Synth Site: Roland: Juno JX-3P Synthesizer: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.2 out of 5
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Analogue Crazy a professional user from UK writes:
The JX-3P is an amazing little synth. I don't think its inferior to a Juno at all, i fact i think its the Juno thats inferior. I used to have a Juno-60 and after i got my JX-3P i sold it. The little JX sounds just as good and has loads more to treak. Its also very small and compact. I play it live alongside my Jupiter-4 every week and its a much easier carry. I love it. BTW i have the PG-200 but have tried the step programming and its so easy.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Nov-04-2007 at 11:39
Aquila a hobbyist user from Australia writes:
I scored this synth for a steal on ebay and I absolutely love it. I've managed to program some amazing sounds into it (without the pg-200, I might add) and I wouldn't give it up for the world.

The only downside is, as many others have commented on, is that the MIDI support is only note-on/note-off with no sysex for any paramater changes, and that the pg200 controller can cost as much as, if not more than, the synth itself!

Still, I'm in the progress of adding a modification which will convert the pg200 signal to midi sysex data. You can find the info on the mod at Organix's website.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Apr-25-2007 at 01:41
Ivan a part-time user from Australia writes:
I found two undocumented feature in the JX3P that i havent' found on the net! I have one of the more common models with MIDI IN/OUT/THRU sockets on the back. It seems that it's possible to use the inbuilt sequencer and send MIDI from the keyboard! Just set the switch to programmer and play the keyboard, it still sends MIDI. Of course do they OMNI OFF trick before when you start it up (plug MIDI IN to OUT with the power off and hold down six notes and turn the beast on and hold for a few seconds) now you can send clicks from a drum machine which will play the sequencer and play something on top over MIDI. The other one is that the pitch bender doubles as a SENS slider!! This is helpful if yours is busted like on many used ones. Let the sequencer play and simply use the bender instead of the sens slider, the pitch seems to bend only when playing notes. If only there was a way to get it to do local off/on without that eprom upgrade hmmmm anyone found anything else?

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Mar-16-2006 at 01:20
Joe Robinson a hobbyist user from US of A writes:
This is IMHO the best solution to get Jupiter-LIKE sounds on a budget (or possibly the Juno 6, if you can find one). It sounds better than the Juno-106 and warmer than the later JX line. Very underestimated synthesizer that`s a steal for under 300 $.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Friday-Jan-20-2006 at 19:49
neven dayvid a professional user from berlin writes:
don´t know why this gets bashed quite frequently. by now i have tried the entire juno and jupiter range, and i think i can say this is a nice keyboard whose sound sits between the aforementioned older rolands and the jx10 / mks 70. its significantly more versatile than any juno, and only the juno 6 (and maybe 60) sounds marginally better. it can do all the sounds a juno106 can, and more due to its 2 osc structure. ok, its interface leaves to be desired, but due to its immediacy isn´t that hard to learn. certainly no dx7. i found its filter more pleasant than on the (somewhat overendowed and over-complex) mks 70, where i didn´t like the harsh resonance. the filter design in the jx3p is closer to the junos and more oldschool sounding. when these are sold for around 150, one can´t help but wonder about the prices va´s and softsynths fetch. plus, it's cute, light and transportable. on price-value ratio, i´d give it a 4-5.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Monday-Jan-16-2006 at 17:15
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