Roland Jupiter 6 with Europa Mod vintage USED
Regular price $4,200.00
Roland Jupiter 6 with Europa Midi Mod used
includes Hard Case
This 100% working and great sounding Jupiter 6 has the Europa Midi Mod by SynthCom which you can read about at this link. It adds much expanded Midi control.
This used synth was checked over by certified synth tech and is calibrated and clean. It sounds great! All knobs, sliders and buttons work as intended and are firm. This is one of the better condition vintage synths you'll come across and the professionally installed and substantial upgrade of the Europa adds greatly to its functionality and value. You can't go wrong with this Jupiter 6.
Polyphony - 6 voices
Oscillators - 2 VCO's per voice (12 oscillators total!)
LFO - 2 LFO's with 4-waveforms (sine, tri, ramp, random)
Filter - 24 dB/oct 4-pole lowpass/high pass or 12 dB/oct 2-pole bandpass with their own ADSR envelope
VCA - 2 Standard ADSR's with keyboard track and mixer to balance oscillator levels
Effects - None
Arpeg/Seq - 1 Arpeggiator
Memory - 48 tones / 32 patches
Keyboard - 61 keys
Control - MIDI
Date Produced - 1983
Europa Midi Mod Features at a glance:
What features does Europa have?
Summarized feature list:
Additional arpeggiator modes
In addition to regular Roland Jupiter 6 arpeggiator operation, Europa adds many new arpeggiator modes, some exclusive to Europa!
Additional arpeggiator synchronization sources
The arpeggiator can now be synchronized from external clock trigger, MIDI clock or the improved internal clock. Europa's internal clock is extremely steady and can now be used to trigger and clock external MIDI equipment.
Send and receive MIDI continuous controllers
Almost all (excluding master volume and bender board controls) sliders, knobs, and soft switches have the ability to be changed via standard MIDI continuous controllers. This is great for modifying board parameters in real time.
Send and receive presets/patches via MIDI
One of Europa's primary new functions! Europa includes the ability to save and load patches/presets via MIDI. Never use that unreliable tape interface again! Trade patches with other Europa upgraded Jupiter 6 owners!
Europa firmware updates via MIDI
The Europa operating system can be updated by way of the MIDI interface from any Microsoft Windows or Apple Macintosh based personal computers. No need to open the board! Source code for the update utility is available so it may be ported to any platform.
Patches/presets stored in flash
Europa stores all patches and presets in its onboard flash. This means no more lost patches or presets when the controller board battery goes bad!
Additional voice assignment modes
Europa includes 4 additional voice assignment modes over the factory Roland code.
Board state retention
Europa remembers the state of all of the Jupiter 6's settings even after power down. If you're in the middle of editing a patch and you power down, the board will be in the same state when it was powered off! This, of course, is only possible if the memory protect switch is not on, as the board's current settings are stored in the onboard controller's NVRAM.
Configurable MIDI channel
Most versions of Roland's firmware for the Jupiter 6 did not allow changing of the MIDI channel. Europa allows this and retains this setting even after power off.
Random patch generator
Europa can generate a random patch! It's great when you're looking for inspiration or just want to make strange noises.
Improved user interface
VCO 1 And VCO 2 's waveforms can be enabled and disabled individually without having to hold down multiple buttons. Many people didn't know that more than one waveform could be enabled because Roland's interface wasn't set up this way!
Circular oscillator sync
VCO 1 And VCO 2 can be synchronized to each other. Good for making interesting sounds.
Oscillators independently disableable
VCO 1 And VCO 2 oscillators can be completely disabled. This is to allow the creation of patches that use the resonant filter as the oscillator or for single oscillator patches - something not possible with the original Roland code even with the oscillator balance set to either extreme.
Additional hardware diagnostics
Europa includes additional hardware diagnostics on boot up that are valuable to both the Jupiter 6 owner and the repair technician.
Voice allocation can be monitored on the front panel. This is useful for gauging voice utilization during performance as well as assisting in debugging a malfunctioning Jupiter 6.
MIDI Activity monitor
Europa blinks the TUNE LED when MIDI data is being received. Great for debugging and knowing when activity is present!
Glide time and Unison detune stored separately for split modes
Europa's preset format stores glide time and unison detune values - one for each SPLIT. The Roland code only allows a single detune and glide time in SPLIT mode.
Foot pedal adaptation
Europa allows either normally closed or normally open foot pedals to be used.
Patch edit compare
Search through the stored patches and listen to them without destroying the contents of the currently edited patch! Useful for finding a home for a newly created patch.
Assignable MIDI messages
Europa can assign incoming pitch bend, modulation wheel, channel aftertouch, and note velocity to any continuous controller. It responds to incoming pitch bend messages as an assignable controller but will not alter the pitch of the notes played as a traditional pitch bend would. Incoming note velocity is changed on a per voice board basis and affects all held notes on a given SPLIT. Europa does not transmit pitch bend, key press velocity, or aftertouch.
Factory settings restoration
Europa can restore factory patches and presets, and will not malfunction if NVRAM becomes corrupt.
Local mode control
The Jupiter 6's local keyboard can be enabled and disabled.