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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 behavior 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 by MASCHINENBAUERMUSIC.

Download demo version:
Demo restrictions: Automation and preset saving disabled. Noise every 30 seconds.
Requirements: Win32 compatible system with SSE2 (or higher).

Purchase:


This is a 32-bit VST for Windows only! All future updates are free!
Please evaluate the demo thoroughly before purchasing!

64-bit version?
The 64-bit version of the VST for Windows is in planning stage, and will arrive in the near future, as a free update to all customers.

Why no Mac version?
Unfortunately, FlowStone does not yet support export to AU, Mac VST yet. As soon as FlowStone supports this, the synth will be available in this format.

11 Comments

  • Bc. Lukas Satin
    Sep 27, 2018

    32-bit crashes and have problem with loading presets under jbridge, cubase 9.5 pro. Please do the 64bit. I’m hearing 2 years that it will be available.

    • Adam Szabo
      Sep 27, 2018

      Yes 64 bit is definitely going to happen now, just please be patient because its is very hard to do everything alone. Hopefully JP6K 64 bit will be out by the end of the year.

      • sowa
        Oct 14, 2018

        uuuu cant wait then… perfect christmas gift for myself 😀

  • Paul Roach
    Oct 04, 2018

    This was the very first Virtual instrument I purchased. So glad to hear that 64bit is on its way.

  • hrihro
    Oct 17, 2018

    do mac! <3 it sounds amazing

  • Paul Hammer
    Nov 13, 2018

    Yes! Definitely do a mac version please! These demos sound amazing!

  • Raj Sorathiyaa
    Nov 14, 2018

    please hurry up I really need AU version

  • James Cox
    Nov 18, 2018

    would really love a mac version when its supported!

  • Stud
    Dec 07, 2018

    The JPK6 doesn’t accurately emulate the filter on the JP8000, and the JPK6 needs a unison mode, it’s an important part of the JP8000. Why did you neglect these crucial aspects? And the JPK6 doesn’t self-oscillate. Please go back and do a v2. Thankyou.

    • Adam Szabo
      Dec 07, 2018

      The main goal of the JP6K was to emulate the SuperSaw osc, and it does just that.

  • digital experience
    Dec 13, 2018

    yo!!!
    the jp6k sounds serious !!! it’s just my favorite synth. in addition, it is easy to program. bravo 🙂

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