(Some sites may no more available).
The two best foruns for the Roland JD-800 and JD-990:
- JD-800_Tech Yahoo Group. This is a group covering technical, repair, performance, and programming aspects of the Roland JD-800 synthesizer. The group is active and the spammers removed.
- Roland_JD-990 Yahoo Group. For all users of the Roland JD-990. This group is intended for the sharing of links, Useage info, Tips/tricks, & user patches.
Tact Switch Black - up/down, decr./incr
(replacement for 13169696)
VintageSynth One of the most famous reference for every synth.
Harmony Central This is one of the best site and foruns for musicians.
- Roland JD-800 Review
- Roland JD-990 Review
- Keys, Synths & Samplers Forum
Polynominal JD-800 This guy have good tech specifications material and some JD800 stuff.
www.bluesynths.com A detailed guide to keyboards and their musical aspects by synth lovers. good stuff, very nice pictures and great sound demos (not the internals) of the JD-800!
They also have very interesting sound at their Myspace profile: Roland JD800 Long Mix.
SynthMania.com Information and Demos of Synthesizers. Great material or the Jd-990, sound demos for original and card patches . Must see and listen!
retrosound.de Vintage Synthesizers Page.
synrise.de This site turned to pay mode, but have some o the best material about synths I have seen.
Don Solaris A great musician and a JD-master with the JD-800 and JD-990. His site have some interesting and very usefull technical material.
Midiox Sysex utility program for sending/receiving bulk dumps from your synth (Win 9X.. and later.
Pro-Rec's JD-800 & jd-990 page 3rd party patches for your JD-990.
Sonicstate.com Great synth site!
MatrixSynth Great everything synths blog!
Sonic Plug- Roland JD-990 Great tribute page to the JD-990.
http://www.synthzone.com Great synth tech info.
- Synthzone JD800 patches some assorted patches for the JD-800.
- Synthzone JD990 patches some assorted patches for the JD-990.
MEMI-Makers-Soundpool Free JD-990 Sounds.
Kid Nepro's Home page 3rd party patch creator/reseller. Good stuff, I have their demo for the 990 in the file section.
Dancetech.com Good review.
JarreLook Great Jean Michel Jarre Tribute Band from the UK.
If you want Jarre patches, see their download page for JD800 patches and other synths
JD-800.tripod.com - Good info and description of the JD-800 Sound Libraries cards and waveforms.
Mark Smart have great material:
- Mark Smart JD-800 page -Using the JD-800 As A Giant MIDI Slider Box
- Mark Smart Choir Sounds Without Samples - Excelent page about about creating choir patches for the JD-800, based on the classic VP-330. Choir Patches and sound Demos avalilable.
Bobby Blues JD800/JD990 page A vintage 80's-90's synthesizers site with a good JD area with synthesis description, collection of patches, links to the comercial patch sites, some examples of famous artists, etc.
Synthony Music´s Synth & Amp; Midi Museum
Dragonkiller Good japanese page with links for more stuff, movies, etc.
Sysex Database Sysex messages for the JD and other synths.