Spider76 Posted July 6, 2016 Share Posted July 6, 2016 Hi everybody, I'm going through the recurrent summer GAS attack. My situation: I've got my piano, organ and ROMpler needs more than covered (Stage 2 and SK2). I've also got a Microbrute and Bass Station II for mono synth duty. So, I was considering a powerful polysynth to complement my rig so I won't ever have to buy another keyboard again. Not needing sampling or workstation capabilities, the main flagship polys that come to mind are the Nord Leads (4 favoured over the A1 because of more modulation and live controls) and the Virus. I discarded the Virus because of cost, size and not too friendly UI. I might add, I will use it mostly for live tweaking performances, so a very direct interface is a must, no menu diving. The new kid on the block is the Roland JD-XA, that on paper blows any other synth away: 4-part VA like the Lead, but with better arpeggiator, sequencer, loads of effects... AND a fully analog 4-voice on top of it?!? Sounds almost too good to be true. From the demos the sound is very Roland-ish, that for a polysynth is an extremely good thing. Yet it seems it didn't get a very enthusiastic reaction on the market.. What do you guys think? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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