Capture the sound that changed everything
The release of the JD-800 took the synthesizer world by storm, harking back to the roots of synthesizers with a focus on sound design with an aggressive sound palette. It changed the landscape of the EDM scene in the early ’90s, with many iconic tracks being birthed from sounds created by this now legendary synthesizer. The JD-08 provides you with a faithful recreation of this classic synth thanks to advanced analog modelling technology, combined with a range of modern upgrades. With all 108 original waveforms and 64 presets, the only limit is your imagination.
Upgrade for the modern era
Whilst staying true to the original sound, Roland has expanded the module’s design for the modern age. 24 brand new presets are included as well as expanded memory locations – now up to 256. You can also enjoy expanded polyphony and two-part multitimbral capabilities so you have more tools to shape your sound.
64-step polyphonic sequencer and arpeggiator
It wouldn’t be a classic Roland synth without a powerful sequencer and arpeggiator and the JD-08 is no exception. Once you’ve created your own patches you can start programming patterns and arranging sequences using the two-part polyphonic sequencer. The sequencer features useful tools like motion recording to keep your inspiration flowing. You can also create rhythms using melodies via the onboard arpeggiator.
Works with just about anything you want it to. It features USB audio/MIDI and MIDI jacks. It also features an external clock input meaning you can sync up with a range of vintage equipment or even modern Eurorack systems. As well as being convenient it also gives the synthesizer a life of its own, providing unexpected phrases, rhythmic variations, and a whole range of organic outputs.
JD-08 Sound Module
Leaflet “USING THE UNIT SAFELY”
Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
Faithfully recreates the sound and behavior of the original JD-800 utilising advanced analog modelling
Includes all 108 original waveforms for extensive patch design possibilities
Includes all 64 original presets plus 21 new presets
Two-part, 64-step polyphonic sequencer with motion recording, random pattern generator, and memory for 128 patterns
Onboard arpeggiator for creating rhythmic melodies
Two-part multitimbral with expanded polyphony
Four-part structure for tone layering
Meticulous reproduction of the 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
Powered via batteries (4 x AA) or USB-C
Built-in powered mini speaker for instant enjoyment
Dimensions (WxDxH): 300 x 128 x 49 mm
Weight (including batteries: 840 g
Product Code: JD-08