New Roland synths : Jupiter X / Boutique JU06a / Fantom

Interesting to see some of the thoughts in here… seems that ACB with still be what pleases people who are wanting top notch analog emulation, while the new stuff is for the people who complain about it being digital why can’t it have a million voices. I wish they landed at more of a middle ground, like 24 voices multitimbral but pretty close to ACB. But maybe the new stuff is really close enough. I still thing the best use of the ACB is the system 1m with the system 100 plug out despite some if the downsides I think it just packs an amazing sound into a great interface, that plug out is kinda spendy though. I think the new stuff will please a lot of people.

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me too. I prefer small machines in general.
Also prefer the mk1 analog elektrons to mk2 by far.
OP-Z is the master in huge package in small format

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I’d like to hear a shoot out between the
JU 06 and TAL-U-No-LX.

I would like to hear that shoot out as well. Also, have you ever noticed that JU-06 and TAL-U-No-LX are never in the same room at the same time?

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Next to no comments on the 707? No groovebox afficionados here?

I’d really like to know what you all think of this box.
Don’t care for the sampler/looper part but synth engine and effects lane seem very tasty. I’m not a fan of the cliplauncher concept, but you got an obviosly capable sequencer and 8 tracks. Ah and faders, they got faders. Still unsure if I’d love or hate making music with it. (:

separate thread

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That is a valid point. I suppose that since the originals that Behringer have been cloning have been off the market for 20-35 years, I just find their releases to be more refreshing than rehashing.

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yeah I get that. and Roland missed the boat there… for decades! I’m just saying I don’t see what Behringer is doing as innovative, per se. really they’re no different than what cloners having been doing for many years now. it’s just that they’re big enough to have resources to make these things cheap. I suppose that’s innovation in a way… but no more than Roland doing this stuff via software. in my opinion anyway.


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I received my Jupiter-Xm today from a large German online retailer. My first impression is that it’s very solidly built. It feels a lot more like a serious piece of gear than the TRs/MCs. I also like the design a lot, compared to System-8. I haven’t had much time with it so far and I have no experience with the synths it tries to mimic. But I can already say that having that kind of polyphony at your disposal definitely sounds huge. I have only flicked through some of the presets so far and fiddled with the different filter models. I haven’t noticed any stepping or anything that would give away this is not an analog synth. But then, the presets use FX which would maybe make such things more difficult to spot.

Should I decide to keep it, it will make quite a few other things in my studio redundant: I’m looking at selling my Micromonsta, Doubledrummer and Minilogue (non XD), SH01a, and a few other things.

What put me off slightly is that I will definitely have to use the manual, even for basic tasks, but maybe it was the same way back when I first got my Elektrons.

So far, so good. I’ll report back when I know more. Oh, and BTW: the owner’s manual available online is nowhere near Elektron quality.

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What? Where? That is fast!

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Big T.

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How’s the jupiter emulation ? Is it true that it has analog filters on the board?

I couldn‘t tell just how authentic the emulation is and quite frankly, I don‘t care whether it‘s 92% or 97% percent accurate. For my purposes that‘s probably pretty much irrelevant. It‘s not a Jupiter-8, hence there are probably scenarios in which a trained ear will be able to tell them apart.

To answer your question: everything is DSP based, there is no analog filter.

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Curious. Can you get some detuned sounds out of the JU06A? The PWM and LFO seem to indicate you can. But the 1 OSC seems to tell me, you can’t. Curious

The new Fantom is the one with analog filters.

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Anyone tried sequencing their JU06a with an Elektron device yet? :slight_smile: Thinking it might sound pretty good sequenced with the Digitone’s chord modes!

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