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Roland JD-800

JD-800 (image courtesy of Roland)

Released: 1991

MSRP: $2895US


JV voice architecture with D70 multi-timbral architecture (without multi-timbral memory), adding dedicated voice editing controls. Architecture Class: Rompler.

Ebay Description:

The Roland JD-800 is a 61 key (aftertouch and velocity sensitive), 6-24 voice (6 part multimbral), digital synthesizer, featuring 1-4 oscillators (108 samples) per patch (64 patches), resonant low|high|band pass filter, dedicated (3-stage) pitch, (4-stage) filter, and (4-stage) amp envelopes, dual LFOs (triangle, saw, square, random, S/H, with offset and attack|decay), portamento, 3-band EQ, multi-effects, PCM and program card slots, dual stereo outputs, and MIDI.


Form Factor Dimensions Weight Audio Input Audio Output Communication Port Control Input Control Output Switch Input Power
61 keys W:1040mm(40.9375in) D:420mm(16.5625in) H:108mm(4.25in) 15kg(33.1lbs) no stereo:2 MIDI IN/OUT/THRU MIDI pedal MIDI sustain 25W AC


Compatibility Multitimbral Memory Program Memory External Storage External Programming UI Input UI Output
JD-800 JD-990 1 patches:64 rhythm-set:1 card:same MIDI-SysEx User-Program-card:M-256E Preset-Program-card:PN-JD80 PCM-card:SO-JD80 MIDI-SysEx sliders and menu based LCD display


Multitimbral Polyphony Unison Architecture
5 + rhythm 24|12|6 (tones:1|2|4) no PCM->DCF->DCA


Effects Pan Modulator Volume Modulator Headphone
EQ:3-band multi-effects (reverb/chorus/delay+distortion/phaser/spectrum/enhancer) MIDI-CC10 aftertouch pedal LFO1/2 key MIDI-CC7 A-ENV velocity yes


Arpeggiator Arpeggiator External Sequencer Sequencer Memory Sequencer External Continuous Program Change
no N/A no N/A N/A bend-lever mod-lever MIDI-CC1 MIDI-CC2 MIDI-CC5 MIDI-CC6 MIDI-CC7 MIDI-CC10 MIDI-CC100 MIDI-CC101 MIDI


Key Pressure Chord Memory External Control External Sustain Key Scaling Velocity Curves
channel no MIDI-SysEx MIDI pedal variable 4


Stereo Sample Depth Sample Rate Sample RAM Sample ROM Sample Points Sample Trigger Sample Loop Sample Edit
no 16bit ? no ? N/A N/A N/A no


Name Signal Class Waveform Octave Range Amplitude Modulator Harmonics Modulator Pitch Modulator Wave Assign Modulator
Sample digital sample:108 - no no aftertouch pedal bend-lever LFO1/2 MIDI-PitchBend P-EG portamento no


Name Signal Class IC Resonant Shape Frequency Modulator Resonance Modulator Shape Modulator
TVF digital ? yes low|band|high pass aftertouch pedal key LFO1/2 F-EG velocity no no


Name Level Rate Loop Polarity Trigger Level Modulator Rate Modulator
P-EG 3 3 no yes no velocity key velocity
F-EG 4 4 no yes no velocity key velocity
A-EG 3 4 no no no velocity key velocity


Name Waveform Delay Polarity Sync Delay Modulator Level Modulator Rate Modulator
LFO1 triangle saw-up square random S/H (with offset) attack|decay no key key aftertouch MIDI-CC1 mod-lever no
LFO2 triangle saw-up square random S/H (with offset) attack|decay no key key aftertouch MIDI-CC1 mod-lever no
Rompler Models
D-50 D-550 D-10 D-20 D-110 D-5 U-110 U-20
U-220 D-70 MT-32 MT-100 LAPC-I CM-32L CM-32P CM-64
SC-55 MT-120 CM-300 CM-500 SC-155 SC-33 SC-55MKII SC-50
MT-120S MT-200 SC-88 SC-88VL SC-55ST SC-88ST SC-88Pro SC-88STPro
SC-880 SC-8850 SC-8820 MC-303 MC-505 JX-305 MC-307 JD-800
JD-990 JX-1 JV-80 JV-880 JW-50 JV-30 JV-35 JV-50
W-50 JV-90 JV-1000 JV-1080 XP-50 XP-10 JV-2080 JP-8000
JP-8080 XP-60 XP-80 XP-30 JV-1010 M-DC1 M-OC1 M-SE1