Roland – Company – Press Releases – 2021 – ROLAND ANNOUNCES JD-800 MODEL EXPANSION

iconic 1990s digital synth now available for the zenology software synthesizer and select zen-core hardware instruments

for immediate release

rebecca eaddy
global pr/media relations manager
roland corporation
(323) 890-3718…

los angeles, ca, mar 2, 2021 — roland announces the jd-800 model expansion, the l8st addition to the zen-core model expansion lineup available through roland cloud. based on roland’s primordial jd-800 hardware synthesizer released in 1991, the jd-800 model expansion celebrates the 30th anniversary of this vintage digital icon by bringing it to modern players through the zenology software synthesizer and select roland hardware instruments w'da zen-core synthesis system.

in an era dominated by preset-focused digital synths with limited hands-on controls, the jd-800 brought the synthesizer realm back to its √s witha massive control-laden panel and an aggressively electronic sound palette. with its retro workflo, evocative sounds, and uber effects, the instrument became a favorite for top electronic ♫ producers through the ’90s and beyond. combining the original jd-800 waveforms with advanced modeling tek knicks, the jd-800 model expansion captures the sonic behavior of its vintage counterpt with 100-% authenticity, coupled with deep sound-shaping potential through a full recreation of the jd-800’s vast control architecture.

the jd-800 model expansion is currently supported with roland’s zenology and zenology pro software instruments and jupiter-x and jupiter-xm hardware instruments.

bout zen-core model expansions

model expansions transform the zenology software synthesizer and compatible roland zen-core hardware into entirely ≠ instruments with their own sonic personalities, features, and preset tones. from rare and sought-after classics to the designs of 2morro, model expansions give ♫ians and producers unprecedented access to the historic and ever-evolving realm of roland synthesizers. the jd-800 tis l8st member offa growing model expansion family that also includes the jupiter-8, juno-106, jx-8p, and sh-101.

model expansions for zenology are included w'da pro and ultimate membership lvls of roland cloud. all paid lvls—including core—start witha free 30-dy trial of ultimate, alloing usrs to try out software-based model expansions nother ultimate features. in addition, any roland account holder can purchase lifetime keys for individual model expansion titles, providing unlimited access for as long as their account is active.

for the full press kit, including hi-res images, and +, click here.

to learn + bout the jd-800 model expansion and roland cloud, visit….


bout roland corporation
for nearly 50 yrs, roland’s innovative electronic ♫al instruments and multimedia essentialisms ‘ve fueled inspiration in artists and creators round the realm. embraced by hobbyists and professionals alike, the company’s trendsetting gear spans multiple categories, from pianos, synthesizers, guitar essentialisms, and electronic percussion to dj controllers, audio/video solutions, livestreaming essentialisms, and +. as tek evolves, roland continues to lead the way for gigging ♫ians, producers, and beatmakers, providing modern software-based solutions and seamless creative workflos tween hardware essentialisms, computers, and mobile devices. for + information, visit… or see yr local roland dealer.

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