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Roland JD-Xi-RD Synthesizer   

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A blending of two technologies in one easy-to-use sythesizer with a killer red finish.

What do you get when you combine an interactive analog synthesizer with realtime parameter control and a keyboard with one of the most popular and highly rated digital sound libraries in the world? You get the Roland JD-X-RDi, an analog/digital crossover synthesizer that is the perfect instrument to address the needs of the contemporary creative musician.

Tiny, mighty, and affordable, the JD-Xi-RD puts a true analog synth engine, Roland™s famous SuperNATURAL synth sounds, and many other creative tools under one hood. Equipped with 37 mini keys, this compact instrument delivers fat, warm analog bass and lead tones with ample controls for hands-on tweaking, plus polyphonic PCM essentials like pads, strings, brass, and more. Create impressive loops in a flash with the pattern sequencer and built-in drum kits, and explore expressive vocal textures with the gooseneck mic, Vocoder, and AutoPitch. Small in size and large in versatility, the JD-Xi-RD is all about big sounds and big fun!

Analog and digital synths in one keyboard
With its unique crossover sound engine, the JD-Xi-RD provides the best of both worlds: the warm, smooth response of classic analog, and the clarity and versatility of modern digital. The newly developed monophonic analog synth section features saw, triangle, and square waveforms with pulse-width modulation and an analog filter, plus an independent sub oscillator for low-end power. Two digital synth sections offer 128-voice polyphony and a wide range of high-quality SuperNATURAL synth tones, including pads, strings, electric piano, sound effects, and many others.

Gooseneck mic for vocoder, autopitch, and other vocal effects
The JD-Xi-RD comes with a sturdy, high-quality gooseneck mic that brings even more fun to the party. Using the Vocoder, you can sing into the mic and control the tone and pitch via sounds played on the keyboard. With AutoPitch, it™s simple to achieve the exaggerated, robotic vocal sounds that are common in today™s pop and electronic music styles. There™s also a cool Auto Note function that allows you to œsing JD-Xi-RD synth sounds without touching the keyboard.

Build loops with the four-track pattern sequencer
Using the intuitive pattern sequencer and large selection of onboard sounds, you'e able to create and perform sophisticated music with only the JD-Xi-RD. The sequencer offers four separate tracks”two digital synth parts, analog synth, and drums”allowing you to build rich-sounding loops for any genre. Real-time and step recording modes are provided, along with a special TR-REC mode for programming in the style of Roland™s classic TR-series beatboxes. It™s easy to play patterns and tweak sounds as you perform, and many preset patterns are built in for jamming right out of the box.

Pro drum kits for high-impact beats
Packed with a variety of dynamic drum kits, the JD-Xi-RD delivers quality rhythm tones to suit any groove. Included are many types of electronic and acoustic kits, and the drum instrument assignments are conveniently labeled above the keys for quick identification. You can also personalize the kits for your music by adjusting filter, envelope, pitch, and pan parameters on individual drum sounds.

Shape sounds with impressive effects
The JD-Xi-RD includes four simultaneous effects sections for enhancing any sound. Effect 1 and 2 provide selectable processing options such as Bit Crusher, Slicer, and Ring Mod, while dedicated Delay and Reverb sections make it easy to envelop sounds in spacious ambience. Each effects section can be turned on/off separately for the three synth sections and drums, allowing you to shape your mix with many creative combinations.

Download additional sounds at Roland™s axial site
Need some fresh inspiration, or maybe a sound for a particular style of music? Just visit the Axial sound library site, where you™ll find a growing selection of free new sounds and patterns for the JD-Xi-RD. Axial features sounds for many other Roland synths as well, all created by top engineers and leading electronic music artists.

FEATURES
  • Special red finish
  • Warm and rich analog sounds
  • Crytal clear digital timbres
  • Vocoder and effects
  • Easy programming

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SPECIFICATIONS

JD-Xi-RD Synthesizer

  • KEYBOARD
    Keyboard: 37 mini keys (with velocity)

    SOUND GENERATOR SECTION
    Maximum Polyphony: 129 voices (Digital Synth/Drum Kit: 128, Analog Synth: 1)
    Parts: 4 Parts (Digital Synth Part: 2, Drums Part: 1, Analog Synth Part: 1)
    Tones: Digital Synth Tone (SuperNATURAL Synth)
    Analog Synth Tone
    PCM Drum Kit
    * For an analog synth tone, the oscillator, sub-oscillator, and filter sections consist of analog circuits.
    Effects: Effect1 (Distortion, Fuzz, Compressor, Bit Crusher)
    Effect2 (Flanger, Phaser, Ring Mod, Slicer)
    Delay: 2 types
    Reverb: 6 types

    OTHER
    Pattern Sequencer
    Tracks: 4
    Vocal Function: Vocoder, Auto Pitch, Auto Note
    Other: Favorite, Arpeggio
    Controllers:Pitch Bend/Modulation Wheel
    Display: 16 characters 2 line LCD
    Connectors: Headphones Jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
    Output Jacks (L/MONO, R): 1/4-inch phone type
    Input Jack (LINE(MONO) / Guitar Input): 1/4-inch phone type
    MIDI Connectors (IN, OUT)
    USB COMPUTER Port (USB Hi-Speed AUDIO/MIDI)
    (Use a USB cable and a computer with a USB port that support Hi-Speed USB.)
    DC IN Jack
    MIC Input Jack: XLR type, unbalanced
    Power Supply: AC Adaptor
    Current draw: 1000 mA
    Accessories: Owner's Manual, AC Adaptor, Microphone

    SIZE AND WEIGHT
    Width: 22-11/16 inches
    Depth: 9-11/16
    Height: 3-6/16
    Weight: 4 lb. 14 oz.
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RolandJD-Xi-RD Synthesizer
 
4.7

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4.0

Nice compact synth

By Ssxz

from Hilo, HI

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Portable

Cons

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      Comments about Roland JD-Xi-RD Synthesizer:

      I own an SH01 as well, so i'll compare them.

      JDXi vs SH-01... (JDXi plusses/minuses)
      + vocoder/mic input/mic included/line in
      + drum sounds/drum machine functionality
      + intuitive easily programmable sequencer
      + monophonic true analog section
      + more polyphony (Sh-01 is very good as well)
      + digital sounds - very nice piano sounds etc
      + lcd display menu instead of shortcut keys
      + compact size (tradeoff smaller keys)
      - easy to tweak/create sounds/flexibility
      - smaller sized keys/key feel/aftertouch
      - not extremely intuitive - need to rtfm
      - no adsr sliders/replaced with knob
      Same as SH01
      Usb connectivity
      Build quality (excellent)
      Great sounding overall

      If you need a sequencer and drum machine functionality and vocoder, then this is a good synth for you

       
      5.0

      Great little synth

      By woodys

      from Charleston SC

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Portable
      • Pre-programmed music
      • Realistic Sound
      • Responsive / Good Action

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Roland JD-Xi-RD Synthesizer:

          Great and large sound bank. Tons of arpeggiator. Good drum kits. Analog synth! This thing does it all and then some. You have to do a little bit of menu diving to do some editing but other than that its easy to use. The keys feel sturdy and the touch response is very accurate.

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          5.0

          Never but another Synth again

          By woodys

          from Charleston SC

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Portable
          • Realistic Sound
          • Responsive / Good Action

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Electronic Music

            Comments about Roland JD-Xi-RD Synthesizer:

            I own a Yamaha motif, Microkorg and Novation xiosynth....Now that I have JD-XI I don't need any of the others..This thing does a lot....and it all sounds fantastic! The analog sounds are warm and amazing. The amount of arpeggiators is overwhelming...in a good way! The effects are better than any other synth ive seen. It has enough drums to make any kind of song you want. I am not sure if I will ever use my old synths again.

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