Roland JD-Xi


Crossover Synthesizer

  • Analog and digital synths plus drums in one keyboard
  • Keyboard with 37 velocity sensitive mini-keys
  • 1 Analog synth section for authentic lead tones and bass
  • 2 Digital synth sections with SuperNATURAL synth tones and a polyphony of 128 voices
  • Drum section with PCM kit
  • 4-Track pattern sequencer
  • Incl. gooseneck microphone for use with the Vocoder and AutoPitch
  • 4 Simultaneous effects sections: Effectt 1 & 2, Delay and Reverb
  • Built-in arpeggiator
  • LCD Display
  • Pitch Bend and modulation wheel
  • Many parameters directly accessible
  • Contents of the delivery: Power supply and gooseneck microphone
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 575 x 245 x 85 mm
  • Weight: 2.2 kg
  • Suitable case: Article Nr. 497949 (not included)


  • Headphone jack: 6.3 mm Stereo jack
  • Output jack (L/MONO, R): 6.3 mm Stereo jack
  • Input jack(LINE(MONO) / Guitar Input): 6.3 mm jack
  • MIDI connectors (IN, OUT)
  • USB COMPUTER Port (USB Hi-Speed AUDIO/MIDI; Use a USB cable and a computer with a USB port that supports Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0))
  • DC IN Jack
  • MIC Input jack: XLR, unbalanced
available since April 2015
Item number 356623
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Number Of Keys 37
Touch-Sensitive Yes
Aftertouch No
Split Zones Yes
Modulation Wheel Yes
Number of simultaneous Voices 129
Sound Engine Analog, Synthese
MIDI interface 1x In, 1x Out, USB
Storage Medium Internal
USB-port Yes
Effects Multieffect processor
Arpeggiator Yes
Number of Analog Outputs 2
Digital Output No
Display Yes
Pedal Connections None
Dimensions 575 x 245 x 85 mm
Weight 2,2 kg
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Chris P. 386 16.09.2020
It's love.. true love.. and lust.. had this 2 months now and man, I can't sing it's praises enough.. I've had groove stations before and analogue and digital synths.. SH-2 and EG101 amongst others.. nothing is as much fun or as versatile as this.
Sounds... plenty.. and for the most part all very useable.. not many synth preset lists can say that … and all extremely tweakable with the intuitive pot controllers... easy to record / save patches sounds and patterns to a user destination...
sounds are grouped into Keys / Bass / Strings / Pads / Lead / Sequences / FX / Brass.. easy to navigate / find what you want quick..
Drum sounds are all grouped into great kits.. 606, 707, 808, 909.. the fabulous CR78.. they're all here.. and you can move any sound to any "pattern"
I do a fair bit of dance / ambient.. but also a bit of rock and even irish trad.. I use this on everything....
It's easy to get started out of the box and not a steep learning curve... but there's so much more under the hood I've barely scratched at yet.
Not really used the vocoder much so can't comment on it.. except to say the thing itself is sturdy and solid, as is the xlr socket.
Mini keys... not for some, but my first synth was a casio CZ 101 so I'm used to them...
Midi and audio straight into my Cubase... easy>
Mad Fun... Great sounds... so much synth in such a small footprint, insane.
SHIPS with good quality white on black overlays to make reading the panel easier... that said, I don't mind the red on black... and after a while you know what buttons do what anyway.
Rave on dudes. killer machine.
Oh... Only minor gripe... the tempo dial, I find it can be quite easy to bump accidentally while accessing other buttons and parameters.. But once you know that, you're just more careful ;-)


Looks like a toy, but looks are absolutely deceiving.
Jay-Em 27.09.2018
This itty-bitty little keyboard looks like something that You?d give a child to learn a bit of music.


This small-form keyboard is a full-fledged 4-part Synth+ Rythm-machine!

It is ab-so-lutely amazing how much functionality Roland crammed in it petite housing. 3 full-on Integra like synths, 1 analog monophonic synth with sub-occillator with a bunch of creamy filters, ànd.. as cherry on the pie, about EVERY classic Roland drumcomputer as samples (that can be filtered and mauled to Your heart?s real-time..) Just because ?they could?

Only disadvantage are the tiiiny keys (with velocity sensitivity !) but, attach a Midi-keyboard with full-sized keys, and it starts to réally shine.

Important: Download the latest patches and firmware. It adds much broader functionality to the sequencer and drums.

Be aware, though. The thing is completely geared towards Dance in all it?s iterations with basses and drums that make Your woofers cry for mercy and tweeters scream in agony. No violins, or endless saxes, guitars or classical organs, just very useful ( fully editable) sounds for about any type of dance/hardcore( a great overdrive, fuzz and digitizer on-board) LOVE it!
Combined with a very comprehensible sequencer, You?ll make Your hard-house or your Wub-wub track in no-time short. But it also excels at weird swooshy, dreamy ambient stuff.

For this price a no-brainer for anyone dabbling in modern dance-styles.


Compact and bijou
HappyTree 23.10.2020
I have a full-size hammer-action piano synth already so this little number nicely fits the electro gap in my repertoire. I find the smaller, snappier keys fit this genre better than weighted keys. I certainly find it easier to play the luxurious drum samples on this machine; its keyboard provides a very positive and direct connection to the sounds.

Of course, to test it I just got stuck in and ignored the user manual. The layout is quite simple to understand and twiddling with the knobs proved a good way to explore the functions. I've never used an arpeggiator before and in no time I was arpeggiating like a pro. Well, it's not that hard, as I found out. Easy on a machine that just lets you do what you want with no menu-diving.

This keyboard sits with the Mininova and Microkorg in roughly the same category and price point. I agonised for a while over which one suited me best and I decided that, pound for pound, the Roland had the best set of features. One deciding factor was it has 16 sequence pads above the keyboard. And it has 128 polyphony. Sounds good to me!


Super Happy.
New to Music. 19.02.2020
I am new to music and I love this Synth I am having great fun using it learning what it can do it has made me very happy I choose this Roland Synth, and the fun i am having with the Mic, I am very happy I went with this synth when there was a few others I was going to buy. Allot of fun is one box. with the drums, mic and analogue part and 2 digital parts it makes helps you create something very easy. I can't wait until I really know how to use it as this is giving me hours of play time and i only got it.


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