Roland MKS-80 with Roland MPG-80 Programmer

“Box is large (long linear) to hold both pieces safely

Includes the memory cart

A foot is missing from the MPG-80

A 2M DIN programmer cable which is handy when stashing the MKS-80. Sliders have not been refurbished but all work well given their age.

I ALWAYS ran it with the lid off, but ur call. It is a LOT of electronics for a small grating over the psu(!). Not sure what they were thinking. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter with Sterooping SynthProgrammer 80

“Roland MKS-80 ‘Jupiter 8’ with Stereooping Programmer. Condition is Used.

What you get:
1) MKS-80 rackmount polysynth w/ rackmount ears
2) Stereooping Programmer which is significantly better than the stock programmer (usually pricier than the actual synth). All parameters can be controlled over midi with real-time editing. Incredible tool.
3) Stereooping manual ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter

“Vintage Roland MKS-80 Super Analog Synthesizer. A must for REAL analog synthesis.

S/N 511822 – Rev 5

Good operating condition. Original owner.

LCD display not as bright as it used to be but readable.

Cosmetic condition nice with these exceptions: (see pictures)
Front: rack ear wear
Top: A few light scratches, nothing deep
Back: XLR jacks a bit off color from aging” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Roland MKS-80 with Roland MPG-80 Programmer

“Roland MKS-80 Rev 4 Analog Syntesizer + MPG-80 Programmer. Includes DIN Programmer Cable, Memory Cartridge, and Power Cable. USA 117V. Includes Rack Ears. Condition is Used. This is the highly sought after REV 4 version that has been described as sounding very similar to a Roland Jupiter 6. Fat, Warm Analog Sound. The only fault noted is that the volume slider is is scratchy and probably needs a cleaning. I’ve simply used a volume pedal or MIDI to make volume changes during ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter

“Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter Sound Module in good condition.

Flawless operation for over 30 years.

In a quiet room, I’m noticing a slight ambient hum not associated with the (clear) audio signal. Never noticed it in working situation but am hearing it while listing the item in a quiet room. Again, it’s not in the audio signal.

Cosmetics (see pictures): Some scratches on top worst one of which is shown in a close-up picture.

Includes original manual – complete but worn and marked up.

Includes Roland floppy disc with original MKS-80 programs.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Roland MKS-80 with Roland MPG-80 Programmer

“After many years of amazing service, I have decided to sell my Roland MKS-80 Synthesizer with my MPG-80 controller. The synthesizer was recently serviced in Brooklyn, NY in order to fix a few voices that were louder than others and the synth was also re-calibrated and controller was cleaned once over. I use this most of my studio sessions and will continue to use it up until the moment it is sold. It has been the cornerstone of my studio for years but I need some extra cash to bump down my credit cards. It also comes with two cartridges for storing your own presets and changes.

Serial number: 491390

Cosmetically there are a few dings and some rack rash. The upper right rack corner on the synth is bent.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter

“Up for grabs this Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter is a rack version of Roland Jupiter-8 and Roland Jupiter-6 and an 8-voice polyphonic analog synthesizer that was manufactured by Roland between 1984 and 1987. It is the only of MKS series of synthesizers to have fully analog voltage-controlled oscillators. It has been tested via midi and it works well. Please see pictures of exact item you are bidding on. It does have some cosmetic scratches from previous use, but nothing extreme, it was taken care of for what it is. It will only come with a powercord and card seen in unit. Serial is Available upon request, This Unit is a Rev 5.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter

“I’ve owned this unit for almost 20 years, but haven’t used it much. I own the entire Roland MKS line, and it pains me to sell but I need to free up money for a piece of gear I need for Mixing. This is been the jewel of my collection for quite some time.

I have brought the unit to Allen @ Synthspa here in Tennessee and he did a full restoration which includes:

– Power supply board rebuilt
– output section resoldered and deoxidized
– new removable battery and chassis
– full calibration
– front panel rebuilt ; all pots and sliders
– great internal sounds!

He also replaced several of the audio capacitors with high quality components, and a few of the output transistors. The unit sounds cleaner than it’s ever sounded.

It is a 30 year old unit, so it has some bumps and bruises.

This is a VERY great sounding synth and one of the best vintage rack mount modules in existence. Also, this is not the latest rev5 version, so it has the preferred filters. Because it is a tone module, it responds to velocity unlike the Jupiter 6 and 8. Includes memory card.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Roland MKS-80 with Roland MPG-80

“Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter & MPG-80Programmer – Rev 4 – with TWO Roland M-64C RAM Cartridges – Original JapaneseModel (with new step down converter).

This is an extremely rare – ORIGINALJAPANESE (100v) – Roland MKS 80 & MPG80 Programmer. It is in EXCELLENT condition. I have always used it with a step down converter(120v-100v) with flawless and outstanding performance. The package includes TWOM-64c RAM Cartridges full of original Roland and custom patches as well as aBrand New step down converter. The incredible sound from this MKS 80 has beenfeatured on International HIT TV shows, Main Title Themes, Records and FeatureFilms. The sound can be through the floor massive, light & airy or leadsthat make some gear today sound like toys. This is the sought after earlier version with the Curtischip and fatter sound. The Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter has become knownas the Roland synth to own. This is a vintage and classic model and I will notaccept returns. I am the original owner. Top to bottom this MKS 80 MPG 80 worksperfectly delivering crystal clear audio.


Original Japanese Version (100v)

Roland MKS-80 including rack ears

Roland MKS-80 included rack ears

Roland original AC power cable

Roland original 6-pin DIN cable (to connect the MKS – MPG)

Brand new Power Bright (model VC-500J) step down converter 120v to 100v

TWO Roland M-64C RAM Cartridges.

All knobs-buttons-sliders-switches are firm, solid and operate excellentwith little to no signs of wear.

Always Racked in a climate controlled smoke free studio. It has neverleft the studio.

This is a REV 4 version (serial numbers up to and including 511799 this unit is 460360) features CEM3340oscillators, Roland IR3109 filters, and CEM3360 VCAs (These models are extremely hard to find and consideredby some to be the better sounding units over the REV 5 version) ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Roland MKS-80

“Roland Mks-80 Super Jupiter Rev. 5

This synth has a new screen and was recapped. Sounds wonderful and works flawlessly, no issues with buttons or sliders. This unit has rack rash and a slightly dinged rack ear. Pretty common for a synth of it’s age.

I am moving and need to downsize. So make an offer!” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Roland MKS-80

“Tested recently before listing, there is the usual very small amount of noise heard on the volume slider only when being adjusted –
to give full disclosure – and something that can be expected from gear this age, but nothing at all that would hinder it’s use as it’s an
extremely warm and powerful synth. The display is fully functional however the backlight has dimmed out. This is the Rev 5 version
with the custom Roland VCO’s, designed to produce a highly desirable tighter bass sound that’s preferred in the studio. I don’t think
a synthesizer of this magnitude has been produced since, and being what I consider to be the best piece of gear I’ve owned – I’ve
taken a lot of pride in it’s ownership. Exclusively housed and used in a power conditioned and climate controlled environment. It’s
sound can be heard used by many famous artists. No dead voices or any voice problems that I’ve noticed, this is no doubt a rare gem.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Roland MKS-80 with MPG-80 Programmer

“Roland MKS-80 plus MPG-80 Programmer (analog Synthesizer)
I am offering for sale one of my Roland MKS-80 (rev 5 – sn: 563018) plus the quite rare and pretty much sought after MPG-80.

Both items are in really good condition (despite a few tarnish areas on the front panel that are only visible in certain light conditions – see pics).

MKS-80 and MPG-80 were checked by an experienced tech.

The display got a new foil to allow convenient editing (many if not most other MKS-80 have annoying faded display backlights).

You get the rack ears for the MPG-80 as well though they are not pictured.

Smoke and pet free environment.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Roland MKS-80

” If you know what this is, well… You know what it is! I have owned this piece for 15 years and have kept it in a smoke-free studio. It is in the same condition I bought it in and it is still working very nicely! I have a Printed PDF user manual and a modified power cord (12″). Memory/battery are good.

Serial # 501519
Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter Synthesizer

The MKS-80 is an 8 voice, 16 VCO polyphonic synthesizer module that can be played by MIDI.
The MKS-80 has memory capacity that retains 64 different tone colors. By using the Memory Cartridge M-64C that retains up to 128 tone colors, total of 192 patch programs can be available.
The MKS-80 features battery backup system that retains the data in memory even when switched off.
Auto Tune function that allows all VCO’s to be instantaneously tuned just by pressing a button.
Patch Preset is a program that can contain a tone color (or even a pair of tone colors depending on the Key mode setting) and various mode and effect settings.
The Detune function enables a powerful ensemble effect in Unison mode.
The Octave Shift function allows shifting the pitch of the entire keyboard without changing the VCO range.
Data in the MKS-80’s memory can be transferred to another MKS-80 or to a computer.
The MKS-80’s dynamics function can change the attack time as well as the level.
By the unique Envelope Reset function, each time you press a new key, the note will start from the beginning of the envelope curve.

As the MKS-80 is a vintage model I will not except any returns. The unit is working perfectly and I checked them with a midi keyboard through an amp and speakers as well as through the front headphone jack.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Roland MKS-80

“Serial is 460546 and documented to run on 230 volts. It says 117v on the serial plate but that is not correct. Uses special Roland Power cable not IEC so that is included. No other cables included. Built in the 80s so i guess qualifies as vintage. Excellent japanese build quality and commonality makes this a good and reasonably save investment in my opinion. Check out the video of it working. I recommend using it with a controller of some kind because It has a very basic data entry device on board. This is one of the best sounding analog synthesizers in the world and well worth the investment if you are passionate about this kind of technology. There are PDF manuals around online and I have a copy here if needed.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter

“This unit is working. Powers up fine , all buttons seem to work properly. It has intermittent issues. some notes play glitchy with some pitch and or distortion, others play fine. Not unlike a Juno 106 with bad chips but not exactly. I have had this unit for years and it worked fine now it seems to have gotten worse over time. It is somewhat random, sometimes it seems to be fine and other it is quite bad. Unit is fairly clean with some normal rack rash. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Roland MKS-80

“Hi. This is an Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter Rev. 4, serial number 470752. It works great and sounds awesome. I hooked up MIDI in and out, tried all of the patches and played with settings. All of these functions seemed fully operational. I used a free program called CTRLR to easily adjust the parameters. I recently bought a new power cord. I did not look for or test a battery, and am not sure how to save patches. All four four feet are missing, as are a couple of screws around the unit, and the volume fader might be just a little scratchy, but I found no problem during normal play. There are several dings and scratches which I’ve tried to highlight in the photos, including a little red mark on the top.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Roland Super Jupiter MKS-80 with Roland MPG-80 Programmer

“Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter and Roland MPG-80 Super Jupiter Programmer. Both in very good condition, with original owner’s manuals and two separate Roland memory cartridges. Does include power cord for MKS-80, but does not include connection cord between MKS-80 to MPG-80 (cord can be bought for about $10). Both units have been tested and are in full working order.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter Rev 4

“‘m selling my Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter Analog Synth, Alesis IO Dock II, and iPad.
*Please note that my photos show a lot of reflections on the shiny surfaces of the Alesis IO Dock and the iPad. If you look at the various pictures you will see that those are not scratches and are actually reflections of my record collection and the overhead lighting.

My MKS-80 is in great condition and sounds big and beautiful. It does have some light scratches and some rack marks, but nothing major. The MKS-80 Super Jupiter is a classic analog 8 voice polyphonic synth and is capable of making anything from wall shaking bass to beautiful sweet pads.

I am also including my Alesis IO Dock II and my iPad (3rd Gen with WiFi and Cellular conectivity).
I have the Lemur MKS-80 editor installed on the iPad (as seen in my photos). It allows you to easily edit your MKS-80 patches in realtime. With this setup you can sequence the MKS-80 using iPad sequencers or connect it to your computer via USB and sequence it with your DAW. This setup is really nice. I included a photo with some text overlay showing how to setup the DAW connectivity. It’s pretty easy.

You will also receive a M-64C Memory Cartridge, the original manual for the MKS-80 and the manual for the Alesis IO Dock II.

This gear has been kept in my smoke free home studio, so it will arrive smelling clean.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter

“Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter REV 4 with Curtis Chips
– Jupiter 8 rack version
– Serial Number 470854
– Power supply: modified to 230 V
– Gewicht / weight: ~8kg
– voll funktionstüchtig / fully functional
– Benutzerhandbuch / manual – deutsch & english

Es gibt zwei Versionen des MKS-80 aus den 1980ern.
Die frühere Version (bis Seriennummer 511799) hatte Curtis Chips verbaut, die für einen fetteren, warmen analog Sound sorgen. (Die späteren Modelle klangen etwas dünner.)
Die Seriennummer dieser Maschine ist 470854 (siehe Foto).

There were two versions made of the MKS-80 in the 1980s.
The earlier version (until Serial number 511799) included Curtis Chips and have a great more fat / thick sound. (Later models sounded a bit thinner.)
Serial number of this MKS-80 is 470854 (see photo).”
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Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter

mks80 “This is my personal Roland Super Jupiter. Incredible sounding machines as you may already know, i posted pictures from the inside and every corner. I can’t find the power cable it might be in one of my bisons echorecs ,therefore not included. In the front panel I am missing one plastic knob, it doesnt affect sound and you can replace this with any type of synth plastic knobs. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Roland MKS-80

80 “【Accessories】Power Cable , Manual
【Condition / Note】
Cosmetic Condition : There is a feeling of aging, But it have maintained a relatively beautiful state.

Playability : Play great,

Modifications / Repairs : There is no modification place.

Other Information : Backlight does not light.”
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Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter

mks80 ” Up for sale is my favorite synth, it is hard for me to sell, but I am moving overseas and the power supply which is 110V will not work where I am going. So sadly I have to part with this amazing beast of a synth. The synth has been well taken care of and is in great condition, very clean physically and working perfectly. Sound is unbelievable, easily one of the best analog synths of all time and maybe the best rack mount synth of all time. Serial number is 491354, which makes it a rev, features CEM3340 oscillators, Roland IR3109 filters, and CEM3360 VCAs. The rev 4 has a much deeper low end then the rev 5 and in my opinion sounds much better, especially for bass sounds. The previous owner etched some type of ID number into the back of the unit which is displayed in the pictures.” Click here to visit listing on eBay