With the huge success of the tiny but huge sounding JD-Xi synth, the challenge for Roland was to push the boundaries of what this already very capable synth could do. What did they come up with? The JD-XA Analog Digital Crossover Synth. This complete creative monster combines a four-part analog section and mixes it with digital engine powered by Rolands acclaimed supernatural technology.
Roland have fitted 49 full-size keys to this model and enough controllers for you to get your hands dirty with the internals. Now is the time to blur the lines between the unbeatable natural sound of analog and the cutting edge tech of digital.
The only way forward is together
If you were to open up the Roland JD-XA, you will find the completely separate circuit-board that house the analog workings and digital engine. Although you can use these components completely separately should you want to, you can blend as many aspects of them together as you wish. This means you can create a complex digital sound and run it through pure analog filters for a sound that simply cannot be replicated by the digital or analog standalone synths.
Hands on effects
With a collection of 67 effects types, the Roland JD-XA has the capability to enhance sounds to the point where they are unrecognisable should you want to. Nature distortion and overdrive work in tandem with BitCrusher to have a complete auditory meltdown whereas delays and reverbs can create smooth and lush leads and pads.
The Roland JD-XA has a mic input to apply the internal power to your vocals. Use awe-inspiring vocoder tones for thick, electronic vocals or simply add reverb for studio-grade clean polish. You can alternatively use the mic to modulate the built-in sounds, so speak or sing, either way, you have some massive creative power to play with.
So much more
The Roland JD-XA Crossover synth also includes a 16 track pattern sequences, real-time step recording and a powerful arpeggiator so you can lay down complex parts at the touch of a button. For connectivity, you have just about every option out there – USB, MIDI, CV and a plethora of audio connections means that the JD-XA will fit comfortably into any existing studio or performance set-up.
With the Roland JD-XA Analog Digital Crossover Synth, you now have the capability to make the sounds that up until now, you could only dream of.
Manufacturer Roland Model Name JD-XA Analog Digital Crossover Synth Finish Black Dimensions (H x W x D) 111 x 899 x 388mm Weight 6.5Kg (14 lbs 6 oz.) Keyboard 49 keys (with velocity and channel aftertouch) Maximum Polyphony Analog Part: 4 voices Digital Part: 64 voices (varies according to the sound generator load) Structure Analog/Digital Crossover Synthesizer Analog Part: 4 parts (2 OSCs + AUX, 1 Filter, 1 AMP, 2 Pitch ENV, 1 Filter ENV, 1 AMP ENV, 2 LFOs and 1 MOD LFO) Digital Part: 4 parts (3 Partial (3 OSCs, 3 Filters, 3 AMPs, Envelops for each section and LFOs)) (Digital Part uses SuperNATURAL Synth tones that is compatible with the Integra-7.) User Program Memory Internal: 256 USB Flash memory: 256 The patterns of Arpeggio and Sequence are saved as programs. Analog-OSC Section Oscillator waveforms: Saw, Square, Pulse/PWM, Triangle, Sine Knobs/Sliders: Pitch, Fine, Cross Mod, Pulse Width, Pulse Width Modulation Pitch Envelopes: Attack, Decay, Envelope Depth Modulation: Cross Modulation, Ring Modulation, Oscillator Sync (A-OSC2 is applied as modulation to A-OSC1.) Analog-FILTER Section Filter Type: LPF1, LPF2, LPF3, HPF, BPF, Bypass Knobs: Cutoff, Resonance, Key Follow, Envelope Depth, HPF, Drive Envelope: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release Analog-AMP Section Knobs: Level Envelope: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release Digital-OSC Section Oscillator waveforms: Saw, Square, Pulse/PWM, Triangle, Sine, Variation Knobs/Sliders: Pitch, Fine, Pulse Width, Pulse Width Modulation Pitch Envelopes: Attack, Decay, Envelope Depth Modulation: Ring Modulation (Partial2-OSC is applied as modulation to Partial1-OSC.) Digital-FILTER Section Filter Type: LPF1, LPF2, LPF3, HPF, BPF, Variation, Bypass Knobs: Cutoff, Resonance, Key Follow, Envelope Depth, HPF Envelope: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release Digital-AMP Section Knobs: Level Envelope: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release LFO Section LFO Waveform: Triangle, Sine, Saw, Square, Sample and Hold, Random Knobs/Sliders: Rate, Fade Time, Pitch Depth, Filter Depth, Amp Depth Tempo Sync Mixer Section (For Analog Part) Level: A-OSC 1, A-OSC 2, AUX Mic Vocoder MIC Modulation Effects MFX: 8 systems, 67 types (each part has a MFX) Part EQ: 8 systems (each part has a Part EQ) TFX: 2 systems, 29 types DELAY REVERB: 6 types Master EQ Mic Input Reverb: 8 types Pattern Sequencer Tracks: 16 Patterns are saved as a program. SMF import supported. Arpeggio Preset pattern: 64 Patterns are saved as a program. Controllers Pitch bend and modulation lever, Pitch and modulation wheels Display 16 characters 2 line LCD External Storage USB Flash memory Connectors PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type MAIN OUTPUT jacks (L/MONO, R): 1/4-inch TRS phone type ANALOG DRY OUTPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type CLICK OUTPUT jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type MIC jack: Combo type (XLR, 1/4-inch TRS phone), balanced FOOT PEDAL jacks (CTRL 1, CTRL 2, HOLD) CV/GATE OUTPUT jacks (2 systems): Miniature phone type (CV: These jacks support OCT/V (Hz/V is not supported). GATE: They output +5 V.) MIDI connectors (IN, OUT) USB COMPUTER port (USB Hi-Speed AUDIO/MIDI): USB B type (Use a USB cable and a computer with a USB port that support USB 2.0 Hi-Speed.) USB MEMORY port: USB A type DC IN jack Included Accessories Owner's Manual AC Adaptor Power Cord
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