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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.

529 Comments

  • $>Dawnchaser
    Apr 20, 2015

    Excited to finally have a full copy! Time to get busy making lots of classic style trance! :D

  • Ramon Schepers
    Apr 30, 2015

    some things are unclear to me when it comes to purchasing this synth.

    1: can i install the synth on my pc and laptop by purchasing it once, or do i have to order twice?
    2: am i allowed to burn the synth onto a CD purely as a back-up?
    3: why is the price so low? i mean, €25 is almost nothing for this piece of awesome work.

    • Adam Szabo
      Apr 30, 2015

      Hi, yes are welcome to install it on as many PCs as you wish, as long as they are yours, you do not have to purchase it again. Feel free, to create any backup of the synth and store it in a safe place. Since this synth is not a full JP8000 emulation only a Supersaw emulation I didnt want to ask for a higher price, and also, keeping the price lower will hopefully make happy customers :)

      • BlackWinny
        Apr 30, 2015

        And it does!
        :)

  • $>Stefan de Jong
    May 23, 2015

    I’d love to buy this thing for my studio but I’m running Mac OS.

    Truth be told it does not need to be 64 bit, 32 is fine and will run in Logic 9 (and with some work 10 as well).

    I feel you could have a huge amount of extra customers if you could expedite this “port”.

    I hope to be able to purchase and use your software soon! Many thanks!

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