Roland announces Jupiter-4 Software Synthesizer

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The Roland Jupiter-4 Software Synthesizer will be available as a Roland Cloud plugin or a System-8 “plug-out”.

Roland has announced the release of the Roland-4 software synth emulation. Now, this recreation of the company’s first polyphonic synthesizer is the latest addition to the Legendary series available on Roland Cloud. You can access the Roland-4 emulation as a DAW plugin as a “plug-out” for the company’s System-8 synthesizer keyboard.


Jupiter-4 Software Synthesizer

Roland stated the recreation was possible thanks to their Analogue Circuit Behaviour (ACB) technology. In essence, through analysis of the original units’ behaviours, unique character, and even its instabilities could Roland bring the unit to the digital realm. But new features include new Condition controls and a new Circuit Mod which allows you to manipulate the ‘character’ of the poly synth to fit your taste and musical style.

Roland’s evolving Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) technology brings the JUPITER-4 to life through careful analysis of original hardware units, circuit diagrams, and other historical data. This information is then used to recreate the authentic circuit behaviors of the vintage instrument—including all the beloved quirks and instabilities—giving the JUPITER-4 Software Synthesizer a breathtakingly accurate sound that buzzes with unique character.

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Roland’s evolving Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) technology brings the JUPITER-4 to life through careful analysis of original hardware units, circuit diagrams, and other historical data. This information is then used to recreate the authentic circuit behaviors of the vintage instrument—including all the beloved quirks and instabilities—giving the JUPITER-4 Software Synthesizer a breathtakingly accurate sound that buzzes with unique character.
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Though the Roland-4 has emulations of the single VCO, LFO and filter sections, some features have seen enhancements. For example, the recreation has an extended oscillator range and sub-oscillator volume control, velocity sensitivity, adjustable noise, and an arpeggiator! And the addition of a new phaser, flanger, overdrive, reverb and delay effects on top of the ensemble chorus of the original instrument give us plenty of effects to play with.

The Roland-4 plugin has a resizable UI like the majority of modern plugins. Furthermore, it supports VST3, AAX and AU plugin formats too. Native M1 and M2 compatibility are available too.

With System-8 integration, you can control the plugin via the keyboards panel or make use of the plug-out functionality. This functionality turns the System-8 into a standalone eight-voice Jupiter-4 synth!


Availability

You can access the Jupiter-4 Software Synthesizer now via Roland Cloud.

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