My JX-8P just came in!

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My JX-8P just came in!

Post by Box » Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:59 pm

It just came in today and I love it!!! Of course the first thing I did was switch to the stab brass patch and play "The Final Countdown". :P I've already made a patch for "Jump" and it sounds GREAT! I only have one problem, the after-touch is dead (I heard this was a problem before they left the factory). Also I can't seem to find a way to turn off the velocity. If anyone knows where to upload audio files I can post some samples. I'm going to open it up this next week and clean up the insides. But it looks to be mint except for the usual cosmetic wear and tear.
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Post by Jack Spider » Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:12 am

Roland's aftertouch on their 80's synths is notorious for failure, requiring tremendous force to operate. Mine did - I had to apply more force than I was comfortable using to trigger the aftertouch.

It is repairable though - this guide shows how:

http://analog.no/mods/roland_jx8P_aftertouch_repair.htm

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Post by Jexus » Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:28 am

we need to hear the "Jump" patch

mp3 please

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Post by prog head » Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:46 am

we need to hear the "Jump" patch
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Post by Mpresev » Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:49 am

my friend downstairs was trying to sell me Van Halen tix for tomorrow.

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Post by Johnny Lenin » Fri Dec 14, 2007 1:05 am

Congratulations. I've had a JX-8P for a few weeks now and I'm really impressed with it. Congratulations on your score, and by all means, post JUMP!

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Post by Box » Fri Dec 14, 2007 1:16 am

Johnny Lenin wrote:Congratulations. I've had a JX-8P for a few weeks now and I'm really impressed with it. Congratulations on your score, and by all means, post JUMP!
Here it is, There's a few mistakes, still trying to adjust to the feel of the board.
http://media.putfile.com/Jump---Roland-JX-8P
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Post by MrFrodo » Fri Dec 14, 2007 2:56 am

Box wrote:
Johnny Lenin wrote:Congratulations. I've had a JX-8P for a few weeks now and I'm really impressed with it. Congratulations on your score, and by all means, post JUMP!
Here it is, There's a few mistakes, still trying to adjust to the feel of the board.
http://media.putfile.com/Jump---Roland-JX-8P
Under the circumstances, very not bad. I bet that patch sounds gorgeous through a dash of reverb.
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Post by Bitexion » Fri Dec 14, 2007 3:09 am

Yeah, my D-50's aftertouch requires an elephant's "touch" to activate. Old Rolands had c**p AT sensors. But I've heard it's an easy fix, just clean the AT sensors with a damp cloth. The reason they fail is that dust and grime gathers on the sensors and reduces the conductivity.

It's kind of strange, because my old DX7S (made in 1985) has perfectly working aftertouch still. Goes from 0-127 (MIDI) on all keys.

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Post by Box » Fri Dec 14, 2007 4:10 am

I just discovered the "dynamics" parameters are really "velocity". So now I have a new and improved "Jump" patch. And as I'm getting to know it I have to say it has one of the best key actions I have ever played on. And for it to be 20+ years is what's really amazing. I'll post a new demo tomorrow along with some new ones. I don't think I'll need a programmer. I much prefer to data slider to having to punch the up/down buttons on the Poly-800. Oddly enough I sold my Korg for the Roland and I ended up with $85 left over after purchasing the Roland. :)
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Post by neandrewthal » Fri Dec 14, 2007 4:47 am

Box wrote:having to punch the up/down buttons on the Poly-800.
:shock: Anyone who can put up with that is a much more hardcore synthesist than I.
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Post by Mr. Black » Fri Dec 14, 2007 4:59 am

The JX10 has an even better feeling key action than JX8p,aftertouch issues are always a problem for the D50, JX's JD800 is probably the worst when it comes to aftertouch, I have to strike my keys quite hard to bring it out even though when in test mode i get it a full 127 velo reading.

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Post by desdinova » Fri Dec 14, 2007 6:50 am

I really miss my 8p. Soundtrack has got to be one of my favourite presets on any synth, even now.
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Post by Jexus » Fri Dec 14, 2007 9:47 am

MrFrodo wrote:
Box wrote:
Johnny Lenin wrote:Congratulations. I've had a JX-8P for a few weeks now and I'm really impressed with it. Congratulations on your score, and by all means, post JUMP!
Here it is, There's a few mistakes, still trying to adjust to the feel of the board.
http://media.putfile.com/Jump---Roland-JX-8P
Under the circumstances, very not bad. I bet that patch sounds gorgeous through a dash of reverb.

Magnifique ! Without this patch, I would not be able to judge any synth.

JUMP ! :bounce:

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