Roland JV-80

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The JV-80 was an excellent mid-nineties digital synthesizer in its time. It helped lay the foundation for the later JV-1080, JV-2080 and XP-series synths. It featured a full 61-note keyboard and several sliders above the keyboard with assignable parameters for fast hands-on editing. Though its stock sounds are nothing great, it can take any of the SR-JV80 expansion boards for 8MB of great new sounds from any of the Orchestral, Vintage Synths, Techno, etc. sets.

Unfortunately, the JV-80 is no workstation like the XP-synths that followed it. With only 28 voice polyphony and no built-in sequencer, its likely that this won't be your ONLY synth. The JV-90 is basically the same as this, except that it has an excellent 76-note semi-weighted keyboard for a great feel, more memory and sounds. The JV-80 also came in a 1-space rack-mount form as the JV-880. The JV-80 has been used by Eat Static and Vangelis.

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Ronald Rages
July 4, 2014 @ 6:07 pm
I have used this keyboard in most of my new compositions. I like the unique sound it brings along with my Korg boards. Check this song I used one of the patches in. http://youtu.be/ZWuPIOVb_VI
Jeff Weber
February 10, 2014 @ 12:45 pm
I used this back in the 90's with the Roland MC 50. Great combination. Still a good board.
A. S. T.
January 9, 2014 @ 8:11 pm
Well, the JV-80 IS my only instrument and I can't complain about it.
For every music style I want to compose...I use the JV.
Back in 1991, I bought a brand-new one. Until today, it's my best friend.
max
October 27, 2013 @ 2:09 am
@andrew - yes, plug the MIDI out of the horn to MIDI in on the JV, set the channels and away you go.
Andrew
September 30, 2013 @ 7:07 am
HI, Can JV 80 work like synth Module? I want to put him Casio DH 100 .
 
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 28 voices
  • Oscillators - 4 per voice; Digital 4 MB of ROM sampled sounds
  • Arpeg/Seq - None
  • Filter - Digital TVF filters
  • LFO - 2 LFOs routable to pitch, TVA amps, or TVF filters
  • Effects - 2 Effects units
  • Memory - 192 Patches (64 user), 48 Performances (16 user) - expandable via 8mb expansion boards
  • Keyboard - 61 keys (responds to velocity and aftertouch)
  • Control - MIDI IN/OUT/THRU (8-parts)
  • Date Produced - 1992 - 1994
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