Roland Intros iPad Patch Editor For Jupiter-50 & Jupiter-80 Synthesizers; Should Other Companies Do The Same?

Roland today introduced JP Synth Editor (App Store link) – a free iPad patch editor for the Jupiter-50 and Jupiter-80 synthesizers.

Here’s a video introduction to the JP Synth Editor:

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Buy A Roland Jupiter-80, Get An iPad

Roland UK has announced a promo for the Jupiter 80:

Buy a JUPITER-80 from a participating Roland UK dealer, and we’ll throw in an iPad 2 on which to run the newly announced iPad synth tone editor. (Available May 2012)

The iPad synth tone editor is part of the JUPITER-80 version 2 software update, which also includes the following improvements:

  • New synth sounds
  • New MFX structures
  • Vintage low-pass filters
  • Improved SONAR integration
  • New Registration Play screen

See the Roland UK site for details.

Roland Jupiter-80 Version 2 Update Now Available

Roland has announced that the Jupiter-80 version 2 software update is now available.

Here’s what’s new in the Jupiter-80 Version 2:

  • Three types of low-pass filters; combined with the previous type, a total of four filters are now available
  • New MFX structures; in addition to the previous parallel connection, a total of five structures (including serial connection) are available
  • A Registration Play screen for easier access to sounds during live performance
  • Better integration with SONAR software; a dedicated plug-in for your computer lets you easily map the JUPITER-80 to control SONAR’s faders and soft synths

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Roland Jupiter-50 Synthesizer First Look

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This video is a first look at the Roland Jupiter-50 synthesizer, which was introduced at this year’s Musikmesse.

Keyboard editor Stephen Fortner takes a look at the new Jupiter-50, with an overview of the synth’s architecture, lots of audio demos and his first impressions.

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Roland Jupiter-80 Updated With Three New Filters, Effects

Roland Jupiter 80 updateMusikmesse 2012: Roland has announced a software update to the Jupiter-80 keyboard.

Here’s what’s new in the Jupiter-80 Version 2:

  • Three types of low-pass filters; combined with the previous type, a total of four filters are now available
  • New MFX structures; in addition to the previous parallel connection, a total of five structures (including serial connection) are available
  • A Registration Play screen for easier access to sounds during live performance
  • Better integration with SONAR software; a dedicated plug-in for your computer lets you easily map the JUPITER-80 to control SONAR’s faders and soft synths

Details below.

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Roland Jupiter-50 Synthesizer Puts Jupiter-80 Power Into A Portable Keyboard

Roland Jupiter 50

At Musimesse 2012, Roland announced the Jupiter-50 synthesizer, the second release in its contemporary Jupiter-series keyboards.

The Roland Jupiter-50 inherits the sounds and Live Set architecture of the Jupiter-80, but packs them into a relatively lightweight keyboard.

Inside, the Jupiter-50 is equipped with a sound engine that is the sonic equal of its predecessor. The Jupiter-50 offers all of the SuperNATURAL synthesizer and acoustic tones found in the Jupiter-80. Four separate sound engines can be stacked together to create classic synth tones and massive voices.  Users can also import Jupiter-80 sound data into the Jupiter-50.

With the Jupiter-50, though, Roland brings this synth engine to a portable instrument designed for live performance. It offers a 76-note weighted keyboard, with a color-coded front panel that’s designed to be intuitive to navigate.

The Roland Jupiter-50 Synthesizer

A USB Song Player/Recorder lets you play backing tracks or record performances to USB flash media. The Jupiter-50 can also act as a USB audio/MIDI interface, making it easy to integrate the synth with popular computer music software.

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