Roland JV-1080 Super JV

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The Roland JV-1080 was one of the hottest and most popular digital synthesizers ever to come from Roland. Incredible sound quality capable of emulating any instrument imaginable plus totally fat analog synth type sounds and loads of percussion! It has 64 voices of polyphony and 16 part multitimbral, it's no wonder this is part of almost every Film Score Composers set-up as well as many more artists and hobbyists!

It has 8MB of sounds and it also offers a lot of expandability with 4 expansion slots and 2 data card memory slots. You can get up to 42MB of sounds by adding any of the popular JV-80 expansion cards suited for Techno, World Instruments, Orchestral or Synthesizers. The 1080 has a large LCD screen, lots of effects and filters for creative flexibility, motion control and extensive MIDI implementation. Editing is intense but enhanced and simplified by external editors like MOTU's Unisyn. It is used by Faithless, Hardfloor, Vangelis, Scanner, Roni Size, LTJ Bukem and Apollo 440.

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88 Visitor comments
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December 27, 2011 @ 3:45 pm
The "Asia" and "Dance" expansions are beut. The "Dance" card is way better than the "House" or "Techno" card's.
December 21, 2011 @ 7:32 am
This is such a great bread and butter synth/sound module. Prices are really good right now aswell. I'll say though, the preset sounds without including the upgraded boards you can add, lack little inspiration to start with a track, i normally find myself going to this to add layers, and fill the bits between for making tunes. The drums are okay, and do benifit with using the onboard effects. Pianos and other basic stuff, i think are more than satifactory. Would love hear others experiences with the dance and eletronic upgrade boards? Good tr-909 sounds for example?
December 17, 2011 @ 6:02 am
JV1080 is the module version of roland xp50 only with keys and quick access patch buttons.... and synth2001 is right 1080 covers all the sounds and effects a musician needs .. 2080 are pretty much the same but only a little bit better
December 6, 2011 @ 8:29 pm
Wumpscut uses this module too, specifically on "Wreath of Barbs".
December 6, 2011 @ 2:11 am
This is the best digital synthesizer ever made.The JD990 is only an FX machine and the JV2080 is ruined by a lots of effectes.Only the JV1080 can cover all musical genre in perfect way.Don't loose your time:take a 1080 and begine to create
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 64 Voices
  • Oscillators - Digital, LAS, 8MB Samples expandable to 42
  • LFO - 2 LFO's (sine, saw, square, triangle, trapezoid, sample&hold, random and chaos) w/ key or external sync. Can modulate the pitch, filter, pan, or level
  • Filter - TVF (lowpass, bandpass, high pass, peak) with cutoff, resonance, key follow and velocity sensitivity
  • VCA - TVA ADSR (tone level, pan, key follow)
  • Memory - 640 Patches, 128 performances
  • Keyboard - None
  • Control - MIDI
  • Date Produced - 1994 - 2001
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