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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.

10 Comments

  • Adrian
    Mar 27, 2011

    You are AMAZING! …the synth is almost 99.9% JP8080 …cant believe what i hear and see …

  • Denis
    Mar 27, 2011

    for Mac OSX please!!!

  • orion alpha
    Mar 27, 2011

    We need this for Mac !!!

  • Piotr Pochwat
    Mar 27, 2011

    Sounds is ok, but add chorus effect for more stereo effect

  • jp8000 lover
    Mar 27, 2011

    great job, would be cool if u add some pan spread like in virus!
    and some algorythms like in Tone2 Gladiator to make it sound more warm and non linear.

  • Maschinenbauer
    Mar 27, 2011

    This plugin is awesome! I’m pretty stunned. It sounds so great <3
    I would really like to see other features of the JP like Pitch Env or the Arpeggiator in hopefully future updates.
    For 25€ it's a no-brainer =)

    Thank you, Adam *bow*

  • Evex
    Mar 27, 2011

    Need a AU!!! Mac-Plz!

  • Maschinenbauer
    Mar 27, 2011

    btw: I made a little sounddemo with known tracks. It was not my intention to recreate the originals, but to show how this synth can sound (in addition to Adam’s Demo) 🙂

    http://snd.sc/guCSuY

  • Evex
    Mar 27, 2011

    Sounds very good! But we need a AU!
    Mac-Version pls!

  • StephenM
    Mar 27, 2011

    Yes, You did it !! Congrats !!!
    Finally I can forget Sylenth1 to try as supersaw imitator !!
    YES YES YES !! Again, Congrats !! and big smile over here !! d:oD

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