Roland JX-8P Polyphonic MIDI Synthesizer | Made in Japan | NOS | NEU w/ traces of storage | RARE

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Roland Polyphonic MIDI Synthesizer (Preset / Memory)
Last chance on a 1986 NOS Roland JX-8P with cable! Collector´s item!

The JX-8P is a 6-note, digitally controlled analog synthesizer with 61 velocity-sensitive keys, 32 presets and 32 user sounds. Per voice there are 2 DCOs without pulse width but with cross modulation, 1 resonant DCF and 1 DCA, both dynamic, 2 envelopes and 1 LFO available, the VCA could be switched to gate. The JX-8P can work in Omni mode or with an adjustable MIDI channel.

-> Please see pictures for traces of storage & scratches & glue residues
-> It is a NOS item, tested (except the cartridge input)
-> No second hand | display for a time | in storage since over 15 years
-> Probably the last NOS one on the market worldwide -> Made in Japan! -> Serial number: 492180 -> Year of construction between 1984 - 1986 -> Size (W x H x D): 977 x 92 x 375 mm -> Weight: 11,5 kg | 25,3 lb -> Wood bottom
-> No batterie -> Consumption: 25W -> No original packaging -> No manual -> Cable included -> Please ask for a hardshell case if wished (not included) -> The last picture was from the Roland ad of the synth end of 80s -> Please ask for more pictures of the synth anytime (just 25 allowed)


• Keyboard: 61 keys (5 octaves, C scale) • Memories: 64 preset patches, 32internal programmable patches, 32external programmable patches (M-16C) • Edit:Patch parameters, Patch Name, MIDI function, Master tune • Touch Pads: PatchSelect (1 to 32), Bank Select (Preset, Internal, Cartridge), Patch Chain(Enter, <, >), Key Mode (Poly, Unison, Solo), After Touch (Vibrato,Brilliance, Volume), Copy (Cartridge to Memory, Memory to Cartridge) •Controls: Volume, After Touch, Edit, Bend Range Select, Pitch Bend/LFO Lever,Portamento Time, Portamento On/Off • Display: 16-digit FIP display • MemoryCartridge Holder: 1 • Jacks: Phone Output x 2 (Stereo, Mono, 7.5 kOhm),Headphones (8Ohm stereo), Hold Pedal (DP-2), MIDI (In, Out, Thru, 5-pin DIN),Programmer In (6-pin DIN) • Switches: Output Level (L/M/H), Memory Protect(Off/On/Off)

English product description:

The JX-8P is a lightweight, portable synthesizer with excellent sound and many attractive features. For example, two envelope generators and 2 DCO are used to generate each voice. In addition, the JX-8P has three levels of touch sensitivity. The velocity information can be used to control DCO pitch, DCO-1/DCO-2 balance, VCF cutoff frequency and VCA level. The pressure information can be used to control brilliance, volume and vibrato depth.
Programmable Patch Memory
In addition to the 64 permanently stored patch programs, the JX-8P can also store 32 programmable patches in its internal memory. Each optional Memory Cassette M-16C provides memory for an additional 32 programmable patches. The Patch Chain function can recall up to 8 patch combinations, including Key Mode, Pressure Sensitivity On/Off, Portamento On/Off, Portamento Time Bend Range, LFO Modulation Depth and Unison Detune On/Off settings. In addition, the JX-8P is fully MIDI compatible.

JX-8P preset programmable 6-voice polyphonic synthesizer
The JX-8P is a pressure- and velocity-dynamic synthesizer that was first introduced at the Musikmesse Frankfurt in 1985. The JX-8P's quality was well accepted by the music world, and the synthesizer is considered to be a superlative instrument with 2 DCO's, DCO's, VCF, and VCA. The exceptional pressure dynamics (aftertouch) controls the vibrato, the brilliance and the volume. The keyboarder can therefore play very sensitively with the keyboard. Every change in touch is reflected in the sound.
Two DOC's and, for the first time in this price range, two envelope generators can create any sound. Other synthesizer elements, comprehensive modulation control and dynamic capabilities allow the JX-8P to produce impressive sounds.
The JX-8P offers 64 presets with string sounds, metallic sounds and many special effects. You can also save 32 of your own sounds. The M-16C cartridge with 32 sounds also offers an optimal extension.
All 128 sounds can be varied or completely changed. The JX-8P offers other amazing features as well. You can assign a name to each sound. A new memory swap function allows the JX-8P to store up to 8 program combinations. The JX-8P is MIDI compatible and can therefore also be used as a control keyboard. Despite these enormous possibilities, the JX-8P weighs only 11.5 kg.

German product description:

Der JX-8Pist ein leichter, tragbarer Synthesizer mit einem hervorragendem Klang undzahlreichen attraktiven Merkmalen. Beispielsweise werden zur Erzeugung jederStimme zwei Hüllkurven-Generatoren und 2 DCO eingesetzt. Außerdem verfügt derJX-8P über drei Stufen der Anschlags-Empfindlichkeit. Mit denAnschlag-Informationen können DCO Pitch, DCO-1/DCO-2 Balance, VCF CutoffFrequency und VCA Level gesteuert werden. Über die Druck-Informationen lassensich Brillanz, Lautstärke und Vibrato-Tiefe ansteuern.

Programmierbarer Patch-Speicher

Neben den 64fest gespeicherten Patch-Programmen kann der JX-8P zusätzlich 32programmierbarePatches in seinem internen Speicher aufnehmen. Jede optionale Memory KassetteM-16C bietet Speicherplatz für weitere 32 programmierbare Patches. Die FunktionPatch Chain kann bis zu 8 Patch-Kombinationen abrufen, z.B. Einstellungen fürKey Mode, Pressure Sensitivity Ein/Aus, Portamento Ein/Aus, Portamento TimeBend Range, LFO Modulation Depth und Unison DetuneEin/Aus. Außerdem ist derJX-8P voll MIDI-kompatibel.

JX-8P preset programmable 6-voice polyphonic synthesizer

Der JX-8Pist ein druck- und anschlagdynamischer Synthesizer, dererstmals 1985 auf derMusikmesse Frankfurt vorgestellt wurde. DieMusiker-Fachwelt war sich über diesehr gute Qualität des JX-8P einig.Man bezeichnet den Synthesizer als einInstrument der Superlative.Die Anschlagdynamik steuert neben den 2 DCO's auchdasVerhältnis der DCO's, den VCF und den VCA an. DieaußergewöhnlicheDruckdynamik (Aftertouch) steuert das Vibrato, dieBrillance und die Lautstärke.Der Keyboarder kann dadurch sehrsensibel mit der Tastatur spielen. JederWechsel im Anschlag wird imSound reflektiert.
Zwei DOC's und, zum erstenmal in dieser Preisklasse, zwei Envelope-Generatorenkönnen jeden Sound kreieren. Andere Synthesizerelemente, umfassendeModulationskontrollenund Dynamikmöglichkeiten erlauben dem JX-8P,eindrucksvolle Sounds zuproduzieren.

Der JX-8Pbietet 64 Presets mit Streichersounds, metallischenSounds und vielen speziellenEffekten. Man kann außerdem 32eigene Sounds speichern. Eine optimaleErweiterung bietet dasM-16C Cartridge mit ebenfalls 32 Klängen.
Alle 128 Sounds können variiert oder vollkommen verändert werden. JedeVeränderung der Parameter wird im Display angezeigt.Der JX-8P bietet nochandere erstaunliche Funktionen. Man kannjedem Sound einen Namen zuordnen.Dieser Name erscheint in Leuchtschrift auf einer neu entwickelten Anzeige.Eineneue Speicherwechselfunktion erlaubt dem JX-8P, bis zu 8Programmkombinationenzu speichern. Außerdem können Key Mode, Anschlagdynamik, Bend Range, PortamentoTime, LFO Depth und Unison function programmiert werden.Der JX-8P istMIDI-kompatibel und somit auch als Steuerkeyboard einsetzbar.Trotz dieserriesigen Möglichkeiten wiegt der JX-8P nur 11,5 kg.

Source Roland museum Translated with DeepL

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