Liam Howlett once acquired a JD800, though he says he quickly regretted his decision: "I played a JD800 in a shop, and thought it was pretty cool; it seemed to have the analogue feel. So I thought I could get all the analogue sounds on other equipment (...) When I got the JD800 home, I knew within a week I wasn't happy with it. I'm definitely getting the Minimoog back!"more
During Legowelt’s Studio Tour for *Future Music Magazine*, at 3:36 Legowelt says that this is “a digital synthesizer from 1992…I made a sample kit you can [download](http://awolfe.home.xs4all.nl/samples.html) from my site.” At 4:25 Legowelt goes on to say that it uses LA synthesis (Linear Arithmetic synthesis) which is typically difficult to edit, especially on the [Roland D-10](https://equipboard.com/items/roland-d-10) or the rackmount [Roland D-110](https://equipboard.com/items/roland-d-110).more
official website of his projekt Quaeschning-Schnauss: ULRICH SCHNAUSS:Software: Steinberg Cubase all tracks bar PRISM and AMONG MANATEES** (Logic)*Peripheral equipment: Manikin Schrittmacher sequencer.*Hardware synths:Roland JD XA synthesizerRoland Jupiter-8 synthesizerRoland JD-800 synthesizerOberheim OB-8 synthesizerRoland System 1 synthesizerRoland MKS-70 synthesizer moduleRhodes Chroma synthesizerWaldorf Q synthesizerMicrowave XT synthesizer module*Software synths & effects: Various modules from Sonic Core’s SCOPE system.*Hardware effects: Ensoniq DP4more
In this pic we see Dj Quik in the studio and underneath his feet is a Roland JD-800 among other gear in the studio. He also mentions the JD-800 in an in-depth [interview](http://www.complex.com/music/2012/04/dj-quik-tells-all-the-stories-behind-his-classic-records/lets-get-down) with Complex magazine.more
For Very they used: Korg M1Rs Akai S1000s Akai S3000s Roland S770 E-mu Systems Proteuses Oberheim Matrix 1000 Roland MKS80s Roland MKS50s PPG Waveterm Roland JD800 Roland Juno 106 Sequential Circuits Prophet V Roland R70 Fairlight CMI Macintosh running Notator Logic Dynaudio monitors This is according to Music Technology magazine (Dec 1993)more
William Orbit (about the gear he used for the recording session of Madonna's Ray of Light album) : “How did I know you would ask me that? Oh, it’s all in a pile there if you wanna look at it . It’s not a ton of gear. Most of it is pretty retro; a Korg MS-20, a [Roland] Juno-106, a [Roland] JD-800. Much of the album was done on a Juno-106. You can get so much out of that synth. Also a significant amount of it was done on the MS-20 – the more spiky sounds. A few things that people think are guitar are actually the MS-20. And then there were a few more bits and pieces: a few modules, a Yamaha DX7, a Novation Bass Statlon, a [Roland] JP-8000, a lot of Roland stuff. I’ve always liked Roland stuff. ”more
In the video, where Steve Mac is taking Future Music Magazine on a tour of his studio, at 0:48:31 he says "Also we've come to over here which is a JD-800 which we have been using extensively for the last two or three weeks on this new project we are doing and we're just getting some amazing sounds out of it. Yeah, they are really, really, really good. Got lovely filters on them. Really, really, really good synth".more
Equipment & Software used on 'SYNTHWAVES':THORSTEN QUAESCHNING: Software: Steinberg Cubase 8 &8.5Hardware: Manikin Schrittmacher Step-Sequencer x 2Manikin MemotronRoland Jupiter 8 synthesizerRoland JD800 synthesizerDave Smith Prophet 8 synthesizerARP Solina MK2 string synthesizerKorg Wavestation Ex synthesizerWaldorf Microwave synthesizerMoog Voyager monophonic synthesizerModular synthesizerRoland V Synth synthesizerKorg Z1 synthesiserKorg Prophecy synthesiserKorg M1 synthesizerClavia Nordwave synthesizerYamaha TG77 synthesizer moduleRoland System 1 synthesizerRoland JU06 synthesizer moduleKorg MS20 monophonic synthesizerRoland JP08 synthesizer moduleRoland TR-8 Rhythm Performer drum machineOberheim DMX drum machineRoland Promars synthesizerFender Starcaster guitarFender Telecaster guitarFender Stratocaster guitarScrewdriver on wood and contact microphones,Several boxes with contact microphonesA field recording of bees in Thorsten's garden, edited on Cubase and then treated with Melodyne & Halion - and finally used for the lead melody line on 'A Calm But Steady Flow'.(Software synthesizers): Spectrasonics Omnisphere synthesizer, Spectrasonics Keyscapemore
From a 1993 interview with Sound on Sound: "My setup is quite limited and pretty much the same as I had for Sugar Tax, except that complimenting the small Casio, D50 and M1 I'm using a lot more of the Jupiter 6, Jupiter 8, Moog and JD800. The JD's great but I can't be bothered to learn how to edit properly on it."more
Persing is the founder of Spectrasonics, a company specializing in developing World Class software 'virtual instruments' since 1994. He has produced dozens of the sampling industry's top selling titles and gone on to create the award-winning Omnisphere, Keyscape, Stylus RMX, Trilian, Atmosphere and Trilogy software virtual instruments. Eric's ground-breaking instruments and sound libraries are the best selling and most widely used in the world. Spectrasonics products are in constant use on thousands of major film, television, music, game and multimedia productions. In addition to being the Creative Director of Spectrasonics, Eric was a longtime consultant and the Chief Sound Designer for Roland Corporation Japan from 1984-2005, creating the key sounds for many popular Roland synthesizers, samplers, CD-ROMs, expansion boards, processors and groove devices - from the vintage Jupiter and JX series, to the legendary D-50, D-70, JD-800/990, R8, S-series samplers, JV-880/1080/2080, the Sound Canvas, JP-8000/8080, MC-505/909, The V-Drums, XV-5080, Fantom series, the V-Synth and many more.more
"Later on I purchased a D-50, JD-800, and MKS-20 and P-330 piano modules. Roland always seemed to come out with the greatest sounding keyboards, and they’re user-friendly. They were bright enough to cover digital, but I really loved the warm analog pad and string sounds, the really signature Roland stuff," Paul says, at 6:30 in this video.more
"We get a lot of mileage out of the JD-800. We use it more like a drum synthesizer rather than just a sample source," says Graham. "Like, you can take a CR-78 snare which is very 'biscuit-tinny' and add a little bit of a metal sample to it, but only so that you can only 'sense' it, rather than hear it. It makes everything a lot harder."more
Eric Chevalier's gear list circa 2003: Mixing Consoles: - Sony DMX-R100 - Yamaha 01V Monitors: - Genelec 1031.A - Genelec 1030.A Samplers: - Akai s6000 (x2) - Akai CD3000XL - Roland S760 (x4) - Roland SP 700 Synthesizers: - Roland JD800 - Roland JD990 - Roland MKS80 + PG - Roland MKS70 + PG (x2) - Roland XV3080 - Roland D550 - Roland A80 - E-MU Proteus 2000 - Yamaha TX802 - Kurzweil MicroPiano - Korg M1R EX - Korg Wavestation AD - Korg Triton - Alesis DM5 (drum machine) - Access Virus A - Access Virus C - The theremin - Nord Lead Computer (& Plugins): - PowerMac G4/733 - PowerBook Titanium - Monitors Plasma (x2) - Pro Tools Mix Plus (software) - Logic Audio Platinum (+ eMagic plugins) - Spectrasonics Athmosphere - Spectrasonics Stylus - Mac Five - DD 80 Go + 120 Go + 160 Go LaCie - DD 40 Go Ice - Synchro: "Time Machine" C Lab - Unitor MK2 (x3) Effects: - Lexicon 480L - PCM80 / LPX15 - Yamaha SPX90 / D1500 (x2) - Tube Tech Compressor LCA 2B - EQ Moog - TC Electronics M5000 - TC Electronic Finalizer 96K - DAT Panasonic SV-3800 - DAT Sony PCM R500more
Got it once cheap from the previous owner and used it in a couple of productions. The sound is kind of special & digitally cold (very similar to the JD-990). Slide controls in my unit are partially stepping, but it has no "red glue problem" until now.
The JD800 is not that big, the sound is like an enhanced Roland D50, very clean and with presence, millions times than the JV line. I Love It !
I owned many synths but this big fellow remains in my studio. For me the Roland JD800 has the best sound and feel. He is easy to be programming and I use it for his great pads. The Roland is used by many great synth artist like Klaus Schulze, Vangelis and Jean Michel Jarre and that is not for nothing. If you find one and you buy it probably you won't regret it.
Historic keyboard, totally '90s sounds, infinite possibility of editing with its large - full of fader - panel. It's very fragile (due the famous "red glue" issue that compromises the keyboard itself)
A solid mixture of virtual analog and early 90's esqe wave ROM style synthesis. It is known for it's pads but I feel like it is great for most types of patches. The multi-stage envelopes and deep modulation potential allows you to add much more depth and variance to your patches to give it a dense and lush quality few synths can come close to.