Talk:Roland JP-8000

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I have a suggestion. This page should have picture of the JP-8000, including a specification table of the type of oscillators and DSP effects it has. --wikilurker 2:54, 21 Dec 2005 (UTC).

Agreed, however, we have to find a pic that isnt copywrited by Roland or anything like that. This article is definitely a stub though, it needs more info. Such a influencial synth deserves a bigger wiki page.--Hypergeometric2F1[a,b,c,x] 08:36, 21 December 2005 (UTC)

I am working on a major revamp of this page. Replacing opinions with facts and statistics (correct ones at that). I will add a "public" pic as well Infocollapse 21:23, 25 May 2006 (UTC)

This is a commercial[edit]

This description of the Roland JP-8000 is a commercial.

JP-8000 was an interesting analog modeling synth, but not very special. The Nord Lead (Clavia) made fun of it.

I made some changes...any better?--Hypergeometric2F1(a,b,c,x) 09:35, 6 December 2006 (UTC)

And that was after my extensive attempts to edit out all the "fanatic" comments that were not based on fact almost a year ago... looks like you got the rest. I wouldn't mind some actual detail regarding what artists have used the synth for what song etc. but yes the "this synth is awesome because it’s cool" comments had to go. --Infocollapse 22:20, 7 February 2007 (UTC)


I propose that this article be merged with the already dubious supersaw article. IMO, supersaw, while important does not need an entire article to itself, and could be easily a subsection (or expansion) of this article. Furthermore, the phase desync stuff needs to be pruned or deleated.--Hypergeometric2F1(a,b,c,x) 09:35, 6 December 2006 (UTC)

4 weeks had passed without objection, so I went ahead and did it.--Hypergeometric2F1(a,b,c,x) 04:38, 6 January 2007 (UTC)
People looking up the term "Super saw" will now be directed here, and they will probably want to hear an example first and foremost. I think this should added. Who has a proper recording of this? JoaCHIP (talk) 12:17, 1 June 2009 (UTC)

I will go along with the "supersaw" idea but please double check your edits for grammar and English readability ex. "The JP-8000 was one of many analog modeling synthesizers released in the late 1990s along with other modeling synthesizers such as the Access Virus, Novation Supernova, and Clavia Nord Lead." one of many... along with other… there were quite a few other noun verb agreement problems which I corrected. I see my discussion note about the original author perhaps not being a native English speaker was deleted... let's not take this article back where it started ok? ;) --Infocollapse 22:17, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

Suggest unmerge. Regardless of what synthesizer first made the sound, the supersaw is a pretty noteworthy phenomenon. Sort of like how the Amen Break has its own page. Also agree that ideally there should be an audio example. Ivionday (talk) 07:17, 14 October 2010 (UTC)

Envelopes Question[edit]

I am uncertain about the clarity that the description "Attenuator: 2 ADSR" provides. On the front-panel of the JP8000 there are two ADSRs, one for the filter and one for the amplitude. There is also an AD-pitch envelope, so I assume the description must be for the two amplitude envelopes per performance patch, otherwise the AD envelope should be included in this description. For each performance patch two amplitude envelopes can be used for each voice/patch (upper, lower). Does attenuator only refer to volume amplitude? My point is: Should the article only describe the amplitude envelopes per performance patch or should all envelopes be included per oscillator? In my opinion, the latter would be more informative, but perhaps there is a standard format for synthesizer pages that I am not informed about.Ostracon (talk) 18:53, 15 August 2008 (UTC)

Number of oscillators in supersaw[edit]

"The idea behind the Supersaw is to emulate the sound of more than one sawtooth oscillator using just one oscillator. The waveform is described as a freerun oscillator and its shape is produced from 7 sawtooth oscillators detuned against each other over a period of time."

Is it one oscillator or seven? DMacks (talk) 02:35, 20 November 2014 (UTC)