The Jupiter Legacy Continues with a Sleek New Performance Synth
Los Angeles, CA, March 21, 2012 — Roland is pleased to announce the JUPITER-50 Synthesizer, the second release in its contemporary generation of JUPITER-series keyboards. Inheriting the stunning 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.
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Inside, the JUPITER-50 is equipped with a sound engine that is the sonic equal of its big brother, 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 and simultaneously ushering in a new era of synthesis innovation. Powered by the SuperNATURAL® Sounds and groundbreaking Behavior Modeling technology, 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 state-of-the-art 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 convenient USB Song Player/Recorder lets users play backing tracks and record performances via convenient 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.