Synth Site: Roland: Juno JX-3P Synthesizer: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.2 out of 5
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Don a professional user from USA writes:
I used this thing in 1985 when it came out. I HATED it! Since, have bought, used, and enjoyed the Juno 106 and Juno 60, the JX8P and Super JX, and other really nice sounding Roland units from the 80s. But this thing. Sorry sports fans, IMHO, I just think it sounds like a cheap, crappy synth. I wish I could give it a 0 out of 5 rating. 1 is too high!

Rating: 1 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-05-1998 at 23:40
Noj Lohr a part time user from USA writes:
BORING!!! this synth is pretty plain...in ALL ways. The sounds are cheesy for the most part (exept "filter flow"sound), The MIDI makes no sence to me, not enough sliders or knobs and the pg-200 is too expensive at $150-$200, and the

resonance is barely resonant at all giving it a very week filter. I guiss I was expecting more oh well for the same price you could get a JUNO-6 with a midi retrofit kit and WAY phatter sounds! the JX3P is an analog synth that dont sound analog. Must admit though it looks kool.

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-05-1998 at 23:40
ric a professional user from us of a writes:
Man I love my little girl. She was my first digital synth, I bought her used. No book. What a mysterious woman. But slowly she gives up her secrets. And boy can she moan. Most of the presets suck but if you take the time you can make her sing real good via the user stuff. There a secret keypresses and such. The sequencer isnt really usefull for me except while programing her sounds or if you dont have anything else. No effects but so what, well chorus but that just fattens her up. If she was a real girl Id give it to her real good for makin me wait so long

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-05-1998 at 23:40
Catsuit a hobbyist user from Cincinnati, OH writes:
I happen to love my JX-3P. I got mine super-cheap, but I was ready to pay more

for it. I think the presets are suprisingly good as far as presets go, and I

like how the knobs on the PG-200 are all condensed and "right there". As far as sounds go, I mostly find myself getting slightly out of tune "eastern"

instruments out of it. I like the sustained floaty noises and bright "plink"

electronic piano sounds too. People are fond of saying this synth is thin and weak, and it is! But weaknesses

can be strenghts. If you had 3 synths going in a song, and they were all big

macho fat-ass 4-oscillator reverbed reso-pads, I think it would be pretty damn

cacophonous. It's just a part of the palette. I like the thin less-overbearing

sounds that come out of this thing. Cheap polyphony is what I needed, so I bought this. It has a limited MIDI

implementation, but I don't care. I don't really do MIDI. You can laugh at me

all you want, but I LOVE the sequencer on the JX-3P! Using onboard sequencers

makes me feel special. I program some stuff in it, and program a sequence on

the second channel of my 202 so that the gate pulse triggers 16th note advances

through the 3P's sequence. Construction-wise, I hate all of the metal buttons (I like the 808/Jupiter kind.)

and the knobs on the PG-200 slip off WAAAAY too easily, but all of mine are still

there. I do love how the PG has those nifty magnetic pads, though! It's not

going ANYWHERE! I just always have to be careful and keep it away from my computer. When playing with it, I do wonder why anyone would design a synth without

portamento. Another ADSR would be nice, too. But, it was a "lower end" synth

when it came out, and that's exactly what it is now. But it's GOOD! If ya want, you can hear two clips of me doing things with my 3P.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-05-1998 at 23:40
Fluke a hobbyist user from UK writes:
the jx is a nice little poly analog synth. crap midi ...as it was one of the

first midi synths about. As it has 2 oscs, the sounds are pretty good, twice the

power of a juno106!...but the envelopes lack the attack of a juno. Strings are

a strong point, as are sweeping pads. Without it's PG200 programmer it sucks big

time. The little step sequencer is good fun for abit of knob twiddlin...but thats

about it. Overall ....BUY BUY BUY, very cheap and nice sound for the money

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-05-1998 at 23:40
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