Roland JV-1010

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The Roland JV-1010 Synth Module may look like a weakling, but it kicks sand in the face of a lot of synths twice its size! This half-rackspace killer has the full sound set of the professional JV-1080 and 2080 modules (at slightly reduced quality). With 640 preset and 128 user patches, that's a lot of phat sounds in a skinny package. Plus, all 255 sounds from the Session wave expansion board are included. Pristine stereo grand pianos, acoustic guitars, Juno, Jupiter, TB-303, 18 rhythm sets and tons more - the kinds of sounds that inspire and do justice to your musical ideas, whether recorded or live on-stage.

And if you want to add more muscle, the JV-1010 has an expansion slot for any JV80 Series board (Asian, Orchestral, Hip Hop, Techno, Bass & Drums, Vocal, Country, World, etc.). In total, you can get over a thousand patches out of the box and over 1,200 when expanded - all in a 64-voice polyphonic, 16-part multitimbral unit with dedicated Reverb, Chorus and Multi-effects. Sounds are easy to find, too. JV-1010 Patches are grouped into categories (Piano, Key/Organ, Guitar/Bass, etc.) and banks can be selected with a simple Category/Bank Select knob. The innovative Phrase Preview function plays back the selected tone in a short musical phrase.

Roland has also added some valuable extras: Sound shaping and editing can be accomplished via bundled CD-ROM, which includes sound editing software for Mac and PC, used in conjunction with the JV-1010's rear-panel computer serial-interface. The computer interface and the 1010's General MIDI compatability make this an excellent sound module for use with your computer.

Though these sounds are professional all the way, you don't need to be a pro to recognize the JV-1010 as an extreme value. You don't need to be a pro to use it either. If you have a keyboard with a MIDI out and a cable, you're good to go. You'll never be held back by a lack of good sounds again.

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46 Visitor comments
December 11, 2010 @ 5:04 pm
Matt > At least, JV-1010 should play demo songs and sounds without connecting it to your keyboard via midi.

Anyway, this is an amazing and high quality synth in a box. Lots of inspiring and modern sounds, with incredible (but expensive) expansion boards. You have very limited editing without a computer connected but I like the front panel minimalism. I really love this little beast!
December 10, 2010 @ 7:21 pm
I borrowed one from a friend but he didn't have the matching adapter, which for some reason is a 430V. It would turn on but I couldn't get it to do anything, nor could I get sound out of it (it was hooked up to my synth via MIDI, and I got sound out of another module that way). Would it be because of the adapter, or could it be something wrong with the synth itself?
Fluid Mosaic
November 16, 2010 @ 4:54 am
Any good for bass lines?
May 30, 2010 @ 9:09 pm
Picked one of these up for $25NZ and have loved it since. Every sound imaginable and its foot print makes it easy to move from studio to studio. I know this has much more potential than what I'm using it for but for stock sounds of everything, more or less, that I could want it's ideal.
January 24, 2010 @ 5:03 pm
this one´s really incredible. such killer sound for a digital box.

got mine from someguys in japan who included a cd rom with extra patches, which are just incredible and far ahead of the original patches. and they are easily editable and to organize (copy and paste your favorite library in hi speed) with the superb and stable "change it" by j. mossgraber (freeware). you don´t really need the expensive expansions then, though i bought the voices card by spectrasonics to mak ethe thing complete. cause yeah, the original voice patches/samples are not the best.
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  • The link above will take you to an eBay search for this synth to see active listings. If you don't find it there, try looking in our forum marketplace or post a wanted classified.
  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 64 Voices
  • Oscillators - Digital, LAS, 8MB Samples, 255 sounds
  • Effects - Eight Reverbs, One Chorus, 40 EFX Multi-Effects
  • Memory - 895 preset, 128 user Patches, 32 performances, 18 rhythm kits
  • Keyboard - None
  • Control - MIDI IN/OUT/THRU (16-parts); Serial Computer Host port
  • Date Produced - 1999
  • Resources & Credits
  • Images from Robert Frost

    Thanks to Jon Axelsson for providing information.

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