You might think that Behringer would be keen to release one of its two already-announced takes on Roland’s Jupiter-8 before it started teasing another one, but no.
It now transpires that, as well as a full-size clone and a mini version, the company is also working on a paraphonic, Eurorack-compatible desktop Jupiter synth using the same analogue oscillators and filters, plus automatic tuning and arpeggiator functions.
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The styling is certainly in keeping with Roland’s original synth. There are (from left to right) LFO, VCO modulator, VCO-1 and VCO-2 sections, followed by a VCO mix dial and filter section. The two envelopes and VCA are below.
Behringer first teased its full-size Jupiter-8 clone in 2021, while its $99, 27-note mini touchkey version - known as the Saturn - broke cover in 2022. Neither product has so far been released.
Whether the Eurorack model will beat them to market remains to be seen, but, given that it’s just a prototype at this stage, we’d guess that it’s unlikely. Behringer anticipates that it could make the JT-2 for $299.
Roland previously released its own mini Jupiter-8 - the JP-08 - as part of its Boutique range, though this used digital technology to model the analogue circuitry.