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Here is a repertory including actual and discontinued commercial soundbanks that I collected since 25 years from ROM cartridges or floppy disks.
For each of them you'll find comments about company or sounddesigner and a detailed patchlist. Several of them also include image(s) from the original support.
This collection is not complete, if you have material that is not listed here, I would be largely interested in.

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This page is organized in two sections:
1°/ ROM cartridges & floppy disks collection
2°/ Missing soundbanks (I mean the material that I'm still searching for...)

ROM CARTRIDGES & FLOPPY DISKS COLLECTION

Companies/distributers (alphabetical order):
3D SoundsBack In Time RecordsDigital Music Soft WareEasy SoundsEye & I Productions
GreytsoundsHit MusicHolophonicItaltrackKäng-Kong Productions
Kid NeproMasterbitsMetra SoundMr.MagicMSP
Nice BytesPro-RecRolandSound FoundationSound Source Unlimited
Sounds OKSounds Of RevolutionSynthwareThe Sound of 1995!Touched By Sound
Ultreen MIDI LabsUnknownValhalaVoice Crystal

Sounddesigners/programmers (alphabetical order):
Appelt, HenrikDiemer, ClaudiusFernandez, MannyGorges, PeterHerget, Stephan
Hillebrandt, MartinHotop, MichaelKreft, EckhardKrischker, PeterPetersen, Andre
Pigeon, StéphaneRae, SimonRausch, Klaus-PeterSchmitt, OliverVerret, Scott
Wannagat, PeterWarmers, VolkerWebb, JamesWells, Paul

Downloadable soundbanks are available in standard Sysex (*.syx), SMF (*.mid) and Midi Quest© (*.sqc) file formats
KEEP IN MIND THAT SENDING THESE SOUNDBANKS TO YOUR SYNTH WILL ERASE ALL DATAS STORED IN YOUR JD-800/JD-990 INTERNAL MEMORY
Click here if you need some help or indications on how to transfer these soundbanks to your JD-800


ROLAND
Roland produced and distributed 8 double ROM cards sets (SL-JD80-01 to SL-JD80-08) for his own synth.
Each set contained a soundbank data ROM card (PN-JD80-**) and a waveforms ROM card (SO-JD80-**).
They also edited a single soundbank ROM card named "Italy" (which seems to have been used as the internal factory preload soundbank on italian models) and a japanese limited edition ROM card which collected the Eric Persing's best choice.
Finally, they published a 64 patches book named "PatchBook 1". It gathered programmations created by several sounddesigners who worked for Roland.
 Internal preload factory soundbankPatchlist
 "Italy" soundbankPatchlistImage

 SL-JD80-01 "Drums & Percussion - Standard"PatchlistImage

 SL-JD80-02 "Drums & Percussion - Dance" PatchlistImage

 SL-JD80-03 "Rock Drums" PatchlistImage

 SL-JD80-04 "Strings Ensemble" PatchlistImage

 SL-JD80-05 "Brass Section" PatchlistImage

 SL-JD80-06 "Grand Piano" PatchlistImage

 SL-JD80-07 "Guitar Collection"PatchlistImage

 SL-JD80-08 "Accordion"PatchlistImage

 Eric Persing "Special Sounds For The JD-800"PatchlistImage

 PatchBook 1PatchlistImage



SOUND SOURCE UNLIMITED
SSU is an american society (Los Angeles) which developed complete sounds/samples libraries for a large collection of diverse synthesizers/samplers models.
Their products were distributed by Greytsounds™ (owner: Bob Grey) via their website since the mid 90's.
Sound Source Unlimited (SSU) was then renamed "Sound Source Interactive" (SSI).

Now, this website is offline since 2016. They seem to sell their products via their eBay store only.
There were a total of 7 ROM cards for the JD-800, most of them programmed by Manny Fernandez. 
An internaute is solding on eBay a soundbank presented as the JD-800 SSU Volume 8 "Atmos & FX". As far as I know, this soundbank never appeared into SSU catalog (perhaps a project which never ended in?). Anyway, I added it in this listing.

 JD801R "Urban Pop Collection"PatchlistImage
 JD802R "New Age Collection"PatchlistImage
 JD803R "Film Textures"PatchlistImage
 JD804R "Progressive Artist Collection"PatchlistImage
 JD805R "Stage & Studio Collection"               Patchlist
 JD806R "Jupiter Textures"  PatchlistImage
 JD807R "Hybrid Textures"  PatchlistImage
 JD808R "Atmos & FX"  Patchlist


MICHAEL HOTOP
Michael Hotop is a german sounddesigner (Osnabrück) who programmed and sold soundbanks for several synths during the 80's-90's.
He produced a total of 7 different ROM cards for the JD-800. 
Many thanks to the internaute who kindly mentioned and sent to me volume 6 "Tanzmusiker".
 SoundSet1 "Tozzum Horizon"  PatchlistX
 SoundSet2 "Little Pictures"  PatchlistX
 SoundSet3 "Takuzo's Roses"  PatchlistX
 SoundSet4 "Yotoya's Heat"  PatchlistX
 SoundSet5 "Dance & Techno '93"  PatchlistX
 SoundSet6 "Tanzmusiker"  PatchlistX
 SoundSet7 "Synthetic Backings"  PatchlistImage


BACK IN TIME RECORDS
Back In Time Records is a german society (Wiesbaden - owner: Klaus-Peter Rausch) which is distributing via the Web soundbanks for hardware or virtual synths and samples collections. They are proposing four JD-800 soundbanks programmed by Klaus-Peter as the "Mr. Magic" Series.
 "Pure Synthesist"  (programmed by Klaus-Peter Rausch)PatchlistXOrder it
 "Silver Pieces"  (programmed by Klaus-Peter Rausch) PatchlistXOrder it
 "Stage & Studio"  (programmed by Klaus-Peter Rausch)PatchlistXOrder it
 "Technologics"  (programmed by Klaus-Peter Rausch)PatchlistImageOrder it


KID NEPRO
Kid Nepro is an american company (New York - owner: Steve Proto) which is developing products since 1984.
They edited two JD-800 ROM cards in the past.
  Vol.1 "Techno/Dance Mix"Patchlist
  Vol.2 "Synth + Mix"Patchlist

METRA SOUND
Metra Sound is a german company which produced two JD-800 ROM cards.
Their products are now delivered by Sound Art website (Dahlenburg, Germany - owner: Roger Person).
 "Synthworld 1" (programmed by Claudius Diemer)PatchlistImageOrder it
 "Synthworld 2" (programmed by Peter Gorges)PatchlistImageOrder it


THE SOUND OF 1995!
An unknown origin company (Germany?) which produced at least one JD-800 soundbank named "Techno-Soundset 1".
Any additional informations about it are welcome.
 "Techno-Soundset 1" Patchlist


STEPHANE PIGEON
Stéphane Pigeon is a belgian keyboardist who worked for Roland in the past. He commercialized four JD-800 ROM cards distributed by Roland Benelux and gathering his own programmations (many thanks to him for his contribution).
 SoundPack 1Patchlist
 SoundPack 2Patchlist
 SoundPack 3Patchlist
 SoundPack 4Patchlist


PRO-REC
Pro-Rec is an american society (Santa Barbara, California) which is selling a large collection of soundbanks for several synths.
They produced six Roland JD-800 ROM cards.
 "Super Jupiter"PatchlistImage
 "Filmscape"PatchlistImage
 "Ultradance"PatchlistImage
 "Wondersynth"PatchlistImage
 "Supersound"PatchlistImage
 "Wonder Mix"PatchlistImage


SOUNDS OK
Sounds OK is an english society (Camberley) which produced at least four JD-800 ROM cards.
 "Pure Synthesis" (programmed by Simon Rae)PatchlistImage
 "Textures" (also named "Textures And Soundscapes" - programmed by Simon Rae & Paul Wells)PatchlistImage
 "Dance" (programmed by Simon Rae & Paul Wells)PatchlistImage
 "XTreme Dance" (programmed by Paul Wells)PatchlistImage


EASY SOUNDS
Easy Sounds is a german society (Hamburg - owner: Peter Krischker) which produced at least three Roland JD-800 soundbanks (programmed by Peter).
 "Universal 1" (programmed by Peter Krischker)Patchlist
 "Universal 2"  (programmed by Peter Krischker)Patchlist
 "Analog" (programmed by Peter Krischker)Patchlist


NICE BYTES MUSIC
Nice Bytes Music is a german society (Fellbach) which developed soundbanks and samples disks for several synth/sampler models. They produced two original JD-800 soundbanks on 3.5" floppy disks labeled "Gold-Disk" and named "New Rave" and "White Dune". They are also proposing a JD-800 complete library with soundbanks organized in specific categories (Bass, Brass, Choir, Strings, Waves,...).
 "New Rave" PatchlistImage
 "White Dune" PatchlistImage


VALHALA
Valhala is a well-known american company (Ferndale, Michigan) which unfortunately went bankrupt on the early 90's.
They distributed four JD-800 ROM cards as the Studio Series.
 "New Age"PatchlistImage
 "Rock & Jazz"Patchlist
 "Studio"Patchlist
 "Top 40"PatchlistImage

MASTERBITS
Masterbits is a german company (Wildeshausen, owner: Eckhard Kreft) which produced three ROM cards for the Roland JD-800 as the "Inspiration Series".
 Inspiration Series Volume 6 "Dancesation - I" (programmed by Stefan Herget)PatchlistImage
 Inspiration Series Volume 7 "Dancesation - II" (programmed by Stefan Herget, James Webb & Eckhard Kreft)PatchlistImage
 Inspiration Series Volume 8 "Trance & Textures" (programmed by James Webb & Eckhard Kreft)PatchlistImage


ULTREEN MIDI LABS
Ultreen is an american website (Houston, Texas) which developed three JD-800 soundbanks distributed via the Net a few years ago.
Now, it seems that they gave up to sell it.

 Vol.1 "Pads & Textures"Patchlist
 Vol.2 "Atmospheres"Patchlist
 Vol.3 "Expressions"Patchlist


KÄNG-KONG PRODUCTIONS
Käng-Kong Productions is a german company (Gielsdorf, owner: Thomas Klimisch) which produced three JD-800 soundbanks. Two of them are now delivered via the Web by Sound Art, but title soundbanks seem to have been exchanged (many thanks to Pete South for his contribution).
 "Tekk-Tools" (programmed by P. Wannagat - distributed by Sound Art as the "Acid Attack" soundbank)PatchlistImageOrder it
 "Synthetic Elements" (programmed by M. Hillebrandt - distributed by Sound Art as the "Pad Shop Toys" soundbank)PatchlistImageOrder it
 "Acid Attack" (programmed by Martin Hillebrandt)Patchlist



SYNTHWARE
Synthware is an american company (Reading, Pennsylvania) which commercialized a JD-800 ROM card in the late 80's as the "Sound Pack" (or "Voice Pack") Series. It has been programmed by Scott Verret and distributed for a while these last years as sysex file via the Waterfall 440 Studio Music website, but it seems now that it is definitively no longer available.
 Sound Pack 64 "Premier Stage/Studio Group" (programmed by Scott Verret)PatchlistImage


SOUNDS OF REVOLUTION
Sounds Of Revolution is a german society (Untermerzbach, owner: Oliver Schmitt) which is now working with Resonance website. They are proposing three JD-800 soundbanks (programmed by Oliver).
 REVOLUTION JD-800 - Part. 1 (programmed by Oliver Schmitt)PatchlistOrder it
 REVOLUTION JD-800 - Part. 2 (programmed by Oliver Schmitt)PatchlistOrder it
 REVOLUTION JD-800 - Part. 3 (programmed by Oliver Schmitt)PatchlistOrder it


SOUND FOUNDATION (HIT MUSIC)
Hit Music is a society (coutry? city?) which distributed Sound Foundation Gold card Series (the famous well designed ROM cards with the hologram on it).
I don't know if they produced more than one ROM card for the JD-800.  Any informations about it or - best of all - a sysex version of it would be much appreciated!
 "Gold Vol.1"PatchlistImage


MSP (MEGA SOUND PRODUCTION)
MSP (Mega Sound Production) is a german society (Mönchengladbach) managed by Volker Warmers, a sympathic synths lover (many thanks to him for his contribution). They produced a JD-800 soundbank named "Glorious JD-800" (programmed by Volker).
 "Glorious JD-800" (programmed by Volker Warmers)PatchlistOrder It


TOUCHED BY SOUND
Touched By Sound is a german company (Fürth) which produced 4 soundbanks for the Roland JD-800 distributed on 3.5" floppy disks which contained 2 files each. They were programmed by Henrik Appelt, a danish sounddesigner.
 "Electronic Vol.1" (bank A - programmed by Henrik Appelt)PatchlistImage
 "Electronic Vol.1" (bank B - programmed by Henrik Appelt)PatchlistImage
 "Electronic Vol.2" (bank A - programmed by Henrik Appelt)PatchlistImage
 "Electronic Vol.2" (bank B - programmed by Henrik Appelt)PatchlistImage


VOICE CRYSTAL
Voice Crystal™ is an american company (Oakley, California - owners: Mark Wiens & Paul Chasteen) which is selling all Eye&I Productions products.
They are proposing three JD-800 ROM cards. Particularity: volume 3 has Jason Mile's signature on its face.
 "Volume 1"PatchlistImageOrder it
 "Volume 2"PatchlistImageOrder it
 "Volume 3" (Jason Miles signature card)PatchlistImageOrder it


ANDRE PETERSEN
Andre Petersen is a danish keyboardist who is selling his personal JD-800 programmations via eBay.
 "Cosmic Universe"Patchlist


3D SOUNDS
3D Sounds is a canadian company (Waterloo, Ontario) which produced three soundbanks for the Roland JD-800.
Many thanks to the internaute who kindly mentioned it to me!
 "3D Organs"Patchlist
 "3D Synthesis"Patchlist
 "Virtual Magics" Patchlist


HOLOPHONIC
I know nothing about this company excepted that they produced nine JD-800 soundbanks. 
Any additional informations are welcome!
 "Alchemy" Patchlist
 "Electronic Games" Patchlist
 "Japan Vol.1" Patchlist
 "Japan Vol.2" Patchlist
 "New Dimensions" Patchlist
 "Oloplus" Patchlist
 "Silicon Creatures" Patchlist
 "Soundtrack" Patchlist
 "Wave Motion" Patchlist


DIGITAL MUSIC SOFT WARE
DMSW is a japanese company which seems to be the continuation of ARK society.
I collected one ROM card from them.
They essentially distributed in Asia soundbanks from german top sounddesigner Michael Hotop.
All are labeled "Source" with a specific logo on it.
Any informations (or sysex versions) about other volumes from this collection are welcome!

 "Live Sound Vol.1"PatchlistImage


ITALTRACK
Italtrack is an italian company which developed at least one JD-800 soundbank named "Lasersounds".
Many thanks to the internaute who kindly mentioned it to me!
 "Lasersounds"Patchlist


UNKNOWN
Here are two unknown origin commercial soundbanks. I ignore the editor/distributer name(s) from both soundbanks (many thanks to the internautes who kindly sent it to me!). Any additional informations or precisions about it are welcome!
 Unknown 1 "Special FX Vol.1"Patchlist
 Unknown 2 "Vintage Vol.3"Patchlist


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