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Jup-8 V channels the unmistakably awe-inspiring polysynth power of the iconic Jupiter-8.

From fluorescent ‘80s pads to dancing modulated arps, it’s hard to think of a classic synth sound that this analog powerhouse couldn’t do.

Managing to be simultaneously fat, airy and crystal clear, Jup-8 V uses our unrivalled analog modeling technology to deliver the full head-turning sound that defined - and continues to define - countless records. Not only that; we’ve turned up the heat on this giant, combining it with dynamic modern features that’ll take your sonic voyage further than ever before.

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The return of a giant

Many consider the Jupiter-8 to be the greatest synthesizer ever made. Introduced in 1981, it was Japan’s answer to the American-dominated synth market - heads were turned. For synth enthusiasts, professional hitmakers, and performing keyboardists alike, the Jupiter-8 truly raised the bar.

Its extensive feature-set, from keyboard splitting to intricate modulation, was considered years ahead of its time - and it quickly became something of a household name in the synthesizer world.

Those creamy oscillators, that instantly-recognizable 8-voice fanfare, and its intricate modulation set it apart from the crowd. It famously provided the stadium-sized stabs for Thriller, the velvety pads in Radio Ga Ga, and is even a studio favorite of progressive house legend Deadmau5.

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The return of a giant

Jup-8 V restores this peerless icon to its former glory, painstakingly emulated down to the finest detail.

Enjoy that hairs-on-end sound and a classic hands-on synth workflow that’s inspired countless musicians over the decades. Component-level modeling meets an authentic slider-based interface.

The Jupiter voice took audiences’ collective breath away in the ‘80s, and still does to this day. Its enormous flexibility and larger-than-life stereo sound made waves - but its true power was in its 16-oscillator voice architecture.

Jup-8 V puts this unstoppable analog power at your fingertips, in spectacularly colorful detail.

Fiery brass stabs that cut through any mix.

Massive stacked chords to drive your chorus home. Soft airy leads that float on top of your arrangement. Unstoppable unison bass that is the embodiment of fatness. Thanks to Jup-8 V, your search for tangible analog power is over.

This synth goes beyond tremendous sound; below the surface, component-level modeling contributes to a level of detail rarely seen on virtual instruments. The nuances of every component have been refined, from oscillator sync behavior to the varying pan spread of each voice - striking the perfect balance between precision and organic performance.

But wait, there’s more…

While Jup-8 V’s interface meticulously emulates the voice architecture of its hardware ancestor, it doesn’t end there. The main interface has a few remaining authentic tricks up its sleeve - and a few that we added to boot.

If you’re a performer looking for classic expressive flexibility, or a vintage synth aficionado in search of new realms of tonal realism and detail, read on...

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What we added

Sometimes the nostalgic immersion and raw power of a vintage synthesizer is all you crave. But sometimes, you can’t help but think… "...what if?"

What if your analog polysynth had more than 1 LFO to push its sound design capabilities further? What if you could combine the gratifying playability of a classic keyboard with the cutting-edge flexibility of a modulation step-sequencer?

What if you could instantly combine organic VCO warmth with crystal-clear digital FX in a single instrument?

With Jup-8 V, there are no ‘what ifs’.

Modulation that goes further

No emulation would be complete without the modulation capabilities of Jup-8 V’s hardware ancestor - but we took it a step further with 2 additional complex LFOs and a complex Modulation Mixer for more sonic variation than you can shake a stick at.

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Next-level sequencing

Jup-8 V comes armed with 2 x 32-step sequencers for Notes and Modulation respectively. Better still, both of these sequencers have been enhanced in parallel, with simplified sync options, independent sequence lengths, intuitive pitch values, scales, and more - simply giving you greater control when constructing musical ideas.

Where the Jupiter-8 was designed as a player’s instrument, Jup-8 V’s advanced sequencing lets you build nuanced components for your song or performance, or take your hands off the wheel for free-flowing sound tweaking.

Where the Jupiter-8 was designed as a player’s instrument, Jup-8 V’s advanced sequencing lets you build nuanced components for your song or performance, or take your hands off the wheel for free-flowing sound tweaking.

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A new sound engine

Jup-8 V’s new sound engine was totally rebuilt using the latest DSP technology to ensure that this virtual instrument is as authentic as it is powerful, as stable and reliable as it is sincerely imperfect.

From subtle analog voice dispersions to the meticulously replicated filter section, this faithful reimagining is as close to the real thing as it gets.

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Hear it in action

Listen Jup-8 V in full swing - witness the formidable sound of an analog icon in the hands of sound designers, composers, and musicians of all styles.

Preset library

Jup-8 V offers stellar sound on a silver platter. Loaded with presets created by world-class sound designers, you’ll find your own sonic identity in no time.

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V collection

Legendary Keyboards Reinvented

This instrument is also part of the V Collection -your complete dream line-up of the legendary synths, organs, pianos and more that made keyboard history. They’re modeled with the most advanced technologies for authentic realism, and enhanced with new creative options. Whether you use it as DAW plugins in the studio or standalone at gigs, V Collection puts the greatest keys of all time at your fingertips for instant inspiration.

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TAE® Powered

The exclusive analog modeling technology that makes our virtual instrument emulations indistinguishable from the originals.

By accurately mimicking the characteristics of analog oscillators, filters, and soft clipping, we can provide astonishing component-accurate detail and authentic analog charm in equal measure.

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