Roland Jupiter-6

Roland Jupiter-6

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Jupiter-6, Analog Synth from Roland in the Jupiter series.

4 user reviews

Roland Jupiter-6 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Roland
  • Model: Jupiter-6
  • Series: Jupiter
  • Category: Analog Synths
  • Added in our database on: 04/08/2004

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Roland Jupiter-6 user reviews

Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 4 reviews )
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Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Roland Jupiter-6
Synthse the classic analog VCO 2 by synchronizing voice; waveform VCO 1 = triangle, sawtooth, square and pulse modulation with VCF and manual; VCO 2 = triangle, sawtooth, pulse and noise, can adjust the Tune, 1 VCF multimode filter low-pass high-pass 24 dB / oct, or band-pass 12 dB / oct Function KYBD to give more shine, ADSR envelopes.
The pulse waveform can be modulated by either the LFO or the Envelope, and can adjust its width.
2 LFO triangle, sawtooth, square and random for the first, the 2nd is "triggable" with a button prs wheel of Bender.
6 voice polyphony, 48 patches, 32 presets, a arpggiateur, Unison mode
One of the first release in 1983 synth twelve o'clock, noon on off trs rudimentary (no sysex or control knobs) to synchronize arpggio I advise to do trigger a TR 707.
Tune Possde also a button to easily tune.


If you have some basic knowledge of analog synthse, we understand how quickly it works and the original manual is available everywhere on the net. Pdf.
Roland did a good job, everything is intuitive and easy to control trs.
Patches s'editent easily and can assign multiple presets for example moving from a same bass sound with or without LFO etc ...
The keyboard is splitable into two parts.


This is absolutely the sound I was looking perfect for the typical 80's sound, powerful bass, pads captivating, no futuristic electronic sounds ... well as I'm a fan of new wave ...
I just wish a Sub.


5000 F bought secondhand. I use it for a year, it was my first synth it from the mouth with small red spots that flash ...
Trs robust and a bit heavy (15 kilos)
Too bad we will take the head between the MIDlet arpggiateur sync.
Qualitprix excellent, I do not change it for anything in the world against a JP-8000.
Needless to emphasize, I do not sell ...

lolodilolo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Roland Jupiter-6
See previous opinion


Simple but to save the sounds on tape
sounds or load factory load on the internet.
know the operation of a analog there is no problem programming.


Sounds good except for the ground, I prfere my jp8000 or jv1080.
Exceptional sound quality no noise.


I just acqurir this machine and this for two reasons, the reasonable price compared to JP8, and the fact
it is MIDI, the jp 8 bugger up a surplus of information if it is sent. To the south is not very limited on the JP6, no Veloci or the CONTRL parameter.
The sound quality is impressive, it's true aid by the unison mode and the mode unison detune
that magnifies the sound and is away on JP8, there is unison but without the possibility of rgler
detune. synth sounds perfect for large leads, basses interested, great sync, multi mode filter,
on the other hand useless to make sounds like Arp Solina string, my jp8000 is much more suited for this type of sound. for low I would prfere ATC more striking. (a marvel
this atc, whichever the filter) ...

Norrin's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Roland Jupiter-6
Noon but ultra basic implmentation


The particularity of the synthesis lies in the multimode filter, LP / HP / BP resonant

These are true VCO (not like juno COD)

A lot of possibilities (crossmod on tilt) 2 envelopes, etc., mode split and Unison

An update (Europa) greatly improves the implmentation twelve o'clock

It was a high-end analog synth the epoch


The use itself is rather simple, because there are a multitude of sliders and potentiometers. Ca for the JP6 is very valuable, no small economy, the interactivity is not gniale.
It is regrettable that with the memory system, there have no way to know the state of the knobs when changing patch, and the value of a parameter that will suddenly when the knob back the dtion.

Of course, if one takes from now the use of such a synthesis is somewhat more restrictive. We must send a control change as the synth is omni mode by default, unless the ROM updater.

Otherwise it is a polyphonic analog synths of the few with sliders, memory, and MIDI.


There is no good to say, a synthetic analogue is an analogue synth. Shame he did not have the Veloci rponde. The sound of JP6 is not that big of a moog, it remains trs Japanese in spirit, ie capable of subtlety and expressiveness. For me it is true that beginners I dcu t just because I was looking for that big sound as heard on the discs of Kraftwerk or otherwise. Are obtained trs sound good but in a more soft.
The JP6 characters has a less aggressive as some analog synths, but it compensates for this by chance rather consquentes synthse in terms of sound. The multimode filter is also a bit worse than I had hoped it was true that I also had an MS20 and this one breath away a little more

It is true that the JP6 is perhaps more comfortable in the sound effects, sounds in the other can not do that in the lower layers or the moog that dchirent all ...


I sold because I needed money. Polyphonic analog synth today is rare and expensive.
The INTERESTED JP6 is a compromise, it can complter a park that already possde essential machinery and offer more nuances and sounds more musical p.

Here c is also a good synth sacr a piece of collection. I think we need a better look that way now. Mine really silent impeccable home impeccable and beautiful with its plethora of red lights .... snif.

Today I would look at the cot of polyvolver dave smith ... when it comes out;)

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Roland Jupiter-6
Keyboard 5 octaves of very good quality (well done with the metal sides) both inside and outside. We find typical Roland wheel (without the ability to push forward to the modulation) operation but very soft. Too bad this synth is not equipped with a stereo connection (like Juno) but we can solve this problem. As against it is equipped with a symmetrical XLR output as the big brother JP8. The connection noon is present but very limited in use (note on / off, program change) There are 2 available VCO, synchronizing, adjusted very precisely, with the ability to stack waveforms (not available on the JP8) The sliders and knobs for all functions, it is very significant, although they give a small sense of economy (plastoc entirely) but it works well, and this is the essential!
Polyphony is 6 votes, enough in most cases.


It is easy to use, according to the principle of a slider / knob = one function. But there are many features ... and to test all combinations, there for a while. Clear that it is not as flexible as a modular, far from it, but the editing capabilities are very complex, the possibilities of modulation as well. I've never needed the manual yet. We must try and find some for hours, store and play sound found ...


At his, he does not look like an Oberheim, with fishing and punch typqiquement America. Let alone one ... It looks like Memorymoog already a Prophet 5, with its very sharp sounds, functions sync, filters relatively aggressive, going fast in resonance. It also looks like its big brother the Jupiter 8, but it still stands out in terms of osciliateur. The entire circuitry of the Jupiter 6 is secured by an electronic Curtis (CEM), while the big brother has only the circuitry for filters, VCO 16 is based discète circuitry. In addition, the older brother still has a low pass filter 12dB/oct, which allows him to have a little more punch than the JP6.
The sound of JP6 is slightly nasal. Be difficult to achieve good groundwater soft as a Oberheim, or Korg. on the other hand, no problem for crazy leads, with a great expressiveness. Low is not back either. Or for special effects in this area it goes further than the JP8, filters with more options than the big brother.
It can sound very soft yet all end, or the huge modular Unisono, Detune, together with the VCO 12 on a single note. The arpeggiator is simple but very effective.
An arsenal of his tame ...


I use it for almost 6 months, and I have not been around ... far from it. I appreciate it for its convenience (memories), strength (yes, it's much less often than a loose Oberheim example ...) and for his great generosity in the sounds. It's not a synth j'utliserais alone, but rather a complement to a set-up. Ideal as a complement to Oberheim, a Korg or the other big polyphonic sound may be more wide and deep.
On the other hand nice, all the little flashing LED night on stage. It's too space.
An investment that is well worth it.

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