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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Bob Stanek
December 15, 2011 @ 6:14 am
I need a source for Parts for a JV-80, specifically keys and a return spring. Anyone have a source?
Paola
November 20, 2011 @ 8:38 pm
hey does anyone know where i can get a driver for this keyboard?
KORGY
October 6, 2011 @ 3:51 pm
Very nice synth with a place in any set up given the good quality strings, the sliders and programming are great!
maroto
September 8, 2011 @ 10:32 am
Hi, Oscar you can find the service manual and schematic on http://www.synfo.nl/pages/servicemanuals.html#sm, it shows as service notes, but it's practically the same.

Lee, do you have another page we can check your repair instructions? The address you posted doesn't retrieve any info, just blank page... Otherwise if you can send it as a word or html to javmaroto@hotmail.com, Thank You.
oscar
August 7, 2011 @ 1:49 am
any one knows how to fix a no sound on the jv-80. bought if brand new and taken it to roland for service a few times because of broken buttons. anyways, when i got it back the last time, no sound came out. They said they couldn't help and would have to pay another service fee. Great keyboard, love the edit as you play sliders and brass sounds are spectacular. please help.
 
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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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