Roland JD-Xi Interactive Analog/Digital Crossover Synthesizer
Tiny, mighty and affordable, Roland JD-Xi puts a true analog synth engine, Roland's famous SuperNATURAL synth sounds and many other creative tools under one hood. Equipped with 37 minikeys, this compact instrument delivers fat, warm analog bass and lead tones with ample controls for hands-on tweaking, plus polyphonic PCM essentials like pads, strings, brass and more. Create impressive loops in a flash with the pattern sequencer and built-in drum kits, and explore expressive vocal textures with the gooseneck mic, vocoder and AutoPitch. Small in size and large in versatility, JD-Xi is all about big sounds and big fun!
- Interactive crossover synthesizer with analog and digital sound engines
- Analog synth section provides authentic lead and bass tones
- Two digital synth sections with SuperNATURAL synth tones and 128-voice total polyphony
- Four-track pattern sequencer and high-quality rhythm sounds
- Included gooseneck mic for use with built-in vocoder and AutoPitch
- Process sounds with four simultaneous effects (effect 1/2, delay, reverb)
- USB for audio/MIDI communication with computer music software
- Includes a large selection of ready-to-play sounds and patterns
- Additional sounds and patterns available for download at Roland's Axial sound library site
Analog and digital synths in one keyboard
With its unique crossover sound engine, JD-Xi provides the best of both worlds: the warm, smooth response of classic analog and the clarity and versatility of modern digital. The monophonic analog synth section features saw, triangle and square waveforms with pulse-width modulation and an analog filter, plus an independent sub-oscillator for low-end power. Two digital synth sections offer 128-voice polyphony and a wide range of high-quality SuperNATURAL synth tones, including pads, strings, electric piano, sound effects and many others.
Gooseneck mic for vocoder, AutoPitch and other vocal effects
JD-Xi comes with a sturdy, high-quality gooseneck mic that brings even more fun to the party. Using the vocoder you can sing into the mic and control the tone and pitch via sounds played on the keyboard. With AutoPitch it's simple to achieve the exaggerated, robotic vocal sounds that are common in today's pop and electronic music styles. There's also a cool Auto Note function that allows you to 'sing' JD-Xi synth sounds without touching the keyboard!
Build loops with the four-track pattern sequencer
Using the intuitive pattern sequencer and large selection of onboard sounds, you're able to create and perform sophisticated music with only JD-Xi. The sequencer offers four separate tracks — two digital synth parts, analog synth and drums — allowing you to build rich-sounding loops for any genre. Real-time and step recording modes are provided, along with a special TR-REC mode for programming in the style of Roland's classic TR-series x0x beatboxes. It's easy to play patterns and tweak sounds as you perform, and many preset patterns are built in for jamming right out of the box.
Pro drum kits for high-impact beats
Packed with a variety of dynamic drum kits, JD-Xi delivers quality rhythm tones to suit any groove. Included are many types of electronic and acoustic kits, and the drum instrument assignments are conveniently labeled above the keys for quick identification. You can also personalize the kits for your music by adjusting filter, envelope, pitch and pan parameters on individual drum sounds.
Shape sounds with impressive effects
JD-Xi includes four simultaneous effects sections for enhancing any sound. Effect 1 and 2 provide selectable processing options such as Bit Crusher, Slicer and Ring Mod, while dedicated delay and reverb sections make it easy to envelop sounds in spacious ambience. Each effects section can be turned on and off separately for the three synth sections and drums, allowing you to shape your mix with many creative combinations.
Download additional sounds at Roland's Axial site
Need some fresh inspiration or maybe a particular sound for a particular style of music? Just visit the Axial sound library site, where you'll find a growing selection of free new sounds and patterns for JD-Xi. Axial features sounds for many other Roland synths as well, all created by top engineers and leading electronic music artists.
Custom gig bag
Featuring red and black styling to match the synth, the optional CB-JDXi gig bag (sold separately) is perfect for carrying JD-Xi everywhere you go. The durable bag provides foam padding and end guards to protect JD-Xi during everyday travel, plus handy compartments for stowing the gooseneck mic, power supply and other accessories.
|Included from Manufacturer||Gooseneck Microphone
|Number of Keys||37|
|Programs/Presets||129 voices (Digital Synth/Drum Kit: 128, Analog Synth: 1)|
|Voices of Polyphony||129|
|Oscillators per Voice||Varies by Sound Engine|
|Effects||Distortion, Fuzz, Compressor, Bit Crusher, Flanger, Phaser, Ring Mod, Slicer Delay: 2 types, Reverb: 6 types|
|Sequencer||4 Track Pattern Sequencer|
|Audio File Playback||No|
|USB Port (to Host)||MIDI, Audio, Editor/Librarian/Patch Manager|
|USB Flash Drive Port (to Device)||Program/Preset Storage, System Updates|
|Audio Inputs||Input Jack (LINE(MONO) 1/4-inch phone type|
|Audio Outputs||Output Jacks (L/MONO, R) 1/4-inch phone type|
|Onboard Controllers||Pitch Bend/Modulation Wheel|
|Expansion||Additional sounds and patterns available for download at Roland’s Axial sound library site|
|Unique Features||For an analog synth tone, the oscillator, sub-oscillator, and filter sections consist of analog circuits.|
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