Roland has announced Jupiter Synth Legends Volume 1, the first in a series of free sound libraries for the Jupiter-80 and Jupiter-50 synthesizers. The sound library features a collection of sounds from some of the most legendary and iconic instruments in Roland’s history.
Jupiter Synth Legends Volume 1 features sounds taken from, or inspired by, these seven Roland instruments from the 1980s:
- JUPITER-8 (1981)
- JUNO-60 (1982)
- D-50 (1987)
- TB-303 (1982)
- JUPITER-6 (1983)
- SH-101 (1982)
- JUNO-106 (1984)
Here’s a video intro:
Here are more extensive demos of the various patches:
According to Roland, each of these classic synths have between 10 and 20 iconic factory preset sounds that distinguish their character, and they’re all represented among 123 newly created single Tones for the Jupiter-80/-50.
There are 512 new Live Sets also included that combine the historic synths together using layers and multi-effects processing. Many Live Sets feature single legacy Tones, enhanced with effects unavailable in the original instruments, and nearly 300 new arpeggio patterns are included that are designed for a wide range of contemporary electronic music genres.
Future Jupiter Synth Legends volumes will feature the sounds from other analog classics and spotlight the three vintage LPF types available in the Jupiter-80/-50.
See the Jupiter site for details.