Roland JX-8P

Roland JX-8P

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JX-8P, Analog Synth from Roland.

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Roland JX-8P tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Roland
  • Model: JX-8P
  • Category: Analog Synths
  • Added in our database on: 04/08/2004

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Roland JX-8P user reviews

Average Score:4.4( 4.4/5 based on 7 reviews )
 3 reviews43 %
 4 reviews57 %
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Poussin du Ciel05/08/2013

Poussin du Ciel's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent synth"

Roland JX-8P
Analog synth and some very powerful digital, you can do everything with and not just tables. A must have if you like greasy sounds:-p


Very easy to use as long as you spend a little time.


Contains some sounds but the most interesting is to make them yourself.
Sounds not at all realistic hand bells can be, but it is not the goal.


It must be used for fifteen years.
Bought used in 2000 by my mother FRCS a cash converter, I fell in love from the first time I saw him.
Excellent quality / price in my opinion.
I would do this choice with experience.

arcobaleno_377's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Roland JX-8P
5 octaves keyboard synth + pitch / modulation. Audio Connectors basic (Mono L / R + headset), sustain, MIDI IN / OUT / THRU, connection for optional PG800 programmer, memory cartridge slot RolandM16C. Robust, but without touching keyboard finesse (a bit on or off ...)
For more details, see data sheet


Gnrale configuration is not complicated trs, provided you have the PG800 programmer (rare and as expensive as the synth! Anything!) Or the software version PCJX8P, available as freeware on the web. This app goes beyond the PG800 serves as Librarian of sounds (sounds NBX on the Web) and has a small squenceur (IDAL for loops). The manual is pluttlger ...


This is an analog aa twenty years, so forget the sounds ralistes! on the other hand, you can tweak the LFO, envelopes and other VCO happily (not n'tant synthse specialist in the sound, I'll leave l. The same goes for effects, it is best to dispose of a small multi-effect to make things more enjoyable. The sounds of organ or piano, elec. but are specific usable. The leads, pads and other cloths are good for what I do (Herbie, Weather Report, Chick Corea, Yellowjackets ...). In short, these are 80's but sounds trs trs diffrent a DX7 Yam (Yet trs 80's too!). Finally, the sound is trs subjective ...
Over time, the contacts under the keyboard and aftertouch rpond oxidize less. Found on the web an illustrated guide "step by step" for remdier this problem.


I use it for a year, is the only analog that I had and I like it a lot. Aesthetics, it is quite impressive and plutt robust, with a nice 80's look (buttons membranes fawn color "Dictates magic" memory like a game cartridge for Atari video, LCD screen on the green like old calculators ...). As noted Previous notice, the machine tends unwind. Regarding the touch, it seems really Exceeds over Calvier type "synthquot; latest issue, I would not recommend it as a keyboard matre.
Nanmoins, if you want a good analog, MIDI is more, and you can dpenser 300 euros max, take no hsiter. Unlike what some say, even without the PG800 was worth it, because the freeware PCJX8P replaces. In any case, the hybrid analog synth / MIDI is well worth some analog modlisations latest issue.
Before buying, verify with the operation buttons membranes, if required disassembly and small bombs contact ... thank you Zill, his former owner, for that RVision;)
Some notes are also sometimes tend paste.
If I now discovering, I would do without this choice hsiter.
Gaston midi01/10/2006

Gaston midi's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Roland JX-8P
The keyboard touch is not great, it is still there even DYNAMIC TCP and aftertouch (the common era), but the force is badly restored, it is better to order it from a keyboard master to assay the dynamic ... I collect will be used as a master keyboard for an expander!
For everything else, the quality is OK (stronger qu'aujourdhui)
8 note polyphony (the standard era) but analog and midi .... short, it is not so common a good analogue, polyphonic, dynamic, program and MIDI.


It is a polyphonic synth (8 marks at the same time) but if we use the unison mode (very big sound!), Polyphony is divided by 2 ...
Monotimbral against it by (one's time, a single midi channel ...), so it's simple trs.
The edition of the sounds is very easy (I learned it), you just need some notion of analog synthesis. Moreover, it is necessary because the 32 internal sounds are rather void.
I never had a manual, never missed my ca ...


JX8P sounds are typical of the era of analog ... ca is the cost of programming, you get a great sound ... (Bass acids, tablecloths, lead ...)
As against it is a bit limited ... it is difficult to have a lot of variety with a simple programming ...
There is no internal effects (normal the era) and it blows a lot with some sounds ...

In short, Excellent sound, but some limited styles ...


Excellent for a synth programer easily (there are apps to program and store the sound) of sounds typical of analog of this era ....
Trs is limited (no external sound from a few modulations ...) but the filters are missing as to why the synths DCNI follows.
A single sound but what a sound!
The keyboard is not trrible, and it blows a little.
Trs simple, basic view, but irreplaceable if you can not afford a legendary Oberheim synth, moog, ect ...

fonck's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Roland JX-8P
That's it, I finally have my JX8P! I jou on this keyboard about 10 years ago, a group of girl lunel and I ador tjr sounds of this keyboard! I come to find me a not too expensive! but exlent! guaranteed return in the 80's! sounds are really hot and analog, it's great and I'm changing my Triton keyboard .... quite simple, summary functions and effective sounds big, but enough basic connectivity, in short everything that is fo!


Like all good old 80's synth, editing is a mess! So I provides a super editor to facilitate the pc it right, the rest It also gives me to load all the sounds Roma's existing bank! seen that the keyboard and the like relatively simple with the editor, it's gato!


Ah! Cot sounds, it's really old-fashioned in regard to the acoustic piano ... lol and other organs, but sounds like! there is a but, this analog-style keyboard so we provided to exelente elec piano sounds tupe fm not talking about sounds like synthse lead or simply black tablecloths exelentes, but the goal of a synthetic n is there not to create sounds and not to reproduce?? is the essence! all synth that have marked the history of synth have been noticed by synthse them first! c ca the synth and the JX-8P and really made for that, I guess the Super JX10 should be a little most comprehensive nivo functions, but I find the diseign ca with jx colors very funny !!!....


I have some cleaning machines to do, change any key and the bend, two three small adjustment, netoyer contactors and after key is to the ball! I'm like a new n with his new t tine! will I keep my collection of old nails, it's really the best!!

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