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

Here’s a video intro to the new Jupiter-80 system:

10 thoughts on “Roland Jupiter-80 Version 2 Update Now Available

  1. If the Jupiter-80 ran on 6 D batteries and cost about $400 it would be the coolest thing ever. This business of thousands and thousands of dollars for a big board that ONLY sounds wonderful is just frustrating.

    1. It just cost me $50 to get gas for my car. I’m burning with frustration that Roland thinks I’ve got thousands of dollars to spend on something like this even though I LOVE the idea of SuperNATURAL articulations.

      And look at the market. I own a Yamaha PSR-S910 that cost HALF of what the Jupiter-80 cost. The S910 has an on-board sequencer and an audio recorder AND it does very cool articulations on SOME of the instruments, like sax or guitar and one or two others.

      (I’m burning with frustration, too, that Roland didn’t invest all the Jupiter development money into making an updated version of the Gaia, with encoders instead of sliders, and a sequencer and maybe a LITTLE screen. I’m guessing more people would have bought that than the Jupiter, but I haven’t seen any market sales figures for the Jupiter.)

    2. Dont get me wrong, I think its awesome. I also think Roland has every right to charge what they want for it… I just think its overpriced for what it does. For that price you could get a korg kronos with change to spare and it would cover your needs sonically for years to come. If I was ever going to drop that kind of cash, I’d need most bang for the buck. A jupiter-80 unfortunately wouldn’t even come close.

  2. Who uses SONAR these days, I don’t know why Roland still flogs this dead horse.
    Why don’t they make an updated SH-101 / SH32 with real analogue filters.

    1. Or, you know, “real analog” anything. I have to agree with the thought that this thing is overpriced as hell for a virtual whatsis.

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