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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44 Visitor comments
August 14, 2012 @ 9:39 am
Not sure I entirely agree with arik. The 1080 to me sounds punchier but the 2080 is more expandable and has the extra effects.
Both excellent rack synths.
manu riga
July 28, 2012 @ 2:14 pm
Got one too recently, had it long time ago , but wanted one back. just for the butter and bread sounds. This time with 7 xpensions: World, 60/70's, Tekno, orchestra2, keys, vintage synths, vocals, sessions. if you can get one for cheap, take it... one day you will need a sound that modern newer synths and plugs don't have.
July 3, 2012 @ 1:28 am
I picked up one of these this past weekend. I also have the JV-1080, but the 2080 is much better with the added chorus, reverb, and efx. I pulled my 3 expansions cards (vintage synth, Symphonic I, and Sessions) out of the 1080 and installed them in the 2080 - room for 5 more cards now!

This thing sounds great!
Gary Brennan
June 2, 2012 @ 5:27 pm
It has the classic Roland Linear Arithmetic sound which started with the D50. I bought mine in 99 and it has outlasted my Nord's and Korg Trinity's (which I decided to sell last year as I never used them). An amazing synth.
Arik S.
May 20, 2012 @ 12:46 am
The 2080 is much better than 1080, huge graphic display, 8 SR-JV80 expansion slots vs. 4, 3 effects processors. I had both, sold 1080 to get 2080, now use it with A-90 controller, awesome combo. Decimal patch numbering is a big relief, not the stupid 8x8 bank-patch matrix. In my opinion in live work it sounds as good as SuperNATURAL samples from newer Fantoms and JP-80/50 (you may hear some differences under studio microscope, but who cares? You'll be using samples libraries and soft synths for recording anyway) For live fork or film scoring it's still one of the best synths ever made!
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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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