From the upgraded collection of the Arturia plugins comes another vintage synth, the Jupiter-8V2. The Jupiter-8 is, again, regarded as one of the classic and legendary 80s synths. A quick look on eBay will show you that right now, these are hot, going for as high as $8,000, which is money you could build an entire studio with. The Roland Jupiter-8 was first released in 1981 and was Roland's first great synth. It offered all the bells and whistles of the time-- it was multitimbral, it had an arpeggiator, dual oscillators for each of the 8 voices, and two envelopes. These are pretty standard and almost expected today, but at the time, it was an important step forward. Roland filters have always had a unique sound to them, and the Jupiter-8 is no different, being the favorite for many who are making string sounds. Of course, it does many other fantastic sounds as well.