Roland has introduced two new additions to the Boutique collection: the JX-08 and JD-08.
Every of the new, economical synths is a compact redesign of a larger classic from the company’s heritage, just like other modern Roland Boutique equipment (the JU-06A, SE-02, TR-08, and a lot more.)
JX-08 Polyphonic Synthesizer
The JX-08 is a Boutique model of the JX-8P, a really revered 6-voice analog synth in the beginning introduced in 1985 and applied by musicians this kind of as Gary Numan, Kevin Saunderson, and Vangelis.
The JX-08 functions digitally controlled analog oscillators, or DCOs, which are the very same core oscillators observed in the Juno synth collection. The JX-08 also has an onboard sequencer centered on the PG-800, a independently bought insert-on sequencer and controller for the JX-8P.
The JX-08 has a warm and complete audio that is fantastic for developing big basslines, dreamy polyphonic keys, plucks, and pads. Both equally oscillators have unique LFO depth management and common chorus and reverb outcomes with twice the polyphony, split/dual modes, and much more energy than the first.
JD-08 Programmable Synthesizer
When the JD-800 debuted in 1991, it stood out in a synth industry that had shifted to smaller sized electronic synths outfitted with preset buttons alternatively of whole panels of knobs and faders. The spaceship-like JD-800 gave players a huge entrance panel with loads of arms-on controls.
The JD-08 is a Boutique choose on the JD-800, with enhanced polyphony and a 4-be aware, polyphonic sequencer—in a much smaller package than the authentic.
With a lessened variation of the JD-800’s control panel, the JD-08 entirely replicates the four-tone construction, with 108 waveforms and several results like distortion, phaser, delay and spectrum enhancer.
Both equally the JX-08 and JD-08 incorporate USB-C audio/MIDI connectors for doing work with computer production computer software.
Onboard sequencers can also be synchronized with other Boutique units and/or Eurorack units employing the sync input on just about every module. They’re also both of those moveable and can be run by USB or batteries and function a constructed-in speaker for hearing sounds on the go.
The JX-08 and JD-08 will be available for $399.99 USD each and every, commencing in January 2022. Pre-orders are previously commencing to strike Reverb, so observe the backlinks to secure your nows. Locate other affordable synths from Roland’s Boutique line in our Boutique sequence obtaining manual.
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