Black Corporation Intros Jupiter-8 Inspired ISE-NIN Synthesizer

Boutique synth maker Black Corporation has announced a new analog synthesizer, inspired by the classic Roland Jupiter-8, the ISE-NIN.

The company has previous released three well-respected analog synth modules, Deckard’s Dream, Kijimi, & Xerxes. Each is an original design that takes inspiration from a classic analog synthesizer.

Designer Roman Filippov shared the news via social media:

“It’s been a while since the last BC poly synth release. Please meet ISE-NIN.

Coming later this year, with a full MPE support and micro tuning by ODDSound MTS-ESP!

Preorders will start next week on our website.”

The name, ISE-NIN, is not a shout out to Nine Inch Nails, but to Russian poet Sergei Yesenin.

Details are to come at the Black Corporation site.

28 thoughts on “Black Corporation Intros Jupiter-8 Inspired ISE-NIN Synthesizer

  1. Roland’s Jupiter X keyboard is around $2,600 and the Xm version around $1,500. Both have proven to offer a very accurate purist reproduction of the original JP-8 sound. The BC version will most likely be priced in the same arena. I’m a DAW monkey now, so I wouldn’t know hands-on, but people who play their gear seem to have zero complaints. Some dislike the JP-X form. Here’s your best analog option, minus the Roland pitch paddle.

    1. The SOS review found the Jupiter X’s ABM emulation of the Jupiter 8 to me less authentic than the ACB implemention in the System 8 (and JP-08)… and a truly analog version has the potential to be an even better reproduction.

    2. Virtual models are capable of proper reproduction since decade at least. Problem is, when one goes into cross modulation territory. Right now I don’t know any digital synth that could reproduce proper cross modulation tone and I have JB Solaris here (or try modular and then recreate this patch in digital realm). I don’t want to say that it is worse. I even take it as one of reasons to invest in VA – having those quirky reproduction tones. But please: don’t claim that something is proper reproduction, when only proven to work that way in subset of possibilities of original.

  2. i’d like this with CV points for the filters and vcos, lfo, egs etc, and with the jupiter 4 filter in addition or instead, has a different sound similar to the prophet rev. switch showed the old one was better on the new prophets! also never skimp on the interface, make it visually pleasing and clear, lights like the behringer arp? eye candy plus synth candy hmmmm that’d be way better than their pro-800 clone (bro-800?)

      1. for polyphonic keyboard playing i can understand but for other duties like modulation why not. if you can turn one knob and control all voices together it seems very possible.
        still, if your sound based on the external modulation the preset will be a little meaningless…

  3. These guys have slowly built up one of the most interesting synth lines around. Modern classics for sure.

  4. Very nice, like their other synthesizers. Now that they’ve proven themselves (a few times over actually) I personally feel they should venture into creating a new synthesizer, explore the frontier, explode the boundaries. Push the envelope!

    1. Actually, VCOs in Xerxes are novel design. This is, why they claim “inspired by”. DD is – in reverse – castrated replica of CS-80 (not even expander brings back proper RM, as those are polyphonic in original). If you look at their lineup, they might ventured into things that are hard to beat in this form factor. Modulation madness in Kijimi, interesting sound blocks in Xerxes, interesting voice architecture in Deckard’s Dream. ISE-NIN looks like safest bet, relying only on VCOs+VCFs interesting character. And I keep my fingers crossed for making VCO discreet like in JP8 and not like in Super Jupiter (don’t remember chip’s name right now).

      Most interesting new design comes from Heinakroon. Concept named Positron, based on Neutron voice, and it keep close resemblance of PolyBrute, and Heinakroon said that it was born two years ago, showing how universal those designs are. If added third oscillator, it could be more like Moog One. Or another synth that name I don’t remember now (keeping close resemblance of Prologue with it’s oscillators section). Or Nord Lead 3 for UI. Or Modal 002/008 (for modulation assignment).

      What I want to say is that there is not much new territory, unless someone makes breakthrough in voice components at least (and in synth technology at most, but that is rarely to happen). And look at how little attention was put at Neutron’s filter design, that is quite novel and – in my opinion – very musical.

      1. allot is “new”on modern synth , it’s just in the fine details and usually missed. so much added options and complexity compering to the old one
        if you just rtfm 🙂

  5. Black Corp Synths – collect them all! i wish i could. 😉 this is cool, i don’t like the orange at all though, would be better as a light gray / blue or something.

  6. Looks interesting but wish they would produce more Xerxes already. I’ve had one on backorder for like 6 months now

  7. For those of us with relatively shallow pockets, the forthcoming Behringer Jupiter 8 iteration will likely be less $$$.

        1. TimS, you tried to do this many times before, also with black corop’ deckard’s dream (you called yourself crapola and the admin moderate your comment).
          you seems to always looking for opportunity to call everything too expensive, saying modern copies are better then the vintage one, bashing korg, arturia and roland product and trying hard to bring up the behringer name anyway you can.
          you seem to always defend behringer and your comment are featured on every single behringer article on synthtopia.
          I know your “question” now is just to give you a “stage” for more of this so maybe just change your user name again and answer yourself, if you didn’t do that already.

          1. LOL. What are people who can’t afford or don’t want to pay thousands of dollars for hardware synths supposed to do? There are literally hundreds of review clips on YouTube extolling the virtues of Behringer synths. For example, go watch some of the many recent clips on the 2600. I have two Behringer synths (the Neutron and Model D) and have had them for years and use them often. They have given me zero trouble. The build quality is far better than that of my Korg MS-20 mini and Alesis Ion. Other than the build quality of the MS-20 mini, I have never bashed Roland, Korg, and Arturia hardware synths. I would like to have an expensive synth like a Prologue, or JD-XA, Polybrute, OB-6 or REV2, but I am not going to pull out a credit card to buy one with debt. You can go ahead and buy thousands of dollars worth of high end hardware synths, just don’t look down upon those who can’t afford them or don’t want to spend that much money. I’m tired of people slamming Behringer when they are making affordable synths for people who don’t have deep pockets. You buy your “Ferraris,” and I’ll buy my “Toyota Corollas.”

            1. it’s you who looks up from the low place you put yourself, nobody care how much you payed for a synth and what it says about you except you. i don’t care about the price of their products,
              don’t change the subject, you commenting with multiple names and you bashing all the competitors on many accusation and talking how great behringer on any opportunity you have.

              i care about how shity they are ethically and how they shit on everyone else, they present themself like heroes who make budget synth “for the people” when all they do is aiming lowest has possible and take what ever they can from other to make money. it effect the market of budget synth in a very bad way and degrading the technological advancement, it effects all of us.
              i don’t know how you use yours, but i’v seen many faulty neutron “32”, and they feel and look like shit. if you think the knobs on the ms-20 mini are too “light” to the touch is a characteristic of quality you don’t know how to judge quality.

        2. Quality overal. Behringer gear is cheap junk period. Sent any synth back to Behringer. They won’t repair it and dump it in the trash. That’s how you know Behringer is Total waste.

          1. That hasn’t been my experience at all. I have two Behringer synths (Neutron and Model D) and have been using them often for years. They sound great and have given me zero problems. They’ll have to pry the Neutron from my cold dead hands. That thing is great.

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