Interactive Analog/Digital Crossover Synthesizer


Powerful Compact Synth with Onboard Pattern Sequencer and Vocal FX

Tiny, mighty, and affordable, the JD-Xi puts a true analog synth engine, Roland’s famous SuperNATURAL synth sounds, and many other creative tools under one hood. Equipped with 37 mini keys, this compact instrument delivers fat, warm analog bass and lead tones with ample controls for hands-on tweaking, plus polyphonic PCM essentials like pads, strings, brass, and more. Create impressive loops in a flash with the pattern sequencer and built-in drum kits, and explore expressive vocal textures with the gooseneck mic, Vocoder, and AutoPitch. Small in size and large in versatility, the JD-Xi is all about big sounds and big fun!

Standard Features

  • Interactive crossover synthesizer with analog and digital sound engines
  • Analog synth section provides authentic lead and bass tones
  • Two digital synth sections with SuperNATURAL synth tones
  • Four-track pattern sequencer and high-quality rhythm sounds
  • Included gooseneck mic for use with built-in Vocoder and AutoPitch
  • Process sounds with four simultaneous effects (Effect 1/2, Delay, Reverb)
  • USB for audio/MIDI communication with computer music software
  • Includes a large selection of ready-to-play sounds and patterns
  • Additional sounds and patterns available for download at Roland’s Axial sound library site

Gooseneck Mic for Vocoder, AutoPitch, and Other Vocal Effects

The JD-Xi comes with a sturdy, high-quality gooseneck mic that brings even more fun to the party. Using the Vocoder, you can sing into the mic and control the tone and pitch via sounds played on the keyboard. With AutoPitch, it’s simple to achieve the exaggerated, robotic vocal sounds that are common in today’s pop and electronic music styles. There’s also a cool Auto Note function that allows you to “sing” JD-Xi synth sounds without touching the keyboard!

Build Loops with the
Four-Track Pattern Sequencer

Using the intuitive pattern sequencer and large selection of onboard sounds, you’re able to create and perform sophisticated music with only the JD-Xi. The sequencer offers four separate tracks—two digital synth parts, analog synth, and drums—allowing you to build rich-sounding loops for any genre. Real-time and step recording modes are provided, along with a special TR-REC mode for programming in the style of Roland’s classic TR-series beatboxes. It’s easy to play patterns and tweak sounds as you perform, and many preset patterns are built in for jamming right out of the box.

Pro Drum Kits for
High-Impact Beats

Packed with a variety of dynamic drum kits, the JD-Xi delivers quality rhythm tones to suit any groove. Included are many types of electronic and acoustic kits, and the drum instrument assignments are conveniently labeled above the keys for quick identification. You can also personalize the kits for your music by adjusting filter, envelope, pitch, and pan parameters on individual drum sounds.


Shape Sounds with Impressive Effects

The JD-Xi includes four simultaneous effects sections for enhancing any sound. Effect 1 and 2 provide selectable processing options such as Bit Crusher, Slicer, and Ring Mod, while dedicated Delay and Reverb sections make it easy to envelop sounds in spacious ambience. Each effects section can be turned on/off separately for the three synth sections and drums, allowing you to shape your mix with many creative combinations.

Download Additional Sounds at Roland’s Axial Site

Need some fresh inspiration, or maybe a sound for a particular style of music? Just visit the Axial sound library site, where you’ll find a growing selection of free new sounds and patterns for the JD-Xi. Axial features sounds for many other Roland synths as well, all created by top engineers and leading electronic music artists.

37 mini keys (with velocity)
Sound Generator Section
Maximum Polyphony
129 voices (Digital Synth/Drum Kit: 128, Analog Synth: 1)
(Max. polyophony of the Digital Synth parts: 64 voices)
4 Parts
(Digital Synth Part: 2, Drums Part: 1, Analog Synth Part: 1)
Digital Synth Tone (SuperNATURAL Synth)
Analog Synth Tone
PCM Drum Kit
* For an analog synth tone, the oscillator, sub-oscillator, and filter sections consist of analog circuits.
Effect1 (Distortion, Fuzz, Compressor, Bit Crusher)
Effect2 (Flanger, Phaser, Ring Mod, Slicer)
Delay: 2 types
Reverb: 6 types
Pattern Sequencer
Tracks: 4
Vocal Function
Auto Pitch
Auto Note
Favorite, Arpeggio
Pitch Bend/Modulation Wheel
16 characters 2 line LCD
Headphones Jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
Output Jacks (L/MONO, R): 1/4-inch phone type
Input Jack (LINE(MONO) / Guitar Input): 1/4-inch phone type
MIDI Connectors (IN, OUT)
(Use a USB cable and a computer with a USB port that support Hi-Speed USB.)
DC IN Jack
MIC Input Jack: XLR type, unbalance
Power Supply
AC Adaptor
Current draw
1,000 mA
Owner's Manual
AC Adaptor
Size and Weight
575 mm
22-11/16 inches
245 mm
9-11/16 inches
85 mm
3-6/16 inches
2.2 kg
4 lbs. 14 oz.
* Weight is excluding AC Adaptor.
ASIO is a trademark and software of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH.


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