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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: Preset saving is disabled, silence every 60 seconds. (Because of the demo limitations, automation is not available in some hosts, but is fully functional in the retail version)
Requirements: Win 32/64 compatible system with SSE2 (or higher).

Purchase:
This is a 32 & 64-bit VST for Windows only! All future updates are free!
Please evaluate the demo thoroughly before purchasing!

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.

16 Comments

  • David Brotherston
    Mar 08, 2019

    Will purchase 64 bit tonight. Excellent plugin which is the closest sounding VST currently available to the JP8000/8080. Great work Adam.

  • Justin Gore
    Mar 08, 2019

    This is trance heaven in a VST, sounds beautiful, Of course i wish it had an Arp, but at this price ya can’t complain :), Adam i know you have only just done the 64 version, But are there any plans for expansions, more sounds (although there is plenty already, but i see you make them for other synths),
    and maybe an Arp in the future ?, Or is this the Ultimate version ?, Cheers

  • Nic Bergen
    Mar 24, 2019

    Is this VST still being updated?
    Love the sound.

    • Adam Szabo
      Mar 24, 2019

      Yes, 64 bit came out not long ago

  • Justin
    Apr 02, 2019

    This is truly fantastic! The thing that kills me is that it’s SO close to being a full JP8K emu – just need to add the basic waveshapes from the oscillators, and a few other minor things. Are there any plans to do that at any point?

    • Adam Szabo
      Apr 02, 2019

      Thanks, Im glad you like it! If I were to add all the other features I would have to start from scratch, it would have to be a much bigger synth, thus a completely new product.

  • Luaren
    Apr 02, 2019

    Is there a way that I can buy with usd?

    • Adam Szabo
      Apr 02, 2019

      If your paypal is already using USD it will automatically convert it

  • Marcelo
    Apr 03, 2019

    Wait … is this made with Flowstone? And it is 64 bits? I am confused now.

    • Adam Szabo
      Apr 03, 2019

      I have the FlowStone 64 bit test version they are developing, and its stable enough to create 64 bit plugins

      • Marcelo
        Apr 05, 2019

        Wow I so envy you right now … 🙂
        Awesome sauce, great plugin.

  • Gerwin Koudijs
    Apr 12, 2019

    Love it!

    (Using it on Windows now, but a Mac version would be great.)

  • Štefan
    Apr 17, 2019

    I just bought JP6K, and I have to say it’s a great synth. Great with Viper. Excellent. Thank you Adam.

  • Harry de Winter
    Apr 18, 2019

    Great work. After 10 minutes of testing the Demo I bought it. THX for that nice Synth!!!

    • Adam Szabo
      Apr 18, 2019

      Awesome, thanks for your support, I am glad you like it!

  • richie
    Apr 19, 2019

    no mac support thats a bummer, surely if you can support mac your target audience will grow parabolic!

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