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The JD-800 is a highly programmable synth from the early nineties, with a sound engine based on combinations of internal ROM based waveforms as raw material into a sound engine. The sounds are based on Roland's D-50, but updated for the nineties with multimode filters. The synth is 24 voice polyphonic, and 6 part multitimbral. It has a 61 key keyboard with velocity and aftertouch. It has full MIDI specifications accessable on the in, our and thru connectors. The JD-800 was built with a tough metal case capped off on the sides with large plastic covers.

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Roland JD-XA,... WOWZA.

...Synth Tone uses max. 3 Synth Partials with classic analog modeled VA waveforms or several hundred PCM waveforms (many original JD-800 and D-50 waveforms included) as oscillator source within the VA engine. E.g. the JP-80 offers 10 (=4+4+1+1) Tones per patch, each Tone using either the VA Synth engine (or one of the several...

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Baloran ‘The River’ Synthesizer

...to save a patch. That's exactly how it should be! The last time I found an instrument that inspiring was the JD-800 in 1991. And maybe (on a different level) the SY-2 and PE-2000... Thank you, Laurent, for this absolutely stunning and beautiful instrument! Can't wait to hug you at Superbooth! Cheers, Bert

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Any news from Roland ?

It's the SuperNatural synth plus an analog synth. (And even though SN has a PCM aspect, it's not strictly PCM like a Juno DS or any of the old XVs would be.) also Jupiter 50, VR-09/VR-730 This is kind of like, in the old days, asking what a Minimoog can do that an Odyssey can't, etc. It's...

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