When comparing Roland JD-XI Interactive analog-digital crossover synthesizer vs BOSS VO-1 Compact Vocoder Effects Pedal, the Slant community recommends Roland JD-XI Interactive analog-digital crossover synthesizer for most people. In the question“What is the best vocoder?” Roland JD-XI Interactive analog-digital crossover synthesizer is ranked 5th while BOSS VO-1 Compact Vocoder Effects Pedal is ranked 6th.
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Pro You can download extra sound packs for it
Pro The pattern sequencer is very easy to use
It will appeal even to the novices to these type of instruments.
Pro Good layout
The stuff that you need the most is always accessible in the front panel.
Pro Superb drum kits
They sound very neat and they are highly customizable.
Pro Compact and portable
Its dimensions are 575 x 245 x 85 mm, and all of its keys are mini keys. This allows you to transport it virtually anywhere.
Pro It sounds awesome even if you are a lousy singer
Since pitch shifts come from your guitar, not your voice, it is easy to make it sound good if you're a half good guitarist.
Pro Small and tough
It can stand some punishment, and it is very portable.
Con The analogue track is monophonic
This synth has 3 polyphonic digital tracks, but the analog track is monophonic, meaning you can only record one key sound at a time, which limits its usefulness.
Con Vocoder is sensitive to noise
Depending on how close your mouth is to the microphone, you can get very different results.
Con There is no easy way to mute drum pods
Con Players that run very distorted sounds might have problems
They will reduce the voice expressions and make it difficult to nail the sound you want with the talking functions.
Con Vocal microphone not included
You will still need a decent vocal microphone to use this vocoder after you buy it.