Roland JP-80×0 AudioUnit & VSTi Librarian Editor Plug-in

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Have you dreamed of controlling your Roland JP-8000 and / or JP-8080 directly from your DAW, just like any other synthesizer plugins out there? Finally it is possible with our JP-80×0 Editor & Librarian plugin! This plugin comes in two flavors, Mac & PC and it is compatible in both 32 and 64 bit DAWs.

Making music without our librarian & editor will never be the same again.


Feature Request / BUG Report
Mac and PC demo available – downloads below!

Suitable For:

Frequently Bought Together
++roland jp-80x0 massive edm volume 1 soundset
Price for all three:   Discounted!


Roland JP-80×0 is the first decent MIDI & SysEx AU/VST editor-librarian plug-in for Mac and Windows users. You ever wanted to control, automate & work with your Roland JP-8000 / JP-8080 by the same way you use your VSTi and AudioUnit plug-ins? Now it’s possible with our Editor-Librarian plug-in that allows you to get your Hardware connected into your DAW. JP-80×0 will recall your patch settings when you open your project and the data will be sent to your JP-8000 / JP-8080 automatically once you open your project. The only thing you need to worry, is that you power-up your JP-8000 / JP-8080 synth. This plug-in is great even if your JP-8000 / JP-8080 is broken = knobs & sliders not working.

Faster Workflow

Since there are a lot of great software synthesizers in the markets today and because they are so fast to use, we wanted to bring this functionality to every producer out there with JP-80×0 plugin and Roland JP-8000 or JP-8080. It is now much faster to scroll thru patches, make edits within your DAW.

The best part is, when you reopen your project, you don’t have to worry about the patch data you had on your synth while producing: Our plugin stores all the data within the project and when you reopen the project, all of the used data gets sent to your hardware, automatically! No more saving, loading or transferring patch data. Welcome total recall.

  • Control your JP-8000 or JP-8080 directly from your DAW.
  • Automate almost every parameter directly from your DAW.
  • No need to remember CC’s for each knobs / per synthesizer. Goodbye sticky notes!
  • Load, Edit and Store patches into hardware memory or in your HDD personal library.
  • Randomize upper or lower layer or both!
  • Store any JP-8000 / JP-8080 compatible soundset in your HDD library folder and browse it from our plugin.
  • Send banks or individual patches from librarian to hardware.
  • Request banks or individual patches from hardware to librarian.
  • Total Recall: When you reopen your project, all of the data used in it, will be sent to the hardware, automatically!

Setting everything up

It is very easy to setup our plugin and to start using in your productions. Just follow these steps and you can’t go wrong :-) Check user manual for more instructions!

DAW settings:

  • Fire up your DAW and head to settings.
  • Make sure MIDI input from the terminal used with your synth is disabled or adjust a filter in settings to disable CC and SysEx messages passing through.
  • Load our JP-80×0 Plugin and select appropriate MIDI terminals from the upper right corner where your JP is connected. Only MIDI in and out, KBD input is not supported.
  • Plugin is now ready to receive and send data to your JP-8000 or JP-8080.

Synthesizer settings:

  • Fire up your JP-8000 or JP-8080 and click shift+5 to edit MIDI parameters (edit->5 in 8080).
  • Check parameters below and make sure they match:
  • Rx Exclusive SW : ON
  • MIDI Thru : OFF
  • Tx/Rx Edit SW : ON
  • Tx/Rx Edit Mode : MODE1
  • JP is now ready to communicate with our plugin. If not, check Device ID and set it to 17. Enjoy!

Simple filter (transform element) used inside Logic Pro to let notes pass thru into your DAW from Roland JP-8000.

Knowing the interface – Roland JP-80×0 Editor & Librarian Plugin


  1. Choose your MIDI input and output devices from the list where your JP-8000 or JP-8080 is connected at.
  2. Choose your JP model, either JP-8080 or JP-8000.
  3. Select Panel which you work on at. JP must be set to performance mode to operate with this plug-in.
  4. View Velocity and Control Assign mapping.
  5. Sync ARP & FX to DAW tempo.
  6. View Performance & Patch browser. Load single Patches to Upper or Lower Panel.
  7. Scroll Performances or single Patches from Librarian, instead from hardware.
  8. View Performance or single panel Patch name.
  9. Randomizer!
  10. Click on Performance or single Patch name to rename the current sound.
  11. A small but happy face displaying your plug-in licensing state :-)

Download, Setup & Register

Hardware & Software Settings

Using The Librarian

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DAW compatibility

Apple Logic Pro

Mac OS X 10.6 and UP

AudioUnit for Apple Logic Pro. Tested in Logic Pro 7, 9 and 10. Works in older version as well.

Steinberg Cubase

Mac OS X and Windows

VSTi for Steinberg Cubase. Tested in Cubase 5 and 7. Works in older version as well.

Ableton Live

Mac OS X and Windows

AudioUnit and VSTi for Ableton Live. Tested in Live 9. Works in older version as well.

Imageline Fruity Loops

Windows XP and UP

VSTi for Imageline Fruity Loops. Tested in Fruity Loops 10. Works in older version as well.

… and others as well. Download the demo to see if it works for you. If it does not work, leave us a message and we will review it.

Demo Downloads

Our demo downloads public, so there are no strings attached when you want to try the demo. Just give it a go from the links below!

Demo limitations:

  • Not possible to automate
  • Total Recall not enabled
  • Librarian functions are limited
  • Not possible to register


  • Roland JP-8000 or Roland JP-8080.
  • MIDI Interface.
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later with AudioUnit or VSTi host.
  • Win XP, Vista, 7 or 8 with VSTi 2.4 compliant host.
  • 1500 by 757 pixel screen resolution.


OS X 32-bit

OS X 64-bit


Windows 32-bit

Windows 64-bit

Availability, Pricing and Current Version

JP-80×0 Editor & Librarian comes down with a very good price. This price includes support for lifetime! :-)

Pricing: 49.95 EUR (+ VAT for EU customers) – Lifetime free updates & support!
Availability: NOW !!
Current version: MAC v2.2.3 | PC v2.2.3 Downloads

 49.95 Add to cart


This package includes “Roland JP-80×0 Always Alive Soundset” so don’t add it to your cart :-)

Roland JP-8080 & JP-8000 is a trademark of Roland Corporation

Detailed Specifications

What you can do with our plugin and what you can not do. Please read through the list before you buy. Thank you! :-)

What our plugin can do:

  • Connect your Roland JP-8000 and / or JP-8080 directly with your DAW using MIDI.
  • Edit almost every parameter of your synthesizer from our plug-in.
  • Automate almost every parameter in your DAW.
  • Plug-in user interface reacts to hardware knob & buttons movements.
  • Edit both layers from the plug-in individually or link layers together.
  • You can request through JP's User, Preset and Memory Card** data within the plug-in librarian.
  • You can send the patches from the plug-in to your synthesizers Temp memory buffer OR you can write user memory slots through our plug-in.
  • JP-8000 incompatible parameters marked with **.
  • Knob & button values are sent to hardware.
  • View & edit performance name in plug-in interface .
  • Request current patch from selected slot to librarian.
  • Request all patches from selected bank to librarian.
  • Store currently selected patch from librarian to hardware.
  • Store current patch bank from librarian to hardware.
  • Request temp performance data to librarian.
  • Request current performance from selected slot to librarian.
  • Request all performance data from selected bank to librarian.
  • Store currently selected performance data from librarian to hardware.
  • Store current performance bank from librarian to hardware.
  • Load any midi / sysex patch or performance bank to librarian.
  • Browse performance & patch banks within plugin librarian.
  • Load currently selected performance data to plugin memory.
  • Load currently selected performance bank to plugin memory.
  • Load selected single patch to selected performance slot (upper / lower).
  • Software stores last used performance data with plug-in to it’s memory.
  • Software loads last used performance data with project load and sends it to hardware.
  • Organize performance data in librarian and save a new performance bank to hard drive.
  • Organize patch data in librarian and save a new patch bank to hard drive
  • Send performance data to hardware from plugin by using white user interface buttons.
  • Request performance data from selected bank to plugin white buttons memory (8×8=64 slots).
  • Option to scroll thru hardware programs without sending performance / patch data to hardware.
  • View & edit upper / lower part patch name.
  • View & edit upper / lower part velocity sensitivity levels.
  • View & edit upper / lower part control assign sensitivity levels.
  • More knobs & buttons now reacts to hardware knob / button movements.
  • Select performance midi channel.
  • Select remote kbd midi channel.
  • Randomize either layer or both!

What our plugin can NOT do:

  • Transmit any audio. You have to plug your Synthesizers audio jacks into your mixer in order to hear the sound.
  • JP-8080's Voice Modulator parameters are not available at the present time.
  • External Audio inputs are not controllable at the present time.
  • You can not remotely start and / or shut down your Synthesizer :D

Operating system specified settings / limits:

Since our plugin is designed to work on multiple platforms and operation systems, here is a short cut-down list of the differences between Windows and Mac OS X architecture.

Windows limitations

Since Windows driver structure is different to MAC OS X, you have to read our manual with extra care regarding to MIDI device setups and such.

Mac OS X limitations

Since Mac OS X works "out from the box" with resource sharing, you are good to go once you insert the plugin into your DAW. However, our plugin can cause you a MIDI loop if you leave the port open / unfiltered from your hardware to your DAW. You can set various filters in your DAW. (please refer to your DAW manual how to do it).


  • Roland JP-8000 or Roland JP-8080 Synthesizer
  • MIDI interface
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later with AudioUnit or VSTi host
  • Win XP, Vista, 7 or 8 with VSTi 2.4 compliant host
  • 1500x757 pixel display resolution

What you get up on purchase:

  • Mystery Islands Music JP-80x0 Editor & Librarian plugin for Mac OS X and Windows platforms. AudioUnit and VSTi included for both, 32 and 64 bit DAWs.
  • Personal activation key, which is downloadable from "My Account" page after purchase.
  • Mystery Islands Music "JP-80x0 Always Alive" Soundset included.
  • Alan Marcero "JP-80x0 Trance Set" Soundset included.
  • Roland JP-8000 / JP-8080 Preset Banks included.
  • Based on the amount you have purchased products from us, we will send you a coupon towards next purchase(s).

 49.95 Add to cart

Our plug-ins are made for Musicians, producers, live artists & sound designers BY musicians. Actually, there is no who as you decide if you want to use it or not. As we are musicians, we know what we need in our daily basis to make music faster, be more creative and to get our “mind” work with the modern way = AudioUnit & VSTi plug-ins. We try to develop our software for you as well, but we can’t please everyone thats for sure. We are not working for any of the companies we develop our Librarian / Editor plug-ins for. We build our product for ourselves and for you :) Here is a example to show how our plug-in will help your day!

Any kind of studio / live setup:

Hardware synthesizer MIDI interface Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)

• You produce music for yourself, or with a client and you want a quick access to your hardware synth sounds.
• Your clients get the impression that your gear is professional when you load in the plug-in and start to tweak it.
• You can easily edit sounds straight from the plug-in interface without going to actual hardware and dive thru the silly menus to get what you want.
• Small or large session in your DAW -> our plug-in synchronizes your hardware synth with the data saved in your project.
• No more hassle with the hardware synth banks and patches when you open a project, a time saver!
• Organize, build, edit, load and save banks within one window. This helps you to build your favorite banks in seconds!
• You still love to work “hands on” with your hardware, no problem! Just tweak the knob, dive the menus or what ever you do, you can see the changes in your plug-in window as well. When you hit Save in your session, all of the data received will be saved.
• Automate parameters quickly in your DAW without the need of remembering 100′s of #CC numbers for each synth.
• Store your favorite sounds to your hardware synth so you can quickly access them on stage.

Complete change log can be found here:

Support Documentary & User Guides:

Questions and answers of the customers

  1. 0 votes
    Answered by the admin Hi, you can download the demo version of the plug-in and try it out. It has only limitations in librarian features and in total recall when re-opening the project containing the plug-in. I think it will work, but download the demo and give it a shot :)
  2. 0 votes
    Answered by the admin

    Hi, place the license.key to the folder where the data files are located. This should be in documents/mystery islands music/roland jp-80x0 editor/ - Let me know how it works out! pssst, write a review once it is asked for ;)

  3. 0 votes
    Answered by the admin

    Yes we were aware of that. However, it is now fixed in v2.1.3

  4. 0 votes
    Answered by the admin

    Hi, there was an issue with the plug-in code, which is now fixed with v2.1.3 update

  5. 0 votes
    Answered by the admin

    Hi, you can set this up quite easy. Add the plugin to instrument channel, then add two MIDI tracks to Live and assign their midi out port to "jp80x0 plugin" track. Now set MIDI channel to 1 for the first one and 2 for the second.
    In librarian/browser you can choose different patches from the list to load either in upper or lower panel. :) If you have any further questions, let me know!

  6. 0 votes
    Answered by the admin

    Yes, randomizer is in development. Not so sure about the mutator functionality.

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