The Roland Jupiter-8 – ‘The Most Beautiful Synth Ever’

Roland’s new Jupiter 80 synth has been met with a great deal of resistance from synth fans over the use of the ‘Jupiter’ name.

While the new ’80 may be a monster synth on its own, the Jupiter 8 holds a special place, in the minds of synthesists, as one of the great polyphonic analog synthesizers.

Here TheSynthFreq offers her take on the Roland Jupiter 8 – a classic 8 voice polyphonic analog synth from 1981. She calls it “The most beautiful synth ever.”

Note: Head-spinning Bourne-o-vision camera work on this one!

10 thoughts on “The Roland Jupiter-8 – ‘The Most Beautiful Synth Ever’

  1. Havent been to SynthFreq for some time. Great that girls got Jupiter-8 – they certainly know what to do with it.

    As with most beautiful synth ever – it may be not far from the truth – Roland design at that time was at it's peak.
    BTW, does anyboty know anything about designers who worked on Jupiter, TR-Series and Juno looks?

  2. Great question – if any readers know about the designers who worked on the "look" of classic Roland gear like the Jupiter-8 or TR series devices, leave a comment!

    As to 'The Most Beautiful Synth Ever’ claim – there are a lot of other hot synths to consider……

  3. "Yo Jupiter-80, I'm really happy for you, I'ma let you finish, but Jupiter-8 is the most beautiful synth of all time!"

  4. I always thought the design of the Rolands were SHIT. They looked like toys compared to Korg, Moog, and the Prophet.

    Look at the pretty colours, dear!


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