Roland Ups the Ante on #909Day with New Additions to their Flagship Jupiter-X Series!

Even before the 808 and 909 changed the face of rhythm production, Roland had many legendary and iconic products including the early entries of the JUPITER series.

Since then, JUPITER has represented the very pinnacle of quality and innovation in Roland synthesizers. The JUPITER-X and Xm continue this great tradition, combining classic Roland design and exceptional build quality with an all-new synth engine and highly playable keyboard action. The JUPITER-X is a full-size 61-note keyboard instrument that will be available in April 2020 for $2,499.99. The JUPITER-Xm offers a compact 37-note slim keyboard and will be available in September 2019 for $1,499.99.

From their press release:

Built for on-the-spot music creation, JUPITER-X features an informative display and an array of large, comfortable knobs, sliders, and buttons. And with the dedicated effects section and quick switching between synth layers, the user can immediately take control of any aspect of a sound. This kind of natural, hands-on control gives players the feeling of reaching in, touching the sound, and instantly shaping it to suit the moment.

JUPITER-X’s sound structure includes five parts: four for synths and one for drums. Its engine can power multiple authentic Roland classics like the JX-8P or JUPITER-8 with enough polyphony to create thick layers and complex backing parts. With so much polyphony on hand, users can freely create layered sounds, splits, and backing parts without limiting complex chords or musical ideas.

JUPITER-X is available in two formats to fit different lifestyles and creative flows. The flagship JUPITER-X model features a spacious, full-size control layout and a 61-note keyboard with supreme playability. Compact yet extremely powerful, the JUPITER-Xm model is a complete electronic production and performance environment with a 37-note slim keyboard and support for battery-powered operation.

To learn more about the JUPITER-X series, visit Roland.com.

JUPITER-X series product video available here:


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