Roland JD-Xi 37-key Analog/Digital Crossover Synthesizer
This Tiny Synth Does It All!
A tiny, mighty powerhouse, the Roland JD-Xi analog/digital crossover synthesizer gives you a true analog synth engine, along with Roland's famous SuperNATURAL synth tones, a 4-track pattern sequencer, a gooseneck mic with built-in Vocoder and AutoPitch, and USB for audio/MIDI connectivity. We were pleasantly surprised by the fat, warm analog bass and lead tones that we could coax out of the JD-Xi, just by tweaking its ample controls. On top of that, you also get other essential sounds such as pads, strings, brass, and more. One thing's for sure: the Roland JD-Xi analog/digital crossover synthesizer may be small, but it doesn't skimp on features or versatility!
Analog and digital synth engines in one keyboard
The Roland JD-Xi analog/digital synthesizer's unique crossover sound engine gives you the best of both worlds. On one hand, you get fat, warm analog bass and lead tones; on the other, you get the clarity and versatility of modern digital. The JD-Xi's monophonic analog synth engine gives you saw, triangle, and square waveforms with pulse-width modulation and an analog filter, along with an independent sub-oscillator, providing you with massive low-end power. On top of that, the JD-Xi's dual digital synth engines give you 128-voice polyphony and a plethora of top-notch SuperNATURAL synth tones, including pads, strings, electric piano, sound effects, and more!Gooseneck mic for access to Vocoder, AutoPitch, and other vocal effects
Thanks to its sturdy, high-quality gooseneck mic, the Roland JD-Xi analog/digital crossover synthesizer is a creative tool that's amazingly fun to use. Using the Vocoder, you can sing into the mic and control your tone and pitch via sounds played on the keyboard. With AutoPitch, you can achieve the exaggerated, robotic vocal sounds that are common in modern pop and EDM. And even cooler - you can use the JD-Xi's Auto Note function to "sing" JD-Xi synth sounds without touching the keyboard!4-track pattern sequencer for building loops
The Roland JD-Xi analog/digital crossover synthesizer's intuitive pattern sequencer, when used in conjunction with its huge selection of onboard sounds, lets you create and perform complete compositions. By using the sequencer's four tracks, you can create two digital synth parts, an analog synth part, and drums, letting you build rich-sounding loops. You get both real-time and step recording modes, as well as a TR-REC mode that is reminiscent of Roland's classic TR-series drum machines. On top of that, you get a great collection of preset patterns to help get you started!Roland JD-Xi Analog/Digital Crossover Synthesizer Features:
- 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
The Roland JD-Xi gives you powerhouse performance in a pint-sized analog/digital crossover synthesizer!
Sound Engine Type(s)Analog/Digital Crossover
Number of Keys37
Other ControllersPitchbend, Mod Wheel
Number of Effects19
Effects TypesDistortion, Fuzz, Compressor, Bit Crusher, Flanger, Phaser, Ring Mod, Slicer, Delay, Reverb, Vocoder, Auto Pitch, Auto Note
Audio Inputs1 x XLR, 1 x 1/4"
Audio Outputs2 x 1/4", 1 x Headphones
USB1 x Type B
Manufacturer Part NumberJD-XI