Roland JX-305 GrooveSynth

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The JX-305 is an awesome synth for electronic & techno musicians! It's like an MC-505 groovebox in a keyboard. All of the MC-505's excellent dance-oriented sounds are included, as well as 4MB more! Combining keyboard style patch synthesis & performance with Groove Approved dance patterns, sequences and phrases the JX-305 is a real dance production studio with 768 dance patterns, 256 User, 640 patches and 28 drum kits.

Perfect for live use with its massive 64 voices of polyphony, you can jam along with it while it's instantly playing a great techno/dance groove! Then grab anyone of the 9 real-time control knobs to start tweaking the filter, envelope, tempo, arpeggiator or LFO. All real-time edits, pattern changes, tweaks and keyboard playing can be recorded into its 8-track sequencer - a robust sequencer with quantizing and edit capabilities! If your bag is dance, trance and rave then this Groovesynth may be all you need! It has been used by Astral.

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45 Visitor comments
October 24, 2008 @ 1:32 am
this awesome synth was on Tour with major Hip Hot Rap band in Mexico Control Machete as seen performing live
October 14, 2008 @ 6:57 pm
This is an excellent machine. Once you've learned all of its capabilities, you will see just how versitile it is! This is one of my all-time favourite synths, it has great presets, all patches can be edited (including drum sounds), and can even be made to sound analog-ish. Definitely worth having one, it is an absolute staple of my set-up!!!
October 12, 2008 @ 2:42 pm
E' un synth molto potente, fornisce suoni vintage anni 80/90 a quelli più attuali. Controlli realtime facilissimi da utilizzare. Arpeggiatore di grande effetto. Ottimo per la musica dei depeche mode, yazoo, Camouflage, DeVision e la newwave elettronica in genere.
E' una macchina stupenda!!
September 18, 2008 @ 12:01 pm
Great Live tool,and improvising is easy,quite hands on and good for controlling other gear via Midi etc,sequencing was a doddle on the JX but the sounds are very Limp,shame it doesn't sound as good as it looks
August 17, 2008 @ 7:43 am
Love this synth for its big dance drums and its realtime controls.The only drawback is you have to get your head around programming and storing sounds/seq/songs.
Great board none the less and i just love the colour!
Good Luck

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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 64 Voices
  • Effects - 24 effects including reverb, delay, chorus, etc...
  • Memory - 640 patches, 28 rhythm kits
  • Patterns - 768 Dance patterns, 256 User
  • Filter - Digital real-time & midi controllable resonant low/band pass filter
  • Arpeg/Seq - 8-Track sequencer, Arpeggiator and real-time Phrase Sequencer
  • Keyboard - 61 notes (w/ velocity)
  • Control - MIDI
  • Date Produced - 1998
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  • Images from Synthesizer Picture Gallery (site gone).

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