The Roland JD-Xi Interactive Analog/Digital Crossover Synth is a powerful and compact synthesizer that combines analog and digital synth engines, pattern sequencer, and vocal effects, all in one keyboard. With 37 mini-keys, the JD-Xi delivers fat, warm analog bass and lead tones, along with polyphonic PCM essentials like pads, strings, brass, and more.
Analog and Digital Synths in One Keyboard
The JD-Xi offers the warmth and smooth response of classic analog, and the clarity and versatility of modern digital sounds. It features a newly developed monophonic analog synth section with saw, triangle, and square waveforms, pulse-width modulation, an analog filter, and an independent sub-oscillator for low-end power. Additionally, two digital synth sections offer 128-voice polyphony and a wide range of high-quality SuperNATURAL synth tones, including pads, strings, electric piano, sound effects, and many others.
Gooseneck Mic for Vocoder, AutoPitch, and Other Vocal Effects
The JD-Xi comes with a sturdy, high-quality gooseneck mic that allows you to control the tone and pitch via sounds played on the keyboard. With the Vocoder, you can sing into the mic and control the tone and pitch via sounds played on the keyboard. With AutoPitch, you can easily achieve the exaggerated, robotic vocal sounds common in today’s pop and electronic music styles. Additionally, the Auto Note function allows you to “sing” JD-Xi synth sounds without touching the keyboard.
Build Loops with the Four-Track Pattern Sequencer
The JD-Xi features an intuitive pattern sequencer and a large selection of onboard sounds, allowing you to build rich-sounding loops for any genre. It offers four separate tracks, two digital synth parts, analog synth, and drums, with real-time and step recording modes, as well as a special TR-REC mode for programming in the style of Roland’s classic TR-series beatboxes. With many preset patterns built-in, you can easily play patterns and tweak sounds as you perform.
Pro Drum Kits for High-Impact Beats
The JD-Xi comes packed with a variety of dynamic drum kits, delivering quality rhythm tones to suit any groove. Included are many types of electronic and acoustic kits, and the drum instrument assignments are conveniently labeled above the keys for quick identification. You can also personalize the kits for your music by adjusting filter, envelope, pitch, and pan parameters on individual drum sounds.
Shape Sounds with Impressive Effects
The JD-Xi includes four simultaneous effects sections for enhancing any sound. Effect 1 and 2 provide selectable processing options such as Bit Crusher, Slicer, and Ring Mod, while dedicated Delay and Reverb sections make it easy to envelop sounds in spacious ambience. Each effects section can be turned on/off separately for the three synth sections and drums, allowing you to shape your mix with many creative combinations.
Download Additional Sounds at Roland’s Axial Site
The Axial sound library site offers a growing selection of free new sounds and patterns for the JD-Xi and many other Roland synths, all created by top engineers and leading electronic music artists. With the JD-Xi, you can always find fresh inspiration and a sound suitable for any style of music.
Custom Gig Bag
The JD-Xi comes with a Gear4music padded gig bag, featuring red and black styling to match the synth. The durable bag provides foam padding and end guards to protect the JD-Xi during everyday travel, plus handy compartments for stowing the gooseneck mic, power supply, and other accessories.