MATRIXSYNTH: Roland Jupiter-4 Vintage 1979 Sounds & Presets | HQ DEMO & TUTORIAL

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Roland Jupiter-4 Vintage 1979 Sounds & Presets | HQ DEMO & TUTORIAL


Published on Apr 11, 2020 Andy Whitmore

"This video demonstrates the sound and features of the Roland Jupiter-4 analog synthesizer. Enjoy!

The Roland Jupiter-4 is a very strong, agressive, massive, but also sweet sounding synth. The sound is really incredible for only one VCO with one Sub-VCO. In this this Demo you will listen to this wide range of sounds.

The Roland JP-4 came out 1978, mine is from Nov. 1979 with the later filter board.

The great features of the JP-4 are:
- extremely fast envelopes
- ultra fast LFO and also slow LFO to get FM sounds and very slow filter sweeps as well
- fantastic sounding filter with ultra fat and sweet self resonance
- stereo chorus, not so strong like in the Juno 6/60, but very musical
- nice arpeggiator with triggering by a sequencer or drum machine
- random S/H filter modulation
- fantastic versatile bender board
- you can trim the 4 voices and slightly detune them on the back of the unit to achieve a really fat sound
- polyphonic portamento

Filmed at https://www.greystokestudio.com in West London using an Apple iPhone 11 Max 512gb"

Check out a tour of his synth collection back in 2009 here, and 2008 here.

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