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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 behaviour 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:

Demo by MASCHINENBAUERMUSIC.

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

Purchase:
25€ 


Please evaluate the demo thoroughly before purchasing!

Why no Mac and 64-bit version?
Unfortunately, SynthMaker does not yet support export to 64-bit or AU, Mac VST yet. As soon as SynthMaker supports them, the synth will be available in these formats.

12 Comments

  • Lockmatik
    Jan 18, 2016

    Yes mac please! …..

    • intello
      Feb 28, 2016

      MAC?!

  • kyle
    Jan 25, 2016

    OS X is a Must!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ramon schepers
    Jan 31, 2016

    what if i want to purchase a jp6k licence for a friend of mine, but he’s using a different email than the one i pay with?

    • Adam Szabo
      Jan 31, 2016

      You can get in touch with me using the contact page, and tell me which email you used for PayPal and your friends email, and I will send it to him.

  • Hi
    Feb 03, 2016

    Is there anyway i can get this free? XD i saw Virtual Riot using it and thought id ask.

  • Okcide
    Mar 08, 2016

    Personally if i were you i would keep JP6K off of OSX or MAC. Just a hunch.

  • DI Ou
    Mar 13, 2016

    when it can be available on macs ?

  • Александр
    Mar 24, 2016

    JP6K хорошие пресеты на синтезаторе обязательно куплю . только не нашел его в магазине Image-Line с 10% скидкой.Забыл сказать цена супер

  • Александр
    Mar 24, 2016

    JP6K good synthesizer presets necessarily buy . just have not found it in a shop Image-Line with 10 % discount. super price

  • Purist
    Apr 03, 2016

    Nice plugin mate, but i think it’s pretty sad and selfish to refuse to make it Mac available. Nobody gives a shit about who uses windows or mac. Producers just want to make music! Sort it out!!
    “if the synth will ever be ported to Mac then it will be free to all customers :)”

  • Alejandro
    May 23, 2016

    The most serious musician work on mac/au systems… we will wait for this. Thanks.

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