Adam Szabo has released version 1.7 of the JP6K synthesizer instrument designed to emulate the Super Saw sound.

The update includes 64-bit support, a resizable GUI, a considerable reduction in CPU usage, and mouse wheel support on parameters.

Adam Szabo JP6K

It aims to capture the essence of the sound and the behavior of the original oscillator. Even after a decade, the Super Saw is still sought after by people all around the world, and is a crucial part of such music genres like Trance.

There are several factors that make the Super Saw in the JP6K different than other synths that provide a similar sound. The original Super Saw from Roland was aliasing, thus creating a bright and “airy” sound. To prevent the sound from sounding harsh below the fundamental harmonic, a high pass filter was possibly used to remove the unwanted frequencies. The JP6K uses the same design to achieve that special oscillator waveform giving it a unique tone.

J6PK features

  • 32 voice polyphony.
  • Two Super Saw oscillators, an upper and lower with panning.
  • 1 noise oscillator.
  • Three filter modes: low pass, band pass and high pass with -12 & -24 dB/Oct.
  • Three independent LFOs controlling the filter, amp and pitch.
  • Pitch envelope.
  • Glide (Portamento) / MIDI pitch-wheel support.
  • Built in delay and EQ.
  • 114 presets, which includes presets from CFA-Sound, MASCHINENBAUERMUSIC, Mikey O’Hare and Grzegorz.

The plugin is available for Windows in 32/64-bit VST formats. It costs 25 EUR.

More information: Adam Szabo