Roland JD-08 Patches for Ambient and Techno: “Fauna” Sound Pack

Roland JD-08 Patches for Ambient and Techno: Fauna Sound Pack

No doubt, Roland’s JD-800 is a modern classic. So much so that Roland brought back the classic sample-based sound engine in their boutique-series format. Unfortunately, though, Roland decided to also only include the original presets and a tiny amount of “modern” sounds. Good for us! Therefore, we could deliver a sound pack for contemporary music. “Fauna” is a preset collection with 64 Roland JD-08 patches best suited to Ambient, Electronica, and Techno. But as always, they fit equally well into other musical genres.


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Roland JD-08 Presets for Ambient and Techno: Fauna Sound Pack

After the “Islands” sound pack for the Roland JU-06a and “Colors” preset collection for the Roland SH-01a, “Fauna” is our third sound set for Roland’s boutique series. It covers lots of atmospheric pads, ranging from warm and subtle strings to crystalline textures. A broad selection of powerful basses and complex leads serve as a great starting point for Melodic Techno productions or hypnotic Ambient tracks.

Given the targeted genres, most of the Roland JD-08 Patches in this pack are purely electronic. But as the sound engine of the JD-08 is sample-based, you’ll also find a selection of hybrid sounds. These provide an interesting blend of acoustic and electronic elements, always with electronic music production in mind.

Fauna includes 64 Roland JD-08 Patches

  • Pads: 18
  • Leads: 16
  • Bass: 16
  • Acoustic / Electronic Combos: 6
  • SFX & Drones: 8
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Easy installation

Before transferring sound sets to your synth, please backup your patches! In order to transfer the Roland JD-08 presets you’ll only need to copy the sysex-files to the internal drive of your JD-08.

First, connect the JD-08 to a Mac or PC via USB and start the unit in “drive mode” by pressing and holding the EXIT button. It will take about 20-30 seconds to boot.

Second, open the JD-08 drive on your computer and make sure to backup your existing library first as the next steps will erase your patches. Delete the Backup folder Inside the downloaded sound pack folder, you’ll find a folder named „backup“.

Third, copy the patches included in the JD-08 backup folder into the “RESTORE” folder located in the “JD-08” drive. If the „RESTORE“ folder doesn’t appear in the JD-08 drive, you have to manually create one.

After copying is completed, disconnect your JD-08 safely via “eject”. Now, press the PAGE / TIE button on the JD-08 (lower right corner). The restore operation begins, and the [PAGE/TIE] button blinks. “donE” is displayed once the restore operation is finished. Turn off the power and reboot your unit. The patches can be found in Bank D.

Enjoy the patches and make some great music.


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This Sound Set is a digital item

The download link will be provided via email upon purchase.

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