MATRIXSYNTH: Roland Jupiter 4 Polyphonic Synthesizer SN 084737

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Roland Jupiter 4 Polyphonic Synthesizer SN 084737

via this auction

"Everything works fine. No issues. The piece has very unique, warm analogue sounds. This synth was made in 1978 and comes with great useful features such as the pitch wheel, which can be assigned to parameters such as the VCA, VCO and VCF. It also comes with a great LFO, which can be set to very slow speed, allowing you to make various FX and sweeps. The arppegiator function is also very cool, with easy and flexible control. One push button is missing.

The first Jupiter synth. It was among one of the first poly synthesizers (4 individual voices which could be synced together for one fat monophonic lead), it had a pitch wheel that could be assigned to the VCA, VCF, VCO or all together, there are 8 memory locations and a cool arpeggiator - the arpeggiator can be heard in the Duran Duran classic, "Rio". It also has a very slow LFO for those ever-so-long filter sweeps. Pretty good for 1978!"

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