Do you own a Roland JX-8P?

Most of you probably don’t. I had one -years ago- and sold it, shame.

If you want the sound of a JX-8P: there is a very good plugin – the PG-8x. Looking as a pg-800 programmer, it offers a wealth of vintage sounds. It is patch compatible with the hardware i.e. sysex files can be exchanged. It is available for MacOS and Windows as a VST plugin from plugins4free.


  • 6-12 voice polyphony.
  • Two DCOs with Saw, Square, Pulse, Noise.
  • Hard Sync and Ring Modulation.
  • Two exponential envelop generators.
  • 24 dB resonant LP filter.
  • HP filter (3 stages).
  • Stereo Chorus.

Technical information:

  • Native C++ code.
  • SSE2 code.
  • up to 4 x 16-fold oversampled oscillator.
  • 4-fold oversampled filter.
  • Custom voice allocation.
  • 6 Key assignment modes: Poly (re-assignment of voices), Poly2 (round robin), Unison (two voices in unison), Unison2 (second voice shifted by 1 octave), Mono, Mono2 (all voices in unison).
  • MIDI Learn: MIDI Controllers can be assigned by right-clicking on the slider.
  • Automatic adjustment of samplerate.