Introducing the Roland Boutique Series
Legendary Roland Analog Synths Reborn as Compact Sound Modules
The Roland Boutique series has just been launched, featuring all-new compact sound modules that recreate renowned analog synthesizers from Roland’s historic past. Powered by the acclaimed Analog Circuit Behavior technology, the limited-edition series includes three modules based on the JUPITER-8, JUNO-106, and JX-3P instruments from the 1980s. Loaded with hands-on controls derived from the original synths, each module can be used as a tabletop MIDI device or mounted in the optional K-25m Keyboard Unit to create a standalone compact synth.
Recreating Classic Roland Synths with ACB Technology
The Roland Boutique series faithfully captures the legendary sound and response of classic Roland analog synths for today’s electronic music creators. Using Roland’s powerful Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) modeling, the essence of each original synth is recreated in every detail, right down to the analog component level. In addition, each module includes some new features that complement the sound capabilities available in the original synth. First developed for AIRA instruments like the TR-8, SYSTEM-1, and TB-3, ACB has received rave reviews around the world for its incredible accuracy and highly musical results.
Surprisingly compact in size, each Roland Boutique module is no bigger than a book. With the ability to run on USB bus power or batteries, they can transition from computer music production to live performance duties in a snap. Each module also includes a built-in speaker, a handy feature for monitoring the sound on the move.
Along with their unique ACB sound engines and model-specific controls, each Roland Boutique module is equipped with dual ribbon controllers and a 16-step sequencer. MIDI I/O connectors and the built-in USB audio/MIDI interface provide easy integration with studio setups and other MIDI keyboards. Each module also features a chain mode that allows you to connect two or more modules of the same model to increase the available polyphony as needed.
JP-08: The Return of the Historic JUPITER-8
With its massive analog sound, the JUPITER-8 is one of the most revered Roland synths of all time. Now, the JP-08 brings this legendary Roland instrument back in a compact and powerful package. Featuring 36 knobs and sliders from the original JUPITER-8 front panel, the four-voice JP-08 is highly programmable and encourages sonic experimentation. With ACB on board, the JP-08 faithfully reproduces the original JUPITER-8 sounds, and also adds a few new twists in the form of extra LFOs and expanded VCO range.
JU-06: Big JUNO-106 Sound in a Small Package
Often cited as one of the last great synths of the analog era, the JUNO-106 is prized for its warm sounds and instant sound-shaping ability. The four-voice JU-06 module continues this approach, delivering that classic JUNO analog sound with 23 parameters controllable via the front panel, plus the famous JUNO chorus effect. New enhancements not found in the original synth include a faster LFO and continuously variable high-pass filter.
JX-03: The JX-3P Polysynth and PG-200 Programmer in One
The JX-03 module continues the legacy of the dual-oscillator JX-3P, a popular polyphonic analog synth introduced in 1983. The original featured a button-driven interface for immediate access to preset sounds, but it was actually highly programmable, especially when paired with the PG-200 sidecar. The four-voice JX-03 inherits all 24 knobs from the PG-200, plus the JX-3P’s distinctive tonal character. Useful extras not present in the original synth include new waveforms, expanded DCO range, and cross-modulation options.
Create a Mobile Mini-Synth with the K25m
With the optional K-25m Keyboard Unit, you can instantly turn a Roland Boutique module into a compact, all-in-one synth with 25 velocity-sensitive keys. A module mounts in the K-25m quickly and easily, and can be interchanged with another in no time. Once in the K-25m, the module can be mounted flat or angled in two different positions for easier access to the panel controls.
Learn more about the exciting new Roland Boutique series at RolandUS.com.