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Roland JX-8P Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer 1980s Vintage (Factory 240V) (w/ Road Case)

Roland JX-8P Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer 1980s Vintage (Factory 240V) (w/ Road Case)

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Roland JX-8P Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer 1980s Vintage (Factory 240V) (w/ Road Case)

Produced in the mid-1980s, the Roland JX-8P is a polyphonic analog synthesizer and was Roland's answer to Yamaha's crown jewel synthesizer, the DX7. Although a pure analog synthesizer compared to Yamaha's DX7, the JX-8P is capable of FM-esque synthesizer tones thanks to clever cross-modulation capabilities and highly intuitive modulation envelopes. Despite being digitally controlled, the fat analog goodness is still present due to true analog VCOs. Things were moving quickly in the 80s, and on the JX-8P Roland employed a slick new design and user interface that made extensive use of membrane buttons and digital menus in exchange for excessive sliders and knobs. These synths have an extremely iconic aesthetic to them, as well as absolutely incredible presets and programmable sounds. Used by the likes of Biosphere, 808 State, Tangerine Dream and Depeche Mode just to name a few, the JX-8P is a truly iconic instrument.

The JX-8P features six voices of thick analog goodness, controlled digitally to output a variety of manipulatable wave forms; sawtooth, square, and pulse waves as well as noise. It features a unison mode (chorus) to get extra lush, as well as vibrato and portamento to keep things interesting. Thick bass, soaring leads, lush unison-drenched major 7th chords, brass sections, the JX-8P does it all.

This unit has undergone a full service including a full clean of all switches, sliders and buttons. It's in 100% original and great condition, and although a lot of JX-8Ps show severe rub through on the plastic chassis, this one has very minimal wear considering its age. Unfortunately this JX-8P does exhibit the typical aftertouch issue and it has ceased functionality, however retrofittable aftertouch kits are available and we can install these for an added cost. For Australians this is a great unit as it is a factory loaded 240V import unit; no need for a stepdown transformer! Comes with a nice a sturdy road case as an added bonus.


Make: Roland

Model: JX-8P

Origin: Japan, 1985

Body: Moulded Plastic & Wood

Keys: 61 Full Size Keys w/ Velocity & Aftertouch

Polyphony: 6 Voices

Oscillators:  2 DCOs Per Voice (12 Oscillators)

Effects: Portamento, Chorus, Vibrato

Controls: MIDI In/Out/Thru

Memory: 64 Patches + External Memory Cartridges

Weight: 11.5kg

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Domestic AU Shipping (Insured) - $Free

International Shipping (Insured) - $199.99

Local Pickup/Click & Collect - 135 New Canterbury Road, Lewisham 2049

The item is sold as is - if it is broken or damaged on arrival, we will offer you a return/refund. We cannot accept returns for change of mind or offer any warranty on used/vintage items.

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