This is a 64 patch sound bank plus a 5-octave percussion layout for the Roland JD-800 / JD-990 synthesizer that was professional programmed and slated to be released by Sound Source Unlimited in the 1990's - but unfortunately circumstances prevented it's release at that time.     I have released this now for direct sale through Reverb.

Upon purchase, you will ultimately receive a ZIP archive of the sound bank you purchased.     UNZIP this archive and you will now have both a .SYX and .MID FILE (otherwise known as an SMF or Standard Midi File).   Use either to load the sound bank into your synthesizer via your preferred choice of bulk loader (.SYX) or MIDI sequencer (.MID).     Documentation for the load procedure is included as well in a step-by-step format for SMF.


This is a very fun set of sounds but does not contain normal gigging sounds like pianos, strings and horns.   It is full of textures, FX, a lot of good scary soundtrack sounds and other useful or not-so-useful novelty items.    

This bank is good for experimental music, soundtrack work, or anyone looking for alternative type sounds that are professionally programmed, but uncommon.     There are a few bread and butter sounds in there, but mostly not.

Sound titles include "Middle Asia", "Sunken Galleon", "Killing Machine", "Blast Furnace", "Haji and the UFO", "Port Town," and "Synth Vox Aviary".

Also included is a full 5-octave SPECIAL SETUP custom percussion layout utilizing a different implementation of the original onboard drum and percussion samples.   The SPECIAL SETUP alone is worth the price of admission in my opinion as it is a great set of useful but different synthesized percussion sounds (61 individual sounds).


This sound bank can be transferred via any type of computer or hardware sequencer that supports .mid files (standard midi files).   The transfer will also require a midi interface, midi cable and the relevant synthesizer to be loaded.

For the JD-800 the patches are delivered as two separate .MID files for your MIDI sequencer (one patch bank and one special setup).     For the JD-990 the file is delivered as one .MID file which includes both and only requires one bulk dump.

After delivery, you will import these .MID files into your MIDI sequencer and then take the appropriate steps to load them from your sequencer into the JD-800 or JD-990's internal memory area.   It will erase your existing internal memory -- so please back up before you do the transfer if you want to preserve the original contents.   Once loaded, you can copy the data to a RAM card or to your editor / librarian of choice for safekeeping.

Shareware SMF loaders (MAC or PC) are available on the INTERNET for download if you do not have a SMF capable sequencer already.


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

I only accept PAYPAL.   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.

Kind Regards, Virtual-PG

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