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NEW HORIZONS

In the early ‘80s, the synthesizer market was in flux. Spurred by trends in contemporary music, synths began to creep into popular culture. Roland, in lieu of complicated controls, shifted towards inclusive designs. Why not create a keyboard with Roland’s iconic analog warmth but make it accessible? Thus the dawn of the pushbutton interface and the introduction of the JX-3P. The JX-3P condensed the signature Roland sound users had come to expect into 64 stunning presets. Beautiful design, meticulous craftsmanship, and ease of use—the JX-3P was a Roland synth for aspiring youngster and virtuoso alike.
  

THE PEOPLE'S SYNTH

Don’t let this synth’s sleek veneer fool you. The most attractive quality of the JX-3P is its versatility. The presets alone provide a masterclass in sonic engineering. Present midrange, shimmering high end, punchy bass frequencies—it’s all there. Throw in a revolutionary MIDI option, and it’s easy to see why this user-friendly powerhouse is now part of Roland Cloud’s Legendary series. What about hands-on sound manipulation? Enter the PG-200. Augmented by the PG 200, JX-3P users could navigate between out-of-the-box excellence and infinite customization. Visceral control options, not one but TWO stabilizing Digitally Controlled Oscillators, and Roland’s unmatched soundscapes—it’s no wonder the JX-3P shines brightly on countless classic recordings.    


TIME IN A BOTTLE

The JX-3P software synth offers a crystalline ACB-component (Analog Circuit Behavior)-level replication of the JX-3Ps lustrous textures. Running the gamut from classic string sounds to crushing metallic pads, this six-voice polyphonic recreation will stoke your creative fire. View the JX-3P in its traditional format, or add the PG-200 and dig deep into vintage-style synthesis. Formatted specifically for the PLUG OUT interface of the SYSTEM 8, the PG-200’s controls integrate flawlessly into a diverse range of setups. This treasured synth will deliver the sounds of the early ‘80s directly to your DAW, adding a singular flavor to any musical arsenal.

Specs

Specifications

Maximum Polyphony 8 voice
LFO WAVEFORM (SIN, SQR, RANDOM)
Rate
Delay
KEY TRIGGER SW(ON, OFF)
TRIGGER ENVELOPE SW(ON, OFF)
DCO-1 WAVEFORM (SAW, SQR, PULSE)
RANGE (64', 32', 16', 8', 4', 2')
LFO MOD
ENV-1 MOD
DCO-2 WAVEFORM (SAW, SQR, PULSE, WHITENOISE)
RANGE (64', 32', 16', 8', 4', 2')
TUNE
FINE TUNE
LFO MOD
ENV-1 MOD
VCF SOURCE MIX DCO-1
SOURCE MIX DCO-2
CUTOFF FREQ
RESONANCE
PITCH FOLLOW
VELOCITY SENS
HPF CUTOFF FREQ
LFO MOD
ENV-1 MOD
VCA VELOCITY SENS
BRILLIANCE
MODE (ENV-1, ENV-2, GATE)
LEVEL
ENV-1 ATTACK
DECAY
SUSTAIN
RELEASE
ENV-2 ATTACK
DECAY
SUSTAIN
RELEASE
EFFECT TYPE (OVERDRIVE, DISTORTION, JX-3P CHORUS1, FUZZ, CRUSHER, PHASER)
TONE
DEPTH
DELAY TYPE (DELAY, PANNING DELAY, CHORUS 1, CHORUS 2, FLANGER, DELAY + CHORUS)
TIME
LEVEL
REVERB TYPE (AMBIENCE, ROOM, HALL 1, HALL 2, PLATE, MODULATION)
TIME
LEVEL
Controller BEND SENS PITCH
BEND SENS FILTER
MOD SENS PITCH
MOD SENS FILTER
PORTAMENTO
LEGATO (ON, OFF)
BEND RANGE
BEND GAIN (1, 2, 3, 4)
TEMPO SYNC (ON, OFF)
KEY ASSIGN (POLY, MONO, UNISON)
KEY HOLD (ON, OFF)
OCTAVE (-3, -2, -1, 0, +1, +2, +3)
CONDITION
Arpeggio ARPEGGIO (ON, OFF)
ARP TYPE (1OCT UP, 1OCT U+D, 1OCT DOWN, 2OCT DOWN, 2OCT U+D, 2OCT UP)
ARP STEP (1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/4T, 1/8T, 1/16T)
Tune 430.0Hz--450.0Hz
Sampling Frequency 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz
Patches per bank 64 patches
*User can make new user banks.
Plug-In Formats VSTi 2.4 (32 bits, 64 bits) * Windows only
VSTi 3.6 (32 bits, 64 bits)
AU
AAX
 

System Requirements (macOS™)

Operating System macOS™ 10.11 or later
Host Application VST instruments (VSTi) version: VST 3.6 compatible
Audio Units (AU) version: V2 Audio Units compatible
AAX compatible
CPU Intel®  Core™ i5 or better (Quad-core CPU recommended)
RAM 4 GB or more
Hard Disk 100 MB or more
Display resolution and Colors 1280 x 800 dots or higher, 16.7 million colors or more
Other You'll need Internet connectivity to activate this software.
The SYSTEM-8 driver must be installed on your computer to connect this software to the SYSTEM-8.
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System Requirements (Windows®)

Operating System1 Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1
Microsoft® Windows® 8/8.1
Microsoft® Windows® 10
Incompatible with Windows® RT, Windows® Phone or virtual machines such as Hyper-V, Virtual PC.
Host Application VST instruments (VSTi) version: VST 2.4/3.6 compatible
AAX compatible
PLUG-OUT Hardware SYSTEM-8
CPU Intel®  Core™ i5 or better (Quad-core CPU recommended)
RAM 4 GB or more
Hard Disk 100 MB or more
Display resolution and Colors 1280 x 800 dots or higher, 24 bits Full Color or more
Other You'll need Internet connectivity to activate this software.
You'll need Adobe Reader (available free of charge) in order to read the online help.
The SYSTEM-8 driver must be installed on your computer to connect this software to the SYSTEM-8.


Although Roland has tested numerous configurations, and has determined that on average, a computer system similar to that described above will permit normal operation of the PLUG-OUT SOFTWARE SYNTHESIZER, Roland cannot guarantee that a given computer can be used satisfactorily with the PLUG-OUT SOFTWARE SYNTHESIZER based solely on the fact that it meets the above requirements. This is because there are too many other variables that may influence the processing environment, including differences in motherboard design and the particular combination of other devices involved.

Microsoft Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
VST is a trademark and software of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH. 

Media

Support

JX-3P Software Synthesizer Owner's Manual (English)

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