Year / Date of Release : 01.2021
Version : 1.2.2
Developer : TAL Software
Developers site : tal-software
Format : VSTi, VSTi3, AAX, AUi
Bit depth : 64bit
Tablet : present | R2R
System requirements : Windows: Windows 7 or higher (64 bit host)
OS X: 10.9 or higher (64 bit host). Universal Binary 2 with native Apple M1 support.
AAX: Pro Tools 10.3.6 or higher (64 bit).
LINUX: 64 bit / Ubuntu 18 or similar.
Size: 41.8 MB
Description : TAL Software has released TAL-J-8 – an emulation of the vintage Roland Jupiter-8
The virtual synthesizer focuses on recreating the sound of the original instrument, not additional features, the developer notes.
TAL Software, a popular developer of vintage synthesizer emulations, has released a new instrument – the TAL-J-8 synthesizer. The instrument emulates the sound of the classic Roland Jupiter-8.
As with other developments, Patrick Kunz of TAL Software has faithfully reproduced the original instrument. Aside from MPE support, Koontz notes, the new TAL-J-8 does not have rich additional features compared to Arturia Jup-8 and Roland Zenology Pro. The main focus during development was given to faithfully recreating the characteristic sound of the original synthesizer.
In addition to emulating the oscillators and other Roland Jupiter-8 sections, the new instrument comes equipped with a Unison mode for oscillators and a sound calibration section. The latter allows you to adjust the pitch, resonance and amount of distortion of the generated audio signal.
The list of must-have tools for synthwave lovers now has one more plugin.
VCO modulation does not affect VCO 2 when in LOW FREQUENCY mode fixed.
Improved cross modulation (bug fix).
Slightly lower CPU usage (still working on this).
Noise oscillator in unison mode fixed.
Factory presets load with doubled LFO rate fixed.
SC dialog can also be closed when clicking on the SC button.
FX lock not working fixed.
MIDI lock not working fixed.
VST3 id fixed on windows to be compatible with macOS.
The plugin maybe not load anymore in existing sessions after the update. You can still download 1.1.9 for older projects. You can rename the TAL-J-8.vst3 folder of the older 1.1.9 plug-in in C: \ Program Files \ Common Files \ VST3 and run both plugins parallel as long you need it in older sessions.
Windows <1.2.0 compatible VST3 version:
archive Windows 1.1.9 deprecated
Synced delay always 120 Bpm fixed.
VCO Pitchwheel amount shows wrong value fixed.
Voice panorama parameter in the SC dialog added.
vst3 installed with installer not found by ableton 10 fixed.
Improved SC dialog.
SC / Calibration lock.
Added VCO 1 and VCO2 to the SC (Service Control) dialog. This gives you the option to detune them on a voice basis. We added a very small value per default to remove the unwanted static phase lock between the two VCO’s. This way the phase slightly drifts per default.
Removed notch filter effect when syncing a saw with almost exact the same frequency.
No sound with Audio Unit in Live fixed.
Crash when importing microtuning * .tun files fixed.
Use the calibration section for extreme resonance and filter overdrive.
VCO based UNISON with stereo spread option and a full stereo signal path.
More than 200 factory presets by solidtrax, emptyvessel and others.