MATRIXSYNTH: Roland JX-3P | A Fantastic Classic!

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Roland JX-3P | A Fantastic Classic!

Espen Kraft

"The Roland JX-3P - Programmable Preset Polyphonic - From 1983
One of the best looking synths of all time, also one of the better sounding ones. Often over shadowed by the Junos, but that's because it didn't have the faders and knobs.
Inside it has more in common with the Jupiter series, especially the Jupiter 6. Two oscillators per voice and detune, makes it capable of a lot more versatile sound than the Junos.
It has a sort of metallic shine to it, the filter is a little crude, but with careful programming it can sound warm and inviting.
The sequencer is a wonderful addition and I like it even more then the arpeggiators on the Juno 6/60, even though they're fun as well.
The filter chip is the same as in the Juno-60 and the 3P has analog BBD chorus to add to the richness.

The patches can be found here:"

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