Roland JD-08 64 Presets MIDI USB and External Clock Input Tabletop Sound Module Boutique Synthesizer

MFR: JD-08
SKU: RolJD-08

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Roland JD-08 64 Presets MIDI USB and External Clock Input Tabletop Sound Module Boutique Synthesizer

  • Roland JD-08 64 Presets MIDI USB and External Clock Input Tabletop Sound Module Boutique Synthesizer
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Roland JD-08 64 Presets MIDI USB and External Clock Input Tabletop Sound Module Boutique Synthesizer

With its retro workflow, evocative sounds, and powerful effects, the JD-800 was a favorite for top electronic music producers through the '90s and beyond. Combining the original JD-800 waveforms with advanced modeling techniques, the Roland JD-08 Tabletop Sound Module Boutique Synthesizer delivers the exquisite hands-on sound design of the original, along with a hugely expanded polyphony, a two-part polyphonic sequencer, and other modern updates.

Inspiring Sound Design

By the early 90s, preset-driven digital synths with limited hands-on controls dominated the landscape. The JD-800 changed all that in 1991, bringing the synthesizer world back to its roots with a control-laden panel and an aggressively electronic sound palette. The JD-08 includes 64 presets from the original hardware and perfectly recreates the four-tone structure, 108 waveforms, and unique two-part multi-effects that are at the core of the JD-800's intricate, evolving sound.

Expanded Sound for the Modern Age

While the original design of the JD-800 is retained in this modern version, there is a range of updates that take the experience to another level. New patches plus 256 memory locations let you dive deep into the huge array of controls to create new sounds for your music. And with expanded polyphony and two-part multitimbral capability, there's even more room to stretch out your sonic ideas.

Music that Moves

Once you've locked in your patches, fire up the two-part polyphonic sequencer and start programming leads, basslines, or basic chords to sync with other pieces in your electronic ensemble. And to bring some animated movement to your sounds, tap into motion recording and the onboard arpeggiator to make your musical lines dance.

MIDI, USB, and External Clock Input

The JD-08 features a built-in USB-C audio/MIDI interface, so you can play, record, and synchronize with all types of computer production software. Full-size MIDI I/O is also available for interfacing with other MIDI hardware. There's even an external clock input for driving the JD-08's onboard sequencer and arpeggiator from vintage analog instruments and modern Eurorack systems.

Portable and Compact

The compact JD-08 fits just about anywhere and is easily controlled by a master keyboard or computer DAW. It can run on standard AA batteries for hours of uninhibited jamming, and there's also a built-in speaker for on-the-go sound monitoring. Add a DK-01 Boutique Dock for a polished look and three convenient tilt positions, or grab a K-25m Keyboard Unit to create a fully self-contained, portable instrument.


Display TypeLED
Battery LifeNi-MH battery: Approx. 6 hours (When using batteries having a capacity of 1,900 mAh.) * This can vary depending on the specifications of the batteries, capacity of the batteries, and the conditions of use.


Estimated Battery Life6 hours
Battery TypeNi-MH


Power SourceBattery
Sequencer2 part 64 steps 8 notes per part (Polyphonic)

Input / Output

USB Ports1 x USB Type-C

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