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Roland JX3P

The Roland JX3P is a polyphonic monotimbral Synthesizer. It uses subtractive synthesis. The general setup is like that (you need a fixed font to view this):
 ............................................................................
 : This is for each voice          .   This is for all six voices in common :
 :..........................................................................:
 :                                 .                                        :
 :     DCO2========+               .                                        :
 :     ^^ ^        |               .                                        :
 :     || |*)     MIX==VCF====VCA=======+==HPF====[CHORUS]===+=== left out  :
 :     || |        |    ^^     ^   .    |                    |              :
 :     || DCO1=====+    ||     |   .    |                    +== right out  :
 :     ||  ^^           ||     |   .  from                                  :
 :     ||  ||           ||     |   .  the                                   :
 : LFO-+---+------------+|     |   .  other                                 :
 :      |   |            |     |   .  voices                                :
 : ENV--+---+------------+-----+   .                                        :
 :                                 .                                        :
 :                                 .                                        :
 : *) The link from DCO1 to DCO2   .                Audio signal: ====      :
 :    can be either HardSync or    .              Control signal: ----      :
 :    a kind of Crossmodulation    .                                        :
 :    called "Metal"               .                                        :
 :..........................................................................:
Some Informations
  • The machine has 32 presets patches and 32 storable patches.
  • There is a wonderful 128 step sequencer built in, which allows overdubbing a nd limited editing. The sequencer can be clocked by an external trigger.
  • Storage to other Media is done over a tape interface. You can store either t he patch data or the sequencers content.
  • MIDI is available for NoteON/NoteOFF, Program change, bender, modulation whe el, Hold - no SysEx, no MIDI-Clock; the Sequencer does NOT send to MIDI.

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