From: Mueller, Cord MED/ATL [mailto:cord.mueller@...
Sent: Tuesday, June 27, 2000 2:48 PM
To: 'analog heaven'
Subject: Re: [AH] Q: mks-80 vs. jp8: help me
I would burn it down to a very simple comparison:
JP-8 has the more vintage sound, exponential envelopes, real sinus in the
LFO, very smooth sounding instrument. The filter is liquid. All modulation
depths are set to the save side, that means e.g. that the envelope can only
control 1/3 of the whole cutoff range of the filter, the crossmodulation
sounds nice rather than wild and so on. I saw it rather as a preset machine
with balls. You also get the famous arpeggiator. Downsides, midi is
optional, no velocity, heavy and mine had to get fixed every now and than.
Plus, vintage sound, high quality instrument,
The MKS is more modern in almost every way. It uses software envelopes and
LFOs, that means linear envelopes and no more sinus in the LFO section
(replaced by triangle). You might wonder why I am stating that, but when you
hear A vs. B you will hear the different. Anyway, instead of keyboard and
ARP you have now additional features like envelope control of
crossmodulation. Also the modulation depth has improved and the MKS has a
wider spectrum of sounds. The best thing will be the addition of velocity
Another problem is the userinterface. I like the sound engine combined with
the keyboard. Some people like stuff in the rack. My JP8 is gone. That would
be a long story but there were several reasons:
1. Nord2 covers most of my favorite JP8 sounds.
2. Money bought me a JP-6 with multimode filter and incredible modulation
3. Liked my T8 more than the JP8 because of keyboard, velocity, poly mod,
Just my 0.2 cents.
Date:Mon, 26 Jun 2000 11:51:32 -0700 (PDT)
> (Royce Lee)
From:Tom Moravansky <tmoravan@...
Subject:Re: [AH] Q: mks-80 vs. jp8: help me
The MKS-80 sounds more 'modern' than the JP-8. The JP-8 is like
drinking a brandy in a smoking jacket. The MKS-80 is like drinking a
martini in a suit.
The JP-8 is an instrument whereas the MKS-80 is a sound module.
Tom Moravansky tmoravan@...