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
April 1, 2011 @ 10:28 pm
Thanks Alan, I'll try that.
Alan Keye
March 27, 2011 @ 5:12 am
To SG, you may find that it is time to replace the internal battery ( CR2032 ) and the JV1080 should then be able to remember it's settings. If the battery is fine, then you need to change the set up to LAST SET. otherwise it will always default to factory. I hope this helps. I have owned one since 1995. A truly great module!
February 22, 2011 @ 7:56 pm
I just got a JV-1080 and it sound great! One little problem. After I turn it on and change a patch, it likes to reset. It only does it once after I turn it on so far... Anyone had the same problem?
February 16, 2011 @ 4:22 pm
Where they find LA synthesis in it?
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!!
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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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