Roland Jupiter XM
 
ANALOG
DIGITAL
POLY
FILTERS
ENV
LFOs
EFFECTS
ARPEGG.
SEQ
TIMBRES
OUR RATING
USER RATING
NONE
4 OSC
256 Voice
3 Filters
2 Env.
2 LFOs
90 Eff.
Yes
16 Steps
5 Multi
NOT YET REVIEWED
 

Release Date: 2020
Price at Release Date: $1499.00
(Current price may differ)

Specifications
• 4 Digital Oscillator(s)
• 256 Voice Polyphony
• 5 Part Multi-Timbral
• 2 Envelopes
• 2 LFOs
• 3 Filters
• 90 Effects
• Arpeggiator
• 16 Step Sequencer
Please review the Roland Jupiter XM


     
The Roland Jupiter XM is a powerful little synth based on Roland Jupiter X architecture. Let's get the negatives out of the way, the mini keys, again why do manufacturers insist on building a powerful synth with mini keys? Mini keys render this powerful synth not very enjoyable to play, larger keys would have been much nicer, at least slim keys (the same found in the Korg Minilogue) but for the sake of portability it was decided to use mini keys. Another issue is menu diving needed to take advantage of its advanced features, no aftertouch (to be honest the keyboard is not made for the synth engine), and finally the price is a bit on the high side. Now onto the positives, this thing sounds huge, it is an absolute a monster (in a small footprint), the sounds that come out of this thing will really surprise you, this is the power of digital synthesizers. The Jupiter XM does an excellent filter emulation of ladder filter and has excellent effects. It is also very portal due to its small footprint and its ability to be powered by batteries.

SYNTHREV RATING: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BUT EXPENSIVE

PROs
- Four Oscillators, two envelopes, 256 voice polyphony, two LFOs
- Great filter emulations
- 5 Part multi-timbral
- Very portable, can be battery powered

CONs
- Mini keys
- No aftertouch
- Lots of menu to take advantage of its features
- A bit on the pricey side
PROs

CONs


The Roland Jupiter XM is a powerful little synth based on Roland Jupiter X architecture. Let's get the negatives out of the way, the mini keys, again why do manufacturers insist on building a powerful synth with mini keys? Mini keys render this powerful synth not very enjoyable to play, larger keys would have been much nicer, at least slim keys (the same found in the Korg Minilogue) but for the sake of portability it was decided to use mini keys. Another issue is menu diving needed to take advantage of its advanced features, no aftertouch (to be honest the keyboard is not made for the synth engine), and finally the price is a bit on the high side. Now onto the positives, this thing sounds huge, it is an absolute a monster (in a small footprint), the sounds that come out of this thing will really surprise you, this is the power of digital synthesizers. The Jupiter XM does an excellent filter emulation of ladder filter and has excellent effects. It is also very portal due to its small footprint and its ability to be powered by batteries.

SYNTHREV RATING: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BUT EXPENSIVE

PROs
- Four Oscillators, two envelopes, 256 voice polyphony, two LFOs
- Great filter emulations
- 5 Part multi-timbral
- Very portable, can be battery powered

CONs
- Mini keys
- No aftertouch
- Lots of menu to take advantage of its features
- A bit on the pricey side