Visconti states in this interview with Roland: "I first bought a Jupiter-8 in the ‘70s: I still have it and it still works fantastically well. My oldest son, Morgan, started playing on that thing when he was about ten. It’s been in the family for years and it still gets used on recordings. Since then, I’ve had most of the Roland keyboards and modules like the XP-80, Fantom, JV-1080, XV-5080 and even the M-GS64. Back in the ’80s, I was programming with the MC-4 for The Moody Blues and others."more
This board has some really great sounds! If you like darkwave, goth, ambient music you will love the sounds on this synth. Some are just other-wordly! Its a lot easier to sequence than the XP50. And alot of fun to play!
This is an older workstation synth by Roland, spotted in Dada Life's older studio setup, but absent in the new one. They used it strictly as a keyboard controller, but admitted the sounds might be well suited for "pop stuff" :)