A MIDI Controller for the Roland JX-3P, JX-8P, MKS-30, MKS-50, MKS-70, Juno 1 and Juno 2
Rainer Keizer (Planeshifter) became a MIDI Designer user in August of 2012 and immediately got to work on layouts for his Roland synths. As a vocal MIDI Designer user, he’s done a lot to change the App. And he’s also the first and biggest MIDI Designer Evangelist.
But it’s this layout for Roland synths from the 1980s that put MIDI Designer on the map.
The overall look and layout is top notch and obviously carefully considered. —DuckBeak
Which Roland Synths Does This MIDI Controller Control?
Thanks to Rainer’s layout, MIDI Designer is now the go-to MIDI controller for these synths:
- Roland JX-3P with Organix mod
- Roland JX-3P with KiwiTechnics upgrade
- Roland MKS-30 with Johannes Hausensteiner mod
- Roland JX-8P
- Roland MKS-70 A + B
- Roland MKS-70 Patch
- Roland Alpha Juno 1
- Roland Alpha Juno 2
- Roland MKS-50
The lush, classic sounds of these synths are amazing. They have been used live and in the studio by:
Überzone, Astral Projection, Fluke, Future Sound of London, Pet Shop Boys, Vince Clarke, Cirrus, Orbital, Luke Vibert, Stevie Nicks, Thomas Dolby, Biosphere, 808 State, Tangerine Dream, The Shamen, Depeche Mode, Überzone, the Cure, Go West, Ozric Tentacles, Jean-Michel Jarre, Europe, Jimmy Jam, Vangelis, Josh Wink, Mundo Muzique, Vince Clarke, Matt Megaton Haines, Paul Hardcastle, Massive Attack, Bomb the Bass, The Prodigy, Youth, Joey Beltram and Human Resource, Fatboy Slim, and Faithless.
This layout is as intelligently designed as it is beautiful. The author tried to “cram in as many performance-related controls as possible, so tweaking the most important (imho ofc!) parameters can be done with XY controls and even sweeps.”
Instructions for Use
- Buy MIDI Designer Pro or unlock MIDI Designer Lite
- Check out the instructions, screenshots, a short video and the read me file on the Community Site.
- Long press on the latest version of the MIDI Designer layout and use “Open In…” to open it in MIDI Designer Pro or Lite.
- Find all the frog faces!