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Friday, November 11, 2016
Roland Jupiter 8 + Jupiter 6 + Linn Drum "That famous 1979 song"
Published on Nov 10, 2016 synthartist69
"In this video I have the Linn Drum synced to the JP8. The JP8 is split with the bass arp on the lower end and strings on high end. I am playing a sync lead patch that I created for this song on the Jupiter 6. For anyone who would like to know, Gregg Hawkes, the keyboardist for The Cars, originally used a Prophet 5 for this sync lead sound. After the Jupiter 8 came out in the early 80's, he started using it for this sound, which has a very similar sync lead patch, such as the one I created here. In this video, it was easier for me to play it using the JP6 for my lead sound, because the sync lead on the JP8 is tuned one octave higher. On the JP8, this riff has to be played one octave lower but in this video my bass arp is occupying some of the notes I need in the lower register. There is no way to tune it lower as it is maxed out to the lowest possible octave."