Code: JX-08RRP: $649

Roland JX-08 Boutique Synthesizer

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$599.00 incl GST

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Authentic recreation of the Roland JX-8P synthesizer in a modern, portable instrument.

An ’80s icon on your tabletop.
In 1985, Roland’s innovative JX-8P took hybrid synthesis a step further with a compelling new analog-digital voice. The instrument was instantly embraced by top session players, who forever embedded its warm pads, shimmery chorus, and crystalline textures into the era’s most popular tracks. The JX-08 reintroduces the unique sound of this sought-after classic in stunning detail, coupled with powerful new effects, a polyphonic sequencer, and more. And to enhance your creative flow, there’s a full panel of hands-on controls derived from the companion PG-800 programmer unit for the original hardware.

  • Authentic JX-8P sound and behaviour
  • PG-800 programmer functions included
  • Includes 32 presets from the original JX-8P plus 111 new presets
  • 17 new effect types including JUNO-106 chorus, SDD-320 reverb, lo-fi comp, super filter, pitch shifter, and more
  • Two-part, 64-step polyphonic sequencer with motion recording, random pattern generator, and memory for 128 patterns
  • Onboard arpeggiator
  • Expanded polyphony compared to the original hardware
  • Two-part multitimbral for playing multiple patches with dual and split capabilities
  • USB-C audio/MIDI interface, full-size MIDI I/O, and external clock input
  • Portable design for mobile music making
  • High-quality construction with metal front panel
  • Powered via batteries (4 x AA) or USB-C
  • Control information can be sent and received via MIDI and USB-C
  • Built-in powered mini speaker for instant enjoyment
  • Compatible with optional DK-01 Boutique Dock or K-25m Keyboard Unit

Classic sound. Modernised.
While the original design of the JX-8P is retained in this modern version, we’ve added a range of updates that take the experience to another level. Explore the 100-plus new patches tuned for contemporary styles, or use the onboard controls to design your own sounds. And with expanded polyphony, two-part multitimbral capability, and dual/split modes, there’s even more room to stretch out your sonic ideas. Once you’ve found your zone, store your creations for easy recall using any of the 256 preset slots.

Even deeper effects.
The JX-08 comes stocked with 17 powerful effects, many of which are new to the Roland Boutique range. Add some gloss to your JX patches with classic chorus, phaser, and delay options, or get gritty with overdrive, fuzz, bit crusher, and the new lo-fi compressor. Filters and pitch shifters are also available to bring additional dimension and character to your sounds.

Music that moves.
Once you’ve locked in your patches, fire up the two-part polyphonic sequencer and start programming leads, basslines, or basic chords to sync with other pieces in your electronic ensemble. And to bring some animated movement to your sounds, tap into motion recording and the onboard arpeggiator to make your musical lines dance.

MIDI, USB, and external clock input.
The JX-08 features a built-in USB-C audio/MIDI interface, so you can play, record, and synchronise with all types of computer production software. Full-size MIDI I/O is also available for interfacing with other MIDI hardware. There’s even an external clock input for driving the JX-08’s onboard sequencer and arpeggiator from vintage analog instruments and modern Eurorack systems.

Grab your keys. Hit the road.
The compact JX-08 fits just about anywhere and is easily controlled from a master keyboard or computer DAW. It can run on standard AA batteries for hours of uninhibited jamming, and there’s also a built-in speaker for on-the-go sound monitoring. Add a DK-01 Boutique Dock for a polished look and three convenient tilt positions, or grab a K-25m Keyboard Unit to create a fully self-contained, portable instrument.

User Memory
Sound Patch: 256
Pattern: 128

Controllers
Rear Panel
Power switch
VOLUME knob

LFO Section
RATE knob
DELAY TIME knob
WAVE FORM switch

DCO-1 Section
LFO slider
TUNE knob
RANGE switch
WAVE FORM switch

DCO-2 Section
LFO slider
TUNE knob
FINE TUNE knob
RANGE switch
WAVE FORM switch
CROSS MOD knob
DCO-1 ENV knob
DCO-2 ENV knob
MODE switch

MIXER Section
DCO-1 slider
DCO-2 slider
ENV knob
MODE switch

VCF Section
HPF slider
CUTOFF FREQ slider
RES slider
LFO slider
KEY FOLLOW slider
ENV knob
MODE switch

VCA Section
LEVEL slider
MODE switch

ENVELOPE-1/2 Section
ENV SELECT 1, 2 buttons
ATTACK slider
DECAY slider
SUSTAIN slider
RELEASE slider
KEY FOLLOW switch

PORTAMENTO Section
MODE button
TIME knob

EFFECT Section
CHORUS 1, 2 buttons
REVERB button

ARPEGGIO button
NOTE button
SEQ button
START button
MENU button
VALUE knob
PART A, B buttons
DUAL button
SPLIT button
BANK 1(5)–4(8) buttons
NUMBER 1–8 buttons
MANUAL button

Effects
Chorus: 3
Delay: 4
Overdrive
FUZZ
Drive
Bit crusher
LOFI Comp
Phaser: 2
Filter
Pitch Shifter: 2

Step Sequencer
64 steps
4 notes (Polyphonic)

Display
7 segments, 4 characters (LED)

Connectors
EXT CLOCK IN jack: Mono miniature phone type
PHONES jack: Stereo miniature phone type
OUTPUT jack: Stereo miniature phone type
MIX IN jack: Stereo miniature phone type
MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors
USB port: USB Type-C(R) (Audio, MIDI)

Power Supply
Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) x 4 or Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
USB bus power

Current Draw
500 mA (USB bus power)
Expected battery life under continuous use
Ni-MH battery: Approx. 6 hours (When using batteries having a capacity of 1,900 mAh.)
* This can vary depending on the specifications of the batteries, capacity of the batteries, and the conditions of use.

Dimensions
300 (W) x 128 (D) x 47 (H) mm
11-13/16 (W) x 5-1/16 (D) x 1-7/8 (H) inches

Weight (including batteries)
895 g
2 lbs

Accessories
Quick Start
Leaflet “USING THE UNIT SAFELY”
Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4

Options (sold separately)
Keyboard unit: K-25m
Boutique Dock: DK-01

Roland products are covered by a 1 year manufacturer warranty.

Although we are not authorised to determine if any repair is covered under warranty, if the item was purchased through World of Music, then we are often the best people to facilitate the claim for you and will do so as timely as possible. Warranty does not apply to cosmetic damage or faults that are a result of user neglect. Although your mate is really handy with a soldering iron, any product modification or home repair will also result in a void warranty.

Quite often, something perceived as a fault is as simple as a faulty cable or power issue so we always suggest checking over Frequently Asked Questions on the manufacturer website first. It can be a helpful approach to getting to the bottom of a problem and save you a lot of time in getting your gear back up and running!

Roland products ship via courier from either our Melbourne store or Roland’s warehouse in Sydney; fully insured for your peace of mind. Orders require a signature on delivery and we suggest using an address where someone will be present the for the speediest delivery time. For delivery attempts with no one present to sign, your order will be taken to the courier depot and a card will be left for you to organise redelivery.

Product Description
Authentic recreation of the Roland JX-8P synthesizer in a modern, portable instrument. An ’80s icon on your tabletop. In 1985, Roland’s innovative JX-8P took hybrid synthesis a step further with a compelling new analog-digital voice. The instrument was instantly embraced by top session players, who forever embedded its warm pads, shimmery chorus, and crystalline textures into the era’s most popular tracks. The JX-08 reintroduces the unique sound of this sought-after classic in stunning detail, coupled with powerful new effects, a polyphonic sequencer, and more. And to enhance your creative flow, there’s a full panel of hands-on controls derived from the companion PG-800 programmer unit for the original hardware.
  • Authentic JX-8P sound and behaviour
  • PG-800 programmer functions included
  • Includes 32 presets from the original JX-8P plus 111 new presets
  • 17 new effect types including JUNO-106 chorus, SDD-320 reverb, lo-fi comp, super filter, pitch shifter, and more
  • Two-part, 64-step polyphonic sequencer with motion recording, random pattern generator, and memory for 128 patterns
  • Onboard arpeggiator
  • Expanded polyphony compared to the original hardware
  • Two-part multitimbral for playing multiple patches with dual and split capabilities
  • USB-C audio/MIDI interface, full-size MIDI I/O, and external clock input
  • Portable design for mobile music making
  • High-quality construction with metal front panel
  • Powered via batteries (4 x AA) or USB-C
  • Control information can be sent and received via MIDI and USB-C
  • Built-in powered mini speaker for instant enjoyment
  • Compatible with optional DK-01 Boutique Dock or K-25m Keyboard Unit
Classic sound. Modernised. While the original design of the JX-8P is retained in this modern version, we’ve added a range of updates that take the experience to another level. Explore the 100-plus new patches tuned for contemporary styles, or use the onboard controls to design your own sounds. And with expanded polyphony, two-part multitimbral capability, and dual/split modes, there’s even more room to stretch out your sonic ideas. Once you’ve found your zone, store your creations for easy recall using any of the 256 preset slots. Even deeper effects. The JX-08 comes stocked with 17 powerful effects, many of which are new to the Roland Boutique range. Add some gloss to your JX patches with classic chorus, phaser, and delay options, or get gritty with overdrive, fuzz, bit crusher, and the new lo-fi compressor. Filters and pitch shifters are also available to bring additional dimension and character to your sounds. Music that moves. Once you’ve locked in your patches, fire up the two-part polyphonic sequencer and start programming leads, basslines, or basic chords to sync with other pieces in your electronic ensemble. And to bring some animated movement to your sounds, tap into motion recording and the onboard arpeggiator to make your musical lines dance. MIDI, USB, and external clock input. The JX-08 features a built-in USB-C audio/MIDI interface, so you can play, record, and synchronise with all types of computer production software. Full-size MIDI I/O is also available for interfacing with other MIDI hardware. There’s even an external clock input for driving the JX-08’s onboard sequencer and arpeggiator from vintage analog instruments and modern Eurorack systems. Grab your keys. Hit the road. The compact JX-08 fits just about anywhere and is easily controlled from a master keyboard or computer DAW. It can run on standard AA batteries for hours of uninhibited jamming, and there’s also a built-in speaker for on-the-go sound monitoring. Add a DK-01 Boutique Dock for a polished look and three convenient tilt positions, or grab a K-25m Keyboard Unit to create a fully self-contained, portable instrument.
Specifications

User Memory
Sound Patch: 256
Pattern: 128

Controllers
Rear Panel
Power switch
VOLUME knob

LFO Section
RATE knob
DELAY TIME knob
WAVE FORM switch

DCO-1 Section
LFO slider
TUNE knob
RANGE switch
WAVE FORM switch

DCO-2 Section
LFO slider
TUNE knob
FINE TUNE knob
RANGE switch
WAVE FORM switch
CROSS MOD knob
DCO-1 ENV knob
DCO-2 ENV knob
MODE switch

MIXER Section
DCO-1 slider
DCO-2 slider
ENV knob
MODE switch

VCF Section
HPF slider
CUTOFF FREQ slider
RES slider
LFO slider
KEY FOLLOW slider
ENV knob
MODE switch

VCA Section
LEVEL slider
MODE switch

ENVELOPE-1/2 Section
ENV SELECT 1, 2 buttons
ATTACK slider
DECAY slider
SUSTAIN slider
RELEASE slider
KEY FOLLOW switch

PORTAMENTO Section
MODE button
TIME knob

EFFECT Section
CHORUS 1, 2 buttons
REVERB button

ARPEGGIO button
NOTE button
SEQ button
START button
MENU button
VALUE knob
PART A, B buttons
DUAL button
SPLIT button
BANK 1(5)–4(8) buttons
NUMBER 1–8 buttons
MANUAL button

Effects
Chorus: 3
Delay: 4
Overdrive
FUZZ
Drive
Bit crusher
LOFI Comp
Phaser: 2
Filter
Pitch Shifter: 2

Step Sequencer
64 steps
4 notes (Polyphonic)

Display
7 segments, 4 characters (LED)

Connectors
EXT CLOCK IN jack: Mono miniature phone type
PHONES jack: Stereo miniature phone type
OUTPUT jack: Stereo miniature phone type
MIX IN jack: Stereo miniature phone type
MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors
USB port: USB Type-C(R) (Audio, MIDI)

Power Supply
Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) x 4 or Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
USB bus power

Current Draw
500 mA (USB bus power)
Expected battery life under continuous use
Ni-MH battery: Approx. 6 hours (When using batteries having a capacity of 1,900 mAh.)
* This can vary depending on the specifications of the batteries, capacity of the batteries, and the conditions of use.

Dimensions
300 (W) x 128 (D) x 47 (H) mm
11-13/16 (W) x 5-1/16 (D) x 1-7/8 (H) inches

Weight (including batteries)
895 g
2 lbs

Accessories
Quick Start
Leaflet “USING THE UNIT SAFELY”
Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4

Options (sold separately)
Keyboard unit: K-25m
Boutique Dock: DK-01

Warranty

Roland products are covered by a 1 year manufacturer warranty.

Although we are not authorised to determine if any repair is covered under warranty, if the item was purchased through World of Music, then we are often the best people to facilitate the claim for you and will do so as timely as possible. Warranty does not apply to cosmetic damage or faults that are a result of user neglect. Although your mate is really handy with a soldering iron, any product modification or home repair will also result in a void warranty.

Quite often, something perceived as a fault is as simple as a faulty cable or power issue so we always suggest checking over Frequently Asked Questions on the manufacturer website first. It can be a helpful approach to getting to the bottom of a problem and save you a lot of time in getting your gear back up and running!

Shipping

Roland products ship via courier from either our Melbourne store or Roland’s warehouse in Sydney; fully insured for your peace of mind. Orders require a signature on delivery and we suggest using an address where someone will be present the for the speediest delivery time. For delivery attempts with no one present to sign, your order will be taken to the courier depot and a card will be left for you to organise redelivery.

Roland Boutique JX-08 Synth Overview