Item #1605924 Model #JD-08 EXP-DS

Roland JD-08 [JD-800] Boutique Synthesizer with Decksaver Cover Standard


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A compact modern revival of the legendary 90s JD-800 synthesizer.

The Roland JD-08 synthesizer captures the magic of the legendary JD-800 in a modern, portable format ideal for today's musicians. Whether you're an experienced synth explorer or new to the iconic JD sound, the JD-08 delivers the distinctive tones and hands-on workflow that made the original a studio staple in the '90s. But this compact recreation goes beyond simple emulation with new features to fuel your creativity.

Authentic Modeling of a Synth Icon

At the core of the JD-08 lies an advanced component modeling of the original JD-800 synth circuitry. This meticulous process recreates the unique character of the 108 digital waveforms that gave the JD-800 its gritty, aggressive tonality. The original 64 presets are also onboard, allowing you to conjure up classic JD tones from decades past. From hard-hitting basses to atmospheric pads and searing leads, these iconic sounds come alive with jaw-dropping realism.

Expansive Hands-On Controls for Sound Design

While many digital synths of the early '90s embraced menu diving and preset browsing, the JD-800 stood apart with its wide array of hands-on controls for in-depth sound programming. This workflow is faithfully recreated on the compact JD-08, letting you sculpt your own evolving, multi-layered patches from the ground up. Tweak envelopes, LFOs, effects and more in real-time as you coax new sonic landscapes from the 108 waveforms.

Expanded Creative Capabilities

The JD-08 takes the potent JD-800 engine and expands its capabilities for the modern age. A two-part, 64-step polyphonic sequencer with motion recording inspires rhythmic experimentation. Increased polyphony and multitimbral operation allow for layering complex passages. You can even sculpt tones across four individual partials for richer, more expressive results. Once you've captured your sounds, the built-in arpeggiator generates intricate grooves and melodies on the fly.

All The Authentic JD Effects You Crave

A major part of the JD-800's iconic character came from its unique multi-effects processing. The JD-08 faithfully models these coveted effects down to the smallest detail. Editable distortion, phaser, delay and other modules imbue your sounds with grit and spacious dimension. Multi-phase time variant envelopes morph and evolve your patches in organic ways. You'll swear you're getting the real JD experience with every twist of the knobs.

Compact Size With Pro Connectivity

Despite its immense power, the JD-08 maintains a compact footprint perfect for mobile music-making. It can run on battery power or USB for extended jam sessions. A built-in speaker lets you audition sounds, while MIDI I/O, USB and an external clock input allow integration with other studio gear. High-quality construction with a metal front panel ensures it can withstand the rigors of the road. Additionally, for convenience, a protective Decksaver cover is included.


  • 64 presets from original JD-800 plus 256 patch memory locations
  • Two-part polyphonic sequencer, motion recording and arpeggiator for animated sequences
  • 108 waveforms and unique two-part multi-effects for intricate, evolving sound
  • MIDI, USB and external clock connectivity