From our friends across the pond at Sonicstate, here’s Roland specialist Scott Tibbs’ demo of their new JD-Xa synthesizer--the big brother to the JD-Xi minisynth. We too have had some hands-on time with it, and it’s amazingly capable, especially for the price. Look for our full review in an upcoming issue of Keyboard.
Roland JD-Xi reviewed
With the release of the miniaturized JD-Xi, Roland presents its first foray into analog synthesis since 1986. But wait, this isn’t solely a monosynth like the Korg Monotron or Moog Phatties or Arturia’s Brute family. The JD-Xi boasts a hybrid design with an integrated (and powerful) polyphonic digital sound engine and sequencer, designed for professional players and non-keyboardist producer types alike.