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Adam Szabo JP6K

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JP6K is a synth dedicated to emulating the Super Saw sound, first found in the Roland JP-8000 synthesizer in 1997.

 

Adam Szabo says that it aims to capture the essence of the sound and the behaviour of the original oscillator.

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According to the company, the original Super Saw from Roland was aliasing, thus creating a "bright and “airy” sound," they say. To prevent the sound from sounding harsh below the fundamental harmonic, a high pass filter was possibly used to remove the unwanted frequencies, according to AS.

 

Another aspect of the classic Super Saw, was its special detune curve. It was non-linear. Even when the detune control was half way, the spread of the detune was small, which made it possible to make very smooth sounding pads, the company explains. The curve then gradually increased, and at higher values, the detune rapidly spread out to maximum. This curve is modelled in JP6K.

 

The JP6K also emulates other features from the JP-8000 like the filters, key tracking and the EQ.

 

Key Features:

  • 32 voice polyphony
  • Two Super Saw oscillators, an upper and lower
  • 1 noise oscillator
  • Three filter modes: low pass, band pass and high pass with -12 & -24 dB/Oct
  • Three independent LFOs controlling the filter, amp and pitch
  • Built in delay and EQ

 

Check out the JP6K website for more.

 

You can also listen to the JP6K Demo.

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