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Arturia Jupiter-8V Announced [ Winter NAMM 2007 ]

United States
23 January 2007 — Arturia has announced the Jupiter-8V, the software recreation of Roland’s famous Jupiter-8 which was in production from 1981 to 1984. The Jupiter-8 was a synth that not only inspired a generation of musicians ranging from Prince to Howard Jones, from Depeche Mode to Moby, it was also a unique machine that offered a sharp and crystalline sound while being uniquely phat.

With the Jupiter-8V Arturia brings this magic back. Based on the latest version of TAE - Arturia’s proprietary technology for analog emulation - the Jupiter-8V offers a new generation of features: The integration of effects within the synthesis line allows for drastic modifications of the original sound; with Galaxy, a graphical tool made to program two LFOs at the same time, you get a unique and innovative source of modulation; and with the modulation sequencer you can create new evolving sounds extremely easily.

The Jupiter-8V includes more than 400 presets made by a selection of top musicians. Fully compatible with the main protocols and systems in the industry, it can be used as stand-alone software or as a virtual instrument.

Main Features:

  • Up to 32 voices of polyphony, and a Unison mode.
  • A unique audio structure featuring 2 oscillators per voice, 2 LFOs, 2 filters and 2 envelopes.
  • Keyboard split and layer.
  • A set of Analog and Digital Effects available within the synthesis line: Bit Crusher, Chorus, Distortion, Param Eq, Phaser, Ring Mod.
  • 2 Digital Effects to be chosen among Chorus, Delay and Phaser, and to be placed on the output of the synth.
  • Additional Live-oriented Step-sequencer, additional Galaxy module for advanced modulations.
  • Set to Control with your external MIDI keyboard in just a few clicks.
  • New Preset Manager.

Jupiter-8V is expected to be released in March 2007 and it will have an SRP of £149.99 inc VAT. It will be available for Windows (2000 and XP) and Mac OS X (10.3.9 or higher) Universal Binary in VST, Audio Units, RTAS and Stand-alone formats.

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