SUPER JX ZONE
SUPER JX ZONE
SYNTHESIZER COMPUTER DESCRIPTION
JX-10
MKS-70
WWW Link
Super JX Reader
Super JX Reader v1.0(d)

This free online utility reads Super JX‑10 and MKS‑70 Bulk Dump files and displays all of the Patch and Tone names on screen. Click a button to load a Super JX Bulk Dump file then copy the names from the screen and paste them into a text file or a spreadsheet. This can be useful for identifying specific sets to help organize your sound library. The cool thing is that you don't need to install any software. It's all done using Chrome, Firefox, Safari or whichever web browser you use. It's a new approach. This way, any computer can run the utility. Works with every browser except Internet Explorer (not really an issue for most people)

* Not compatible with newer Vecoven PWM Patches

     Download JX-Edit

Operating System: Mac OS X / Windows / Linux / Atari ST / Amiga 1200 / Anything

Several WWW Link
SysEx Reader
SysEx File Verification Utility v1.1(b)

This free utility reads SysEx files from 100+ synths and samplers. It will display The Op Code, identify the synth or sampler make and model and suggest a MIDI channel to use when loading. It's a handy utility to verify unknown SysEx files and/or enable "broken" SysEx files to load using the correct MIDI channel

     Download JX-Edit

Operating System: Mac OS X / Windows / Linux / Atari ST / Amiga 1200 / Anything
JX-10*
MKS-70
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CTRLR

This freeware utility lets you control any MIDI enabled hardware: Synthesizers, Drum Machines, Samplers, Effects, etc... Runs on Mac, Windows or Linux as standalone software or can be used as VST or AU plugins in your favorite DAW's. The program uses a collection of custom designed panels designed by users. Download the CTRLR program and the panel for your synth or create your own design. Several synths are currently supported including Roland Super JX‑10, MKS‑70, JX‑8P, MKS‑50, MKS‑80, Juno‑106, Korg, Yamaha, Moog, Akai, Emu, Waldorf, and more

If you are using a Super JX with the new 4.0x Vecoven upgrade then you must try out the fantastic CTRLR panel designed by Christian Roethlisberger. Words can't describe how awesome this panel is. It is an Editor AND a Librarian. WOW! You can find the panel here

CTRLR

CTRLR




I have used some of these other panels as standalone editors with great success. Although the MKS‑70 panels are not 100% developed yet (99.9% - almost there!!!), they certainly show great potential and work well as‑is and I am able to edit Patches and Tones. Beta panels for the MKS‑70 are found in the Forum sections at the CTRLR homepage. One of the best panels I've found so far is actually a "Dual Panel" with two PG‑800 templates, one for Tone A and one for Tone B. They are in a zip file called MKS‑PG800.zip and the most up to date version is probably located in the CTRLR forum area here
(Note: You will need to be logged in at the CTRLR Forum before any attachments available for downloading will appear)

A working beta version as of May 28, 2013 can be found here

CTRLR     CTRLR2
MKS-PG800 (Right) and PG-800c (Left)
Click Images For Panel Screenshots

* The JX-10 will require a Vecoven v3.00 or greater ROM upgrade or a Colin Fraser JX10SE ROM upgrade

     Download CTRLR

Operating Systems: Mac OS X 10.5 and up / Windows XP and up / Linux

JX-10*
MKS-70
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SuperJX superjxsyxtool

This program manipulates system exclusive dumps from MKS‑70 and JX‑10 synthesizers with ROM versions 1.08 through Vecoven 3.x. I guess it's kind of a tough love librarian for the Super JX. This program generates a bulk dump file of patches and tones, or simply prints the contents of the file

From the author: "I wanted to rearrange patches in my MKS-70 and select patches and tones from various bulk dump files. I wanted a automatic tone rearrangement when moving patches around. I had a hard time finding software that would do what I wanted. You need system exclusive from your MKS-70 or JX-10, either bulk dump or an individual patch dump. You can generate this yourself by recording the bulk dump, or use one of the many files found elsewhere online. To build this program, you need a C++ compiler. Projects are supplied for Xcode and Visual Studio"


* The JX-10 will require a Vecoven v3.x or greater ROM upgrade or a Colin Fraser JX10SE ROM upgrade

     Download JX-Edit

Operating System: Windows / Mac / Linux

JX-10*
MKS-70
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PC-JX8P v3.3

Freeware software emulation of the PG‑800 Programmer. Adds the capability to load and save tones. Don't let the program title fool you. This works great with an MKS‑70

* The JX-10 will require a Vecoven v3.00 or greater ROM upgrade or a Colin Fraser JX10SE ROM upgrade

     Download JX-Edit

Operating System: Windows 98 / ME / XP / Vista / Win 7

JX-10*
MKS-70
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SYSEX LIBRARIAN

Freeware SysEx Loader/Librarian from Snoize Software

* The JX-10 will require a Vecoven v3.00 or greater ROM upgrade or a Colin Fraser JX10SE ROM upgrade

     Download CPJXWIN

Operating System: Mac OS X 10.7 or later

JX-10*
MKS-70
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SEND SX

Shareware SysEx Loader from Bome Software

* The JX-10 will require a Vecoven v3.00 or greater ROM upgrade or a Colin Fraser JX10SE ROM upgrade

     Download Bome Send SX Freeware

Operating System: Windows 98 / ME / XP / Vista / Win 7

JX-10
MKS-70
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CPJXWIN v0.20

Freeware Super JX-10 / MKS-70 Patch Load and Save Utility. I keep this online only as a legacy program for older versions of Windows. It still works great in a pinch!

Note: You may need to set the transfer speed to a slower rate depending on what year your computer was manufactured

     Download CPJXWIN

Operating System: Windows 95 / 98

JX-10*
MKS-70
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JX-8P SysEx to JX-10/MKS-70 Tone Converter

An interesting concept for a utility. I have not verified if this program works. If someone can verify it works, please let me know. Thanks!

* The JX-10 will require a Vecoven v3.00 or greater ROM upgrade or a Colin Fraser JX10SE ROM upgrade

     JX-8P UTIL

Operating System: Linux

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iPG-800

An iPad app emulating the functionality of the PG‑800 Programmer. Also includes a virtual PG‑300 which supports the Alpha Juno 1+2 and MKS‑50. I have not tried this because I don't own an iPad but...... it looks VERY interesting! A modern solution for the PG‑800 Unobtanium Blues

     iPad App

Operating System: iOS

JX-10*
MKS-70
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Freeware full featured tone editor and librarian for MKS‑70 And JX‑8P. Has the look and feel of a PG‑800 Programmer

* The JX‑10 will require a Vecoven v3.00 or greater ROM upgrade or a Colin Fraser JX10SE ROM upgrade

     Download JXEDITOR

Operating System: Atari ST / TT / Falcon
JX-10
MKS-70
Atari Logo GENPATCH

This original SysEx loader from 1986 was released as freeware in 2002. It's the same commercially available Hybrid Arts program and includes documentation

     Download GENPATCH

Operating System: Atari ST



SUPER JX ZONE
SYNTHESIZER FILE FORMAT DESCRIPTION
MKS-70 Adobe Logo
REF CARDS
"MKS-70 Reference Cards. An Illustrated Guide With Useful Editing Tips And Tricks"   v2014-11-14

A seven page guide covering Quick Edit - Split Points - Copying - MIDI Edit - Patch Edit - Tone Edit - Parameters and more. Different parts of the Owner's Manual have been reworked, specifically the oversized page layout in the back titled 'MKS‑70 Operation Table'. I print these pages, get them laminated at Kinko's and reference them whenever I forget how to the use the front panel... which is quite often

Note: These are for use only with MKS‑70 ROM's v1.01 through v1.08

     Download Super JX Reference Cards

File Format: PDF Document
JX-10 Adobe Logo
M-16C / M-64C
Reference Cards For JX-10 Tone, Patch, MIDI, C1, C2 and Pedal Parameters

Note: These are for use only with JX‑10 ROM's v1.72 through v2.30

     Download Super JX Reference Chart

File Format: PDF Document
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SLIDERS
JX‑10 Slider FAQ

I unsoldered the sliders from my JX‑10, measured resistances, noted markings on the outer cases, measured their dimensions and more. Here's everything you need to know about replacing a JX‑10 slider except where to buy the parts

     SLIDERS

File Format: PDF Document
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CUSHIONS
JX‑10 Button Cushion Templates

Over the years, the button cushions on my JX‑10 crumbled into dust and I was unable to replace them easily. I purchased a 2nd JX‑10 later on and made exact measurements of the cushions. If you are in a similar situation, here are some templates and instructions for making your own

     Download Super JX Reference Chart

File Format: PDF Document
JX-10
MKS-70
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M-16C / M-64C
M-64C / M-16C Cartridge Instruction Sheet + High Resolution Schematics


This is the insert sheet included with the purchase of a new cartridge

     Download Super JX M-64C Sheet

File Format: PDF Document
Several WWW Link Roland Spare Parts Cross Reference

CROSSREF I've compiled a small cross reference chart which is useful for matching duplicate spare parts on Roland synths and samplers. I use this list to find spares on broken equipment bargains found at eBay auctions. I just bought an S‑220 for $3.26 which has enough spare parts for 19 different Roland synths and samplers. Gotta love eBay ANIMATED_SMILE

     Download Super JX M-64C Sheet

File Format: Web-page Link
JX-10
MKS-70
ZIP

JPEG

GIF
Patchpages
Patch Sheets For JX-10 and MKS-70 From The Roland Users Group Magazine

A collection of scans featuring JX‑10 and MKS‑70 Patches and Tones. These are from the late 80's, early 90's RUG Magazine which used to have parameter settings listed for new Patches and Tones for the JX‑10, MKS‑70, JX‑8P and other synths each month. Also included are Questions and Answers Columns. I always looked forward to every new issue to see what was on the Patches Page and then program them into my synths. A great collection of sounds

     RUG Patches

File Format: Zip file containing several JPEG + GIF Images
Several ZIP

JPEG

GIF
Patchpages
RUG Patch Sheets For Other Synths

Another collection of Patch Sheets featuring the Alpha Juno‑1/2, D‑5/10/20/50/70/110, DDR‑30, GK‑1, GM‑70, GP‑8, JD‑800/990, JX‑3P, ME‑5, MKS‑20/50/80, MK‑80, MPD‑4, S‑50, TR‑505/707/808, U‑20, Roland Checksum Info plus Questions and Answers Columns. A giant collection of sounds

     RUG Patches

File Format: Zip file containing several JPEG + GIF Images
Several Adobe Logo
EM - 1987
'MKS-70 Review' by Craig Anderton

Electronic Musician Magazine - November 1987
High Resolution Scans

     EM - 1987

File Format: PDF Document
Source: Lunatics Lounge JX‑10 and MKS‑70 Web-page
(site went dark back in 2008)
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KM - 1986
'Programming The Roland JX‑8P & JX‑10' by Eric Persing

Electronic Musician Magazine
November 1987
High Resolution Scans

     EM - 1987

File Format: PDF Document
(Source: wolzow.com)
Several ZIP

GIF
Roland Service Sheets
Service Information Sheets For Roland Engineers

Factory supplied info for repairing JX‑10 and MKS‑70 bugs

     EM - 1987

File Format: Zip file w/GIF Images
(Source: synthfool.com/docs/)
JX-10
MKS-70
JPEG Super JX Patch And Tone Chart (Front) + Super JX Patch Map (Back)

SuperJX Factory Presets Card


This double-sided laminated card was included with every new JX‑10 and MKS‑70

     EM - 1987

File Format: JPEG Image
JX-10 Adobe Logo Super JX-10 Gatefold From 1986

Super High-Rez scans of the original Roland sales brochure @600 dpi
There's 1GB+ of downloads here so be prepared for a long wait!


JX-10 Ad Icon

JX-10 Ad Icon

File Format: TIFF

SUPER JX Cover
SUPER JX Inner Left
SUPER JX Inner Middle
SUPER JX Inner Right
SUPER JX Outer Middle
SUPER JX Back
MKS-70 Adobe Logo Super JX MKS-70 Gatefold From 1987

Scans of the original Roland sales brochure
JX - 1986

File Format: PDF Documents

SUPER JX Inner Pages (43MB)

SUPER JX Outer Pages (46MB)
MKS-70 scottrod is like a walking, talking Super JX encyclopedia! Here is some interesting and noteworthy info he has gathered;

1) Page 5 of the MKS‑70 Service Notes, First Edition: The Block Diagram for the Module Board indicates IC1 is a 2764 ROM. This is incorrect as it should be a 27128 (or 27C128) ROM. The Assigner Board ROM (IC6) is shown correctly as a 27C256 type

ROM ICs2) The ROM chips for the Assigner and Module boards can be the older TTL‑type (27256 and 27128) or the newer CMOS-type (27C256 and 27C128). The only difference is the CMOS pulls less power and is the preferred replacement and Roland went to these in later production. The photograph below shows both side‑by‑side with the original Roland stickers. The preferred replacement newer CMOS-type is on the right


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MKS-70 JPEG Have You Ever Wondered What's Under The Hood?

A look inside the MKS-70

     MKS-70 Faceplate Removed

File Format: JPEG Image
JX-10
MKS-70
WWW Link CR2450 BatteryInternal Battery Replacement DIY

If you are experienced with a soldering iron and know what ESD is, this is for you

     MKS-70 Battery Replacement Guide

File Format: Web-page Link
JX-10 Adobe Logo Super JX‑10 Control Jack Templates

I designed these templates after being frustrated time and time again by having to move my JX‑10 away from the wall to locate where certain audio and control jacks are located. This makes it easier to plug cables in and out without having to always face the back of the synth... or use a mirror. There are four template variations with different fonts and color schemes

JX10 JACK TEMPLATE



     MKS-70 Battery Replacement Guide

File Format: PDF Document
JX-10
MKS-70
JX-8P
U-20
S-550
JV-880
D-110
+ many more
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JX THEMED FONT
Serial Number Decoding Chart

Find the date and actual production number your Super JX rolled off the assembly line. These charts will also work with other Roland synths, samplers and miscellaneous gadgets like Boss pedals, MicroSeries effects, Sequencers and MPU cards

    SUPER JX Roland_S/N Decoder_1972-1989.pdf
         Manuf. JUL1972 to DEC1989

    SUPER JX Roland_S/N Decoder_1989-2010.pdf
         Manuf. MAR1989 to DEC2010


File Format: PDF Document
JX-10
MKS-70
JX-8P
U-20
S-550
JV-880
D-110
+ many more
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JX THEMED FONT
Super JX Font

If you want to create accurate looking documents, this is what you need to match the Super JX theme

     MKS-70 Battery Replacement Guide

File Format: True Type Font Set
MKS-70 WWW Link MKS-70 MIDI SysEx Primer - Part I

First installment in a series about deciphering SysEx on the MKS‑70
This one starts off with Patch parameter data found in the SysEx data stream

     MKS-70 SysEx Primer - Part I

File Format: Web-page Link
MKS-70 WWW Link MKS-70 MIDI SysEx Primer - Part II

Second installment in a series about deciphering SysEx on the MKS‑70
This one continues on with Tone parameter data found in the SysEx data stream

     MKS-70 SysEx Primer - Part II

File Format: Web-page Link
MKS-70 WWW Link MKS-70 MIDI SysEx Primer - Part III

Third installment in a series about deciphering SysEx on the MKS‑70
This one digs deeper into hidden bytes in binary SysEx files and SysEx data streams

     MKS-70 SysEx Primer - Part III

File Format: Web-page Link
JX-10
MKS-70
(O/S v4.0x)
XLS Logo SuperJX OSv4 SYSEX-DUMP Compendium v1.2

Christian Roethlisberger has graciously made some info available regarding the process and parameters of the Vecoven v4.0x SysEx BULK DUMP. This info is extensive and spans a multi‑tabbed MS‑Excel spreadsheet. Software developers will find this information very useful indeed! Also, special thanks to Fred Vecoven for sharing proprietary details about the new 4.0x O/S!!

     MKS-70 SysEx Primer - Part III

File Format: Excel Spreadsheet

Note: Mac, Windows and Linux systems may use OpenOffice to view Excel Spreadsheets and is freely available at
https://www.openoffice.org/download/index.html


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