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JP6K

JP6K

JP6K is a synth dedicated to emulating the famous Super Saw sound, first found in the Roland JP-8000 synthesizer in 1997. It aims to capture the essence of the sound and the behavior of the original oscillator. Even after a decade, the Super Saw is still sought after by people all around the world, and is a crucial part of such music genres like Trance.

There are several factors that make the Super Saw in the JP6K different than other synths that provide a similar sound. The original Super Saw from Roland was aliasing, thus creating a bright and “airy” sound. To prevent the sound from sounding harsh below the fundamental harmonic, a high pass filter was possibly used to remove the unwanted frequencies. The JP6K uses the same design to achieve that special oscillator waveform giving it a unique tone.

Another important aspect of the classic Super Saw, was its special detune curve. It was non-linear, which gave the user greater control over the detune amount. Even when the detune control was half way, the spread of the detune was small, which made it possible to make very smooth sounding pads. The curve then gradually increased, and at higher values, the detune rapidly spread out to maximum. This unique curve is accurately modelled in JP6K, making it nearly identical to the detune in the hardware.

The JP6K also emulates other features from the JP-8000 like the filters, key tracking and the EQ, to give it an even more authentic way to shape the Super Saw sound. The synth has been optimised to use minimal amount of CPU, so it is possible to use multiple instances.

Key features:
 ● 32 voice polyphony
 ● Two Super Saw oscillators, an upper and lower with panning
 ● 1 noise oscillator
 ● Three filter modes: low pass, band pass and high pass with -12 & -24 dB/Oct
 ● Three independent LFOs controlling the filter, amp and pitch
 ● Pitch envelope
 ● Glide (Portamento) / MIDI pitch-wheel support
 ● Built in delay and EQ
 ● 114 presets, which includes presets from CFA-Sound, MASCHINENBAUERMUSIC, Mikey O’Hare and Grzegorz

Screenshot:

Demo:
All sounds are straight from the JP6K. Some pad sounds use a slight amount of reverb.

Demo by CFA-Sound.

Demo by MASCHINENBAUERMUSIC.

Download demo version:
Demo restrictions: Automation and preset saving disabled. Noise every 30 seconds.
Requirements: Win32 compatible system with SSE2 (or higher).

Purchase:


This is a 32-bit VST for Windows only! All future updates are free!
Please evaluate the demo thoroughly before purchasing!

64-bit version?
The 64-bit version of the VST for Windows is in planning stage, and will arrive in the near future, as a free update to all customers.

Why no Mac version?
Unfortunately, FlowStone does not yet support export to AU, Mac VST yet. As soon as FlowStone supports this, the synth will be available in this format.

8 Comments

  • Adrian
    May 24, 2018

    what version is this at Adam?

    • Adam Szabo
      May 24, 2018

      Version 1.5

      • Adrian
        Jun 03, 2018

        thanks! do you think in the future to expand it? with all the waveforms, filters, modulations, sync etc like a JP8xxx ?

        • Adam Szabo
          Jun 03, 2018

          I dont know yet, it would be so much work it would be a totally new synth then.

          • Adrian
            Jun 13, 2018

            you’re right but i guess it pays off? …i really like what you did with the Viper, and i have a TI, i really believe you should finish the JP6K, you nailed the OSC winch guess its not an easy task, its a pity to stop here …anyway folow your heart ! but dont stop building synths!

            Italy
  • Sied van Riel
    Jun 12, 2018

    I needs me that jp6k for mac ^^

    • Stefan de Jong
      Jun 13, 2018

      Ghehe, “you are not alone”. Vraag hier al jaren om, erg jammer dat het er niet is idd.

  • michael
    Jun 17, 2018

    Any news on the Mac version?

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