JUPITER-50

Synthesizer

JUPITER-50: Synthesizer

The JUPITER Legacy Continues with a Sleek New Performance Synth

Features

With its unprecedented fusion of synthesis and acoustic instruments, the new-generation Roland JUPITER has changed the way we play, react to, and feel a keyboard. By combining the supreme expression of the JUPITER-80 with the portability of the JUNO series, the new JUPITER-50 brings SuperNATURAL sound and pro performance to every stage and studio.
  • Stunning SuperNATURAL sounds powered by Roland’s most advanced sound engine
  • Portable design, 76-note keyboard
  • Fast, friendly user interface with intuitive colour-coded buttons and sliders
  • Registration function for saving and selecting sounds instantly
  • Pro-quality multi-effects and high-quality reverb
  • Expressive performance controllers, including D-Beam, pitch/mod lever, and control input jacks
  • USB Song Player/Recorder
  • USB audio/MIDI functionality; bundled with SONAR LE and JUPITER-50 Control Surface plug-in for SONAR

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SuperNATURAL Power

The JUPITER-50 houses all of the SuperNATURAL acoustic sounds found in the flagship JUPITER-80 (with Behaviour Modelling) as well as many of the JUPITER-80's SuperNATURAL synthesizer tones and Live Sets. You can conveniently import the JUPITER-80's Live Sets and Synth Tones into the JUPITER-50 via USB memory key. To achieve the same supreme quality as the JUPITER-80, the JUPITER-50 employs the identical analogue components as its big brother, including the D/A converter.

Essential Sounds Onboard

The JUPITER-50 is packed with over 1,500 SuperNATURAL synthesizer tones, plus over 70 SuperNATURAL acoustic instruments, each with its own dedicated sound engine. Chose, stack, and edit any combination of four Tones to create custom Live Sets.

• For stage performers — A treasure trove of essential stage sounds is packed into the JUPITER-50, anchored by Roland’s famous SuperNATURAL piano and electric pianos. Authentic organs are included as well, derived from the acclaimed VK organ sound engine. A dedicated button provides instant access to rotary effects.

• For synth lovers — Choose from over 1,500 SuperNATURAL synthesizer tones and stack four of them to create a powerful Live Set. Classic synthesizer tones are onboard the JUPITER-50, including analogue favourites such as the Roland SH and JUPITER brass, plus digital sounds from the D-50, JD-800, and the Fantom. Combine these synthesizer tones with the SuperNATURAL acoustic instruments to create your own expressive, modern sounds.

• For film composers — Expressive classical and ethnic instruments are at your immediate access including erhu, sitar, flamenco guitar, timpani and oboe. Thanks to the Behaviour Modelling technology, the JUPITER-50 translates your keyboard performance into the unique musical nuances of each modelled instrument.

Easy Sound Creation

Complex sounds don't have to be complicated to program. The JUPITER-50 simplifies the sound-design process with its colour-coded front panel, fast-access buttons and sliders, and Registration/Live Set architecture (128 Registrations, 2,560 Live Sets) logically categorised and instantly available.

Travel Friendly

Tipping the scales at just 11 kg (24 lbs 5 oz), the JUPITER-50 is one of the lightest professional instruments in its class while still offering a top-quality 76-note keyboard. With its powerhouse features and sounds, and its travel-friendly design, the JUPITER-50 is a dream for gigging musicians on the go.

USB Functionality

The JUPITER-50's built-in audio recorder lets you capture your phrase sketches or performances instantly to USB memory. Conversely, you can pre-load a USB stick with WAV, AIFF, and MP3 files and control them from the JUPITER-50 as live backing tracks onstage. You can even record your performances on the JUPITER-50 simultaneously with audio-file playback from USB.

High-Performance Effects

The JUPITER-50 boasts an advanced effects engine that will take your sounds into another dimension. There are five types of pro-grade reverb algorithms onboard, plus dozens of other special effects (MFX). And we're only scratching the surface, as many other expressive performance tools are built into this powerful synth. You can select MFX structures that let you place up to four effects in parallel and/or serial paths. By using these five MFX structures, you can take full advantage of the JUPITER-50's powerful collection of effects to create intense electro synth sounds, intricate ambient synth textures, and beyond.

Audio & Video

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Video

Specs

Keyboard
76 keys (with velocity)
Sound Generator Section
Maximum Polyphony
128 voices (varies according to the sound generator load)
Parts
3 parts (Upper, Solo, Percussion/Lower)
Registrations
128 (including pre-loaded registrations)
Live Sets
2,560 (including pre-loaded live sets)
Effects
Multi-Effects (MFX): 4 units (parallel connection only), 76 types Reverb: 1 unit, 5 types * Multi-Effects can be used only with a Live Set.
USB Memory Song Player/Recorder Section
Track
1 stereo track
Playable File Format
Audio File: WAV, AIFF, MP3
Recording File Format
Audio File: WAV (44.1 kHz, 16-bit Linear, stereo)
External Memory
USB Flash Memory (sold separately) * Use USB Flash Memory sold by Roland. We cannot guarantee operation if other products are used.
Other
Arpeggiator
Preset: 128 styles User: 16 styles
Harmony Intelligence
17 types
Controllers
D-Beam Controller Pitch Bend/Modulation Lever Assignable buttons (S1, S2) Assignable knobs (CUTOFF/C1, RESONANCE/C2) PART LEVEL sliders (PERC/LOWER, UPPER, SOLO)
Display
240 x 64 dots graphic LCD (with backlit)
Connectors
PHONES jack (stereo 1/4-inch phone type) MAIN OUT jacks (L/MONO, R) (1/4-inch TRS phone type) SUB OUT jacks (L, R) (1/4-inch phone type) AUDIO IN jack (Stereo miniature phone type) FOOT PEDAL jacks (CTRL 1, CTRL 2, HOLD) MIDI Connectors (IN, OUT) USB COMPUTER port (Audio/MIDI) USB Memory port DC IN jack
Power Supply
AC Adaptor
Current draw
800 mA
Accessories
Owner's manual CD-ROM (USB Audio/MIDI driver) DVD-ROM (SONAR LE) USB MEMORY Protector AC Adaptor Power Cord (for AC Adaptor)
Options (sold separately)
Keyboard stand: KS-G8, KS-12, KS-18Z (When using the KS-18Z, ensure that the height of the unit is one meter or lower.) Pedal switch: DP series Footswitch: BOSS FS-5U Expression pedal: EV-5 Stereo Headphones USB Flash Memory * Use USB Flash Memory sold by Roland. We cannot guarantee operation if other products are used.
Size and Weight
Width
1268 mm
49-15/16 inches
Depth
361 mm
14-1/4 inches
Height
117 mm
4-10/16 inches
Weight
11 kg
24 lbs. 5 oz.

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