Chadwick Wood, creator of the Coffeeshopped Patch Base patch editor app for iPad, let us know about a new editor for the Roland JD-Xi.
The JD-Xi is the most powerful mini-key synth available, but its limited number of knobs means that patch editing can be very menu-intensive.
Here’s what Wood has to say about the new editor:
The new editor includes support for the JD-Xi’s 2 digital synths, analog monosynth, sample-based drum machine, and on-board effects and mixing.
The hundreds of parameters that the JD-Xi uses are all here, allowing for a sound design experience far beyond what’s available using the JD-Xi’s built-in controls (unless you enjoy hours of menu diving!).
ll of this control is achieved via a 5-page layout for the editor. In addition to the individual controls, many aspects of your patches can be copied, pasted, and randomized.
And as always, Patch Base allows you to store and organize these sounds on your iPad for later use, backup, and sharing.
Pricing and Availability
Patch Base is available now as a free app, but support for individual synths is unlocked via In-App purchases, which are generally $19.99/synth. The JD-Xi editor is available for 50% off for a limited time. You can find out more about the editor at the Coffeeshopped site.
If you’ve used Patch Base, leave a comment and let us know what you think of it!