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  • Jx3Jx3

    Roland JX-3PPublished on 12/12/09 at 11:17
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    I will not dwell on the technical data. Just about what I think is important.

    The sequencer is very intuitive, is an old school groove, and that's a definite plus to make small jams on the job, and eventually find real good ideas, often by mistake. A big advantage not insignificant ... rather than a defect, as some suggest, I think the sequencer of JX3P is a bonus.

    The LFO triggered a bit strange because it must remain press it ... (it can be permanently via the most advanced settings) .. may be a fault on my own? I do not think so. So it forces to intervene in the crucial moments in gaming sequences: musical.

    I have not yet PG200, but the machine is extremely easy to program witho…
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    I will not dwell on the technical data. Just about what I think is important.

    The sequencer is very intuitive, is an old school groove, and that's a definite plus to make small jams on the job, and eventually find real good ideas, often by mistake. A big advantage not insignificant ... rather than a defect, as some suggest, I think the sequencer of JX3P is a bonus.

    The LFO triggered a bit strange because it must remain press it ... (it can be permanently via the most advanced settings) .. may be a fault on my own? I do not think so. So it forces to intervene in the crucial moments in gaming sequences: musical.

    I have not yet PG200, but the machine is extremely easy to program without. The module is a plus for a more "hands on" approach, but someone who does not have it (as is my case now, I will have soon) some widely escape.

    I have not tried the noon, but I expect rudimentary: it is the first genration, normal that it makes the essential, and that's not bad.

    The keyboard is relatively lightweight, very well built, and I understood without flaws post podruction (follow my eyes ... Juno 1..6)

    USE

    Very simple, very intuitive, very effective (even without the PG200, except for the uninitiated synthesis .. but everyone's been there. The crash test)

    The manual? useful for capturing quick sequencer for hidden functions (overdub, erasing not), and why not delirium on audio cassette. I do prendspas my head with that. It is a percussion instrument.

    SOUNDS

    Big Thread ...

    Is it better or worse than the Juno 106? Does it look like the Jupiter 8 (some argue that exceeds certain points, including tablecloths), is that it is a pure analog or hybrid blabala bli blalabala ..

    To me it sounds very good. A strong character, very analog smoothly .. It can do wonders for everlasting and space tablecloths, very good electro-grooves sequences, electric keyboards drooling (presets are mostly very good ... I frankly say 50/50).

    The filter is juicy, not from actually self oscillation, but in some cases there happens to be pushed a little synthesis into a corner.
    Envelopes are excellent for my taste, let turn a sequence and tamper with the ADSR ... it responds very well live ... I guess that with a good rhythm that must groover severe (I have not tried).

    Compared to the Juno 106? I have one ... these are 2 different synths, sometimes approach some textures but they are not really on the same table. Juno far down in the infra, the JX is unable (well, it can go down very deep, but it is not comparable)

    Some say he put a Jupiter 8 in closet in some areas ...? I say vice versa, and frankly I'm in motion

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    Easy to use, ultra-musical, very intuitive, cheap, good-looking, reliable, big personality, and analog / hybrid with all the respective advantages.

    Ché not me, why not use it?

    NB: I do not know if it is possible to evaluate the filter to self oscillation because I do not think it is possible to cut the total COD. It's one or the other or both mixable for the purists ... then I have to say heresy. But it seems that the filter reaches frequencies of "audible".

    All this is only my conversation with Jx .. haha
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  • graviligravili

    Roland JX-3PPublished on 05/26/04 at 13:51
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Trs simple keyboard. This is one of the first polyphonic 6-way I think. 61-key non-dynamic. Trs heavy and thus not easily transportable. It sounds possde 32 factory (bank A and B) and 32 sounds that can CRER / change (bank C and D). No need to modify the PG200 can be any program, there is a small Schematic showing (when programming) what each button. Modulation wheel type rglages three different, if you want to save the sounds, it is possible to put a floppy drive. The strongest is that this little synth a possde squenceur more East arpgiateur it is true, but still! And what's even better is that it's NOON!
    As against it has no effect!

    UTILIZATION

    Mga super easy to use. Each bu…
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    Trs simple keyboard. This is one of the first polyphonic 6-way I think. 61-key non-dynamic. Trs heavy and thus not easily transportable. It sounds possde 32 factory (bank A and B) and 32 sounds that can CRER / change (bank C and D). No need to modify the PG200 can be any program, there is a small Schematic showing (when programming) what each button. Modulation wheel type rglages three different, if you want to save the sounds, it is possible to put a floppy drive. The strongest is that this little synth a possde squenceur more East arpgiateur it is true, but still! And what's even better is that it's NOON!
    As against it has no effect!

    UTILIZATION

    Mga super easy to use. Each button has its usefulness. The edition of the sounds is really simple and if you have left so it's even easier! Me, my manual is in English but I find it pretty clear! For beginners, it's really the kind of keyboard School is great! A little MKS10 style (if I'm not mistaken).

    SOUNDS

    Well really it thunders. It may make many fat layers, although grazing, and clear rev. It is beautiful tablecloths, etc. slammin sounds good ... biensur it is not made to play a sax or trumpet. I would put some examples soon.

    OVERALL OPINION

    It is a device that can apprcie. A force it seems to have been around know that this is not true! But we s'abitue sound and we can not find it as original as before. However I must say that I am still amazed by all these beautiful tablecloths and the beautiful well-rounded bass. Frankly, it is the dtour. It's not Bontempi!
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  • slutaletaslutaleta

    Roland JX-3PPublished on 05/11/05 at 18:54
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    See below

    yes yes it is quite limited in polyphony etc ...

    UTILIZATION

    Very very very simple with the PG200 ... I have not tried but ..

    SOUNDS

    Frankly I just buy it, I have tried other cheaper and more expensive, and this one my first seduced by its design (I confess), I was fortunate to have the with PG200.
    At first I was disappointed her (too many sounds that made some preset pRRoooUUeet) ... I almost regretted the purchase (530 euros = jx-3p + PG200) ... big mistake ...
    After a few hours to fiddle it is put me out of the water has a beautée ... haikus of sound ...
    It's a synth with a lot of missing options (noon limited) etc. .. but I think underestimated b…
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    yes yes it is quite limited in polyphony etc ...

    UTILIZATION

    Very very very simple with the PG200 ... I have not tried but ..

    SOUNDS

    Frankly I just buy it, I have tried other cheaper and more expensive, and this one my first seduced by its design (I confess), I was fortunate to have the with PG200.
    At first I was disappointed her (too many sounds that made some preset pRRoooUUeet) ... I almost regretted the purchase (530 euros = jx-3p + PG200) ... big mistake ...
    After a few hours to fiddle it is put me out of the water has a beautée ... haikus of sound ...
    It's a synth with a lot of missing options (noon limited) etc. .. but I think underestimated because it has a genuine charm .. for those looking for sounds both fragile and ethereal deep, and wants to overcome some of the laptop (I speak in my personal case)
    For anyone who wants to make it hardtek grated ...

    OVERALL OPINION

    Basically a nice retro synth not too expensive ... not the best of the best (it says it does not topdutop that makes a good musician), but it has the merit of having a real personality ... I am still in the "discovery" of his sound and I'm frankly not disappointed .. It is not for the electro, it's not "funky" ... People who appreciate poetry tremors, tape drives and crackling wispy, adoption for a small fee (250 euros without the PG200) ... he deserves .. 10 small very subjective and assumed ..
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  • Anonymous

    Roland JX-3PPublished on 02/26/07 at 09:43
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Hyper known!

    UTILIZATION

    Super easy!

    SOUNDS

    No effects
    enormous tablecloths! (All sheets!)

    OVERALL OPINION

    For those who know what they are buying there's no worry! this synth is really a personality. I am fortunate to have had the PG200, certainly it is not essential, but it remains useful for some research sound. To deliver large spatial environments well, while hot, or cold is really the ball is a great tool. The only thing I regret about this synth is that it is cut off from PG200 when it is in midi ... shame! anyway I put him 10 for the price because when I touched it (300 € with the PG) I regret nothing and I also enteral with me
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    Hyper known!

    UTILIZATION

    Super easy!

    SOUNDS

    No effects
    enormous tablecloths! (All sheets!)

    OVERALL OPINION

    For those who know what they are buying there's no worry! this synth is really a personality. I am fortunate to have had the PG200, certainly it is not essential, but it remains useful for some research sound. To deliver large spatial environments well, while hot, or cold is really the ball is a great tool. The only thing I regret about this synth is that it is cut off from PG200 when it is in midi ... shame! anyway I put him 10 for the price because when I touched it (300 € with the PG) I regret nothing and I also enteral with me
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  • Il SorpassoIl Sorpasso

    Roland JX-3PPublished on 12/03/08 at 08:41
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Already described below
    This keyboard is very nice but has some limitations period (it is not possible to do both MIDI and edit sounds with the PG200 for example).

    The sequence is very interesting, especially since it can be done by a trigger such as 808 or 808 type sounds (but I have not tried). It's pretty limited, but it can be very creative.

    For the synthesis is quite simple: it has two DCOs (saw, square, pulse (?) And the noise DCO2) and a filter. The filter and DCOs can be modulated by an envelope and / or an LFO (sine, square or S / H). The bottom line, a high pass filter and the chorus.

    UTILIZATION

    The manual is very well
    Editing the sounds is very simple to PG2…
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    Already described below
    This keyboard is very nice but has some limitations period (it is not possible to do both MIDI and edit sounds with the PG200 for example).

    The sequence is very interesting, especially since it can be done by a trigger such as 808 or 808 type sounds (but I have not tried). It's pretty limited, but it can be very creative.

    For the synthesis is quite simple: it has two DCOs (saw, square, pulse (?) And the noise DCO2) and a filter. The filter and DCOs can be modulated by an envelope and / or an LFO (sine, square or S / H). The bottom line, a high pass filter and the chorus.

    UTILIZATION

    The manual is very well
    Editing the sounds is very simple to PG200.
    Without the PG200 is not ugly at all, but it's less fun, and that all settings are only 16 possible values ​​it is not very pleasant (good to PG200 in fact c ' is quantified all the same, but the buttons are a little illusion of continuity)

    SOUNDS

    So the sounds are nothing realistic but they are extremely friendly. I use it for a pop band, a lot on stage, and I dare call it a "very versatile", but there's still plenty to do. There are some effective bass sounds, pads are available with beautiful chorus (sounds very close to the layers of Badalamenti), and then a bunch of weird sounds are possible. The shell responds well, it is quite fast, you can get sounds nervous. It marks the points on particular sounds similar to piano and electric organ. It's very interesting because they are sounds that can fit into many settings.

    The chorus is nice, but immediately the type synth in his time. Overall I find it difficult to make use "modern" and very often the sounds in which they are excellent new wave sounds very marked. It is not always easy to escape!

    It is fairly medium, comes fairly easily in the mix. on the other hand I find it slightly lacking in brightness. And sometimes we regret the absence of desperately velocity, which could change the volume and filter.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for a little less than a year. It's a synth as nice as limited. But really nice: everyone likes to watch and hear! I like carrying around with me it attracts sympathy. Among other benefits, it is not expensive, not premium like so many others, and it allows some decomplexing the relationship we have with him. The lack of velocity still imposes heavy limits expressiveness.

    Thus, a synthetic small (in the good and the bad sense) to price / quality ratio perfectly honest. In addition it looks like a solid machine (I had to clean the keys repeatedly said this). The most fun synth, whatever.
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  • Jx3Jx3

    Roland JX-3PPublished on 12/12/09 at 11:05
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    I will not elaborate on the specifications. Just about what I think is important.

    The sequencer is very intuitive, an old school groove, and is a definite plus to make small jams on the job, and eventually find real good ideas, often by mistake. A big advantage not negligible ... rather than a defect, as some suggest, I think the sequencer's JX3P is a bonus.

    The LFO is a bit strange releasable because it must stay above support ... (it can remain permanently on the more advanced settings) .. may be a fault on mine? I think not. So it requires to bring in at crucial moments in the sequences of games, music.

    I have not yet PG200, but the machine is extremely easy to program without i…
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    I will not elaborate on the specifications. Just about what I think is important.

    The sequencer is very intuitive, an old school groove, and is a definite plus to make small jams on the job, and eventually find real good ideas, often by mistake. A big advantage not negligible ... rather than a defect, as some suggest, I think the sequencer's JX3P is a bonus.

    The LFO is a bit strange releasable because it must stay above support ... (it can remain permanently on the more advanced settings) .. may be a fault on mine? I think not. So it requires to bring in at crucial moments in the sequences of games, music.

    I have not yet PG200, but the machine is extremely easy to program without it. The module is a plus for a more "hands on", but someone who does not possess (as I do now, I will have it soon) just get out much.

    I have not tried the MIDI, but I expect the rudimentary: it is the first génration natural that it should be the essential, and that's not bad.

    The keyboard is relatively light, well built, and I understood without flaws podruction post (nameless Juno ... 1 .. 6)

    UTILIZATION

    Very simple, very intuitive, very effective (even without the PG200, except for the uninitiated synthesis .. but everyone's been there. The crash test)

    The manual? useful for quickly capturing the sequencer for hidden functions (overdub, erase it), and why not delirious on audio cassette. I am not prendspas the head with it. It is an instrument first.

    SOUNDS

    Big subject ...

    Is it better or worse than the Juno 106? Does it looks like the Jupiter 8 (some say it goes beyond certain points, such as groundwater), is it a pure analog or hybrid blabala blalabala bli ..

    To me it sounds very very good. A strong character, very analogue without problem .. It can do wonders for tablecloths and eternal space, very good sequences electro-grooves, electric keyboards to drool (the presets are mostly very well ... frankly I would say 50/50).

    The filter is juicy, does not really share in self oscillation, but in some cases it gets there, you have to push a little synthesis to its limits.
    The envelopes are excellent for my taste, let turn a sequence and tamper ADSR ... it reacts very well ... I guess live with a good rhythmic groove that is severe (I have not tried it yet).

    Compared to the Juno 106? I have one ... they are 2 different synths, sometimes approaching some textures but they are not really on the same table. The Juno down very far in the infrared, the JX is incapable (well if it can get very deep, but it is not comparable)

    Some say he put a Jupiter 8 on the shelf in some areas ...? I say vice versa, and frankly I give a fuck

    OVERALL OPINION

    Easy to use, ultra-musical, very intuitive, cheap, good looks, reliable, big personality, and analog / hybrid with all the advantages.

    Che not me, why not?
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  • Audiofanzine FRAudiofanzine FR

    Roland JX-3PPublished on 12/03/08 at 09:41
    (Originally written by Il Sorpasso/translated from Audiofanzine FR)


    This keyboard is really nice but it has some limitations due to its old technology (for example it's impossible to use Midi and edit the sound at the same time with the PG200).

    The sequencer is very interesting, especially because you can "trigger" it with a TR808 for example or with the sounds of a TR808 (but I have never tested it). Creative device with somewhat limited functions.

    The sound synthesis is rather simple: two DCO (saw, square, pulse (?) and noise for the DCO2) and one filter. Filters and DCOs can be modulated by an envelope and/or a LFO (sinus, square or S/H). The device has a high-pass filter and…
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    (Originally written by Il Sorpasso/translated from Audiofanzine FR)


    This keyboard is really nice but it has some limitations due to its old technology (for example it's impossible to use Midi and edit the sound at the same time with the PG200).

    The sequencer is very interesting, especially because you can "trigger" it with a TR808 for example or with the sounds of a TR808 (but I have never tested it). Creative device with somewhat limited functions.

    The sound synthesis is rather simple: two DCO (saw, square, pulse (?) and noise for the DCO2) and one filter. Filters and DCOs can be modulated by an envelope and/or a LFO (sinus, square or S/H). The device has a high-pass filter and a chorus effect at the end of the synthesis chain.

    UTILIZATION

    Very good user's manual.

    Editing sounds is extremely easy with the PG200.

    It isn't that much fun without the PG200, and parameters have only 16 possible values (with the PG200 you also have step values, but controls feel more continuous because the steps are much smaller).

    SOUNDS

    It doesn't sound authentic but it's very nice. I mainly use it live on stage with a pop band. I can't say it's very versatile but it does offer nice possibilities. Some bass presets work well, and you can also create beautiful pads (using the chorus to get a Badalamenti sound) and a lot of strange sounds. The envelope has a good and fast response, which allows you to get a punchy sound. The device is quite good when it comes to electric pianos and organs. This is very interesting because these sounds match lots of arrangements.

    The chorus effect sounds good and it adds a date stamp to the sound. Generally speaking, it's difficult to use it in modern music because its best presets are totally new wave. And it's rather difficult to create different sounds!

    It has very present mids so it can easily find a place in a mix. But the overall sound has not enough brilliance. And sometimes the lack of velocity is a problem because I would like it to control the volume and the filter.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I've been using it for about one year. It's a nice-sounding but not versatile synth. And it's also very appealing, everyone likes to see and hear it! I like to take it everywhere with me. Its price is a big advantage because the synth is not overrated like many others. The lack of velocity is an important limitation when creating an expressive sound.

    So it's an average synth (positively and negatively speaking) with a good value for money. It seems to be reliable (but I had to clean the keys several times). The nicest synth!
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