Linuxtech has released JDXi Manager, a free Windows controller/editor for the Roland JD-Xi synthesizer.
The JDXi Manager is currently available as a beta release. Currently only editing the Analog Synth of the JD-Xi is supported. The program should run fine on any version of Windows from XP onwards, 32 and 64 bit.
Some features already implemented include:
- modern looking GUI with clear practical layout of controls
- real-time control of all parameters
- sliders can be controlled with the mouse scroll wheel (just place the mouse pointer anywhere over a slider and
- scroll the mouse wheel up or down as required)
- save/load patches to/from disk (when you load a patch from disk it will also be automatically loaded into the JD-Xi, not just in the editor)
- eight octave piano keyboard feature using your PC keyboard (F1-F8 to select octave and Z,X,C,V,B,N,M for white keys and S,D,G,H,J for black keys, works also on German and French PC keyboard layouts, F9-F12 to select one of the four parts of the JD-Xi)
- near instant two-way full patch synchronization between the editor and the edit buffer of the JD-Xi (‘Dump to’ and ‘Read from’ buttons)
- resizable editor window to suit almost any screen size
fully customizable colour scheme, fonts and size of controls (alternative customizable ‘skins’ will be made available)
via Stuart Perry