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
Greg Fredericks
May 26, 2013 @ 12:26 am
Original Roland JV-1010 SoundDiver CD and SR-JV80 Expansion Demos

Required Cable (specify Roland RSC15-AT when ordering as they are wired differently): trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

I'm not sure if Windows newer than XP works, but the editor works great with XP and older. I hope this helps !!!

- Greg Fredericks
Adrian Croft
January 28, 2013 @ 3:42 pm
Here's a couple of links to my editor if anyone's interested....
Adrian Croft
January 27, 2013 @ 5:31 pm
I'm developing an Editor for my JV 1010 (although I've built it with other JV / JDs in mind), Its VST based (Osx when I get time), Free and it is Windows 7 / 8 ready. It's almost at Alpha stage if anyone is feeling brave ?

I really like the 1010 although I find it has a noisy tail - looking forward to seeing what live Midi editing will do for it.
December 7, 2012 @ 4:25 am
Im looking for a small/lightweight expander for a my home studio. So I care lot about good bang for bucks (well,who doesn't?).

The expander should be editable via PC software and should have marginal ways of realtime editing parameters via MIDI (Filter Cutoff, Resonance, ADSR Parameters, Effects... The more,the better)

When having a chance to get either a Korg X5DR or the Roland JV 1010 which one would you chose and why?

Personally I got my hands on a X5DR at a friend of mine and it sounded quite well. Sadly the filter lacks a decent resonance parameter.

Thanks for your input
Danny D
November 27, 2012 @ 4:01 pm
Arsenii, can I have copy of the CD too. I have the JV-1010 but never learn the full potentials of it yet. Thanks.
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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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