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Re: Roland JU06A

Postby The Elf » Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:31 pm

The Jupiter XM costs over 1300 quid. Three octaves of minikeys, miniwheels, no aftertouch, external PSU and built-in speaker.
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Re: Roland JU06A

Postby blinddrew » Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:22 pm

very rich hobbyists?
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Re: Roland JU06A

Postby The Elf » Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:50 pm

blinddrew wrote:very rich hobbyists?
:lol:

Very rich hobbyists with no house-room for a full-sized keyboard.

Should sell well in Monaco... :smirk: ;)
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Re: Roland JU06A

Postby Arpangel » Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:27 am

The Elf wrote:Should sell well in Monaco... :smirk: ;)

Or Japan.
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Re: Roland JU06A

Postby Tomás Mulcahy » Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:14 pm

The Elf wrote:The Jupiter X seems worth a look, but why take a step back from full ACB for this one when the hardware seems finally worthy of it?

What's the step back? I thought it was an improvement on the System 8 (which I thought was a wonderful synth apart from the silly keyboard on it) in that it has the "plugouts" "pluggedin" permanently?

I'm a different sort of curmudgeon though LOL, because: What about those of us who like the weighted controller we have and would rather have desktop modules stacked up nicely on the A stand with it, and not loads of crappy semi-weighted keyboards?

And in defence of Roland: they have the Aerophone. There's a niche product! Brave.
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Re: Roland JU06A

Postby The Elf » Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:30 pm

Tomás Mulcahy wrote:
The Elf wrote:The Jupiter X seems worth a look, but why take a step back from full ACB for this one when the hardware seems finally worthy of it?

What's the step back? I thought it was an improvement on the System 8
It is a simplified version of the System 8 engine - but uses the processing saved to do more things at one time.


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Re: Roland JU06A

Postby The Elf » Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:52 am

I had a quick chat with the Roland reps about the 4-voice limitation of the JU06A (and others in the Boutique range) at Synthfest.

The reason for the 4-voice limit was cited as being the limit of the processor, and to add more voices would require a second processor. Consequently this would mean a larger case and higher price (I can also imagine that it might require more power than a USB connection could provide - just my thoughts, not the rep's).

I can't speak for anyone else, but I would be happy with these consequences...
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Re: Roland JU06A

Postby Zukan » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:01 am

I have always loved Roland products. They have always been innovative yet flawed to a certain degree. My gripes with Roland are more to do with them dropping products after release and not continuing with interesting technologies.

I tried to visit Roland and Korg at the Fest and each time I walked into the demo rooms and saw the products they had created for 8 year old kid fingers I walked straight out. It's a shame because there were some interesting products I wanted to try out.
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