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Jup-8 V

Synth by Arturia

Pitman
'Loaded with effects and extra filter settings I can now look back at my Jupiter-8 days and smile. The best ghostly strings ever and hi-pass filters in memory.'
. Chris Pitman is an American musician best known for his involvement with the hard rock band Guns N' Roses.
Howard original
'My favourite synth of all time is now a soft-synth thanks to the wonderful people at Arturia.. This is a must have for all of us JP8 lovers'
. Howard Jones is a British musician, singer and songwriter.
Adam original
'If you thought the Moog was amazing the Juipiter-8V will blow your mind. It is a very well executed software sytnh that I use a lot. I love it!'
. Legendary Techno producer and DJ. He is the founder of Drumcode Records, Truesoul Records, Code Red and Mad Eye Recordings.

The Analogue Vangurard

Jup-8 V sends an undisputed analogue titan into the 21st century at warp-speed. Rebuilt from scratch, this dream synthesizer goes beyond authentic with an earth-shaking sound fused with expansive sound design flexibility and channels the unmistakably awe-inspiring polysynth power of the iconic Jupiter-8. From fluorescent ‘80s pads to dancing modulated arps, it’s hard to think of a classic synth sound that this analogue powerhouse can't do.

Managing to be simultaneously fat, airy and crystal clear, Jup-8 V uses Arturia's unrivalled analogue modelling technology to deliver the full head-turning sound that defined - and continues to define - countless records. Not only that; Arturia have turned up the heat on this giant, combining it with dynamic modern features that’ll take your sonic voyage further than ever before.

The Return of a Giant

Many consider the Jupiter-8 to be the greatest synthesizer ever made. Introduced in 1981, it was Japan’s answer to the American-dominated synth market - heads were turned. For synth enthusiasts, professional hitmakers, and performing keyboardists alike, the Jupiter-8 truly raised the bar.

Its extensive feature-set, from keyboard splitting to intricate modulation, was considered years ahead of its time - and it quickly became something of a household name in the synthesizer world.

All-powerful Then, All-powerful Now

Jup-8 V restores this peerless icon to its former glory, painstakingly emulated down to the finest detail. Enjoy that hairs-on-end sound and a classic hands-on synth workflow that’s inspired countless musicians over the decades. Component-level modelling meets an authentic slider-based interface.

The Jupiter voice took audiences’ collective breath away in the ‘80s and still does to this day. Its enormous flexibility and larger-than-life stereo sound made waves - but its true power was in its 16-oscillator voice architecture.

Jup-8 V puts this unstoppable analogue power at your fingertips, in spectacularly colourful detail.

VCOs with Character

Not just 2 oscillators per voice; 2 oscillators with their own distinct characters per voice. These characters let you switch between using fine-tuning, a noise waveform, octave ranges, switchable sync - the list goes on. These ultra-simple VCO controls offer an explosion of timbral possibilities, just like the original.

An LFO You Can Count On

It does what it says on the tin - a simple monophonic LFO for when you need things to rumble, shake, wobble, and weave. 4 shapes, tempo sync, with a little bit of delay and optional retrig to make it sit right where your song needs it to.

VCO Modulation

Ask anyone what features they loved about the Jupiter synthesizers, and ‘cross-modulation’ will likely be a hot topic. Jup-8 V delivers the goods. Dial-in basic VCO frequency modulation to taste, 3 modes of pulse-width modulation, or go full cross-mod for those dynamite sci-fi sweeps straight out of a John Carpenter movie.

Twin Envelope Generators

Employ Jup-8 V’s 2 x ADSR envelope generators for shaping your voice and sprinkling sonic variation that responds to every note you play. The controls in each section let you dial in however much ENV modulation you feel like:

  • ENV 1 can modulate the VCO pitch, PWM and VCF cutoff
  • ENV 2 can modulate the VCO pitch, VCF cutoff, and VCA level

No menu-diving, no complex patching. These envelopes don’t mess about.

VCF or HPF?

Tame those planet-sized analogue oscillators with a dual filter configuration that proved so popular, it continued appearing in Roland synthesizers for years after the Jupiter-8’s release.

Enjoy spine-tingling sweeps and bubbling bass thanks to a resonant low pass VCF, with a separate hi-pass filter to smooth out your low end. Of course, Jup-8 V’s filter section wouldn’t be complete without some hefty modulation to play with. Get that filter in line with your performance with LFO, ENV and keyboard control.

Stack & Spread

When you’ve got a single note stacked 8 voices high, the fatness is undeniable. But when you need that extra oomph factor, Unison Detune is your secret weapon.

Voice Dispersion

Sometimes it’s the smallest imperfections that make the biggest difference. Introducing Voice Dispersion, a detailed emulation of the naturally-occurring voltage variations that give these analogue relics so much character.

Express Yourself

Add ghost notes and semitone glides to taste with Jup-8 V’s Bender, routed directly to either VCO, or both at once.

The Arpeggiator

The humble arpeggiator is as much a part of the familiar classic synth sound as an analogue oscillator. Jup-8 V brings the simplicity of the Jupiter-8’s instant-access arpeggiator and boosts it with extra modes and tempo sync.

What's New?

Sometimes the nostalgic immersion and raw power of a vintage synthesizer is all you crave. But sometimes, you can’t help but think… "...what if?"

What if your analogue polysynth had more than 1 LFO to push its sound design capabilities further? What if you could combine the gratifying playability of a classic keyboard with the cutting-edge flexibility of a modulation step-sequencer? What if you could instantly combine organic VCO warmth with crystal-clear digital FX in a single instrument?

With Jup-8 V, there are no ‘what ifs’.

Modulation that Goes Further

No emulation would be complete without the modulation capabilities of Jup-8 V’s hardware ancestor - but Arturia took it a step further with 2 additional complex LFOs and a complex Modulation Mixer for more sonic variation than you can shake a stick at.

Next-level Sequencing

Jup-8 V comes armed with 2 x 32-step sequencers for Notes and Modulation respectively. Better still, both of these sequencers have been enhanced in parallel, with simplified sync options, independent sequence lengths, intuitive pitch values, scales, and more - simply giving you greater control when constructing musical ideas.

Keyboard Expressivity

With Jup-8 V, the keyboard does more than play notes.
The Advanced panel also conceals in-depth controls that let you harness the keyboard response for your own creative purposes. This detailed 4-part section allows you to program Velocity, Aftertouch, Keyboard Tracking, and Modwheel information to affect up to 3 destinations.

Craft your own curves, personalize your dynamic response, and wire any aspect of Jup-8 V to respond to every note that plays - you’re in control.

Digital FX

While the iconic power of the Jupiter sound lies in its unique voice architecture and modulation flexibility, a little FX never hurt anyone. Does Jup-8 V need 11 new FX to sound great? No. Does it sound absolutely mind-blowing with them added to the mix? Without a doubt.

Send your pads echoing around moon craters, or bathe them in a tide of rich analogue chorus. Crush your basslines with digital grit, or slam them with heavy compression for old-school tightness. 3 FX slots, configurable in series or parallel, with 11 FX to choose from… that’s 11 new ways to take this classic sound to another level.

A New Sound Engine

Jup-8 V’s new sound engine was totally rebuilt using the latest DSP technology to ensure that this virtual instrument is as authentic as it is powerful, as stable and reliable as it is sincerely imperfect. From subtle analogue voice dispersions to the meticulously replicated filter section, this faithful reimagining is as close to the real thing as it gets.

What Else?

TAE® Powered

TAE® "True Analog Emulation" is Arturia's exclusive technology that accurately reproduces the defining sonic qualities of analogue synthesizers. It recreates the characteristics of analogue oscillators in amazing detail, transparency and clarity, as well as the exact properties of the analogue filters that give each classic instrument its unique sound. Soft clipping adds even more punch and presence. TAE® is primarily what makes Arturia's virtual instruments indistinguishable from the originals.

Included in V Collection

This instrument is also part of the V Collection -your complete dream line-up of the legendary synths, organs, pianos and more that made keyboard history. They’re modelled with the most advanced technologies for authentic realism and enhanced with new creative options. Whether you use it as DAW plugins in the studio or standalone at gigs, V Collection puts the greatest keys of all time at your fingertips for instant inspiration.

In-App Tutorials

Integrated in-app tutorials guide you through every aspect of the instrument, from individual parameters to tips from Arturia's sound designers, so you can focus on the creative stuff. It shouldn't be this easy, but it is!

DAW Ready

Arturia's virtual instruments and plugins are designed to fit right into your setup without hassle. Whatever your style, you can explore sound while enjoying full compatibility with major DAWS, on both Windows and MacOS.

ASC

Arturia Software Center lets you download, organize, and update all of your Arturia software titles in one place, as well as manage all of your licenses across multiple devices. Keep it simple.

Preset Browser

Instantly find the sound that’s in your head with intelligent & streamlined preset browsing. Search with keywords, explore by instrument type, musical style, and more - you can even save your favourites to quickly recall later.

Resizable GUI

Whether you want the full visual immersion of Arturia's classic instrument emulations, or to save precious screen real estate, the interfaces for all of your Arturia virtual instruments can be resized to a scale that suits you.

Perfect Integration

V Collection instruments come seamlessly mapped for the Arturia KeyLab range - but they’ll place nice with other MIDI controllers too. Instant sound tweaking macros, easy DAW integration, and standalone operation - adding V Collection to your setup is effortless.

Features

  • A next-generation component-level model of the Roland Jupiter-8.
  • 4 customisable voice dispersion modes for unique sound characters.
  • Free-running phase oscillators with up to 16 voices of polyphony.
  • VCO Cross modulation.
  • Assignale VCO sync.
  • Classic and Mono unison modes.
  • Arpeggiator.
  • Extra modulation capabilities with:
    • Two complex LFOs
    • Modulation mixer
  • Double Notes and Modulation sequencer.
  • Advanced keyboard expressiveness with assignable, Velocity, Aftertouch, Modwheel & Keyboard tracking.
  • Three output effect slots.
  • Advanced Brightness, Timbre, Time and Movement macro controls.
  • Built-in tutorials.
  • Over 300 factory presets.

System Requirements

Windows

  • Windows: Win 8.1+ PC: 4 GB RAM; 2.5 GHz CPU. 
  • 2GB free hard disk space
  • OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU

Mac

  • Apple: 10.13+: 4 GB RAM; 2.5 GHz CPU. 
  • 2GB free hard disk space
  • OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU

Required configuration

  • Works in Standalone, VST, VST3, AAX, Audio Unit (64-bit DAWs only)

Protection

The software is protected by the Arturia Software Center.

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