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#2423349 - Yesterday at 10:00 PM New GEAR alert!
Jay Roland Offline
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Registered: 12/08/13
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Loc: Edmonton Alberta
I know this is mainly a digital piano forum....but Synth is in the title too....SO....

For those interested, being a full line sales rep again, I have access to most of the new stuff we release. Both to learn it for an effective demonstration, and of course, personal enjoyment.

I have a rep sample arriving tomorrow morning of the new JD-Xa Analog/Digital Crossover synth....and must admit, I am beyond excited to try it out.

http://www.roland.ca/products/jd-xa/

(Had to share with people who understood thumb)

Jay
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#2423362 - Yesterday at 10:53 PM Re: New GEAR alert! [Re: Jay Roland]
gg22 Online   content
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Registered: 07/04/14
Posts: 18
Looks interesting! I like the idea that it has joystick + mod/pitch wheels. Couple of questions:
Are those mini keys? Are they velocity sensitive?
The product page mentions that it's compatible with Integra SuperNatural sounds - does it mean that any Interga sound can be loaded? Or some selected sounds like FA-08/06?

Thanks!

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#2423367 - Yesterday at 11:08 PM Re: New GEAR alert! [Re: Jay Roland]
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Registered: 12/08/13
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Loc: Edmonton Alberta
Here's what i know.

49 keys. Full synth size. I believe that they are in fact velocity sensitive. The mini keys on the JD-Xi are.

I believe that there are SuperNatural Synth sounds only. Not the acoustic stuff. a.k.a. Not a Rompler. Although I believe any of the Axial SuperNatural Synth sounds from FA series or Integra can be loaded.

the CV/Gate out is interesting to me as well. Control over vintage synths that don't have MIDI (of which I have a few) from the JD-Xa.

I'll know more after I leave hibernation on Monday.... ha
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#2423402 - Today at 03:10 AM Re: New GEAR alert! [Re: Jay Roland]
JFP Online   content
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Registered: 07/19/10
Posts: 1372
Loc: The Netherlands
It's 49 keys. Hopefully not the fa06 keys but more in the line of the Jupiter 80 synth keys, but I am afraid it'll be more like the first. 61 at least would still be a better option ; gives you just that more control. Must have been too expensive the extra octave , no ?!

As a synth - seems promising sound wise...


Edited by JFP (Today at 03:14 AM)

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#2423480 - Today at 10:00 AM Re: New GEAR alert! [Re: Jay Roland]
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Registered: 01/07/10
Posts: 463
I haven't touched it yet, but high res close up looks very much like the FA-06 type action. Which would be a disappointment for sure on a keyboard at this price point.

But they wisely included both velocity and after-touch, which was an ugly omission on the Jupiter 50.


Edited by ElmerJFudd (Today at 10:49 AM)

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#2423491 - Today at 10:33 AM Re: New GEAR alert! [Re: Jay Roland]
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Registered: 04/29/15
Posts: 53
Might be the most innovative Roland synth since the V-synth...

It even has connections for the new modular aira stuff...
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#2423494 - Today at 10:40 AM Re: New GEAR alert! [Re: Jay Roland]
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Registered: 07/04/14
Posts: 18
I find 49 keys more than enough for a synth like that - even 37 work most of the time.

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#2423521 - Today at 12:42 PM Re: New GEAR alert! [Re: Jay Roland]
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Registered: 03/13/11
Posts: 241
Loc: Norway
This looks like a great piece of gear. Too bad I can't justify the purchase since I recently bought a Nord Lead..
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#2423529 - Today at 01:11 PM Re: New GEAR alert! [Re: Jay Roland]
ando Online   content
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Registered: 11/23/10
Posts: 4073
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
I hate lightweight synth actions, with a passion. But I want one of these just because it looks so darn cool in the dark!

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#2423535 - Today at 01:18 PM Re: New GEAR alert! [Re: Jay Roland]
kapelli Online   content
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Registered: 11/26/12
Posts: 519
Loc: Poland
lol ando.
I was always wondering what can you do with a 49keys instrument. How can you play on something, which just cut in a half with trillions of colorfuls lights lolololol.

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#2423556 - Today at 02:15 PM Re: New GEAR alert! [Re: Jay Roland]
jeffreyfranz Offline
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Registered: 02/12/14
Posts: 52
Loc: Central California
Originally Posted By Jay Roland
I know this is mainly a digital piano forum....but Synth is in the title too....SO....

For those interested, being a full line sales rep again, I have access to most of the new stuff we release. Both to learn it for an effective demonstration, and of course, personal enjoyment.

I have a rep sample arriving tomorrow morning of the new JD-Xa Analog/Digital Crossover synth....and must admit, I am beyond excited to try it out.

http://www.roland.ca/products/jd-xa/


(Had to share with people who understood thumb)

Jay


Thanks, Jay. On a related note (I hope), will Roland EVER be coming out with a 73-, 76- or 88-key follow-up to the RD-300? It's been awhile since we've seen a new, lightweight, full-size or nearly full-size stage piano from Roland. Thanks.

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#2423571 - 32 minutes 16 seconds ago Re: New GEAR alert! [Re: Jay Roland]
Jay Roland Offline
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Registered: 12/08/13
Posts: 483
Loc: Edmonton Alberta
I've had my hands on it for an hour so far and WOW!

Action is beautiful. Don't know what it compares to or comes from, but feels great.

SOUNDS incredible. Huge Fat, Distinctly Roland. The crossover concept is very well executed.

49 keys is plenty for anything I've tried or played so far on it.

I know Im a Roland guy, but I think we have a winner on our hands here.

jeffreyfranz. Sorry man, but you know that no company rep would ever comment on any future products that may or may not be in development. So even IF there was, I'd be risking my employment, by offering anything either way.

Jay
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www.roland.ca

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#2423582 - 1 minute 18 seconds ago Re: New GEAR alert! [Re: Jay Roland]
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Registered: 04/29/15
Posts: 53
Originally Posted By Jay Roland
I've had my hands on it for an hour so far and WOW!

Action is beautiful. Don't know what it compares to or comes from, but feels great.

SOUNDS incredible. Huge Fat, Distinctly Roland. The crossover concept is very well executed.

49 keys is plenty for anything I've tried or played so far on it.

I know Im a Roland guy, but I think we have a winner on our hands here.

jeffreyfranz. Sorry man, but you know that no company rep would ever comment on any future products that may or may not be in development. So even IF there was, I'd be risking my employment, by offering anything either way.

Jay


Just a few questions.. As you seem to have access to inside information..

- will there be an ipad app for edditing and access to more settings?
- will it be possible to assign the knobs and sliders to midi CC or just controlling externall sounds
- will there be any features that make it excell as a midi comtroller for integra 7 or system 1 modular?

I am a big fan of the Roland synth sound, currently have a Vsynth Xt and an Integra 7 in my setup, this might be a possible replacement for my Virus..
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