From: ModularMoog [mailto:modularmoog@...
Sent: Monday, January 29, 2001 2:58 PM
To: geek.; M.Strijbos
Cc: Analogue Heaven (E-mail)
Subject: Re: [AH] JP-8 and more
on 29/01/01 10:16, geek. at krisa@...
> I'm kind of curious now that VA and Analogue are coming into favor, if it
> would be feasable for Roland to actualy recreate some of their better
> synths part by part. I'm sure if Roland dusted off the schematics for the
> JP-8, polished it with full MIDI, and put it to market, it would have to
> Those who keep mint JP-8's in a box waiting to make a cool 2K would be
> kind of pissed if I could go down to the local music store and pick up a
> brand new one.
> Or maybe start from scratch and go head to head with Alesis and come out
> with a Jupiter 20. :)
I´m willing to bet quite much that if Roland made a JP-8 copy today they
would be going in the bankrupt direction. The JP-8 "has been re-made" with
JP-8000/8080 and they do sound very good actually, besides parts etc... is
long gone. I think the real desire here is.... collecting!.... people want
Roland to make a JP-8 because they want "the real thing" in the house...
The truth is that there are a lot of new stuff beeing made which play´s the
shit out of (most) analogue gear. There is only one right way for companies
like Roland... VA synths, with today´s specs... and to improve algorythms
and all that shit.
Bring your JP-8 to a friend with i.ex the Virus TDM plug-in and play them
side by side... I think you´re about to experience a minor shock!.
Of course, a synth has physical sliders and knobs but the real deal here is
that sliders dont count, sounds does... or.... _music_ does.
Something very good is going on today.... _computers/va/DSP_ and it will
only grow in the future.
I know there is a huge risk letting my thoughts out this way but please do
not read this as a "analog sux" or something because I _do_ own a encore
electronics midified JP-8 and I love it very much, but the thing is that
(some) of the va´s out today are competing very good with old great synths
and the production cost is ??? 1/1000 ??? and on top of this you get midi
and all that from (wherever-you-want-to-your-arse :-O
This is what _musicians_ want... there is no room for collectors.