Roland JD-800 Model Expansion


The Roland JD-800 Model Expansion for Zenology and Zenology Pro Software instruments.


The Roland JD-800 synth is back from the 90s as a Zen-Core Model Expansion. The stuning digital instrument offered analogue-style control. The Roland JD-800 synthesizer was released in 1991 was, in several ways, ahead of its time. Like many synths of that era, it was digital, but with its massive panel of controls, it harked back to the analogue beasts of yesteryear.


However, this was way back before the analogue revival had us in its warm, comforting grip. Today, I still reckon that the JD-800 is one of the greatest synths of all time, and its time might just have come again thanks to a new Roland ZEN-Core Model Expansion. This software reboot combines the original JD-800 waveforms with advanced modelling techniques, and promises 100 per cent authenticity. Additionally, you will get all of the original sound-shaping potential.


The JD-800 Model Expansion works with Roland Zenology and Zenology Pro software instruments, and the Jupiter-X and Jupiter-Xm hardware instruments. It is included with the Pro and Ultimate membership levels of Roland Cloud and any Roland Cloud member can also purchase a Lifetime Key for this or any other Model Expansion title – you are eligible for a 30-day trial of Ultimate with any paid-for plan.


The JD-800 released is to mark the 30th anniversary of the JD-800 birth, and is available via the Roland Cloud. Find out more on the Roland Cloud website.




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