Roland JP-8080


The JP-8080 boasts a powerful analog-modeling engine and a host of features that have turned this synth into a coveted classic. It includes 10 voices of polyphony, impressive external audio processing capabilities, an onboard voice modulator, SmartMedia storage, and loads of bank and media buttons. Produced by Roland, the JP-8080’s 40 knobs and sliders are designed to deliver an in-the-moment sound-sculpting experience for performers on stage and musicians crafting music in studios. Waveforms like Super Saw, Triangle Modulation, Noise, Feedback Oscillator, Square, Sawtooth, and Triangle give users the power to hone analog sounds in profound ways.

This synth’s Unison and Polyphony functions bring classic synth sounds to life, while external audio processing transforms any sound filtered through the unit in incredible, analog-driven ways. Perfect for adding synth-tinged wonder to live performances, the voice modulator feature offers three unique modes to create in: Formant Filter, Filter Bank, and Vocal Morph Control. The JP-8080 even lets you distinguish your synths further with delay, distortion, chorus, and flanger options. Onboard arpeggio and MIDI connectivity add a plethora of recording, performance, and composition options designed to delight synth aficionados and casual appreciators of musical gear alike.

Technical Specifications

Year of release: 1998 Polyphony: 10
Oscillators: 2 per voice (VA) Multitimbral Parts: 2
Patch Memory: Filter: Low Pass, Bandpass, Highpass, 12db, 24db
Format: Desktop, Rack (6U) Effects: Delay, Chorus, Flanger, Distortion
LFO: 2 Control: Midi


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Roland JP-8080