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Roland JX-08 Polyphonic Synthesizer

Manufacturer: Roland
SKU: JX-08
$629.00
An ’80s icon on your tabletop.
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In 1985, Roland’s innovative JX-8P took hybrid synthesis a step further with a compelling new analog-digital voice. The instrument was instantly embraced by top session players, who forever embedded its warm pads, shimmery chorus, and crystalline textures into the era’s most popular tracks.

The JX-08 reintroduces the unique sound of this sought-after classic in stunning detail, coupled with powerful new effects, a polyphonic sequencer, and more. And to enhance your creative flow, there’s a full panel of hands-on controls derived from the companion PG-800 programmer unit for the original hardware.


Features

  • Authentic JX-8P sound and behavior
  • PG-800 programmer functions included
  • Includes 32 presets from the original JX-8P plus 111 new presets
  • 17 new effect types including JUNO-106 chorus, SDD-320 reverb, lo-fi comp, super filter, pitch shifter, and more
  • Two-part, 64-step, eight-note (per part) polyphonic sequencer with motion recording, random pattern generator, and memory for 128 patterns
  • Onboard arpeggiator
  • Expanded polyphony compared to the original hardware, up to 20 voices
  • Two-part multitimbral for playing multiple patches with dual and split capabilities
  • USB-C audio/MIDI interface, full-size MIDI I/O, and external clock input
  • Portable design for mobile music making
  • High-quality construction with metal front panel
  • Powered via batteries (4 x AA) or USB-C
  • Control information can be sent and received via MIDI and USB-C
  • Built-in powered mini speaker for instant enjoyment
  • Compatible with optional DK-01 Boutique Dock or K-25m Keyboard Unit

Specifications

User Memory

  • Sound Patch: 256
  • Pattern: 128

Controllers

  • Rear Panel
    • Power switch
    • VOLUME knob
  • LFO Section
    • RATE knob
    • DELAY TIME knob
    • WAVE FORM switch
  • DCO-1 Section
    • LFO slider
    • TUNE knob
    • RANGE switch
    • WAVE FORM switch
  • DCO-2 Section
    • LFO slider
    • TUNE knob
    • FINE TUNE knob
    • RANGE switch
    • WAVE FORM switch
    • CROSS MOD knob
    • DCO-1 ENV knob
    • DCO-2 ENV knob
    • MODE switch
  • MIXER Section
    • DCO-1 slider
    • DCO-2 slider
    • ENV knob
    • MODE switch
  • VCF Section
    • HPF slider
    • CUTOFF FREQ slider
    • RES slider
    • LFO slider
    • KEY FOLLOW slider
    • ENV knob
    • MODE switch
  • VCA Section
    • LEVEL slider
    • MODE switch
  • ENVELOPE-1/2 Section
    • ENV SELECT 1, 2 buttons
    • ATTACK slider
    • DECAY slider
    • SUSTAIN slider
    • RELEASE slider
    • KEY FOLLOW switch
  • PORTAMENTO Section
    • MODE button
    • TIME knob
  • EFFECT Section
    • CHORUS 1, 2 buttons
    • REVERB button
  • ARPEGGIO button
    • NOTE button
    • SEQ button
    • START button
    • MENU button
    • VALUE knob
    • PART A, B buttons
    • DUAL button
    • SPLIT button
    • BANK 1(5)--4(8) buttons
    • NUMBER 1--8 buttons
    • MANUAL button

Effects

  • Chorus: 3
  • Delay: 4
  • Overdrive
  • FUZZ
  • Drive
  • Bit crusher
  • LOFI Comp
  • Phaser: 2
  • Filter
  • Pitch Shifter: 2

Step Sequencer

  • 2 part
  • 64 steps
  • 8 notes per part (Polyphonic)

Display

  • 7 segments, 4 characters (LED)

Connectors

  • EXT CLOCK IN jack: Mono miniature phone type
  • PHONES jack: Stereo miniature phone type
  • OUTPUT jack: Stereo miniature phone type
  • MIX IN jack: Stereo miniature phone type
  • MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors
  • USB port: USB Type-C(R) (Audio, MIDI)

Power Supply

  • Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) x 4 or Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
  • USB bus power

Current Draw

  • 500 mA (USB bus power)

Expected battery life under continuous use

  • Ni-MH battery: Approx. 6 hours (When using batteries having a capacity of 1,900 mAh.)

Accessories

  • Quick Start
  • Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"
  • Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4

Options (sold separately)

  • Keyboard unit: K-25m
  • Boutique Dock: DK-01

Size and Weight

  • Width: 300 mm; 11-13/16 inches
  • Depth: 128 mm 5-1/16 inches
  • Height: 47 mm 1-7/8 inches
  • Weight (including batteries): 895 g; 2 lbs

Watch: Roland Boutique JX-08 Synthesizer: Overview and Demo

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