Arturia Jup-8 V4

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KVRAF
27100 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:56 am

Just thought I'd create a topic about this synth, because, I didn't see that it gets much talk about.

https://www.arturia.com/products/analog ... v/overview

I just played with it briefly, and also compared it to the TAL J-8 side by side, and, I must say that I'm pleasantly surprised about the Arturia. The filter tone is very similar between these 2. The Arturia sounds a bit brighter in general (at least from what I hear), so, they're a tad different in overall character. All in all, I don't really sense much inbetween the two, although I surely need to play around with the Arturia one a bit more.

The way I see it, Arturia really seems to have upped their game lately. I already like the Phase Bi-Tron a lot, and their plate reverb isn't half bad either.

What do you think?
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KVRAF
2438 posts since 15 Feb, 2020

Post Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:00 am

I hope the oscillators are free range

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addled muppet weed
74931 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:03 am

revvy wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:00 am
I hope the oscillators are free range
only on laptops.
but then they are also battery.

KVRAF
2438 posts since 15 Feb, 2020

Post Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:04 am

vurt wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:03 am
revvy wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:00 am
I hope the oscillators are free range
only on laptops.
but then they are also battery.
That's terrible. I can't bear oscillators that are not fed on grass and allowed to run free.

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addled muppet weed
74931 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:06 am

revvy wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:04 am
vurt wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:03 am
revvy wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:00 am
I hope the oscillators are free range
only on laptops.
but then they are also battery.
That's terrible. I can't bear oscillators that are not fed on grass and allowed to run free.
:tu:

sync is for the dishes.

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KVRAF
2875 posts since 22 Aug, 2019

Post Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:19 am

revvy wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:00 am
I hope the oscillators are free range
One wrong word and the thread is done :hihi:

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KVRAF
5247 posts since 17 Aug, 2004 from Berlin, Germany

Post Wed Dec 16, 2020 4:29 pm

Well, I've also been playing around with Arturia to decide whether I really need the update to the V8 or the update to the Jupiter v4... and it's difficult!
Probably a lot of user feel the same way, that's why there's not a lot of talk about it.
Maybe TAL is more interesting at the moment, especially because of the price and of course because the developer has quite a good reputation.

KVRAF

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27100 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Wed Dec 16, 2020 4:33 pm

To level my opinion a tad (if that is necessary :D), I also tried the Juno-6 V now, and didn't like it half as much as the Jup. Guess it's because of the stronger resonance. I think Arturia has always been a bit off when it comes to modelling highly resonant filters. The same was the case with the Mini V. The Jup 8 filter sounds nice though, but, it's not too resonant.
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KVRAF
14839 posts since 16 Sep, 2001 from Las Vegas,USA

Post Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:17 pm

I just installed the Arturia Jup-8 V demo which snuck the Arturia Software Center on as well (Grrrr. :x)

First thing I noticed there is no Dual Mode ? Am I missing it ?

Just doing a quick filter sweep and to me the Tal version is far superior not even factoring in the Dual mode. Of course that's a matter of personal taste. The Arturia version seems a bit....sterile for the lack of a better term where the Tal version seems to have more attitude. Again all subjective.

I do like the Arturia GUI quite a bit more but at $199 is their version $130 better than the Tal version? Meh I don't think so...... :?

So I'll have Tal's feature set, price, and lack of a Software manager app with Arturia's Gui please. :tu:

Now off to rid myself of the Arturia Software Center.
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KVRAF
2704 posts since 2 Oct, 2004

Post Wed Dec 16, 2020 6:23 pm

Teksonik wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:17 pm

I do like the Arturia GUI quite a bit more but at $199 is their version $130 better than the Tal version? Meh I don't think so...... :?
That's also the upgrade price for the bundle. The trick with Arturia is to collect the freebies and also the pack in software that comes with their midi controllers. Then wait for the 50% sale and use those to get the bundle at a discounted price.
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KVRAF
14839 posts since 16 Sep, 2001 from Las Vegas,USA

Post Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:12 pm

I have two of the freebies. Here's my "offer". $399

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Oh and I once bought one of their midi controllers. The Pitch Bend Return to Zero spring broke the first time I used it. I've never bought any of their hardware since. :shrug:
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KVRian
523 posts since 23 Dec, 2011

Post Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:56 pm

There is no "Key Mode" allowing for Duals and Splits. It is stuck with the prior version of Jup-8V "Whole" mode... meaning one patch for the entire key range. A drag... The timbres are great.. better imo than prior versions. The effects no longer use the 'Galaxy' thingie, but instead has an "Advanced" button that has (again imo) far better modulation options, sequencer, velocity/aftertouch/Mod Wheel assignments and control, and some (10+)Effects. All told - timbres sound a boatload better than the earlier versions I have (to repeat myself). I am near pulling the trigger on the Jupiter / VC 8.. but will likely wait until next year's holidays and hopefully snag the updates for $99 again.

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KVRAF
2704 posts since 2 Oct, 2004

Post Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:31 am

Teksonik wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:12 pm
I have two of the freebies. Here's my "offer". $399


Arturia.png


Oh and I once bought one of their midi controllers. The Pitch Bend Return to Zero spring broke the first time I used it. I've never bought any of their hardware since. :shrug:
Wait for the next sale. I only have the freebies. In November they had a 50% off sale and the cross grade to V. Collection was $199 for me. Thats not bad for over 20 instruments. They usually have sales in summer and during Black Friday.
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KVRAF

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27100 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:36 am

Teksonik wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:17 pm
Just doing a quick filter sweep and to me the Tal version is far superior not even factoring in the Dual mode. Of course that's a matter of personal taste. The Arturia version seems a bit....sterile for the lack of a better term where the Tal version seems to have more attitude. Again all subjective.
I agree with that, the Arturia one sounds a bit sterile to me too in comparison. It's pretty close though, which I didn't expect.
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KVRAF
3185 posts since 20 Feb, 2004

Post Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:49 pm

I quite like the Arturia, its basic sound quality and the number of presets it comes with. For $29 upgrade I couldn't resist.
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