Roland JV-2080

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The JV-2080 is everything you could expect from a modern sound module, but more! A massive 64 voice multitimbral performance module that strives to offer the best all-around features for creating new and vintage sounds for any musical style. Excellent acoustic sounds of all instruments both common and ethnic. A massive amount of techno sounds complete with pulses, blips, sweeps, and the ever popular LFO, VCF and VCA type controls for patch editing and real-time editing. The 2080 is extremely expandable with room for 8 sound cartridges from the JV-80 series, as well as a data card slot. The 2080 has 5 excellent effects processors too, including the new EFX processors. Verb, delay, panning effects, chorus, flange, etc... It is used by many artists from all styles including Todd Terry, Max Graham, Richard Barbieri, Mike Oldfield, LTJ Bukem, ATB, and Hardfloor.

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45 Visitor comments
March 11, 2009 @ 8:17 pm
The Roland JV series synths are tremendous! I own a JV-1010, JV-1080 and of course, this unit, the JV-2080. I love them all! The pianos are great, the strings and organs are awesome. I have all of my Roland synths maxxed out with expansion cards with the 2080 housing the "Keyboards of the 60's & 70's" card and the "Vintage Synth" card as well as 6 others. Most cards have over 250 patches each! The expansion cards are the SR-JV80 series which you can check out on the Roland site. There are about 20 expansion cards and extremely easy to install! There is no lack of luscious sounds! The editing and user banks are easy to use and once you get the MSB and LSB calls figured out from your controller, you can call up any one of a couple of thousand patches in a fully expanded 2080. These units can be had on eBay around $300-$350 - WELL WORTH IT!
February 21, 2009 @ 3:41 pm
Couldn't agree than all of you, the XP/JV series still continues to please even after all this time of newer boards and modules. I own an XP60, JV2080 and the XV5080. I also own the Fantom X6, but I still tend to the tried and true XP and JV module more!
February 17, 2009 @ 6:15 pm
This is one of best sounding synths roland ever made.I would advice anyone who is looking for new modules from roland - don't waste your time.Nothing sounds better compared to this old JV series.I love mine,and I have xp 80 , too.It is just tooooo musical,I can't stop tweaking it...and it just sound better ! ! ! ! Sounds are up to date,even today,in 2009 !
January 12, 2009 @ 5:32 am
Good idea and sounds. Not harsh digital and everything clean.
Master Dodge
October 1, 2008 @ 3:38 pm
I still own one of these fine machines and it has never let me down. Together with the keyboard version, the XP-60, I have survived countless gigs, tours, recording projects and more. This palette still sounds up to date compared with many other modules in use. There are some sounds in there to rival the likes of many leading VST instruments like Spectrasonics Atmosphere, Ultimate Soundbank Plugsound, and IK Multimedia Sampletank. Love it to bits!!
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 64 voices
  • Oscillators - 8MB of sample ROM and acoustic simulation. Expandable with SR-JV80 expansion boards
  • 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, highpass, peak) with cutoff, resonance, key follow and velocity sensitivity
  • VCA - TVA ADSR (tone level, pan, key follow)
  • Memory - 128 user, 640 presets, 2 user rhythm kits, 10 preset rhythm kits, 32 user performances, 64 preset performances and 8 expansion board slots
  • Keyboard - None
  • Control - MIDI (16 channels)
  • Date Produced - 1997
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