"This is the cheapest Jupiter on the market, and often discriminated as being an "organ preset synth" by people who don't know stuff. But actually this is the best jupiter, in my opinion. Why? First of all it looks cool...and it sais "Compuphonic" in a big 70ies retro computer font on the top. Next...the sound..I have seldomly heard such lush drifting magic analog fuzzness. It sits next to the Moog Minimoog in the analog realm...and it does this with only 1 oscillator per voice! 1 measly oscillator (and a sub oscillator, very comparable to the Juno layout)...a discrete oscillator with transistors, no SSMs or CEMs but thrustworthy discrete circuits that fly all over the place when it comes to drifting electricity. Add some crazy modulation possibles with a superslow or fast LFO and Ringmodulator like effects, a buttery thick VCF, a superb arpeggiator, patch memory (we are talking 1978 here, it was one of the first synths with memory) and VCA EG that can be overdriven at the slightest touch (there is even a LED for this!!!)...and all this results in a beautifull synthesizer with an imense characteristic pallette." via [Legowelt Official Website](http://awolfe.home.xs4all.nl/studiojupiter4.htm)more
“The Jupiter-4 was one of my first [synths]. Today I have many more polys, like the Jupiter-8 and the Memorymoog - a lot of good stuff - but there’s just something about the Jupiter-4 and how you interact with it. You have faders instead of knobs and everything is driven internally."more
“So I’m no longer 100 percent in Logic. I also have a drum kit here, bass and guitar amps, a piano, a Mellotron M400, a Chamberlin, and a whole bunch of hardware synths, including Moogs, ARPs, an Oberheim Matrix 12, Sequential Circuits Prophet 5, Vako Orcherstron, Roland Jupiter 4 and Juno 60".more
“’Bigger than America’ was our last attempt at having a big international hit album with proper financial support. I’m very proud of that album, by the way. I think it stands the test of time. I remember thinking at the time that we wanted to make an album that was our last chance to use all the original synths. We used a lot of Jupiter 8 and Jupiter 4—all the original synths and the original Linn Drums as well. That’s why the album sounded so great."more
Over the years, Ron Mael has played numerous synths, keyboards and computer-based instruments — Moog's Polymoog, Roland's JP-4 and JP-8, the Wurlitzer electric piano and the Fairlight CMI, to name a few — but his workhorse favorites have been the Yamaha CS-80 (produced in the late '70s) and the sleeker S80 (introduced in 1999).more
Recording with Elvis Costello over a period of more than three decades, Nieve has explored a variety of keyboard sounds and has used a wide range of keyboards from grand pianos to vintage synthesisers. The first keyboard he owned was a Vox Jaguar, which he purchased when he was just sixteen. On early Costello albums such as This Year’s Model and Armed Forces, Nieve was playing classic keyboards like the Polymoog, Jupiter 4, Vox Continental and as some sites have incorrectly documented, a Farfisa organ. “I didn’t use a Farfisa, that’s not true'” he states. “It was always a Vox and I have always liked playing that organ and continue to play it. I have to keep a collection of them to keep them going. I have two which are just ripped to bits. To be honest, a lot of those old keyboards were usually quite reliable. It’s just if they do go wrong, you have to get them fixed. I usually have a technician with me to handle that aspect. There’s nothing like it because they sound great and are a pleasure to play the way they feel. I’ve continued to use them and probably always will. What I am excited about this new show though, is just being on the piano. It’s my number one instrument.”more
"Another timeless classic. The first time that the arpeggiator began to run, the synthesizer would not stop playing for many hours. It was a revelation. Although very basic, it is the most groovy and unique arpeggiator in the history of synthesizers. The VCO single is extremely well-rounded. It has its own soul in the Jupiter family. We use it mostly for pads."more
? SYNTHS: Chi è il tuo giocatore preferito sintetizzatore e qual è la vostra azienda sintetizzatore preferito? RetroSound: Vangelis ha una grande influenza del mio lavoro musicale dal momento che so che cosa sono stati utilizzati sintetizzatori. Ho sentito le melodie futuristici in fine degli anni '70 e mi è stato completamente spazzato via. Ho un sacco di epoca Roland sintetizzatori così, quelli sono probabilmente il mio preferito.more
Used for the 1980 *Doctor Who* theme, as reported by Mark Ayres. > The bass line was created in a manner not totally removed from the original, with the sound, performed on Peter's beloved Yamaha CS80 synthesiser, assembled across two tracks of multitrack tape. This finished part was then run off onto quarter-inch tape, flipped over, and rerecorded through effects onto another reel to give each note a subtle pre-echo. The final effect was dubbed back to the multitrack. > > Other instruments employed included the ARP Odyssey (used for the opening line of the melody), the EMS Vocoder (used to build the complex texture voicing the answering phrase in the main melody), and the Roland Jupiter 4 (set to auto-arpeggiate in octaves, it provided the sound for the middle eight). The chordal parts were created by layering the Jupiter 4 with the CS80.more
i got my Jupiter-4 from Steve's Music Store on Queen Street in Toronto, in November, 1980. Sold it sometime in 1983, and bought it back in 1986 (i think)....it still works as good as new!
4-voice, discrete VCO based analog polysynth. It is a dream to use and sounds so damn good. Each voice is so vibrant and lush, this type of sound was lost mostly as we went from the 70's to the 80's and VCO (and DCOs) got more stable. I would give the IR3109 filter version a 4.5 and the SH-filter based one a 5.