Get the Best of Both Worlds with the New Roland JD-XA Analog/Digital Crossover Synthesizer

The Roland JD-XA is a unique crossover synth that brings together analog warmth and digital versatility in one super-creative, no-compromise instrument. First, there's a four-part, all-analog monster with true analog filters and a direct dry output. Next up is a four-part digital engine powered by Roland's SuperNATURAL synth technology, plus an impressive selection of potent effects. Roland JD-XA's engines can be used independently or interactively, providing an incredibly flexible platform for sound design, studio work, and live performance. Use the analog and digital parts side by side, stack them up for total sonic devastation, or shape digital waveforms via the analog filters to create sounds never heard before. With the Roland JD-XA, you can forget about analog or digital-just close your eyes, imagine how the future sounds, and start creating music.

The Analog Engine

Each of the Roland JD-XA's four analog parts has two oscillators, along with filter and amp sections and four envelopes-all with incredibly fast attack and response times. You also get two LFOs, with super-smooth coverage from ultra-slow to ultra-fast. Start by creating your sound from scratch, or configure the Roland JD-XA as an eight-oscillator, pure analog version of the legendary Supersaw waveform. Or invoke the power of Poly Stack mode for warm, organic four-note chords that will sweep you away. Once you've got that killer analog sound, you can route it directly to the analog dry output or send it to the onboard digital effects for further experiments in the art of sound design.

The Digital Engine

The Roland JD-XA doesn't just do classic analog- it's also equipped with a completely separate four-part, 64-voice digital sound engine powered by Roland's acclaimed SuperNATURAL synthesizer technology. This lets you play some of the most expressive and natural sounds available anywhere, as the Roland JD-XA is compatible with the synth engine from the INTEGRA-7 sound module, a firm favorite of top producers, composers, and sound designers. And if you need some extra inspiration, visit Roland's online Axial community and download the latest creations from high-end programmers to tap into great sounds for a wide variety of genres.

16-Track Pattern Sequencer with Real-Time and Step Recording

With all this sonic power at hand, you'll want to dive in and start making music straight away. To get your creativity flowing, the Roland JD-XA has a comprehensive 16-track pattern sequencer with 8 tracks for internal parts and 8 tracks for external sources, allowing you to build sequences and loops quickly and intuitively. Use real-time recording mode to lay down parts in a familiar linear fashion, or step recording mode to create in the old-school pattern style. However you like to work, this sequencer is designed to keep you connected to your music-the Roland JD-XA is all about inspiration, not interruption.


  • Advanced synthesizer with independent analog and digital sound engines
  • Discrete analog synth engine (four parts) with 2 x OSC, Filter, Amp, 4 x Env (2 x Pitch, Filter, Amp), and 2 x LFO per voice plus Analog Dry Out for raw signal output
  • Analog filter section features 4-Pole, transistor-ladder, and multi-mode (LPF/HPF/BPF) filters with a supremely smooth, natural response to knob movements
  • OSC section includes Cross Mod, Ring Mod, and OSC Sync, all of which can be used simultaneously
  • LFO rate covers a wide range from ultra-slow to ultra-fast
  • Incredibly fast attack envelope time
  • Separate digital section built around SuperNATURAL synth engine (four parts, 64 voices) that’s compatible with INTEGRA-7 sound libraries from Roland’s online Axial sound portal
  • Digital parts can be routed through the analog filter section for warm, organic results
  • Comprehensive effects with MFX for all parts plus five system effects (Reverb, TFX1, TFX2, Delay, and Master EQ)
  • Flexible routing options for highly creative sound design
  • Intuitive 16-track pattern sequencer (8 tracks for internal parts, 8 tracks for external parts) for fast creation of songs and loops
  • Onboard USB, MIDI, and CV/GATE interfaces plus flexible MIDI control functionality make the JD-XA the ideal centerpiece for live performance and music production
  • Mic input allows you to modulate synth sounds with your voice and explore classic Vocoder functionality
  • Plenty of backlit knobs, sliders, and controllers for hands-on sound shaping


SPECIFICATIONS

Keyboard

  • 49 keys (with velocity and channel aftertouch)

Maximum Polyphony

  • Analog Part: 4 voices
  • Digital Part: 64 voices (varies according to the sound generator load)

Structure

  • Analog Part: (2 OSCs + AUX, 1 Filter, 1 AMP, 2 Pitch ENV, 1 Filter ENV, 1 AMP ENV, 2 LFOs and 1 MOD LFO)
  • Digital Part: 4 parts (3 Partial [3 OSCs, 3 Filters, 3 AMPs, Envelopes for each section and LFOs]) (Digital Part uses SuperNATURAL Synth tones that is compatible with the Integra-7.)

Analog Oscillator

  • Oscillator waveforms: Saw, Square, Pulse/PWM, Triangle, Sine
  • Knobs/Sliders: Pitch, Fine, Cross Mod, Pulse Width, Pulse Width Modulation
  • Pitch Envelopes: Attack, Decay, Envelope Depth
  • Modulation: Cross Modulation, Ring Modulation, Oscillator Sync (A-OSC2 is applied as modulation to A-OSC1)

Digital Oscillator

  • Oscillator waveforms: Saw, Square, Pulse/PWM, Triangle, Sine, Variation
  • Knobs/Sliders: Pitch, Fine, Pulse Width, Pulse Width Modulation
  • Pitch Envelopes: Attack, Decay, Envelope Depth
  • Modulation: Ring Modulation (Partial2-OSC is applied as modulation to Partial1-OSC)

Analog Filter

  • Filter Type: LPF1, LPF2, LPF3, HPF, BPF, Bypass
  • Knobs: Cutoff, Resonance, Key Follow, Envelope Depth, HPF, Drive
  • Envelope: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release

Digital Filter

  • Filter Type: LPF1, LPF2, LPF3, HPF, BPF, Variation, Bypass
  • Knobs: Cutoff, Resonance, Key Follow, Envelope Depth, HPF
  • Envelope: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release

Analog Amplifier

  • Knobs: Level
  • Envelope: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release

Digital Amplifier

  • Knobs: Level
  • Envelope: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release

LFO

  • LFO Waveform: Triangle, Sine, Saw, Square, Sample and Hold, Random
  • Knobs/Sliders: Rate, Fade Time, Pitch Depth, Filter Depth, Amp Depth
  • Tempo Sync

Mixer

  • Level: A-OSC 1, A-OSC 2, AUX

Mic

  • Vocoder
  • MIC Modulation

Effects

  • MFX: 8 systems, 67 types (each part has a MFX)
  • Part EQ: 8 systems (each part has a Part EQ)
  • TFX: 2 systems, 29 types
  • DELAY
  • REVERB: 6 types
  • Master EQ
  • Mic Input Reverb: 8 types

Pattern Sequencer

  • Tracks: 16
  • Patterns are saved as a program
  • SMF import supported

Arpeggio

  • Preset pattern: 64
  • Patterns are saved as a program

Controllers

  • Pitch bend and modulation lever
  • Pitch and modulation wheels

Display

  • 16 characters 2 line LCD

External Storage

  • USB Flash memory

User Program Memory

  • Internal: 256 GB
  • USB Flash Memory: 256 GB

Connectors

  • PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
  • MAIN OUTPUT jacks (L/MONO, R): 1/4-inch TRS phone type
  • ANALOG DRY OUTPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type
  • CLICK OUTPUT jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
  • MIC jack: Combo type (XLR, 1/4-inch TRS phone), balanced
  • FOOT PEDAL jacks (CTRL 1, CTRL 2, HOLD)
  • CV/GATE OUTPUT jacks (2 systems): Miniature phone type
  • MIDI connectors (IN, OUT)
  • USB COMPUTER port (USB Hi-Speed AUDIO/MIDI): USB B type
  • USB MEMORY port: USB A type
  • DC IN jack

Power

  • Power Supply: AC Adaptor
  • Current draw: 3,000 mA

Dimensions

  • Width: 35-7/16 inches
  • Depth: 15-5/16 inches
  • Height: 4-3/8 inches
  • Weight: 14 lbs. 6 oz
Manufacturer: Roland
Model: JD-XA
SKU: I360132-N-1-WHXE
UPC: 761294506226

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