If you’re a synth fanatic, the JD-Xi Interactive Crossover Synthesizer is a cool new hybrid keyboard that you’ll love! It features a true analog synth engine for authentic lead and bass tones, plus two digital sound engines that power Roland’s famous SuperNATURAL synth sounds. There are a ton of great drum kits on board as well, plus a four-track pattern sequencer for putting together songs and loops. This compact powerhouse also comes with a high-quality gooseneck mic for exploring rich vocal textures with the built-in Vocoder, AutoPitch, and Auto Note functions.
With its unique crossover design, the JD-Xi delivers two distinctive sonic personalities. In one affordable keyboard, you get the warm, smooth response of classic analog, plus the clarity and versatility of modern digital.
The analog section of the JD-Xi features a newly developed monophonic synth with saw, triangle, and square waveforms, along with pulse-width modulation and an analog filter. There’s also an independent sub oscillator, great for creating fat, wall-shaking bass sounds.
Loaded with Roland’s acclaimed SuperNATURAL synth tones, the two digital synth sections in the JD-Xi provide 128-voice total polyphony for playing nearly any music style. A wide range of sounds are on tap, including pads, strings, electric piano, sound effects, and many others.
All sounds can be tweaked in real time with hands-on Filter, Amp/Envelope, and LFO controls. There are also four simultaneous effects that offer standard processing options like reverb and delay along with more dramatic sound-shapers such as Bit Crusher, Slicer, Ring Mod, and more. Each effects section can be turned on/off separately for the three synth sections and drums, allowing you to explore many different combos for enhancing your music.
Available March 2015.