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The JX-8P is a decent analog polysynth. It has 6 voices of polyphony, great MIDI implementation and patch storage as well as an external memory cartridge slot. Though it is far more advanced than its predecessor, the JX-3P, the JX-8P has its drawbacks. Hands-on programming is sacrificed and reduced to assigning the parameter you want to tweak to a data-slider near the pitch/mod bender. Enter the PG-800 controller which gives you total control of all the JX-8P's editable parameters with hands-on traditional slider control. Membrane buttons dominate the front panel of the JX-8P providing access to the various preset and user patches and to page through and assign editable parameters. Professional features can still be found under the hood of the JX-8P. Its 61 note keyboard is velocity and aftertouch sensitive. Just like the Juno synthesizers it uses DCO's for a very stable system, however its sounds are a little thin and bright. It also features portamento, unsion and solo (monosynth) performance modes.


Roland System 8

...the System-100 extra parameters via the menu / pages. I'm hoping they are holding out because they are also developing a JX-8p plugout and want to release them both at the same time to create a bigger bang for a release. Hoping!

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Woody challenged me! Old school hardware vs. software VST showdown

...enjoy recreating. For my version I've used the following gear: Yamaha RX11 - Drums Roland D-550 - Pads Roland Juno 2 - Synth Guitar Roland JX-8P - Poly synth Roland Juno 6 - Bass (sampled in S-10 for MIDI sequencing) Yamaha DX7 - Fairlight Flutes and Italo Poly synth Yamaha TX802 - PPG Digital Guitar Bells Elka EK22 - Synth bells I play live...

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Any news from Roland ?

my little roland collection can not replace it .. is no jp8 / 6 no ju60 no mks7 no jx8p no rs-09 no sh1000 it is not even a mc909 so what should I do with it, and just the filter .. no thanks

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