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Subject: FW: [AH] Jupiter 6 and MIDI

From: "Verschut, Ricardo" <ricardo.verschut@...>
Date: 2000-12-11

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Linton [mailto:paul.linton@...]
Sent: Sunday, December 10, 2000 2:31 AM
To: Bradford Allen
Cc: analogue@...
Subject: Re: [AH] Jupiter 6 and MIDI

"Bradford Allen" <bradforda@...> wrote:

>I have a Jupiter-6 that I want to use in my MIDI setup but I'm
>a little confused as to how to assign it's MIDI receive channel.
>It seems to always recieve in omni mode.

Hi Bradford.

Unfortunately, the MIDI implementation in the JP-6 is very
rudimentary. It was one of Roland's first (if not the first)
analogues to have it.

Having said that, there is an easy work-around for getting the synth
out of Omni.

If you are using a computer-based sequencer simply program into midi
channel one controller number 124 (Omni Off) and 127 (Poly On). If
you're using a hardware-based sequencer, this may be a little more
tricky to do.

There's a new firmware being developed by a couple of folks from AH.
It's an ongoing project, hopping to add several features to the MIDI
spec of the Jupiter-6, along with some other enhancements. Check it
out at

The Jupiter-6 is still one of my favorite analogue polysynths. The
multi-mode filter and cross mod are amazing.