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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51 Visitor comments
jonathan
May 19, 2013 @ 6:13 pm
WHERE CAN I FIND ONE FOR SALE???
Elwin
May 3, 2013 @ 12:56 pm
can someone assist me with parts for my JV80?? I need the ribbon cables urgently please....
Elwin
May 3, 2013 @ 12:20 pm
Hey Mike 1.... Im desperately looking for the ribbon cables for my JV-80... they were malfunctioning and i wanted to replace them but in the hassle of looking around I lost them now I want to order it from Ebay but i need the exact numbering all i can remember is is a AWM Fujikura something. Bro, I use this at church too, well I use to Use it..., you just need to open the Keyboard and copy exactly what is written on the two ribbon cables dat connect the sound board to the main board. I love the Pianos this Keyboard Got!! My email is elwin_rod12@hotmail.com. Thanx
looneytoonmusic
April 14, 2013 @ 6:46 pm
@cliff stephens - The first thing to always check with dead keys is the contact strips - they have a habit of getting gummed up and not working on all Roland boards even the newer ones... you have to take the board apart and take all the keys off to get at the strips... It's not an impossible thing to do, it just takes time and patience...
Cliff Stephens
April 11, 2013 @ 8:14 am
I'm having the same problem with the glue, & weights on the keys. Some of the keys play & others don't. 1 key plays at the low end, & about 10 at the high end. Any suggestions for what's going on?
 
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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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