Roland Jupiter-Xm Keyboard Synthesizer

Inside the compact 37-key Jupiter-Xm lies a beast! Stack 4 synth layers plus a drum track, with sounds inspired by Roland classics and a smart arpeggiator.
Since the release of the JUPITER-4 in 1978, the name JUPITER has marked the pinnacle of Roland sound and playability. Synthesizers with the JUPITER name carry Roland's most advanced sound technologies, are supremely playable, and are built from premium materials.

JUPITER-Xm combines classic Roland design and premium build quality with a powerful new synth engine. It faithfully recreates sought-after instruments from Roland's long history of genre-defining sounds. And with multiple layers, loads of polyphony, and deep hands-on control, you can craft huge, spacious sounds that have as much sparkle as they have warmth and punch.

Self-contained, ultra-portable, idea machine.

JUPITER-Xm may redefine what you think a synthesizer can be. It has a universe of sounds, expanding all the time. It can jam with you, inspire you, and capture your ideas. It can go just about anywhere, and it doesn't need any cables or wires to function--not even for power. The JUPITER-Xm is an entire electronic production and performance environment that you can put under one arm. Where you take it, is up to you.

Classic analog to vintage digital. And beyond.

JUPITER-Xm is equipped with Roland's latest sound engine, capable of morphing into legendary synths from a long history of genre-defining sounds. It's so flexible that it can reproduce Roland's highly sought-after analog classics like the JUPITER-8, JUNO-106, and SH-101, as well as digital machines like the vintage XV-5080 and modern RD pianos. You read more also get the many Roland drum machines that are the foundation of electronic and dance music like the TR-808, TR-909, CR-78, and more. It's like a studio full of vintage gear, with modern capabilities and a deep synth engine so you can explore unmapped sonic territory.

Intelligent. Inspiring.

Need something wonderful, fast? JUPITER-Xm's I-Arpeggio is a next generation arpeggiator that uses artificial intelligence to not just accompany you, but to inspire you. I-Arpeggio takes your input--notes, rhythms, phrases--and creates complementary drum parts, basslines, chords, and arpeggiated lines. It works on each of JUPITER-Xm's five parts simultaneously, and generated patterns can be customized and even exported to your DAW. These aren't canned backing tracks--they're intelligently generated beats and phrases that energize live performance and pulverize writer's block.

Find the sweet spots.

In addition to its informative display, JUPITER-Xm has an array of large, comfortable knobs, sliders, and buttons. They feel sturdy and precise for incredibly smooth sweeps and subtle changes. And with the dedicated effects section and quick switching between synth layers, you can immediately take control of any aspect of a sound. This kind of natural, hands-on control gives you the feeling of reaching in and touching the sound, shaping it to find just the right settings for the moment.

The power of polyphony.

JUPITER-Xm can layer up to five parts, four for synths and one for drums. Its engine can power multiple authentic Roland classics like the JX-8P or JUPITER-8 with enough polyphony to create thick layers and complex backing parts. Create the perfect bass and lead split with an SH-101 and JUNO-106, layer a rich RD piano with lush JX-8P strings, or make a monster stack of JUPITER-8s.

Built to last. Made to play.

Whether it's a personal studio, professional studio, or a touring rig, JUPITER-Xm is right at home. The tough metal and premium components mean it stands up to the rigors of live performance and always feels solid and precise. The high-quality, balanced connections, full-sized MIDI jacks, and multiple pedal inputs make JUPITER-Xm ready for any situation.

The freedom of wireless.

With JUPITER-Xm, you have the freedom to create, perform, and produce without any cables or clutter. It operates for hours on batteries, has powerful room-filling speakers which can also play audio over Bluetooth, and even controls soft synths on computers and iPad with Bluetooth MIDI. You can jam to backing tracks, produce new tracks, mix internal synths with soft synths -- and do it all without ever plugging in a single cable.

So portable. So playable.

Too often you must sacrifice playability and expression for something easily portable. JUPITER-Xm strikes a perfect balance with an all-new 37-key slim keyboard that redefines what a compact keyboard can be. Small doesn't have to mean cheap, and in the case of JUPITER-Xm, you get solid, responsive keys and three full octaves in a space generally reserved for a lot less.

Ever-expanding.

JUPITER-Xm is part of an expandable platform so it can be updated with fresh new content as it becomes available. It can also share sounds and other contents with the full-sized JUPITER-X.
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-Keyboard
37 Keys (compact type with velocity)

-Sound Generator
ZEN-Core

- Parts
5 parts (Play part: 4, Rhythm part: 1)

- Tones
Preset tone: over 4,000
User tone: 256
Drum Kit: over 90

- Scene
256

- Effects
Multi-Effects: 90 types
Part EQ
Overdrive
Reverb: 7 types
Chorus: 4 types
Delay: 5 types
Mic NS / Comp
Master EQ / Comp

- Arpeggiator
I-ARPEGGIO (Multi parts arpeggator with playing detection)

- Arpeggio Parts
5 parts

- Controllers
Pitch Bend Wheel
Modulation Wheel
Assignable Slider x 2
Assignable Switch x 3

- Bluetooth
Ver 4.2
Profile Support: A2DP(Audio), GATT(MIDI over Bluetooth Low Energy)
Codec: SBC (Support to the content protection of the SCMS-T method)

- Display
Graphic LCD 128 x 64 dots

- Speaker Amplifier Power Output
4 W x 2

- Speakers
Full range (3.5 x 8 cm) x 2
Tweeter 2 cm x 2

- Connectors
HEADPHONES jack: Stereo miniature phone type (front), Stereo 1/4-inch phone type (rear)
MAIN OUT jacks (L/MONO, R): 1/4-inch phone type
MAIN OUT jacks (L, R): XLR type
MIC INPUT jack: 1/4 inch phone type/XLR type
AUX INPUT jack: Stereo miniature phone type
HOLD PEDAL jack
CONTROL PEDAL jack
MIDI connectors (IN, OUT)
USB COMPUTER port (AUDIO/MIDI)
USB MEMORY port
DC IN jack

- External Memory
USB Flash drive (sold separately)

- Power Supply
DC 12 V: AC adaptor or rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) (sold separately) x 8

- Current Draw
1,500 mA

- Dimensions
576 (W) x 308 (D) x 93 (H) mm
22-11/16 (W) x 12-1/8 (D) x 3-11/16 (H) inches

- Weight
4.4 kg / 9 lbs 12 oz (excluding AC adaptor, Batteeries)

- Accessories
Owner's manual
Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"
AC adaptor (PSB-5U)
Power cord

- Options (sold separately)
Pedal Switch: DP series
Expression Pedal: EV-5
USB Flash drive (*)

* Use a commercially available USB flash drive. However, we cannot guarantee that all commercially available USB flash drives will work.
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 14.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 31 x 17 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): JUPITER-XM
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 323-890-3700
(1 ratings)
Submitted June 5, 2020 by Maria L in Mount Bethel, PA
"Roland Jupiter XM: A Weird and Complicated Little Unit"
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I tend to be a Roland fan, starting with my first synth a 106 that still graces my home studio. More recently I enjoy the JD-XI (despite the cheap build quality) because it is immediate and fun. The limited sequencer is a joy to use. With the advent of Jupiter XM I was hoping would be more of the same, except with more sounds, and better build quality. Maybe a song mode for the XI type sequencer. Instead the XM is quite a weird little beast.The new Zen Core engine seems to me to just be ACB with a new name. It emulates classic Roland synths fairly well, although it does better with the less complex models like the SH and 106. The Jupiter part lacks the authority of the original. None of the sounds actually has the analog “fatness” or “warmth” to my ears. At no point, did it ever seem anything but a digital synth engine. The presets make good use of the digital effects and this seems to be the source of whatever fatness the XM possesses. To me, the biggest waste of memory and money is the “I Arpeggiator.” Basically it is auto acompanyment and seems kind of cheesy. I have been messing around with one preset, playing some chords and I heard a guy on Youtube jamming pretty much like me. This is not a feature I want on a 1k synth. Meantime the sequencer on the XM seems pretty limited. Sadly, it is not simple to use like the XI, but a complicated afterthought. So it’s not exactly a workstation due to the sequencer being rather obscure. Nor is it really a flagship with read more the mini-keys and cheesy “i arpeggiator.” The build quality is light years from the JD-XI, but also a long way from Roland’s classic synths. It has a couple of decent digital emulations of Roland’s biggest hits. In the end, I think Roland tried to cram too many ideas, none thoroughly fleshed out, into one chassis. The XM does many tricks, but is a master of none.

Sound
Probably the strength of the unit is the quality of the digital emulations and the effects. They are decent aproximations of the analog units of Roland’s heyday.

Features
The “i Arpeggiator” is great if you want to sound like you are using a home keyboard. I don’t mind the small size and actually like that i can play in in bed when my back is acting up.

Ease of Use
You can power up and start playing pretty easily. Other than that, this unit is complicated with a lot of menu diving. It’s a pain in the butt, not fun.

Quality
Compared to the JD-XI or even XA, this seems to be a tight little unit and I would use it on gigs. It is pretty plasticky though, so it’s not as solid as say the Rev2 which is only a little bit more cash.

Value
Sadly, i think this keyboard is overpriced. It should be selling for around $600. Honestly, I’m not sure what Roland is doing anymore. They seem to be stuck in a rut of releasing seemingly the same digital recreations in boutique form, or now this zen core line-up. The synths people are lusting for now are Dave Smith, Virus, Moog, etc. Roland seems to be unable to make a modern analog poly synth.

Manufacturer Support
Roland always has been pretty good with support. I’ve had no problems with the unit.

The Wow Factor
No, i don’t really see it as having a “wow” factor.

Musical Background:
Been playing synths since the early 1980s

Musical Style:
Futurepop, synthpop, ebm,
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