The Roland JD-Xi gives you an interactive Analog Digital Crossover Synthesizer. A true analog synth engine with the famous SuperNATURAL synth sounds, together under one roof. Featuring 37 min-keys; the JD-Xi delivers a fat, warm, analog bass along with lead tones and ample controls for hands-on tweaking. Without forgetting the essentials like pads, string, brass, and more. Built-in drum kits and onboard pattern sequencer allow you to create impressive loops in a flash. While you also explore expressive vocal textures with the gooseneck mic, vocoder, and auto pitch. Although small in size, the JD-Xi is packed with versatility, giving you big sounds and big amounts of fun!
Expressive Vocal Textures
Included with the JD-Xi is a sturdy and high-quality gooseneck mic, bringing even more fun to the party. Use the vocoder and sing into the mic, while controlling the tone and pitch via sounds played out on the keyboard. Therefore, it’s easier than ever to achieve that exaggerated and robotic vocal sound commonly heard in today’s electronic music with the JD Xi. Additionally, the nifty Auto Note function allows you to “sing” your synth sounds without touching the keyboard. Unlocking a new world of creativity!
Intuitive Pattern Sequencer
The Roland JD-Xi also features an intuitive pattern sequencer, with a large selection of sounds. Enabling you to create and perform sophisticated music, with only the JD-Xi in hand. Offering four separate tracks; two digital synths, analog synth, and drums. Allowing you to build rich-sounding loops no matter what the genre. You have the option of both real-time and step recording modes, as well as TR-REC mode if you prefer the style of Rolands classic TR-Series beatboxes. So play patterns and tweak your sounds as you perform. Making use of the many preset buttons available at the touch of a button for jamming straight out of the box.
JD XI Comes Packed with sounds
With a variety of dynamic drum kits, the JD-Xi provides you with quality sounds to suit any groove. Including both electronic and acoustic type kits, which are conveniently labelled so you can quickly identify and load them up. You can also personalize your favourite kits for your music; by adjusting the filter, envelope, pitch and pan parameters on individual sounds.
The 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 a spacious ambiance. 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.
Need some fresh inspiration, or maybe new sounds 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 the JD-Xi. While featuring sounds for many other Roland synths as well, all created by top engineers and leading electronic music artists.
Overall, the Roland JD-Xi is the perfect crossover between Analog and Digital synths. Giving you plenty of features and sounds to start creating music straight out of the box!