The new JD-Xi synthesizer that Roland introduces at NAMM 2015 combines analog and digital synthesis engine.
The JD-Xi features an analog synth section for bass and lead sounds and two digital 128-voice polyphonic synthesis sections with SuperNATURAL sounds. You can also complete the sound collection with the downloadable libraries available at the Roland Axial website.
The JD-Xi also includes a 4-track pattern sequencer with built-in rhythms, a gooseneck microphone for use with the vocoder and AutoPitch features, USB and MIDI ports and you can use up to four effects simultaneously (distortion, fuzz, compressor, bit crusher, flanger, phaser, ring modulator, slicer, two types of delay and six reverbs).
You’ll also find on the JD-Xi a 1/4“ headphone output, right/left audio outputs and a mono line/guitar input.
The 37 mini-keys are velocity sensitive and the control panel also includes pitch bend and modulation wheels as well as a 2 line LCD display.
You can discover the JD-Xi now at www.rolandus.com. A larger model named JD-XA is also showcased at NAMM, we’ll tell you more about it soon.
Our team visited the Roland booth yesterday for a demonstration of the new JD-XI:
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