MPG-8 for JX-8P, Super JX, MKS-70 Pre-order
MPG-8 is an affordable, compact controller for Roland JX-8P, MKS-70, and Super JX synthesizers. This unit will be replacing the PG-800 Mini Desktop module. The feature set is the same as that of the mini, but MPG-8 is built with a metal enclosure, and includes LED indicators for power and page 2 (Vecoven) functions) The case is constructed using heavy-duty powder coated metal, and it sits atop any desktop surface or the synth itself using 4 non-slip rubber feet.
MPG-8 uses the 6-pin DIN cable included with the unit to communicate to the JX, and to receive power from the synth.
MPG-8 has all of the features of the original PG-800, plus more. MPG-8 can be configured to boot in "Vecoven mode" which will allow users to control the extra parameters added by the Vecoven 4.x/PWM modification. Features include:
Manual mode - transmits current position of all knobs to the synth
Scratch Patch Generator - sets up a generic starter tone
Vecoven/Page 2 mode - allows users to access all Vecoven parameters
Randomizer - Randomizes all JX parameters
Units will begin shipping in late October/early November. Pre-orders will receive a discounted price of $320 per unit. Pre-orders will ship as soon as the MPG-8 production finishes.