Roland Readies Jupiter 80 For Messe Debut
As reported earlier, Roland will be debuting the Jupiter 80 keyboard. The new offering will be housed in a metal chassis with aluminum endcaps, like the original. It will have 76 keys and a large touch-screen interface.
The three oscillator synth will follow the same model as recent vintage moniker revamps like the Juno and SH and reportedly incorporate more interesting sound design attributes. As stated earlier, if you’re looking for a straight JP-8 revamp, this probably isn’t going to be your ticket, but it may offer some interesting possibilities, especially if they incorporate some technology from their V-Synth. However, with a price coming in between $3500-$4000, the Jupiter 80 needs to sound massive.