Jx 8p V's Jx 10?

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Jx 8p V's Jx 10?

Postby Scottf » Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:51 pm

I know the Jx 10 is two 8p's what are these advantages?

I've heard of dual mode, meant to be really fat? but I don't understand really what this is..

I like the sound of these synth and the 8p seems mores available to buy.

I don't need 24 note poly-ability, I can bearly play anything..

So, why would I need to go 10, would I be missing out with just the 8p?

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Re: Jx 8p V's Jx 10?

Postby Z » Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:59 pm

Yes, the JX-10 is essentially 2 JX-8P's. You can program patches in whole mode (12 voice polyphonic), dual mode (2 6 voice polyphonic tones layered) or split (2 6 voice poly each). You can route the audio out as a single monaural out, 2 channel out (upper & lower tones in seperate outs) or dual stereo (stereo outs for both tones). There is also a Chase Play mode which is sort of like a MIDI delay where the synth will repeat what you play - which can be interesting when you have one tone "chase" another. This does eat at polyphony and I don't think the chased notes respond to pitch bend.

There also appears to be a couple of assignable controller sliders. I don't have any information about that right now as I mainly use the MKS-70 Super JX rack version.

The JX-8P is still a good, and underrated, synth.
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Re: Jx 8p V's Jx 10?

Postby kerpan » Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:28 am

I got lucky, and found a JX-10 for less than the JX-8P I had been eye-ing locally.
Having played around with the JX-10, I can say that the dual layers can be really useful. Still, I don't really think it's much you couldn't do with a multi-tracked JX-8P. If you can get a good deal on the JX-10, or if you want to use it live, that's dandy, but the JX-8P is no slouch.

Sound-wise, they're nearly identical. I think the LFO on the JX-10 is slightly different, and the signal is gated slightly for noise. Not positive on that though.
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Re: Jx 8p V's Jx 10?

Postby CfNorENa » Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:27 am

kerpan wrote:I got lucky, and found a JX-10 for less than the JX-8P I had been eye-ing locally.


Nice. JX-10/MKS-70 is a monster synth, and largely underrated. If you get a chance to acquire a PG-800, you should do it. Even at $350, it's worth it. 8-)
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Re: Jx 8p V's Jx 10?

Postby kerpan » Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:54 am

CfNorENa wrote:
kerpan wrote:I got lucky, and found a JX-10 for less than the JX-8P I had been eye-ing locally.


Nice. JX-10/MKS-70 is a monster synth, and largely underrated. If you get a chance to acquire a PG-800, you should do it. Even at $350, it's worth it. 8-)


I actually just grabbed a PG-800 off the For Sale sections of VSE. If it proves to have not been a scam (I'm optimistic), I'll be programming with it some time next week.

*Edit* I spoke too soon. The PG-800 came this morning. I'm in heaven :D
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Re: Jx 8p V's Jx 10?

Postby CfNorENa » Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:08 pm

kerpan wrote:The PG-800 came this morning. I'm in heaven :D


You're set! Now, just for fun, imagine if the PG-800 had been built into the JX-10 board, and imagine, further, that Roland had adopted the Jupiter color scheme for it. A unit like that would probably be selling for over $2K. Yup, JX-10/MKS-70 with PG-800 has to be one of the great deals on the vintage market...
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Re: Jx 8p V's Jx 10?

Postby kerpan » Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:16 am

CfNorENa wrote:the Jupiter color scheme


On my battered and bruised Juno-106... maybe :D
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Re: Jx 8p V's Jx 10?

Postby max badwan » Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:46 am

CfNorENa wrote:
kerpan wrote:The PG-800 came this morning. I'm in heaven :D


You're set! Now, just for fun, imagine if the PG-800 had been built into the JX-10 board, and imagine, further, that Roland had adopted the Jupiter color scheme for it. A unit like that would probably be selling for over $2K. Yup, JX-10/MKS-70 with PG-800 has to be one of the great deals on the vintage market...


I concur.
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Re: Jx 8p V's Jx 10?

Postby georgemarauder » Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:14 am

I view the JX-10 as like the Rolls Royce of synthesizers. If I were to open the chassis I would expect everything to be encased in gold. It's a luxury synth.
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Re: Jx 8p V's Jx 10?

Postby commodorejohn » Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:37 am

It's just such a classy-sounding beast - it's like the concert grand of synthesizers, no matter what you do with it it sounds dignified and classy.
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Re: Jx 8p V's Jx 10?

Postby max badwan » Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:32 pm

georgemarauder wrote:I view the JX-10 as like the Rolls Royce of synthesizers. If I were to open the chassis I would expect everything to be encased in gold. It's a luxury synth.

it's more a Lexus than a Roller, but point taken
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Re: Jx 8p V's Jx 10?

Postby nathanscribe » Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:00 am

It also has a much better keyboard than most, if not all, other Roland analogues. A truly majestic bit of kit. Woefully undervalued, but there are aspects of the programming that make it a bit of a faff sometimes. No denying its quality though.
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Re: Jx 8p V's Jx 10?

Postby Rezisehtnys » Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:05 am

The JX-8P is the only synth I've kept over the years and will never sell. Would the PG-800 make like easier? Yes, but once you get the hang of it you really don't need it at all. Especially considering for the cost of the PG-800 you can just get another synth. Either way, definitely one of the best inexpensive synths around.
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Re: Jx 8p V's Jx 10?

Postby philip » Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:24 am

8p is warmer than jx10, and it's the best pad machine ever
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