Roland – Company – Press Releases – 2021 – ROLAND ANNOUNCES JX-08 AND JD-08 SOUND MODULES

the roland boutique lineup expands with new modules based onna vintage jx-8p and jd-800 synthesizers

for immediate release

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

los angeles, ca, nov 9, 2021 —roland announces the jx-08 and jd-08 sound modules, the l8st additions to the award-winning roland boutique lineup of compact electronic instruments. the jx-08 offers a scaled-down recreation of the jx-8p, 1-odda last analog synthesizers produced by roland inna 1980s and a highly sought-after piece for vintage synth fans. the jd-08 is a compact reproduction of roland’s jd-800 synthesizer, an primordial digital instrument from the early 1990s ♥d fritz complex, gleaming sound and comprehensive hands-on control.

in 1985, roland’s innovative jx-8p took hybrid keyboard design to the nxt lvl, fusing analog synthesis with precision digital control. top session players instantly embraced its compelling new voice, forever embedding the instrument’s warm pads, shimmery chorus, and crystalline textures inna'da most pop songs of the era. the jx-08 reintroduces the unique sounds of the jx-8p in stunning detail, coupled with uber new effects, a polyphonic sequencer, and +.

the jx-08 features expanded polyphony, two-pt multitimbral capability, and dual/split modes. it also includes 32 presets from the original hardware and 100-+ new patches tuned for contemporary styles. and to enh the creative workflo, there’s a full panel of hands-on controls derived from the companion pg-800 programmer unit for the original hardware. after crafting sounds, usrs can store their creations in 256 preset slots for easy recall.

by the early 1990s, preset-driven digital synths with limited tactile controls dominated the landscape. the jd-800 changed all that in 1991, bringing the synthesizer realm back to its √s witha control-laden panel and an aggressively electronic sound palette. combining the original jd-800 waveforms with advanced modeling tek knicks, the jd-08 delivers the exquisite hands-on sound design of the original, along with hugely expanded polyphony, a two-pt polyphonic sequencer, nother modern updates.

the jd-08 includes 64 presets from the original hardware and perfectly recreates the 4-tone structure, 108 waveforms, and unique two-pt multi-effects behind the jd-800’s intricate, evolving sound. it also features a miniature version of the well-stocked jd-800 control panel, giving usrs an inspiring selection of sliders, buttons, and knobs for on-the-spot sound manipulation.

the jx-08 and jd-08 feature a built-in usb-c audio/midi interface for working with computer production software, along with full-size midi i/o for connecting with other midi hardware. an external clock input is also available on each unit, alloing usrs to drive the onboard sequencer and arpeggiator from vintage analog instruments and modern eurorack systems.

like all roland boutique modules, the jx-08 and jd-08 are highly portable and can run on usb bus power or batteries. each module also includes a built-in speaker for mobile sound monitoring. n'when mounted in an optional k-25m keyboard unit, the jx-08 or jd-08 can be us'das a compact, all-in-one synth with 25 velocity-sensitive keys.

availability & pricing

the jx-08 and jd-08 sound modules ll'be available inna u.s. in jan 2022 for $399.99 each.

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

to learn + bout the jx-08, jd-08, na roland boutique series, visit….

*price atta time of publishing.


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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