Togu Audio Line challenges Arturia and Roland with the TAL-J-8 Jupiter-8 synth plugin

Togu Audio Line TAL-J-8
(Image credit: Togu Audio Line)

Togu Audio Line knows a thing or two about classic Roland synth emulations, having already released the TAL-U-NO-LX and TAL-Bassline-101 plugins - clones of the Juno-60 and SH-101 respectively - and now it’s turned its attention to one of the greatest instruments in the big R’s archives: the Jupiter-8.

TAL-J-8 looks like a pretty straight emulation of the Jupiter-8, and has been calibrated using a real Jupiter-8 at Togu HQ. All sounds are generated in realtime - no samples here - and there’s support for MPE controllers. More than 200 factory presets are included, too.

Of course, this isn’t the only Jupiter-8 game in software town - Arturia has just updated its Jup-8 V and Roland has its own emulation in its Cloud - but with an intro price of just $77/£57/€63 the TAL-J-8 certainly wins the price war.

Find out more and download a demo on the Togu Audio Line website.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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