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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:
25ā‚¬ 


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

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  • Cyforce
    Mar 26, 2011

    Sounds absolutely nice, best jp-clone which i heared till now.
    But found a mini-bug in the demo, filter type button, if i pressing only the button, not directly the led-light, the buttons actions only between bandpass and lowpass, like highpass is out of the cycle-order.

    Great work šŸ˜‰

    • Adam Szabo
      Mar 26, 2011

      Fixed šŸ™‚

  • Chris Corrigan
    Mar 26, 2011

    Sounds Amazing šŸ™‚

    Can’t wait to purchase this Bad Boy ;P

  • Jan
    Mar 26, 2011

    No Mac Version!? AAAAAH!

    • Adam Szabo
      Mar 26, 2011

      Unfortunately SynthMaker does not export to mac yet šŸ™

  • Alex
    Mar 26, 2011

    any hope of a mac release

  • John
    Mar 26, 2011

    How can u not mac it for Mac? :S *Ehrm Doh* fail dude! Sound great thou!

  • corti organ
    Mar 26, 2011

    great sounds so far, will test it and think of buying it !

    great work adam!

  • Paul Moelands
    Mar 26, 2011

    Wow Adam, sure sounds quite like the real thing. Going to check this one out for sure! šŸ™‚

  • Johan Malmgren
    Mar 26, 2011

    Great work on this one. Loving the demo!

  • David Hedlund
    Mar 26, 2011

    Yo Adam! This sounds really good! I’ve owned a JP-8000 for several years, but I’ve sold it unfortuneatly. I must say that the demo sounds quite like the real thing! Would be awesome to have this synth “again”. I’m always impressed by your works.

    // Dave

  • Dennis
    Mar 26, 2011

    simply amazing!

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