Sent: Friday, October 26, 2001 5:29 PM
Subject: Re: [AH] Jupiters
(sorry if this has already been covered; my aol does not get all AH posts)
Mike Kent asks:
>> What are the differences between the Juptier-6 and the Juptier-8? Is it
>> polyphony? Or is there a sonic difference as well?
-the JP8 can sound much more massive than the 6
-JP6 has multimode filters (LP & HP can be combined to form BP)
-JP6 cross mod can be controlled via Env. 1
-JP6 can have multiple waveforms active on each VCO
(great for aggressive crossmod effects)
-JP6 envelopes and LFOs are generated in software, digitally controlled.
This is early MIDI, so 64 steps. If you sweep slow enough, can hear
-JP6 has a slightly more 'nasal' character than 8, nonetheless a great
sound, very capable in bass range
-JP6 knobs somewhat less substantial in look and feel compared to 8
-JP6 has no 'random' arpeggiator mode
-BOTH are built like tanks!
So, do what I did - get 'em both!! Keep in mind: got JP8 in 1988 for $700,
in need of overhaul. Got JP6 in 1992, $700, never ran totally in tune, but
never severly out of tune. Every 2 - 3 years, JP8 needed power supply
calibration and cleaning of all pots and sliders (contamination would cause
false 'edit' messages). Sold both in 1998, had had my fun. I highly