Roland Boutique JP-08 Synthesizer Module

Roland Boutique JP-08 Synthesizer Module

Roland Boutique JP-08 Synthesizer Module

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Product Highlights

  • 4-Voice Synth Modeled After Jupiter-8
  • Analog Circuit Behavior Modeling
  • Compatible with Optional K-25m Keyboard
  • 36 Knobs and Sliders from the Jupiter-8
  • Chain Two JP-08 Modules for 8 Voices
  • 24-Bit / 44.1 kHz Stereo IN/OUT via USB
  • Battery-Operated (4x AA) or USB powered
  • 16-Step Sequencer for Quick Composition
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Roland JP-08 overview

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The Roland Boutique JP-08 Synthesizer Module is a 4-voice analog-modeling synthesizer based on the classic Jupiter-8. Part of the Roland Boutique series, the JP-08 can be used with the optional K-25m keyboard unit for a self-contained, go-anywhere synth experience. With an array of 36 knobs and sliders from the original Jupiter-8 front panel, the 4-voice JP-08 is highly programmable and encourages sonic experimentation. Highly portable, it features a built-in speaker, battery operation on four AA, as well as USB bus power. Using Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) technology the JP-08 aims to faithfully reproduce the original Jupiter-8 sound, and adds a few new twists in the form of extra LFOs and expanded VCO range.

The JP-08 also features an on-board 16-step sequencer that lets you quickly try out new ideas such as bass lines and melodies, without the need of even a keyboard controller. It also has a chain mode that allows you to link multiple JP-08 modules using the MIDI ports, adding an additional 4 voices of polyphony.

Features at a Glance:
  • Compact recreation of the iconic JUPITER-8 synthesizer
  • Retains the feel, sound, character and user interface of the original
  • 36 of the original synth parameters controllable from the front panel
  • Adds several additions not found on the original JUPITER-8, including extra waveforms, expanded VCO range
  • Chain mode allows two JP-08 to function as one 8-voice module
  • Highly portable for mobile music making
  • High-quality construction with metal front panel
  • Dual ribbon controllers for pitch bend, modulation, and sound preview
  • Battery-operated (4x AA) or USB powered
  • 24-bit / 44.1 kHz stereo IN/OUT USB audio interface
  • Built-in 0.5W mini-speaker for instant enjoyment
  • Compatible with optional K-25m keyboard unit


Recreates Sound and Functionality of the JUPITER-8
The JUPITER-8 was a large synth in several ways; physically imposing with loads of knobs and sliders, and more importantly, a huge sound. The JP-08 retains the big sound of the JUPITER-8 but is more affordable, and shrinks everything else into a module measuring under 12" across
Hands-On Control
With 36 of the original parameters accessible from the front panel, the JP-08 is all about hands-on control, and even users of the JUPITER-8 will quickly feel at home as the user interface and programming experience is designed to be reminiscent of the original
New Sound-Shaping Options
The JP-08 adds several new waveforms to the original architecture, including TRI and NOISE for the LFO and SIN for VCO-1, and both VCOs have an expanded range for even more sound shaping potential
16-Step Sequencer
The on-board 16-step sequencer is a sonic scratchpad that lets you try out new ideas without the need of an external sequencer. It can even be used without a keyboard. If there's no keyboard connected, the ribbon controller lets you preview the sound, making it an ideal way to program patches quickly and easily
Optional K-25m Keyboard Unit
The JP-08 works especially well with the K-25m, an optional 25-key velocity sensitive keyboard that takes your music making to the next level. Once docked in the keyboard, the module's front panel adjusts to three positions for convenient access to the knobs and sliders
Chain Mode
One of the features of the original JUPITER-8 was its ability to create huge pads, splits and layers using its 8 voices of polyphony. The JP-08 features a chain mode that allows you to connect two JP-08 modules using the MIDI ports and create one, 8-voice synthesizer, just like the original. Adding additional modules adds another 4 voices of polyphony with each module. The two synths can be controlled together from an external keyboard controller, and you can edit the sound of both units together from one master module. This is ideal for filter sweeps and LFO effects
Battery or USB Bus Power
Some of the best music is made away from the studio, so the Roland Boutique series runs on 4 x AA batteries, ready for when inspiration strikes. Alternatively, you can power the JP-08 via USB bus power
USB Audio Interface for Direct Recording
The built-in USB port also functions as a high-quality 24-bit, 44.1 kHz audio interface, for a fast, simple and reliable way of recording directly to your DAW application. You can keep your favorite patches and sequencer patterns safe too, via the USB data backup function
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Roland Boutique JP-08 Synthesizer Module
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    Roland JP-08 specs

    Polyphony 4 voices
    User Memory Patch Preset: 8
    Patch: 64
    Controllers VOLUME knob
    Ribbon controllers 1, 2

    LFO Section
    RATE slider
    DELAY TIME slider
    WAVE FORM select knob

    VCO MOD Section
    LFO MOD slider
    ENV MOD slider
    FREQ MOD select switch
    PULSE WIDTH MOD slider
    PULSE WIDTH MOD select switch

    VCO-1 Section
    CROSS MOD slider
    RANGE select knob
    WAVE FORM select knob

    VCO-2 Section
    SYNC switch
    RANGE select knob
    FINE TUNE knob
    WAVE FORM select knob

    MIXER Section
    SOURCE MIX knob

    HPF Section
    CUTOFF slider

    VCF Section
    CUTOFF slider
    RESONANCE slider
    SLOPE switch
    LFO MOD slider
    ENV MOD slider
    ENV switch
    KEY FOLLOW slider

    VCA Section
    LEVEL slider
    LFO MOD switch

    ENV-1 Section
    ATTACK TIME slider
    DECAY TIME slider
    SUSTAIN LEVEL slider
    RELEASE TIME slider
    Polarity switch

    ENV-2 Section
    ATTACK TIME slider
    DECAY TIME slider
    SUSTAIN LEVEL slider
    RELEASE TIME slider
    KEY FOLLOW switch

    PATCH NUMBER 1-8 buttons
    PATCH PRESET 1-8 buttons
    MANUAL button
    UPPER/LOWER button
    DUAL button

    Power switch
    Effects Delay
    Step Sequencer 16 step
    16 pattern
    Nominal Input Level INPUT jack: -0 dBu
    Display 7 segments, 2 characters (LED)
    Connectors PHONES jack: Stereo miniature phone type
    OUTPUT jack: Stereo miniature phone type
    INPUT jack: Stereo miniature phone type
    MIDI: IN, OUT connectors
    USB port: Micro-B type (Audio, MIDI)
    Power Supply Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) x 4
    Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
    USB bus power
    Current Draw 500 mA (USB Bus power)
    Expected Battery Life Rechargeable Ni-MH battery: Approx. 6 hours under continuous use (This can vary depending on the specifications of the batteries, capacity of the batteries, and the conditions of use)
    Options Keyboard Unit: K-25m
    Dimensions 11.8 x 5.0 x 1.8" / 300.0 x 128.0 x 46.0 mm
    Weight 34.2 oz / 970.0 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.937 x 7.008 x 2.913"

    Roland JP-08 reviews

    Boutique JP-08 Synthesizer Module is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing sinth - I wish it had 8 voices like the original Great job, Roland, a dream come true, huge analog organic sound, good quality overall, small but not a toy at all (I don't care about the two octave keyboard and that does not look professional to me). My only complaint is about the 4-voice count. For my playing style it's not great and I'm always running out of voices. Of course you can chain two units but why not a standar feature like Yamaha Reface CS? Anyway, I love this thing and can spend hours programming and creating soundscapes.
    Date published: 2016-10-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Synth! Amazing reproduction of the original Jupiter 8!
    Date published: 2016-09-29
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