Synthesizers exploded in popularity in the 1980s, reaching into all areas of popular music. With its groundbreaking digital control and push-button programmability, the JX-3P made getting great synth sounds easy and accessible for all types of musicians.
The People’s Synth
The JX-3P condensed the signature Roland sound into stunning presets, supported by a beautiful design built with meticulous craftsmanship. It was a synth for the aspiring young musician and virtuoso professional alike, delivering present midrange, shimmering high end, and punchy bass frequencies. Adding in its then-revolutionary MIDI support, it’s easy to see why this user-friendly powerhouse was so popular and beloved. And while the interface was a model of simplicity, the PG 200 Synthesizer Programmer was available as an option for those who wanted to dig deeper with direct, hands-on control.
Plug In Your Own JX-3P
Running the gamut from classic string sounds to crushing metallic pads, this polyphonic masterpiece will stoke your creative fire. It presents a component-level replication of the JX-3Ps lustrous textures, along with numerous enhancements for modern players:
- Use the JX-3P plug-in like the standalone hardware, or explore advanced sound creation with the virtual PG-200 programmer
- Condition knob adjusts the sound of the JX-3P, from clean and pristine to warm and broken in
- Two fully adjustable envelopes
- Eight voices of polyphony
- Built-in arpeggiator that syncs to your DAW
- Original JX-3P chorus, plus modern reverb and tempo-syncing delay effects
The JX-3P also supports our PLUG-OUT format, providing intuitive, hands-on operation with Roland’s SYSTEM-8 hardware synth. PG-200 parameters are mapped to the SYSTEM-8’s ample controls, giving you a JX-3P/PG-200 combo that you can take to the stage without a computer. It’s also possible to use the SYSTEM-8 or a Roland Boutique JX-03 for one-to-one, hands-on control of the JX-3P plug-in.
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