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Subject: Re: [Roland_Jupiters] Found my answer!!! It was not a Jupiter-8 after all...

From: Gil Sicuro <gsicuro@...>
Date: 2009-05-23

Hey Dean,

Anyway, I have to say that the JP-8V really doesn't sound as warm and punchy like a real JP-8, I can tell you that. But I have good news for you: the OP-X Pro, an Oberheim OB-X emulation (very close to the Four-Voice circuitry) really really sounds convincing, I think you should give it a try.



From: Dean Stewart Rumsey <hamsterdrum85@...>
Sent: Saturday, May 23, 2009 2:42:17 PM
Subject: [Roland_Jupiters] Found my answer!!! It was not a Jupiter-8 after all...

I remembered thinking that the synth stabs on Rick Springfield' s "Human Touch" were done on a Roland Jupiter-8 because it sounded like something out of Duran Duran, which Nick Rhodes was well known for using the Jupiter-8.

I come to find out that the stabs used in "Human Touch" was actually an Oberheim Four-Voice FVS-1. No wonder why the sounds I tried to emulate on my JP-8V demo failed me. My source was from someone who asked Gabriel Katona what synths were used in that song.

I do apologize for being misled and feeling like I annoyed everyone here. I should take this discussion to either Vintage Synth Explorer or an Oberheim group.


Dean S. Rumsey