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Post by Jack Rock » Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:36 pm

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Jack Rock wrote:I bought a Roland JX8P a few months ago.
It was fairly cheap and makes epic pads!

It's somewhere in between the Juno and the Jupiter, soundwise.
Like a poor mans Jupiter. :)
How much was it? Always wondered what that synth was like. Ive played on the '3p, but never heard that one.
Can't remember the exact amount, but it was less than 200£.

I own an Alpha Juno 2 as well. It's awesome, but has a much more aggressive, up-front sound than the JX8P.
The JX8P is more mellow and warm. Much better for pads!

The two synths compliment each other very well and cover most of the early/mid-eighties Roland sound palette. The JX8P even has cross-modulation like the Jupiter 8.

Both boards are cheap mostly because they have crappy interfaces.
But for the money, I can live with editing sounds through midicontrol (and not having to worry about ageing knobs) - after all, these synths are almost as old as I am (almost ... 8) )
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Post by db2 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:45 am

Korg Monopoly was always one of my favorites. Wicked sounds. Mike Banks (UR) quoted it as his favorite synth of all time.

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Post by Phurniture » Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:45 am

I had the JX-8P at one time and yes, it was a great pad synth. Even better, if you can find it, is the MKS-70 module which is like a 2-part JX-8P. The PG-800 controller would be the icing on the cake (had all of those at one time and I foolishly let them slip through my greasy fingers!).

The JX-8P was just a monsterous keyboard, size-wise (and the aftertouch always end up dying). If you don't have the space then the MKS is the way to go. I liked both of those machines for pads better than the Juno-106.

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Post by Resolute. » Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:31 pm

+1 on the mks-80.

a solid choice for an analg poly.

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Post by Android » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:58 pm

just picked up an MKS 80

sounds absolutely deadly and huge!

anyone have tried the logic environment editor for it ?


cant wait to layer it with the MKS 70 and Juno 106 ;D

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Post by marcneyen » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:22 am

Check out the Siel Orchestra 2.
Essentially it's an Arp Quartet.
100% analog , old and cheap (<300E)
For strings and pads it should be a good tool.

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Post by Dusk » Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:17 pm

marcneyen wrote:Check out the Siel Orchestra 2.
Essentially it's an Arp Quartet.
100% analog , old and cheap (<300E)
For strings and pads it should be a good tool.
hi marc, can i ask if you have any new material on the way? I must have played "a walk nearby" a hundred times by now... :)

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Post by marcneyen » Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:20 pm

hi marc, can i ask if you have any new material on the way? I must have played "a walk nearby" a hundred times by now... :)
pm'ed to stay on topic

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