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Subject: FW: [AH] Jupiters

From: "Verschut, Ricardo" <ricardo.verschut@...>
Date: 2001-10-26

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From: lucid [mailto:digitallucid@...]
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2001 3:24 PM
To: analogue@...
Subject: Re: [AH] Jupiters

on 10/25/01 2:26 AM, John Tennant at john@... wrote:

> What are the differences between the Juptier-6 and the Juptier-8? Is it
> polyphony? Or is there a sonic difference as well?

theres tons of this in the archives.. but i got a jupiter 8 not too long ago
and noted a few differences.

the jp8 has a stepped range pot that snaps by octaves on osc 1, i miss this
on the jp6, i do alot of that on the fly. osc2 has a low freq mode which can
make a nice rumble when used sonically. the filter, when 4pole, is smooth,
can pull off basses with the best of them. its got no detune! its got a dual
keymode, good for layering sounds and doing lame additive. the arp has a
random mode, which everyone and their mother seems to have used. the
performance LFO is the biggest joke, no rate control.

the jp6 has got a few more features.. a detune knob, stackable waveforms,
reversible sync, a multi-mode filter, a somewhat usable performance LFO..
just a few extra features that make it alot more flexible when building a
patch. however, its got no dual mode. with europa its flexibility takes off.
its not much of a bass machine though, and has a notorious amp env
distortion which will only really show up when the the filter is low and the
resonance is high, which is the way 95% of bass sounds are created.

i would say... if youve got other synths that handle basses, the jp6 is a
better buy.. the jp8 is better at being the more traditional synth, but i
get a little bored with it.