This digital synth from the 1990s is highly programmable with sliders and knobs for patch editing. Roland claimed it was getting back to its roots with the JD-800 and allowing musicians to create their own sounds more easily. The JD-800 combines sample playback with digital synthesis, and is based on the Roland D-50. It has 108 waveforms built-in, that can be expanded via PCM-cards, and come in categories, such as analogue synth, or acoustic instruments, like guitars, woodwind, brass and voices. Users include New Order, Depeche Mode, The Prodigy and Coldcut.