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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.

508 Comments

  • Limit54
    Dec 03, 2013

    Love the plugin but the filter needs some help. It’s not very good. The rest is incredible.

  • $>Ian Jay
    Jan 02, 2014

    PLEASE DO A MAC VERSION :(

    • $>minehead
      Jan 02, 2014

      damn right…MAC !

      • Monte Emerson
        Jun 12, 2014

        he can’t rigth now because he built it with synthmaker. (a piece of software that emulates the circuitry of a real synth using modules that can be chained together.) If Synthmaker was a 64-bit program, then that would change things.

      • GABRIEL
        Jul 21, 2014

        MAC PLEASE!!!!!

  • Monte Emerson
    Jan 02, 2014
  • Marcus
    Jan 04, 2014

    Marvelous job!! Does it has an arpeggiator?

  • Durleik
    Jan 04, 2014

    how do i install the demo? I am really confused right now actually.

    • Adam Szabo
      Jan 04, 2014

      Simply drop the jp6k_demo.dll in your vst folder.

      • Durleik
        Feb 15, 2014

        Thanks so much Adam.

  • Dado
    Jan 07, 2014

    http://www.synthedit.com/files-alpha/Install_SynthEdit_64bit.exe

    Synthe edit x64 is out,so please make your plugin x64 also.
    Thanks in advance.

    • BlackWinny
      Jan 09, 2014

      No! SynthEdit 64 bit is not out. It is in Alpha version. To make plugin with the Alpha version is very hazardous because the developer of the plugin could be constraint to have many difficulties with his customers, and when the plugin is not a free product but a commercial (even cheap) product it can be even a hazard of juridic nature! For the moment SynthEdit 1.2 is available only for final tests with their products but not yet for a commercial distribution ! In development, the state of “Alpha version” means that the most important bugs are resolved but the product has not yet got the green light to have the commercial status!
      You must NEVER consider that because a product is at its beta or alpha version it means that it is out! That’s false!!! And that could lead to juridic hazards!!!

  • Leon Pieket
    Jan 08, 2014

    Adam, will there be, like ever!, a Mac version of this synth?

  • BlackWinny
    Jan 09, 2014

    Anyway JP6K is not made with SynthEdit… it’s made with SynthMaker (now replaced by FlowStone). And Neither the discontinued SynthMaker nor its replacement FlowStone support 64 bit compilation. And also neither Synthmaker nor FlowStone support Mac compilation. And it doesn’t seem to be planned for a near future by DSP Robotics, the provider of FlowStone.

  • $>Steffen Scholz
    Feb 20, 2014

    Fantastic Plugin, Fantastic Sound! At this price it’s a No-Brainer! It works flawlessly in Cubase 7.5 64bit with the build-in bridge.
    Next Synth you release is bought without demoing. :)

  • Rambacy
    Jun 20, 2014

    For mac please!

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