Roland JD-XA | 256 custom sounds
(200 custom patches + their variations = 256 in total)


FAQ / read before you buy!

Via PayPal:
Please send $22.00 (USD) or €21.00 (EUR) or £19.00 (GBP) to this paypal address: [wcologarb at gmail.com] writing „jdxa patches + your email in the title / note. Choose the correct currency in the „Recipient Gets” currency menu if you see it (please do not use PLN currency:) I will send the soundpack after I get notified about your payment (max 24 hours).

Via Debit / Credit Card:
Send me an e-mail letting me know you’d like to have your card charged – I will send you a payment request and it will be processed by my Paypal and your bank (you don’t have to own a Paypal account, your card is enough, it’s 100% safe – here’s full explanation).

Via Automated Platform: (not yet available).

How many patches?:
You will receive all the sounds from my Youtube videos plus more (200 original sounds + variations = 256 sounds in total).

What genre / style?:
There is no one style. It’s a wide variety of sounds that are meant to inspire and make you look at the synth in a different light. Some patches are bread & butter, some offbeat; they’re the result of me trying to find the limits of the instrument. The patches are ready-to-use in music or can serve as starting points; you can find the textures or the dynamics that you like and tweak them to suit your exact taste or purpose. I tried not to include patches that would overlap with any other soundsets out there, so 90% of my patches should be original-sounding to you.

What format / import method?:
My soundset will come to you in two shapes: as a backup file, and as individual files in SMF (*.mid) format. If you want to use the backup file, just copy the whole „ROLAND” folder onto your pendrive and insert the pendrive into your JDXA (read the owner’s manual about this procedure, otherwise you risk damaging your instrument).

If you want to use the SMF option, here’s how to do it: you load the SMF files into the Roland Librarian software on your computer by using the menu File->Import SMF. Each sound will show up on the Librarian list as „WC OLO GARB”. Then you select that sound on that list and send it to the JDXA (you push the „Write->Selected” button). Remember that if my sound was saved in slot P10 in my JD-XA, then you will have to scroll the Librarian list all the way down to „P” to see this „WC OLO GARB” sound. It’s quite cumbersome, but it seems that companies have abandoned the more straightforward sysex format for whatever reason. To make it easier to locate my sounds from the demo, they come with the names according to this format: „wcog_jdxa_12_diamondlove_g10” where:
[12] means it is the 12th sound in the youtube demo,
[diamondlove] hints at the visuals used in the demo for that sound,
[g10] is the location in the synth’s memory (the location on the Librarian list).

Remember to „set up midi devices” (USB) in your JD-XA before importing the soundbank (again, read the owner’s manual).

Any external stuff?:
I did not use
any external FX in the demo; all the delays, noises and other effects are part of the Super-6 engine & mod matrix. Some sounds have some EQ-ing, though.

Ten post ma 2 komentarzy

  1. BigDickson

    Please consider adding a written review for the JD-XA. I love your sound demos but I LOVE your written reviews. They’re the perfect mix of informative and entertaining. I know they’ve helped me immensely (and I don’t think I’m alone in that sentiment).

    1. Jexus WCOG

      Hey, thanks for the kind words:) I borrowed the JD-XA as my first synth after the 6-year break and I didn’t think about writing reviews back then. I would have to get my hands on it one more time to refresh my thoughts.

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