The latest Estuera video takes an in-depth look at the Roland JP-8080, a knobtacular virtual analog synth from 1998.
While the vintage analog designs are coveted by many, there’s also renewed interest in the unique sonic capabilities of older digital synths, like the JP-8080 and its keyboard counterpart, the JP-8000. The synth’s ‘Supersaw’ oscillator became a core ingredient of the classic trance music sound, just as the TB-303 was with acid house and acid techno.
The video covers the history and features of the JP-8080, and then demonstrates how it can be used to recreate the classic trance sound.
Check out the video and share your thoughts on the JP-8080 and JP-8000 in the comments!
0:59 A bit of history
1:59 Sound demos, presets and newly created patches
9:21 JP-8080 features
11:52 Creating trance like we’re back in 1999
12:03 Bass base and timely bass
12:52 Out of the blue
13:32 Trancy pads
15:04 Massive super saw trance lead
16:16 Make some noise
16:45 The finished track