MATRIXSYNTH: Roland Announces New JUPITER-X Series

Thursday, September 05, 2019

Roland Announces New JUPITER-X Series

Published on Sep 5, 2019 RolandChannel

1499 Euros for the Xm, available soon. The Xm demo from sonicstate in the playlist sounds like my Jupiter-8. No four-voice limit like the Boutique series. Added XV-5080, & TR engines. This will be tempting.

Roland JUPITER-X Series Synthesizers: JUPITER-Xm and JUPITER-X - RolandChannel
ROLAND JUPITER-Xm - 4 Layers Performance by Gattobus
Roland Jupiter Xm | Roland 1909 Launches - sonicstate

"Since the release of the JUPITER-4 in 1978, the name JUPITER has marked the pinnacle of Roland sound and playability. With the new JUPITER-X series (available as 61-note JUPITER-X and 37-note portable JUPITER-Xm), classic Roland design and a powerful new sound engine combine to faithfully recreate sought-after instruments from our long history of genre-defining sounds—JUPITER-8, JUNO-106, SH-101, XV-5080, JX-8P, modern RD pianos, TR-808, TR-909, CR-78… and always expanding with more inspiring sounds.

Experience the next-generation arpeggiator, I-Arpeggio, that uses artificial intelligence to not only accompany you... but to inspire you. I-Arpeggio takes your input—notes, rhythms, phrases—and creates complementary drum parts, basslines, chords, and arpeggio lines, simultaneously.

Both the JUPITER-Xm and JUPITER-X feature metal construction for durability.

Both the JUPITER-Xm and JUPITER-X can "layer up to five parts, four for synths and one for drums. Its engine can power multiple authentic Roland classics like the JX-8P or JUPITER-8 with enough polyphony to create thick layers and complex backing parts. Create the perfect bass and lead split with an SH-101 and JUNO-106, layer a rich RD piano with lush JX-8P strings, or make a monster stack of JUPITER-8s."

Both the JUPITER-Xm and JUPITER-X are "equipped with our latest sound engine, capable of morphing into legendary synths from our long history of genre-defining sounds. It’s so flexible that it can reproduce our highly sought-after analog classics like the JUPITER-8, JUNO-106, and SH-101, as well as digital machines like the vintage XV-5080 and modern RD pianos. You also get the many Roland drum machines that are the foundation of electronic and dance music like the TR-808, TR-909, CR-78, and more. It’s like a studio full of vintage gear, with modern capabilities and a deep synth engine so you can explore unmapped sonic territory.

Both the JUPITER-Xm and JUPITER-X are "part of an expandable platform, so it can be updated with fresh new content as it becomes available. It can also directly share sounds and other contents with the highly-mobile JUPITER-Xm."


  1. I-Arpeggio? Ever hear of something called KARMA invented by Alan Kay? Built into the Korg KARMA and M3?

  2. Another pricey plugin-in-a-box... Can you imagine Fender reissuing some of their old classic guitar/amp on DSP ?? I doubt it, the guitar market would simply not accept it, why the synth market accept this kind of "reproduction" of the original sound?... Hopefully Behringer or someone else brings back the true Jupiter...

  3. At several NAMM shows I complained to Roland reps about the look of the System 8. I said the Jupiter 8 was one of the most beautiful synths ever made, and people want it back. It doesn't make sense for Roland to reissue discrete analog synths anymore. They are committed to analog modeling technology. At least the Jupiter X brings back the iconic look of the JP 8, and adds so much more functionality as well. The real test would be blinded AB hearing test of original JP 8 sounds. If it does a good job, it's a winner. I'd take it over an over-priced problem-prone JP 8 any day.



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