The Dude Says: This synth pulls you in the moment you touch it. First sound out of the box is exactly the fat, wide, analog sound you've been looking for. One of my favorite parts about it is the panel controls - having them in front of me makes it a lot easier to take control of the synth, even though I may not know as much about its internal signal flow.
Since the release of the JUPITER-4 in 1978, the name JUPITER has marked the pinnacle of Roland synthesizer development. JUPITER-X carries on this storied tradition, combining classic Roland design and premium build quality with the revolutionary ZEN-Core Synthesis System.
This musical powerhouse faithfully recreates sought-after instruments from our long, genre-defining history and delivers the tools you need to craft the sounds of tomorrow. And with multiple layers, loads of polyphony, and deep hands-on control, you can easily build huge, spacious sounds that have as much sparkle and movement as they have warmth and punch.
The 61-key JUPITER-X is the peak of Roland sound quality and design. Its all-metal build uses premium materials throughout, and the aftertouch-enabled keyboard is the best we’ve ever made. A familiar layout and large array of controls let you dig in and easily shape your sounds, whether you’re composing in the studio or performing on stage.
Equipped with Roland’s ZEN-Core Synthesis System, JUPITER-X is capable of morphing into our legendary synths and conjuring stunning sounds never heard before. Reproduce analog classics like the JUPITER-8, JUNO-106, and SH-101 or digital favorites such as the vintage XV-5080 and modern RD pianos. Or call up authentic sounds from Roland drum machines like the TR-808, TR-909, CR-78, and others that are the foundation of electronic and dance music. It’s like a studio full of vintage gear fused with modern capabilities and a deep synth engine, ready for exploring familiar genres or unmapped sonic territory.
Need something wonderful, fast? JUPITER-X’s I-Arpeggio is a next-generation arpeggiator that uses artificial intelligence to not just accompany you, but to inspire you. I-Arpeggio takes your input—notes, rhythms, phrases—and creates complementary drum parts, bass lines, chords, and arpeggiated lines. It works on each of JUPITER-X’s five parts simultaneously, and generated patterns can be customized and even exported to your DAW. These aren’t canned backing tracks—they’re intelligently generated beats and phrases that energize live performance and pulverize writer’s block.
In addition to its informative display, JUPITER-X has a huge array of large, comfortable knobs, sliders, and buttons. They feel sturdy and precise for incredibly smooth sweeps and subtle changes. And with the dedicated effects section and quick switching between synth layers, you can immediately take control of any aspect of a sound. This kind of natural, hands-on control gives you the feeling of reaching in and touching the sound, shaping it to find just the right settings for the moment.
JUPITER-X can layer up to five parts—four for synths and one for drums. Its engine can power multiple authentic Roland classics like the JX-8P or JUPITER-8 with enough polyphony to create thick layers and complex backing parts. Create the perfect bass and lead split with an SH-101 and JUNO-106, layer a rich RD piano with lush JX-8P strings, or make a monster stack with multiple JUPITER-8 synths.
Whether it’s a personal studio, professional studio, or a touring rig, JUPITER-X is right at home. The tough metal and premium components mean it stands up to the rigors of live performance and always feels solid and precise. The high-quality balanced connections, numerous performance controllers, and multiple pedal inputs make JUPITER-X ready for any situation.
Nothing beats a dedicated, purpose-built instrument for hands-on sound design or fueling inspired performances. Software, however, offers a spacious interface for detailed editing, integration with your DAW, and the ability to create anywhere. With ZENOLOGY Pro and available Model Expansions, you can design sounds in software to use in your standalone JUPITER-X hardware, or use your go-to hardware sounds in your DAW projects. This seamless and flexible workflow—made possible by the versatile ZEN-Core Synthesis System—ensures your sounds are ready whenever and wherever you need them.
JUPITER-X is part of an expandable platform that’s updated with fresh content as it becomes available. Swap tones between ZENOLOGY, Model Expansions, and other ZEN-Core compatible hardware, or share Scenes with other JUPITER-X users or the highly mobile JUPITER-Xm.
Developed for sonic explorers who love to craft sounds down to the finest details, the free JUPITER-X Editor for macOS and Windows features a friendly graphical interface that makes it even easier to harness the limitless creative potential of the JUPITER-X.
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