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Manufacturer's ID: JD-XI
What we say:
At A Glance:
The JD-Xi from Roland is one of the best affordable synthesizers out there. We are astonished at just how much Roland managed to cram into it. You’ll find an analog synth, two separate SuperNATURAL synth parts, a vocoder and a drum machine all in this compact unit. Thanks to the 4-Track sequencer you can create full blown songs with drums and multiple synth parts. It is one of our favourite synths hands down!
Features We Love:
Analog and Digital
The JD-Xi features both analog and digital synth engines. The analog section is monophonic and provides those classic warm tones for bass and lead parts. The digital engine offers 128 note polyphony, which is great for pads and keys parts. There are tons of presets already loaded, and it’s easy to create your own patches.
There are also plenty of classic and modern drum sounds on board which you can play on the keys live, and sequence as the foundation of your tracks.
4-Track 16 Step Sequencer
The JD-Xi has a 4-Track 16 step sequencer on board. Having the 4 tracks means we can layer a drum part, an analog synth part and two digital synth parts together. You can compose entire songs from this, or at the very least lay the foundation for you to work on later in the studio. We’ve never had so much fun on a synth in this price range.
- Analog and Digital synth engines
- SuperNATURAL Synth Sounds
- Drum sounds
- 4 Track 16 Step Sequencer
- Unbelievable value for money
- JD-Xi Hybrid Synth
- Owner's Manual
- AC Adaptor
|Keyboard||37 mini keys (with velocity)|
|Maximum Polyphony||129 voices (Digital Synth/Drum Kit: 128, Analog Synth: 1)|
|(Max. polyophony of the Digital Synth parts: 64 voices)|
|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|
|* For an analog synth tone, the oscillator, sub-oscillator, and filter sections consist of analog circuits.|
|Effects||Effect1 (Distortion, Fuzz, Compressor, Bit Crusher)|
|Effect2 (Flanger, Phaser, Ring Mod, Slicer)|
|Delay: 2 types|
|Reverb: 6 types|
|Pattern Sequencer||Tracks: 4|
|Vocal Function||Vocoder, Auto Pitch, Auto Note|
|Controllers||Pitch Bend/Modulation Wheel|
|Display||16 characters 2 line LCD|
|Connectors||Headphones Jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type|
|Output Jacks (L/MONO, R): 1/4-inch phone type|
|Input Jack (LINE(MONO) / Guitar Input): 1/4-inch phone type|
|MIDI Connectors (IN, OUT)|
|USB COMPUTER Port (USB Hi-Speed AUDIO/MIDI)|
|(Use a USB cable and a computer with a USB port that support Hi-Speed USB.)|
|DC IN Jack|
|MIC Input Jack: XLR type, unbalance|
|Power Supply||AC Adaptor|
|Width||575 mm / 22-11/16 inches|
|Depth||245 mm / 9-11/16 inches|
|Height||85 mm / 3-6/16 inches|
|Weight||2.2 kg / 4 lbs. 14 oz.|
Firmware Update Ver.1.51 introduces the following features
- Interactive Chord function was added.
- Transpose function was added.
- Shuffle function was added.
- Side Chain Compressor function was added.
- Startup Program function was added.
- Exporting User Data to a Computer Programs (sounds and pattern data) that you created on the JD-Xi can be exported to a computer. Exported data can also be imported into an extra bank.
- Adding Data from a Computer to the JD-Xi
- Data that you exported to your computer as described above or that you downloaded from Roland’s website "Axial" can be loaded into the JD-Xi as follows.
- Erasing Knob and Wheel Movements Recorded in a Pattern
- Temporarily Disabling Program Changes (Preventing Mistaken Operation)