With its retro workflow, evocative sounds and powerful effects, Roland JD-800 was a favorite for top electronic music producers through the 90s and beyond. Combining the original JD-800 waveforms with advanced modeling techniques, Roland Boutique JD-08 delivers the exquisite hands-on sound design of the original along with hugely expanded polyphony, a two-part polyphonic sequencer and other modern updates.
- Authentic sound and behavior of the original JD-800 realized with advanced sound modeling
- 108 original waveforms for extensive patch design possibilities
- Includes the original 64 presets plus 21 new presets
- Two-part, 64-step polyphonic sequencer with motion recording, random pattern generator and memory for 128 patterns
- Onboard arpeggiator
- Two-part multitimbral with expanded polyphony
- Four-part structure for tone layering
- Detailed recreation of JD-800's unique two-stage multi-effects section
- Editable distortion, phaser, spectrum, enhancer, delay, chorus and reverb
- Multi-phase time variant envelopes for complex, evolving sounds
- Palette sliders for quick parameter adjustment
- USB-C audio/MIDI interface, full-size MIDI I/O and external clock input
- Portable design for mobile music making
- High-quality construction with metal front panel
- Powered via batteries (4×AA) or USB-C
- Control information can be sent and received via MIDI and USB-C
- Built-in powered mini speaker for instant enjoyment
- Compatible with optional DK-01 Boutique Dock or K-25m Keyboard Unit (both sold separately)
Inspiring sound design at your fingertips
By the early 90s, preset-driven digital synths with limited hands-on controls dominated the landscape. Roland JD-800 changed all that in 1991, bringing the synthesizer world back to its roots with a control-laden panel and an aggressively electronic sound palette. Boutique JD-08 includes 64 presets from the original hardware and perfectly recreates the four-tone structure, 108 waveforms and unique two-part multi-effects that are at the core of the JD-800's intricate, evolving sound.
Expanded sound for the modern age
While the original design of JD-800 is retained in this modern version, there are a range of updates that take the experience to another level. New patches plus 256 memory locations let you dive deep into the huge array of controls to create new sounds for your music. And with expanded polyphony and two-part multitimbral capability, there's even more room to stretch out your sonic ideas.
Music that moves
Once you've locked in your patches, fire up the two-part polyphonic sequencer and start programming leads, basslines or basic chords to sync with other pieces in your electronic ensemble. And to bring some animated movement to your sounds, tap into motion recording and the onboard arpeggiator to make your musical lines dance.
MIDI, USB and external clock input
JD-08 features a built-in USB-C audio/MIDI interface, so you can play, record and synchronize with all types of computer production software. Full-size MIDI I/O is also available for interfacing with other MIDI hardware. There's even an external clock input for driving JD-08's onboard sequencer and arpeggiator from vintage analog instruments and modern eurorack systems.
Grab your keys, hit the road
The compact JD-08 fits just about anywhere and is easily controlled from a master keyboard or computer DAW. It can run on standard AA batteries for hours of uninhibited jamming and there's also a built-in speaker for on-the-go sound monitoring. Add a DK-01 Boutique Dock for a polished look and three convenient tilt positions, or grab a K-25m Keyboard Unit to create a fully self-contained, portable instrument (both sold separately).
|Built In Speakers
|Included From Manufacturer
|4 × AA batteries
|In, Out, and USB
|Product Unique Features
| 1/8" external clock input
16-pin port for use with KM-25m keyboard unit (sold separately)
|1/8" stereo external audio input
| 1/8" stereo main output
1/8" stereo headphone output
|2 parts with dual and split
|Oscillators per Voice
|1 lb 14 oz.
| 256 patch storage locations
128 sequencer pattern storage locations
| 64 steps
|Built-in 0.5W mini-speaker
|USB Port (to Host)
|MIDI;Audio;System Updates;File Transfer;Editor/Librarian/Patch Manager
|Voices of Polyphony
| 128 voices maximum
Voice count can vary depending on patch load
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