21st March 2012
Roland has announced the Jupiter-50 Synthesizer, the second release in its contemporary generation of Jupiter-series keyboards. Inheriting the sounds and Live Set architecture of the acclaimed Jupiter-80, four separate sound engines can be stacked together to create classic fat synth tones and massive voices. The lightweight, streamlined design also makes it an essential keyboard for players everywhere.
Inside, the Jupiter-50 is equipped with a sound engine containing all of the SuperNATURAL synthesizer and acoustic tones found in the Jupiter-80. Users can even import Jupiter-80 sound data into the Jupiter-50 or utilize powerful onboard multi-effects and reverb for studio-quality sound processing.
Roland released the Jupiter-80 in 2011, reviving one of the most revered names in synthesizer history. Powered by the SuperNATURAL Sounds and Behavior Modeling technology, Roland says "the Jupiter-80 has received universal praise from professionals around the world for its extraordinary sound and expressive, organic realism when emulating acoustic instruments."
With the Jupiter-50, Roland brings this technology to a slim, light, and portable instrument designed for live performance. It features a 76-note weighted keyboard, with a well-organized user interface that's intuitive to navigate while performing. The color-coded front panel and Registration function makes it extremely simple to find, create, and save sounds in the heat of music making.
A USB Song Player/Recorder lets users play backing tracks and record performances via USB flash media. The Jupiter-50 also functions as a USB audio/MIDI interface, making it easy to integrate the synth with any popular computer music software. Cakewalk's SONAR LE DAW is included, as well as the Jupiter-50 Control Surface plug-in, which gives the ability to control SONAR from Jupiter-50.
The Jupiter-50 will be available in late spring. At the same time, a Version 2 update for the flagship Jupiter-80 will be released.
For more information on the Jupiter series, please visit www.RolandConnect.com.