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Roland Jupiter-6

Jupiter-6 (image courtesy of Roland)

Released: 1983

MSRP: no


Less polyphony than the Jupiter8, but uses a multi-mode filter and adds a dedicated vibrato and minimal MIDI. Architecture Class: Conventional (subtractive).

Ebay Description:

The Roland Jupiter-6 (JP-6) is a 61 key, 6 voice polyphonic bi-timbral analog synthesizer, featuring dual oscillators (saw/square/pulse/triangle/noise waveforms with PWM, sync, and FM), resonant 24dB low|high-pass or 12dB band pass filter, dedicated filter and amp ADSR envelopes, dual LFOs (sine and saw/square/triangle/random), portamento/glissando, arpeggiator, chorus, 80 presets (48 editable), basic MIDI, XLR and phone stereo outputs, and arpeggiator.


Form Factor Dimensions Weight Audio Input Audio Output Communication Port Control Input Control Output Switch Input Power
61 keys W:1063mm(41.875in) D:434mm(17.0625in) H:120mm(4.75in) 16kg(35.33lbs) no XLR and phone MIDI IN/OUT MIDI filter volume portamento MIDI CV Gate portamento sustain 30W AC


Compatibility Multitimbral Memory Program Memory External Storage External Programming UI Input UI Output
- no preset:32 user:48 tape no switches pots LED display


Multitimbral Polyphony Unison Architecture
2 6 yes VCO->VCF->VCA


Effects Pan Modulator Volume Modulator Headphone
chorus no ENV-2 LFO-1 pedal yes


Arpeggiator Arpeggiator External Sequencer Sequencer Memory Sequencer External Continuous Program Change
up and/or down clock No N/A N/A bend-lever pedal


Key Pressure Chord Memory External Control External Sustain Key Scaling Velocity Curves
no no MIDI pedal routed to VCF additional EG destinations no


Name Signal Class Waveform Octave Range Amplitude Modulator Harmonics Modulator Pitch Modulator Wave Assign Modulator
VCO1 analog triangle saw pulse square 2-32' no FM:ENV-1 sync PWM:LFO-1/ENV-1 bend-lever ENV LFO-1 LFO-2 portamento/glissando no
VCO2 analog triangle saw pulse noise 2-32' no sync PWM:LFO-1/ENV-1 bend-lever ENV-1 LFO-1 LFO-2 portamento/glissando no


Name Signal Class IC Resonant Shape Frequency Modulator Resonance Modulator Shape Modulator
VCF analog IR3109 yes 24dB low or high pass or 12dB band pass bend-lever ENV-1 ENV-2 key LFO-1 pedal no no


Name Level Rate Loop Polarity Trigger Level Modulator Rate Modulator
ENV-1 sustain attack decay release no yes no key no
ENV-2 sustain attack decay release no no no key no


Name Waveform Delay Polarity Sync Delay Modulator Level Modulator Rate Modulator
LFO-1 saw:down square triangle random yes no no no no no
LFO-2 sine yes no no no no no
Conventional Models
RS-101 RS-202 RS-505 RS-09 SA-09 VP-330 SH-3 SH-5
SH-1000 SH-2000 SH-7 SH-1 SH-2 SH-09 SH-101 MC-202
CMU-810 TB-303 CMU-800 Juno-6 Juno-60 MKS-10 Juno-106 Juno-106s
HS-60 MKS-7 Juno-1 HS-10 Juno-2 HS-80 MKS-50 Jupiter-4
MRS-2 Jupiter-8 Jupiter-6 MKS-80 JX-3P MKS-30 GR-700 JX-8P
JX-10 MKS-70