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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89 Visitor comments
July 8, 2011 @ 8:49 am
about the expansion slot probably the expansion card is not properly connected or maybe it is loosen a bit.. try taking it out and re-install it again.. good luck and please let us know if it works..
July 8, 2011 @ 8:46 am
@ josue..... did you buy your 1080 second hand? when you turn it on does it says " internal battery low"? .. i think we both have the same problem, but it is very easy to fix.. just do what our friend sg did to his module simply changing its internal battery ( i think the battery he use is same as the cmos battery found inside desktop computers..) simple as that. but right now i dont have the time to open mine so what i only did is to press UTILITY the double click ENTER then press UTILITY again and it will be back to factory settings/presets .. hope this helps..
July 5, 2011 @ 8:01 pm
I have Roland JV1080 all the time by displaying this board expancion not ready and when I`m active preset problem.
July 2, 2011 @ 5:39 am
july 2 2011... i recently bought my self a jv 1080 in mint condition for 2000 yuan ( 250 u.s. dollars incl. shipping) and wow it is really cool..just a little problem with the internal battery but everything works just fine... its on-board sounds are realistic and in demand specially for live gig musician with techno,pop and rnb genre... just a midi keyboard and the JV 1080 hook together then your on the go!!.. my respect and great thanx to all people who posted in here you inspire me guys.. godbless..
June 2, 2011 @ 12:59 pm
Bought this unit brand new. It has been the work horse of my gig's, Studio work, Great sounds. Sequencer is almost useless thought. I cry when I see what you guy's are paying for it now.
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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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