In 1985, Roland's innovative JX-8P took hybrid synthesis a step further with a compelling new analog-digital voice. The instrument was instantly embraced by top session players, who forever embedded its warm pads, shimmery chorus and crystalline textures into the era's most popular tracks. Boutique JX-08 reintroduces the unique sound of this sought-after classic in stunning detail, coupled with powerful new effects, a polyphonic sequencer and more. And to enhance your creative flow, there's a full panel of hands-on controls derived from the companion PG-800 programmer unit for the original hardware.
- Authentic JX-8P sound and behavior
- PG-800 programmer functions included
- Includes 32 presets from the original JX-8P plus 111 new presets
- 17 new effect types including JUNO-106 chorus, SDD-320 reverb, lo-fi comp, super filter, pitch shifter and more
- Two-part, 64-step polyphonic sequencer with motion recording, random pattern generator and memory for 128 patterns
- Onboard arpeggiator
- Expanded polyphony compared to the original hardware
- Two-part multitimbral for playing multiple patches with dual and split capabilities
- 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)
Classic sound modernized
While the original design of JX-8P is retained in this modern version, Roland added a range of updates that take the experience to another level. Explore 100+ new patches tuned for contemporary styles or use the onboard controls to design your own sounds. And with expanded polyphony, two-part multitimbral capability and dual/split modes there's even more room to stretch out your sonic ideas. Once you've found your zone, store your creations for easy recall using any of the 256 preset slots.
Even deeper effects
JX-08 comes stocked with 17 powerful effects, many of which are new to the Roland Boutique range. Add some gloss to your JX patches with classic chorus, phaser and delay options or get gritty with overdrive, fuzz, bit crusher and the new lo-fi compressor. Filters and pitch shifters are also available to bring additional dimension and character to your sounds.
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
JX-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 JX-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)
| 3 × chorus
4 × delay
2 × phaser
2 × pitch shifter
|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
| 256 patch storage locations
128 sequencer pattern storage locations
| 64 steps
Random pattern generator
|Built-in 0.5W mini-speaker
|USB Port (to Host)
|MIDI;Audio;System Updates;File Transfer;Editor/Librarian/Patch Manager
|Voices of Polyphony
| 20 voices maximum
Voice count can vary depending on patch load
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