Roland JX-08 – Boutique Synthesizer
The Roland JX-08 is a Compact Boutique Synthesizer that allows you to easily control it from a master keyboard or computer DAW. It can run on standard AA batteries for hours and there’s also a built-in speaker for on-the-go sound monitoring. The JX-08 features a built-in USB-C audio/MIDI interface, so you can play, record, and synchronize with all types of computer production software.
It also offers full-size MIDI I/O for interfacing with other MIDI hardware. There’s even an external clock input for driving the JX-08’s onboard sequencer and arpeggiator. So you can enjoy vintage analog instruments and modern Eurorack systems.
The JX-08 provides 256 Sound Patches and 128 Patterns with effects such as: 3x Chorus, 4x Delay, Overdrive, FUZZ, Drive, Bit crusher, LOFI Comp 2x Phaser, Filter and 2x Pitch Shifters.
Classic Sound Modernized
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. Top session players 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.
This modern version of the JX-8P retains the original features. The added range of updates takes the experience to another level. Explore the 100-plus new patches tuned for contemporary styles, or use the onboard controls to design your own sounds. And with expanded polyphony, two-part multitimbral capability, and dual/split modes, there’s even more room to stretch out your sonic ideas. Once you’ve found your zone, store your creations for easy recall using any of the 256 preset slots.
Even deeper effects
The JX-08 comes stocked with 17 powerful effects, many of which are new to the Roland Boutique range. Add some gloss to your JX patches. With classic chorus, phaser, and delay options, or get gritty with overdrive, fuzz, bit crusher, and the new lo-fi compressor. Filters and pitch shifters are also available to bring additional dimension and character to your sounds.
Once you’ve locked in your patches, fire up the JX-08’s two-part polyphonic sequencer. You can then start programming leads, basslines, or basic chords to sync with other pieces in your electronic ensemble. And to bring some animated movement to your sounds; tap into motion recording and the onboard arpeggiator to make your musical lines dance.
Please note that the Roland K-25M Optional Keyboard for Boutique Sound Modules and Roland DK-01 Boutique Docking Case are SOLD SEPARATELY.