Roland Jupiter-50
Roland Jupiter-50

Jupiter-50, Digital Synth from Roland in the Jupiter series.


Roland Jupiter-50 : Anonymous 's user review

« strangely positioned on the market! »

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Before anything else, I must clarify that I did not buy this keyboard.
In general, I do not put an opinion on a keyboard that I do not possess, however, this keyboard is disregarded and I think it can be useful.
Well, simply because I am a posseseur jupiter 80 I know very well (I shoot with soon since 1 years) so I know exactly what this technology represents roland supernatural.

I went to try expression in detail what the keyboard while mastering already at its parameters (since they are virtually the same in my edition jupiter 80).
I listened to the sounds in an attempt to identify differences, and my perspective was not what it was 50 in the stomach, but rather to understand its differences compared to mine.
I think it is legitimate to give an opinion here ..

Here, to begin a 76-key like that makes 11 pounds, it does not grow on trees!

If you look at the quality of finish:
It is a pleasant surprise.
The top panel is aluminum, and plastic finish on hand is below does not at all cheap.
Of course this is not the jupiter 80 (how to do better, a real tank!) But it is not cheap at all like the M50 series or korg yamaha mox (value at attractive prices, however).
I raised a good look from every angle (I can dir I tried the little beast) and it's really good we can say!
I think that apart from the north electro NORTH, you will not find better finished, even if the new home of Krome korg is better than the previous M50 (but I have not yet got hold of it.)

Another wonderful surprise touch:
Quite close to that of 80, nothing to do with the low-end again.
That which is on this point quite the J50 as an appropriate choice for a keyboard player that does not sacrifice the touch.
This is also one of its main assets: report gaming pleasure / lightness and compactness is at the top of the market and is an alternative to training 73 north, north electro.
(There is no 150 keyboards on the market that are light and which exhibit a feeling not too cheap.)

Yes, because as this keyboard is a little disregarded, it is unclear how to locate his touch .. Well this is a really good touch as we do not find on any other Japanese keyboard that the weight (because you know all the keyboards very lightweight suffer plastocs touches, and well it's just almost at his big brother Jupiter 80 .. surprising!)


His problem was that jupiter 50 is that it does not have the same mode of selection that the big brother (jupiter 80), just 4 buttons Registration more selection buttons choice of bank.
That's a problem: the 80 is calibrated to provide several modes of selection of sounds rapid scene (the touch screen 50 does not, no buttons on the keyboard like a big .. and use this is not the same thing at all.)

The screen and the menus (which ergonomics)
2 ways of seeing things:
1-If you have not jupiter 80, he returned to competition with the screens of the same type as those in the mid-range series roland (junos) yam (mo) and Korg (m 50)
Take the shot, forget the touch and think like we do with what type of screens for years.
And it's going, it is playable and has the same edition as the means of big brother.
But it's not super exciting if it was used to work on the 80!

2-Yes, because here is the order in time of posseseur 80, ca makes you not want to go into this type of ergonomics is something else .. and not as pleasant and straightforward (you wanna get into layers by clicking and you have the impression of being punished was not able to do so.)
After, you know that if you have an ipad you can to get to in the types of screen edition of big brother in this way, and it is getting more pleasant for once (it is rather the lies in my opinion the interest the ipad because otherwise I do not see too when you have the interest to 80)

In resumé, a use it does not give the same pleasure as the big brother is on, but at least he has the majority of its capabilities!
Simply, it will go through the menus and tabs .. no classic touch.
It is playable though.

After, if one considers its synthesis, its various parameters .. nothing complicated in absolute terms because of the VA series jupiter 50 and 80 is very simple to identify its potential edition

After it is weaker than the 80 to switch on stage in the set list setlist .. (or the 80 is just a killer)


You know if you analyze its structure it presents some architectural differences (missing a live set has 4 layers from the layer 80, and some supernatural acoustic tones)
In the end, all the main sounds and 80 are the grain, which is more than positive.
Against by stacking layers (and with a live set additional 4 layers) on 80 can get a bigger sound, and keeps the advantage!

Regarding pure analysis of what makes the sound of the keyboard, I invite you to read my opinion very big on jupiter 80, because 85 percent of its sounds are similar (supernatural synth are the same, the acoustic supernatural are the same engine with a few less.)
I did not go my copy expression further notice, but read it felt exactly the sound of 50!

In summary, grain 80, but fewer layers thus less big sound!
In practice, however, except a stack 32 oscillators want the 50 will make all the amenities including a keyboard player needed (good pianos and eps, the potential of synthetic sounds .. short, good for service)


In conclusion, my feeling '
Shared for several reasons:
Positive, because it is a very good keyboard that sounds good and has grain, and especially very light which makes it very attractive if you want a keyboard to take everywhere with great sound and not break your back!
From this point it is the top.

-An opinion less favorable if we consider it does not return the pleasure to use his big brother .. of course it is below the range, but say it is something else.

Those who are not 80 do not necessarily soufriront however, there is no trap no longer in ergonomics should not exaggerate.
Say what makes something unique 80 does not exist on the 50's all.

In the end:
Despite its sound quite interresting compared to its competitors upscale, its main problem is in my opinion the price:
A 1990 euros, you get back almost in competition with one motif XF .... and when it is hot to the characteristics.
It should be around 1500, and my reasoning more measured soar.
Nevertheless, a good touch, good build quality, good sound ... and all this lightweight ca us a good keyboard and it is the prinicipal.
Its big advantage is that a lot of synth sounds supernatural tear to death .. and it is in the box!
And if you like it hot roland kernel (which I find superior to its competitors personal) and well it sends the 50 steak!

Anyone who wants a keyboard with a very light touch pro will not find much better for big synth sounds and a great touch on the market.
There will be the electro north will be higher on some organs .. on pianos and eps ... but the rest is the jupiter 50 which torn.
It is still necessary that people are discovering ..
(May be that the success of the integra 7 will discover this grain roland supernatural .. and he will want to discover some of the jupiter 50)