Roland JD-Xi Analog/Digital Synthesizer (Black)

Roland JD-Xi Analog/Digital Synthesizer (Black)

Roland JD-Xi Analog/Digital Synthesizer (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • Analog & Digital Sound Engines
  • Compact Footprint
  • 37 Mini Keys
  • Four-Track Pattern Sequencer
  • Vocoder & AutoPitch
  • Four Simultaneous Effects
  • USB for Audio/MIDI
  • Additional Sounds & Patterns Available
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Featuring analog and digital sound engines and a compact footprint, the black 37 mini key JD-Xi from Roland is designed to deliver fat, warm analog bass and lead tones with controls for hands-on tweaking, plus polyphonic digital sounds like pads, strings, brass, and more.

The JD-Xi also allows you to create loops with a built-in four-track pattern sequencer and built-in drum kits, and also create vocal textures with the included gooseneck mic and on-board vocoder, and AutoPitch.

  • Interactive crossover synthesizer with analog and digital sound engines
  • Analog synth section provides authentic lead and bass tones
  • Two digital synth sections with SuperNATURAL synth tones and 129-voice total polyphony
  • Four-track pattern sequencer and high-quality rhythm sounds
  • Included gooseneck mic for use with built-in Vocoder and AutoPitch
  • Process sounds with four simultaneous effects (Effect 1/2, Delay, Reverb)
  • USB for audio/MIDI communication with computer music software
  • Includes a large selection of ready-to-play sounds and patterns
  • Additional sounds and patterns available for download at Roland’s Axial sound library site


UPC: 761294506448
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Roland JD-Xi Analog/Digital Synthesizer (Black)
  • Gooseneck Mic
  • AC Adapter
  • 1-Year Parts, 90-Days Labor Limited Warranty
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    Roland JD-XI specs

    Keyboard 37 mini keys (with velocity)
    Polyphony Maximum: 129 voices (Digital Synth/Drum Kit: 128, Analog Synth: 1)
    Parts 4 parts (Digital Synth Part: 2, Drums Part: 1, Analog Synth Part: 1)
    Tones Digital synth tone (SuperNATURAL Synth)
    Analog synth tone
    PCM drum kit
    *For an analog synth tone, the oscillator, sub-oscillator, and filter sections consist of analog circuits.
    Effects Effect1 (Distortion, Fuzz, Compressor, Bit Crusher)
    Effect2 (Flanger, Phaser, Ring Mod, Slicer)
    Delay: 2 types
    Reverb: 6 types
    Sequencer Tracks: 4
    Other Favorite, Arpeggio
    Controllers Pitch Bend/Modulation Wheel
    Display 16 characters 2 line LCD
    Connectors Headphones Jack: Stereo 1/4" phone type
    Output Jacks (L/MONO, R): 1/4" phone type
    Input Jack (LINE(MONO) / Guitar Input): 1/4" phone type
    MIDI Connectors: In, out
    USB Port: USB hi-speed audio/MIDI, (use USB cable and computer with USB port that supports hi-speed USB)
    Power: DC IN jack
    Mic Input Jack: XLR type, unbalanced
    Power Supply AC Adapter
    Current Draw 1,000 mA
    Dimensions 22.6 x 9.6 x 3.4" (575 x 245 x 85 mm)
    Weight 4.9 lb (2.2 kg)
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    Package Weight 8.35 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 28.1 x 13.1 x 5.1"

    Roland JD-XI reviews

    JD-Xi Analog/Digital Synthesizer (Black) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best synth value on the market today I use the JD-Xi to compose music rather than play live or jam. Although all the demo patches are of the EDM genre, the device is capable of so much more. It is wonderful for generating ideas quickly using the loop sequencer. The JD-Xi is not hard to learn, even though a fair number of functions require some shallow menu-diving (all parameters are immediately below the menu sections). Mercifully, each menu section remembers the last parameter you tweaked and brings it up first, which is a nice touch. Most importantly, there is a stunning variety of current and retro electronic sounds in this box. The drums are samples, but you have so much control over each drum sound when creating a kit that you'll be blown away. The other three parts (it's 4 part multitimbral) are true synthesizer engines, one analog (simple but nice), and two digital (very, very deep). Listen to some of the demos online to see if the sounds are in your wheelhouse. My main complaint is the lack of swing quantization (AKA, shuffle or groove) in the built-in sequencer. Most beats I naturally play have swing to them, and they don't sound right after quantization. There is no option to turn off quantization. My favorite beats so far have been made by setting the steps-per-bar to 12 (triplets). This can give beats a swing-like feel. Of course, if you use an external sequencer (the JD-Xi makes a great 4-part sound module), you can swing all you want. This is my first Roland instrument, and I have to say, I think the JD-Xi is destined to become a classic (like my MicroKorg). If you do your research and like what you see in the demos, I think you'll be very happy with it.
    Date published: 2015-07-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cool Little Keyboard Cool little keyboard with a lot of features, great for DJing
    Date published: 2015-05-20
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