MKS-80, Roland @ 11 March 2018, “No Comments”

“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.” Link

MKS-80, MPG-80, Roland @ 04 February 2018, Comments Off on Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter with MPG-80 Programmer

“best vintage analoug synth fattest sounds programmer makes it easy to program I forgot what the cartridge is for serial number 532309” Link

MKS-80, MPG-80, Roland @ 10 December 2017, Comments Off on 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.” Link

MKS-80, Roland @ 05 November 2017, Comments Off on Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter

“Roland MKS-80
Super Jupiter
Serial # 5631**

** Overhauled **

Physical as see in the pictures” Link

MKS-80, Roland @ 29 October 2017, Comments Off on Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter

“Up for auction a Roland Super Jupiter analog synth in excellent condition. Low reserve! ” Link

MKS-80, Roland @ 22 October 2017, Comments Off on 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.” Link

MKS-80, Roland @ 15 October 2017, Comments Off on 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.” Link

MKS-80, Roland @ 17 September 2017, Comments Off on 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. ” Link

MKS-80, Roland @ 25 June 2017, Comments Off on 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.” Link

MKS-80, MPG-80, Roland @ 11 June 2017, Comments Off on 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.” Link

MKS-80, Roland @ 07 May 2017, Comments Off on 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.” Link

MKS-80, Roland @ 24 April 2017, Comments Off on 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).”

MKS-80, Roland @ 12 March 2017, Comments Off on 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. ” Link

MKS-80, MPG-80, Roland @ 26 February 2017, Comments Off on Roland MKS-80 with MPG-80 Programmer

used mks80“Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter Analog Synthesizer With MPG-80 & M64C Vintage Synthesizer

This one was recently serviced by a Roland tech at LA Synth. The unit is in beautiful condition. The Mks has a little rack rash but nothing major. The Mpg is in almost pristine cosmetic condition. Both units have been tested and work fine.” Link

MKS-80, Roland @ 25 December 2016, Comments Off on Roland MKS-80

mks80 “Roland MKS 80 rev 3 … CEM loaded unit .. ” Link

MKS-80, MPG-80, Roland @ 04 December 2016, Comments Off on Roland MKS-80 and MPG-80 Programmer

superjp ” Used units both work flawlessly. Great condition. Pictures show MKS30 as well, but this sale is for the MKS 80 and MPG 80. Manuals included and complete with manufacturers notes, upgrade details and schematics” Link

MKS-80, Roland @ 06 November 2016, Comments Off on 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.”

MKS-80, Roland @ 06 November 2016, Comments Off on 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.” Link

MKS-80, MPG-80, Roland @ 30 October 2016, Comments Off on Roland MKS-80 with Roland MPG-80

mks80mpg80 “Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter Analog Synthesizer With MPG-80 & M64C Vintage Synthesizer

This one was recently serviced by Top 40 Guitars. The unit is in beautiful condition. Both units are in almost pristine cosmetic condition. Both units have been tested and work fine.

Synth comes with power cable and programmer connector.

30 day money back guarantee” Link

MKS-80, Roland @ 23 October 2016, Comments Off on Roland MKS-80

mks870 “Works great! Solid synth.” Link

MKS-80, MPG-80, Roland @ 23 October 2016, Comments Off on Roland MKS-80 with MPG-80 Programmer

mks80 “This listing is for a Roland MKS-80 (#552730) + MPG-80.

This unit is has a few scratches but perfect working order

This unit comes with a 6 PIN DIN cable and power cable.” Link

MKS-80, MPG-80, Roland @ 18 September 2016, Comments Off on Roland MKS-80 with MPG-80 Programmer


MKS-80, Roland @ 28 August 2016, Comments Off on Roland MKS-80

mks-80 “This unit is modified with the standard AC inlet so you don’t need the special power cable” Link

MKS-80, Roland @ 24 July 2016, Comments Off on Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter

used mks80 “Up for sale is a meticulously maintained Roland MKS-80 “Super Jupiter” 8-voice analog synthesizer.

This is Revision 4 with CEM3340 VCOs and CEM3360 VCAs. VCF is Roland IR3109.

Full working condition, including the infamous backlight. Cosmetically 8 out of 10 – the front panel has a couple very minor nicks (mostly on the top edge), the top cover has some scratches from racking and unracking.

When I bought the synth just over two years ago, the following work was done:

The backlight circuit was rebuilt with a new high-voltage transformer and new transistors.
New electroluminescent strip was installed behind the display.
Brand new Panasonic filter capacitors were installed in the power supply.
All connectors were cleaned and reseated.
Voice boards were checked for issues and adjusted against the service manual.
The AC inlet socket was replaced with a standard 3-prong IEC socket.
Assigner board ROM v4.0 and voice board ROMs v2.0 were installed.
The two faders and the Tuning pot were cleaned.

Synth is sold as-is due to age (it is 32 years old). I’m including a high-quality copy of the service manual, a power cord, and the rack ears with mounting screws. Unit requires 120V AC line voltage but can be switched to 100V or 230V internally by an experienced technician.” Link

MKS-80, Roland @ 26 June 2016, Comments Off on Roland MKS-80

mks80 “Zum verkauf steht eine Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter racksynthesizer mit CEM3340 VCO’s.
Funktioniert einwandfrei,netzteil ist 117v aber eine wandler gebe ich gratis mit.
Extra ist noch eine Roland M-64C speichercardtridge.” Link

MKS-80, Roland @ 05 June 2016, Comments Off on Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter

mks80 “Good clean Rev 4 unit with only minor wear and tear. Comes with an American power inverter as it runs on 110v. This does not affect sound or performance. Sounds amazing its very snappy envelopes and great filter and assorted programming options. I used a lemur template for programming it with the ipad. ” Link

MKS-30, MKS-80, MPG-80, Roland @ 22 May 2016, Comments Off on Roland MKS-30, MKS-80 and MPG-80 Programmer

mks80 “Well, its an … Analog box? This is a project that I put together a few years ago. It’s two Roland Synths (MKS-80 & MKS-30) hooked up to an analog mixer which has a real spring reverb. Each synth unit has a separate programmer. This project took some effort and fasteners. It’s all working. No major issues. There is one missing slider button on the MKS-30 Volume Slider. Also one knob on the PG-200 controller (lfo time) needs to be reseated from the inside. Used plastic washers and brass hardware to keep the ears in good shape. The case itself can be pressurized and used for air travel. All the manuals are there with the schematics. (I’m still looking for the MKS-30 manuals, so they may not be included). Connecting cords for each of the programmers are intact and in good condition. I took pictures of the serial numbers. This looks like the Rev 4 edition. Everything works, but this is older equipment. I’m selling this as is, but its been kept in good condition and smoke free while I’ve owned it. Oh, includes at least 2 memory cartridges (M64-C). And no, I don’t want to split it up… You’re lucky its altogether in one place :)” Link

MKS-80, Roland @ 01 May 2016, Comments Off on Roland MKS-80

used mks-80 ” This listing is for a Roland MKS-80 analog synth module. One of the best sounding synths on the market. Includes M-64C cartridge and power cord.” Link

MKS-80, Roland @ 10 April 2016, Comments Off on Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter

sj ” Bought this with the intention of getting the MPG-80 programmer later on. Prices had started to climb, so I thought I would get a better deal buying them separately. Never did get the programmer, which would have made this alot more easy to get around.
But its still a lovely synth, with great sounds. Go to and for more info.
There’s big discussions on the sound of this one. I also have a Jupiter 8, and it’s different than that, but supposedly quite different from the Jup 6. Some people say its the perfect analog synth.
Mine is serial # 501541, so it has the earlier CEM chips.
I didn’t get a M-64C cartridge when I bought it, so I’ve never used that function, but I wasn’t doing too much programming, so I didn’t need the additional storage space.
The unit is pretty clean, a few scratches on the top, and everything operates as it should. No unwanted noises. No surprises.” Link

MKS-80, MPG-80, Roland @ 20 March 2016, Comments Off on Roland MKS-80 with MPG-80 Programmer

mks80 “This is as clean a MKS80 with the programmer you will find. Works flawlessly. Comes with two loaded memory cartridges. Comes with Roland cable to connect the programmer to the module. If you are looking at this you know what it is. You won’t find a cleaner pair in better working condition. Will ship world wide.

This is the more sought after rev 4 version. ” Link

MKS-80, MPG-80, Roland @ 20 March 2016, Comments Off on Roland MKS-80 with MPG-80 Programmer

mpgmks “I’m selling my MKS-80 Super Jupiter and MPG-80 Programmer since I haven’t been using it lately. This is the popular Rev.4 Super Jupiter.
This is a very fat and lush sounding analog synth. It’s a very versatile synth, it can do massive bass sounds, lush pads, bell tones, effect sounds, etc…
I’m also including the user manual and a M-64C Memory Card for storing extra programs.

The MKS-80 is in perfect working condition, with only minor scuffs from being rack mounted.” Link

MKS-80, Roland @ 08 November 2015, Comments Off on Roland Super Jupiter MKS-80

mks80 ” MKS-80 Synthesizer – perfect working condition, a few minor scrapes on top and bottom of unit (see photo) and minor rack rash

Serial #573353 Rev 5

Sale includes:

* MKS-80 Synthesizer
* AC Power Cable” Link

MKS-80, Roland @ 01 November 2015, Comments Off on Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter Rev 4

80 ” Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter for sale! This is basically the rack mount version of the Jupiter 6 by Roland. It is in mint condition.

This is an early model Revision 4. This is one of few revision 4s with the famous curtis chips. It has the same hardware as the Jupiters.

It includes the M-64C memory cartridge as well as power cord. If you buy it now, I will throw in a MIDI cable as well…

There are no cosmetic scratches or exterior damage; as can be seen by the pictures, this is in great condition. It is fully functional. The backlight was recently installed as well.” Link

MKS-80, Roland @ 20 September 2015, Comments Off on Roland Super Jupiter MKS-80

mks80 ” This is a rev 4 MKS-80 Super Jupiter. It has a sound somewhere between the Jupiter 6 and Jupiter 8, but closer to the 6. It’s excellent for bass and has a lot of programming flexibility. It is in excellent condition with just a little rack rash on the upper right of the chassis (see picture). The front plate of the synth looks really good with tiny flaws visible only under close inspection. It comes with a memory cartridge that has some pretty great presets on it!” Link

MKS-80, Roland @ 19 July 2015, Comments Off on Roland MKS-80 Project Machine

super jupiter“Up for a bid is Roland MKS-80 rev 4 serial # – 460386
Instrument powers up, screen showing all info.
All functions works, outputs as well, However continuous “pink” type noise is coming from output. It’s adjustable with the volume control, so more likely it’s an interior vco problem (I assume) rather dead amps because some patches has low vco signal as well. To this reason item is sold “as-is”. This might be something not as serious, but I’m not a tech and don’t know how to fix this. It could be an easy fix to who know how to repair this type of problem, or if you have a local technician even better. ” Link