Roland JD-XA Analog/Digital Crossover Synthesizer

JD-XA

Analog/Digital Crossover Synthesizer

ANALOG. DIGITAL. MAGICAL.

The JD-XA is a unique crossover synth that brings together analog warmth and digital versatility in one super-creative, no- compromise instrument. First, there’s a four-part, all-analog monster with true analog filters and a direct dry output. Next up is a four-part digital engine powered by Roland’s SuperNATURAL synth technology, plus an impressive selection of potent effects. The JD-XA’s engines can be used independently or interactively, providing an incredibly flexible platform for sound design, studio work, and live performance. Use the analog and digital parts side by side, stack them up for total sonic devastation, or shape digital waveforms via the analog filters to create sounds never heard before. With the JD-XA, you can forget about analog or digital—just close your eyes, imagine how the future sounds, and start creating music.

  • Advanced synthesizer with independent analog and digital sound engines
  • Discrete analog synth engine (four parts) with 2 x OSC, Filter, Amp, 4 x Env (2 x Pitch, Filter, Amp), and 2 x LFO per voice plus Analog Dry Out for raw signal output
  • Analog filter section features 4-Pole, transistor-ladder, and multi-mode (LPF/HPF/BPF) filters with supremely smooth, natural response to knob movements
  • OSC section includes Cross Mod, Ring Mod, and OSC Sync, all of which can be used simultaneously
  • LFO rate covers a wide range from ultra-slow to ultra-fast
  • Incredibly fast attack envelope time
  • Separate digital section built around SuperNATURAL synth engine (four parts, 64 voices) that’s compatible with INTEGRA-7 sound libraries from Roland’s online Axial sound portal
  • Digital parts can be routed through the analog filter section for warm, organic results
  • Comprehensive effects with MFX for all parts plus five system effects (Reverb, TFX1, TFX2, Delay, and Master EQ)
  • Flexible routing options for highly creative sound design
  • Intuitive 16-track pattern sequencer (8 tracks for internal parts, 8 tracks for external parts) for fast creation of songs and loops
  • Onboard USB, MIDI, and CV/GATE interfaces plus flexible MIDI control functionality make the JD-XA the ideal centerpiece for live performance and music production
  • Mic input allows you to modulate synth sounds with your voice and explore classic Vocoder functionality
  • Plenty of backlit knobs, sliders, and controllers for hands-on sound shaping

USB INTERFACE AND CV/GATE OUTS FOR CONTROLLING ANALOG GEAR

The JD-XA features a built-in USB audio/MIDI interface for working seamlessly with your favorite DAW. It’s also equipped with two CV/GATE outputs, making it easy to interface with popular CV/GATE instruments. Your analog or modular synths can be controlled directly from the JD-XA’s keyboard or pattern sequencer, or from the comfort of your DAW when the JD-XA is integrated into your computer music production environment via USB.

 

KEYBOARD

Keyboard 49 keys (with velocity and channel aftertouch)

SOUND GENERATOR SECTION
Maximum Polyphony- Analog Part: 4 voices
- Digital Part: 64 voices (varies according to the sound generator load)

Structure
Analog/Digital Crossover Synthesizer
- Analog Part: 4 parts (2 OSCs + AUX, 1 Filter, 1 AMP, 2 Pitch ENV, 1 Filter ENV, 1 AMP ENV, 2 LFOs and 1 MOD LFO)
- Digital Part: 4 parts (3 Partial (3 OSCs, 3 Filters, 3 AMPs, Envelops for each section and LFOs)) (Digital Part uses SuperNATURAL Synth tones that is compatible with the Integra-7.)

User Program Memory
- Internal: 256
- USB Flash memory: 256
The patterns of Arpeggio and Sequence are saved as programs.

Analog-OSC Section
- Oscillator waveforms: Saw, Square, Pulse/PWM, Triangle, Sine
- Knobs/Sliders: Pitch, Fine, Cross Mod, Pulse Width, Pulse Width Modulation
- Pitch Envelopes: Attack, Decay, Envelope Depth
- Modulation: Cross Modulation, Ring Modulation, Oscillator Sync
(A-OSC2 is applied as modulation to A-OSC1.)

Analog-FILTER Section
- Filter Type: LPF1, LPF2, LPF3, HPF, BPF, Bypass
- Knobs: Cutoff, Resonance, Key Follow, Envelope Depth, HPF, Drive
- Envelope: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release

Analog-AMP Section
- Knobs: Level
- Envelope: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release

Digital-OSC Section
- Oscillator waveforms: Saw, Square, Pulse/PWM, Triangle, Sine, Variation
- Knobs/Sliders: Pitch, Fine, Pulse Width, Pulse Width Modulation
- Pitch Envelopes: Attack, Decay, Envelope Depth
- Modulation: Ring Modulation
(Partial2-OSC is applied as modulation to Partial1-OSC.)

Digital-FILTER Section
- Filter Type: LPF1, LPF2, LPF3, HPF, BPF, Variation, Bypass
- Knobs: Cutoff, Resonance, Key Follow, Envelope Depth, HPF
- Envelope: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release

Digital-AMP Section
- Knobs: Level
- Envelope: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release

LFO Section
- LFO Waveform: Triangle, Sine, Saw, Square, Sample&Hold, Random
- Knobs/Sliders: Rate, Fade Time, Pitch Depth, Filter Depth, Amp Depth
- Tempo Sync

Mixer Section (For Analog Part)
- Level: A-OSC 1, A-OSC 2, AUX

Mic
- Vocoder
- MIC Modulation

Effects
- MFX: 8 systems, 67 types (each part has a MFX)
- Part EQ: 8 systems (each part has a Part EQ)
- TFX: 2 systems, 29 types
- DELAY
- REVERB: 6 types
- Master EQ
- Mic Input Reverb: 8 types 

Pattern Sequencer
Tracks: 16
Patterns are saved as a program.
SMF import supported.

Arpeggio
Preset pattern: 64
Patterns are saved as a program.

Controllers
Pitch bend and modulation lever, Pitch and modulation wheels

Display16 characters 2 line LCD

External Storage
USB Flash memory

Connectors
PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
MAIN OUTPUT jacks (L/MONO, R): 1/4-inch TRS phone type
ANALOG DRY OUTPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type
CLICK OUTPUT jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
MIC jack: Combo type (XLR, 1/4-inch TRS phone), balanced
FOOT PEDAL jacks (CTRL 1, CTRL 2, HOLD)
CV/GATE OUTPUT jacks (2 systems): Miniature phone type
(CV: These jacks support OCT/V (Hz/V is not supported). GATE: They output +5 V.)
MIDI connectors (IN, OUT)
USB COMPUTER port (USB Hi-Speed AUDIO/MIDI): USB B type
(Use a USB cable and a computer with a USB port that support USB 2.0 Hi-Speed.)
USB MEMORY port: USB A type
DC IN jack

Power Supply
AC Adaptor

Current draw
3,000 mA

Accessories
Owner's Manual
AC Adaptor
Power Cord

SIZE AND WEIGHT
Width 899 mm
35-7/16 inches
Depth 388 mm
15-5/16 inches
Height 111 mm
4-3/8 inches
Weight 6.5 kg
14 lbs. 6 oz.