* Will function for JD-990 in LOGIC 4-7 and LOGIC X 10.3.3 or higher ONLY (new Apple Update fixes previous bug for JD-990).   Please see other listing here at Reverb for dedicated JD-990 version.     This JD-800 version will work for both but WITHOUT additional JD-990 parameters.

This software is a Virtual JD-800 synthesizer programmer for use with the ROLAND JD-800 or JD-990 synthesizer (JD-990 only possible in Logic 4-7 and Logic X 10.3.3 or higher).   It emulates the JD-800 front panel in a software environment within the APPLE LOGIC audio/sequencer program (formerly Emagic Logic).     To use this software you MUST have a valid copy of LOGIC on your computer (see below) as well as a MIDI interface which connects your computer via MIDI cable to your hardware synthesizer.

This software CANNOT be used as a stand alone application under any circumstances.   It will NOT run in Ableton, Reason, VST or any other host - it is not a plug-in but one importable layer of the Logic environment.

Upon purchase, you will ultimately receive a ZIP archive of the editor you purchased for Logic.     UNZIP this archive and you will have a LOGIC song document you can now open in the Logic program (Mac v8-9 and vX are supplied - please request special version if needed).     Once open, you will see the editor on your screen and you can then discover the pleasures of a Virtual JD-800 programmer for your Roland synthesizer!



This editor is physically laid out like the JD-800 front panel.   If you're familiar with programming the JD-800 from the front panel then you should feel right at home here.     I've added a few minor changes for the better such as adding Portamento and Solo On / Off switches, RESETS, and some text feedback.     This programmer works much like a PG-1000 (Roland's D-50 editor) in that you can have between 1 - 4 tones LIVE for programming at any time.   In this way you can edit a single tone - or any combination of them at the same time from the same master control.

All Common Patch parameters are represented as well - and there is a second page with all the JD's FX parameters (see pictures for layout).     This program does require you to set your JD to receive SYSTEM EXCLUSIVE ON to function properly.     The FX section has a few minor limitations due to the JD's old SYSEX implementation and the way Logic works - but you will have access to all the parameters, just not in every conceivable combination (detailed notes on this provided in the docs).

All real time moves are recordable by the Logic sequencer for repeatable real time changes on playback - or you can automate using HYPERDRAW.     You may also remotely control these SYSEX faders and buttons via a hardware control surface if you take the time to tailor the controls to suit your individual hardware.     This is not difficult to do and needs only be done once and then saved for future sessions.

The editor resides in one layer of the LOGIC environment hierarchy - and is importable to your personal autoload song (notes on how to do so are included).

Detailed documents are included with your purchase and cover all aspects of usage - both remedial and advanced.


This editor is current but is still compatible with many earlier versions of Logic starting with Emagic MAC Version 4.x.     It is compatible with ALL versions of Logic through vX.   (Logic X v10.5 has a visual bug concerning button display - corrected in v10.6)  

It is also compatible with Logic Express v7 - 9.     If you have a version 8 Logic you must use v 8.01 or higher which fixes a SYSEX bug that renders v8.0 inoperable.

This editor is also compatible with the v4 - v6 PC versions of Logic (please specify upon purchase).     In all v5's - it is compatible down to Logic SILVER.     NOT compatible with Micro-Logic or any of the other earlier neutered Emagic bundled versions.

This editor is designed to fit a screen resolution of 1024 X 768 or larger but will also work on smaller screens.


Free Delivery is included with purchase.     Delivery is by EMAIL ATTACHMENT ONLY - and will be delivered ASAP after payment has cleared.

I accept all REVERB payment methods.   Because this is a software only item, there are no returns allowed.   Please contact me at or via the messaging system if you have any questions before the purchase.

I also offer a customizing service for your software to help integrate it more deeply into your personal set-up should you require advanced help.   Please contact me here for more info.

Kind Regards, Virtual-PG

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