Arturia Intros Virtual Jupiter 8

Arturia Jupiter 8v synth

2007 Winter NAMM Show: Arturia announced the Jupiter-8V, a software recreation of Roland’s famous Jupiter-8 which was in production from 1981 to 1984.

The Jupiter-8 was a synth that not only inspired a generation of musicians ranging from Prince to Howard Jones, from Depeche Mode to Moby, it was also a unique machine that offered a sharp and crystalline sound while being uniquely phat.

Based on the latest version of TAE – Arturia’s technology for analog emulation – the Jupiter-8V offers a new generation of features: The integration of effects within the synthesis line allows for drastic modifications of the original sound; with Galaxy, a graphical tool made to program two LFO’s in the same time, you get a unique and innovative source of modulation; and with the modulation sequencer you can create new evolving sounds extremely easily.

“My favourite synth of all time is now a soft-synth thanks to the wonderful people at Arturia,” said Howard Jones. “As with all their soft-synth Arturia have given us a meticulously crafted software version of the Classic Jupiter-8 with some fabulous extra features to bring us into the 21st century. This is a must have for all of us JP8 lovers.”

The Jupiter-8V is loaded with more than 400 presets made by a selection of top musicians. Fully compatible with the main protocols and systems in the industry, it can be used as stand-alone software or as a virtual instrument.

  • Up to 32 voices of polyphony, and a Unison mode
  • A unique audio structure featuring 2 oscillators per voice, 2 LFO’s, 2 filters and 2 envelopes
  • Keyboard split and layer
  • A set of Analog and Digital Effects available within the synthesis line: Bit Crusher, Chorus, Distortion, Param Eq, Phaser, Ring Mod.
  • 2 Digital Effects to be chosen among Chorus, Delay and Phaser, and to be placed on the output of the synth
  • Additional Live-oriented Step-sequencer, additional Galaxy module for advanced modulations
  • Set to Control with your external MIDI keyboard in just a few clicks
  • New Preset Manager

Required minimum configuration

  • PC / Windows: 512 MB RAM ; 1,5 GHz processor
  • Mac OS X: 512 MB RAM ; 1,5 GHz processor


  • Windows 2000 and XP
  • MAC OS X 10.3.9 or higher and Universal Binary

Formats: Stand-alone (ASIO, Direct Sound, Core Audio) VST, Audio Units, RTAS (ProTools 6 and 7)

MSRP: $249 / 199€

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