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Some love for the Boutique JP-08

Postby Ben Asaro » Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:51 pm

After being sidelined for a bit, the JP-08 is back as part of the Soundtrack Machine as the live poly synth (the TX7 has shifted to bass duties, freeing up the Mother-32 as a top line voice). The Boutiques often get short shrift for their tiny controls and limited polyphony, but the JP-08 has some cracking pad and lead sounds buried in there!

As my remedial keyboard skills don’t allow more than four notes at once, the polyphony is not an issue.

The onboard effects are nice but I am using a communal RV-500 which really compliments the JP-08 well. The chorus is very good, though.
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Re: Some love for the Boutique JP-08

Postby Ben Asaro » Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:58 pm

Here’s a rough sketch of what the JP-08 sounds like in context. No orchestral elements have been added yet.

https://soundcloud.com/asfollowswriting ... h-sketch-2

Chord progression is Dmin-Gmin-BbMaj-Csus4-CMaj-AMaj-Dmin
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Re: Some love for the Boutique JP-08

Postby Dave B » Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:46 pm

I don't think that anyone is criticising the sound of the boutiques, just the form factor, the polyphony and daft interfacing.

I find it ironic that if Roland had made it larger and stuck a couple of chips rather than 1 (and gone to 8 voice poly) with a proper PSU and connectors, people would have gone for them. Hell, I could have lived with the current issues if the new Juno 60 one had a full complement of voices. Ah well..
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Re: Some love for the Boutique JP-08

Postby The Elf » Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:01 pm

Dave B wrote:I don't think that anyone is criticising the sound of the boutiques, just the form factor, the polyphony and daft interfacing.
+1 The sound is fabulous. The design is just silly.

You're getting some great sounds there. :thumbup:
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