Roland’s JX-3P is the latest classic synth to land on the company’s Cloud plugin platform

Already emulated in Boutique form as the JX-03, Roland has now added a plugin version of its JX-3P synth to its Cloud service.

Released in 1983, the JX-3P was a preset-orientated, 6-voice analogue synth, and Roland’s first MIDI-equipped instrument. The Cloud emulation offers the same architecture, using Roland’s ACB-component modelling technology to generate its sounds. The two DCOs can create strings, pads and more, while this plugin version adds a new effect module that includes delay, distortion, reverb and more, plus an arpeggiator.

You can use the JX-3P’s original push button interface or roll out an emulation of the PG-200 add-on interface that offered more hands-on control over the original JX-3P. You can use this within the plugin, and the controls are also mapped to the Plug Out section of the Roland System-8, should you have one.

The JX-3P is available now for PC and Mac in VST/AU/AAX formats. You’ll need to subscribe to the Roland Cloud if you want to use it; this costs $19.95 a month after your initial 30-day trial.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.