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Roland Jd-Xi

Interactive Analog/Digital Crossover Synthesizer (2015)

Compact analogi/digital synthesizer with sequencer, vocoder, drum machine 


OVERVIEW  37 mini keys (with velocity) very compact with two wheels and a small  2 × 16 display LCD, but that's enough.

-JD-XA bigger version with more features and edit

Terminal connectors:
-Connectors Headphones Jack: Stereo
-Output Jacks x2 
-Input Jack 
-Midi interface IN OUT
-USB Port
-Power: DC IN jack
-Mic Input Jack: XLR type, unbalanced


OSCILLATORS Basically the JDXI is composed by a monophonic analog section + digital poly one + pcm drum machine. 
-The analog core consists of a monophonic oscillator with 3 waveforms (square with variable width, sawtooth, triangle) + 1  sub-oscillator (1-2 octave below).    
- Supernatural engine is a smart PCM rompler with articulation and offers 128 voices composed by two digital oscillators with a total of 160 PCM waveforms, not very much when compared to older machine like XV-5080

DRUM MACHINE 33 drum kits based on samples that includes the same old story of TR / CR drum collection with no less then 453 samples resident in memory. Each kit can be customized for envelope, effects, filter, tuning.

FILTER: analog resonant 4 poles for analog one, digital multimode for rompler section.


ARPEGGIATOR  128 arpeggio styles, editable grid from 1/4 to 1/24 , up to 12 different modes of playing notes within the selected style (Up, down, random, etc ...), velocity, octave range and accent.

SEQUENCER  4 available tracks but JDXI lacks a  song mode. It is possible to record in real time with internal metronome or record step by step, using classic TR 16 steps the key. The Sequencer also provides the possibility to change the rhythmic value of the notes of each step.

EFFECTS  two inserts + two send (all digital) including: Bit crusher, Compressors, Distortion, Fuzz, Flanger, Phaser, Slicer and Ring Mod.
The delay can be synchronized with variable dividers to master tempo / track and LFO.
Special vocoder with gooseneck mic, however the analog section cannot be used at the same time as it provides the carrier.

Roland JDXI compact synth

Roland JD-XI Specifications

Keyboard 37 mini keys (with velocity)
Polyphony Maximum: 129 voices (Digital Synth/Drum Kit: 128 + Analog Synth: 1)
Parts 4 parts (Digital Synth Part: 2, Drums Part: 1, Analog Synth Part: 1)
Tones Digital synth tone (SuperNATURAL Synth)
Analog synth tone
PCM drum kit
Display 16 characters 2 line LCD

Effects Effect1 (Distortion, Fuzz, Compressor, Bit Crusher)
Effect2 (Flanger, Phaser, Ring Mod, Slicer)
Delay: 2 types
Reverb: 6 types
Sequencer Tracks: 4
Other Favorite, Arpeggio
Controllers Pitch Bend/Modulation Wheel

Connectors Headphones Jack: Stereo 1/4" / 6.3 mm
Output Jacks (L/MONO, R): 1/4" / 6.3 mm
Input Jack (LINE(MONO) / Guitar Input): 1/4" / 6.3 mm
MIDI Connectors: 2 x 5-Pin DIN (in, out)
USB Port: USB hi-speed audio/MIDI, (use USB cable and computer with USB port that supports hi-speed USB)
Power: DC IN jack
Mic Input Jack: XLR type, unbalanced

Power Supply AC Adapter
Current Draw 1000 mA
Dimensions 22.6 x 9.6 x 3.4" / 575 x 245 x 85 mm
Weight 4.9 lb / 2.2 kg

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Budget compact synth with mono analog section. 123456789 4957054506445
65 out of 100 based on 12 user ratings
300 to 500 from 1 sellers Sellers:
Product description: fun little synth for amateur Customer reviews:
very basic and limited - by , February 2, 2015
3/ 5stars