Roland JD-Xi Interactive Analog/Digital Crossover Synthesizer features a true analogue synth engine along with a wide selection of Rolands acclaimed SuperNATURAL digital sounds. It also comes packed with many great extras for self-contained music creation, including built-in drum kits (all the Roland kits you’d expect), a four-track pattern sequencer, and a gooseneck mic for using the synths vocoder and AutoPitch effects.
With its unique crossover sound engine, the JD-Xi offers musicians the best of both analogue and digital worlds. Roland have designed the synth to give you the warm, smooth response of classic analogue, and the clarity and versatility of modern digital. This means, according to Roland, players can enjoy fat, warm analogue bass and lead tones with ample controls for hands-on tweaking, plus polyphonic PCM essentials like electric piano, brass, guitar, and many others.
The newly developed analogue synth section in the JD-Xi features saw, triangle, and square waveforms with pulse-width modulation and an analogue filter, plus an independent sub oscillator for low-end power. Two digital synth sections offer 128-voice polyphony and a wide range of SuperNATURAL-based PCM tones for playing any style of music. Sounds can be enhanced with the JD-Xis effects section, which includes delay, reverb, and processing options such as Bit Crusher, Slicer, Ring Mod, and others.
Analog synth section provides authentic lead and bass tones
2 digital synth sections with SuperNATURAL synth tones and 128-voice total polyphony
Gooseneck mic for access to Vocoder, AutoPitch, and other vocal effects
4-track pattern sequencer for building loops
Pro Drum kits for high-impact beats
4 simultaneous effects for sound-shaping
USB for audio/MIDI communication with computer music software
Includes a large selection of ready-to-play sounds and patterns
Roland’s Axial site lets you download additional sounds
Sound Engine Type(s): Analog/Digital Crossover
Number of Keys: 37
Other Controllers: Pitchbend, Mod Wheel
Polyphony: 128 Voices
Number of Effects: 19
Effects Types: Distortion, Fuzz, Compressor, Bit Crusher, Flanger, Phaser, Ring Mod, Slicer, Delay, Reverb, Vocoder, Auto Pitch, Auto Note
MIDI Sequencer: 4-track
USB: 1 x Type B
Number of Audio Inputs: 2
Audio Input Types: 1 x XLR, 1 x 1/4″
Number of Audio Outputs: 3
Audio Output Types: 2 x 1/4″, 1 x Headphones)
MIDI I/O: In/Out/USB
Weight: 4.85 lbs.