Featuring Four-Tone Structure and Registrations

JUPITER-80’s sound engine handles four x tones with dedicated DSP per tone as a basic unit “Live Set” for manual performance. Layering of Upper and Lower Live Sets, plus a specialized “SOLO” part, means the incredibly massive nine-tone-stack sound. Customized complex settings can be saved as Registrations, and easily recalled during live performance.

Full Specifications

Keyboard

76 keys (with velocity and channel aftertouch)

Sound Generator Section

Maximum Polyphony:
256 voices (varies according to the sound generator load)

Parts:
4 parts (Upper, Lower, Solo, Percussion)

Registrations:
256 (including pre-loaded registrations)

Live Sets:
2,560 (including pre-loaded Live Sets)

Effects:
Live Set (Upper/Lower part)
-Multi-Effects (MFX): 4 units (parallel connection only), 76 types per each Upper/Lower (total: 8 units)
-Reverb: 1 unit, 5 types per each Upper/Lower (total: 2 units)

Solo part/Percussion part
-Compressor + Equalizer + Delay: 1 set per each Solo/Percussion (total: 2 sets)
-Reverb: 1 unit, 5 types

Master Effects
4-Band Equalizer: 1 unit

USB Memory Song Player/Recorder Section

Tracks
1 stereo track

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Playable File Format
Audio File: WAV, AIFF, MP3

Recording File Format
Audio File: WAV (44.1 kHz, 16-bit Linear, stereo)

Effects
4-Band Equalizer: 1 unit

External Memory
USB Flash Memory (sold separately)
* Use USB flash drive sold by Roland. We cannot guarantee operation if other products are used.

Other

Arpeggiator
Preset: 128 styles
User: 128 styles

Harmony Intelligence
17 types

Controllers
D Beam Controller
Pitch Bend/Modulation Lever
Assignable buttons (S1, S2)
Assignable knobs (E1–E4)
PART LEVEL sliders (PERC, LOWER, UPPER, SOLO)

Display
Graphic Color LCD 800 x 480 dots (touch screen)

Connectors
PHONES jack (stereo 1/4-inch phone type)
MAIN OUT jacks (L, R) (XLR type)
MAIN OUT jacks (L/MONO, R) (1/4-inch TRS phone type)
SUB OUT jacks (L, R) (1/4-inch phone type)
AUDIO IN jack (Stereo miniature phone type)
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT jack (COAXIAL)
FOOT PEDAL jacks (CTRL 1, CTRL 2, HOLD)
MIDI Connectors (IN, OUT, THRU)
USB COMPUTER port (Audio/MIDI)
USB Memory port
AC IN jack

Power Consumption
25 W

Accessories
Owner’s manual
CD-ROM (USB Audio/MIDI driver)
DVD-ROM (SONAR LE)
USB MEMORY Protector
Power Cord

Options (sold separately)
Keyboard stand: KS-18Z, KS-G8 (Use a stand that causes the height of the unit to be one meter or lower.)
Pedal switch: DP series
Footswitch: BOSS FS-5U
Expression pedal: EV-5
Stereo Headphones
USB Flash Memory
*Use USB Flash Memory sold by Roland. We cannot guarantee operation if other products are used.

Size and Weight

Width: 1,231 mm 48-1/2 inches
Depth: 439 mm 17-5/16 inches
Height: 140 mm 5-1/2 inches

Weight: 17.7 kg 39 lbs. 1 oz.