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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February 2, 2011 @ 7:20 am
I bought a 1080 rack with no expansions for 40$ out of the back of a car, full of gear the K2000R was shot but the 1080 was mint! Looking for some expansion cards and ROMS for the 1080: also looking for ROMS TO GO INTO EMU RACK PIECES, need a vintage keys pro, a orchestral VOL. 2, and others. DJALLWAYZ at GMAIL dot com is my email. whatcha got!!
January 31, 2011 @ 10:42 am

I picked one up in North Toronto (Vaughn) for $200. There's about 2 more in the same price range in the GTA - check kijjiji and craiglist. Might be worth the drive.

Had an awesome gig on Saturday with it - everyone notices my organs and clavis now!
January 21, 2011 @ 1:06 pm
I think this is a great module. I own one I bought in the early 90's . Now I am looking at getting another one in mint condition with Orchestral exp. I am in the Windsor-Detroit area. Any leads? Thanks
January 12, 2011 @ 12:00 pm
Hey Paul I have Four (4) Voice Cystal sounds cards I am not using anymore -and one Roland Sound card I am not using and aslo a Drum card - That makes 6 cards total that I am going to be posting them on ebay soon, so give me a holler - decoro821 at yahoo dot com - The JV 1080 is such a great module -
Paul Urbannavage
January 2, 2011 @ 11:40 am
I own two JV 1080's , one with two expansion card Techno and World and one that was pretty much beat up.Both sound excellent !. I'm trying to find the PCM or Data cards. Anyone have info on where to buy them (I don't use eBay).
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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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