Reader “jd-xa knight” shared this set of audio demos for the Roland JD-XA Hybrid Synthesizer, featuring original presets.
Here’s what he has to say about his JD-XA synthesizer audio demo:
– There are people who say, the JD-XA sounds like a Virus or like a plugin. Let me tell you this: It can do really crazy stuff, but be sure it sounds very (!) warm and analog, in fact i would say it has a completely unique sound (ANALOG-DIGITAL HYBRID ARCHITECTURE!) that reminds me a lot of old Roland SH synthesizers ( and i had a few synths in my life…)
– I am not the best synth programmer in the world and only had the JD-XA for some weeks
– Mostly done with the analog voices but of course i also used the great FX and some digital parts
– My patches are more on the experimental side, be sure that the JD-XA can do so much more, like Juno or Jupiter Sounds
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– It is fantastic to layer with an Ambika or Matrix 1000 or other good (poly)synths
– What i like – besides other great features – so much about the JD-XA is its ability to sound very vintage or very modern, like 70s Black Sabbath or “Plop” Bass like Beatles, or that its UNISON switch introduces some phasing which lets you do fantastic Mellotron-like sounds etc etc etc it’s possibnlities are endless 😉
– Depending on extreme settings, it may get noisy or hissy… i don’t care. for me it is VERY alive.
– In the SonicState Review, Nick is speaking about the weird behavior of analog filter 3. Yes it can go like that. But you also have to watch your levels. All the filters on the JD-XA are very very good. Believe me.
– The JD-XA is super fast to program (ok, some of my patches i will refine a little bid with time 😉
– this might well be the first synth demo, that features a guitar riff of the legendary german Punk band SLIME 😉