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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.

11 Comments

  • Jake
    May 28, 2016

    Patiently waiting for this to release on Mac, and then I will insta-buy! 🙂

  • Niko
    Jun 01, 2016

    Please get this on Mac ASAP! I would love this so much!

  • alcore
    Jun 02, 2016

    64 bits PC !!! and i ll buy it … two times ^^ i love this synth !

  • Oleg
    Jun 17, 2016

    Good Synth !

  • Juda hensen
    Jun 21, 2016

    If i buy this synthesizer, will it just be a download, or will it be on a cd that will be delivered?

  • Ethan
    Jun 22, 2016

    I’d be willing to pay $100 if this had a Mac version

  • Klaas De Loose
    Jun 30, 2016

    Waiting for the mac version toot ^_^

  • Greg
    Jul 04, 2016

    hey adam,
    spent the last 30 mins reviewing jp6k in ableton thru jbridge.
    couldn’t buy this fast enough.
    look forward to 64 bit version if/when it occurs dude.

  • jeff mann
    Jul 17, 2016

    just bought jup6k will it appear in my email

  • jeff mann
    Jul 17, 2016

    just bought jp6k will it appear in my email

    • Greg
      Jul 17, 2016

      yes it will mate.

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