The JV-90 is an excellent mid-nineties keyboard controller and MIDI synthesizer. It featured a full 76-note semi-weighted keyboard. There are also several sliders above the keyboard with assignable parameters for fast hands-on editing. The sounds of the JV-90 (and JV-80) were the basis for the JV-1080, JV-2080 and XP-80 synths that came later. You'll find basses, synth sounds, pads, leads, strings, percussion, drumkits and more. One additional ROM slot allows you to add an 8MB SR-JV80 expansion board for more great sounds.
Unfortunately, the JV-90 is not a workstation like the XP-80. With only 28 (or 56) voice polyphony and no built-in sequencer, you aren't likely to make this your ONLY synth. But its keyboard feels great and many of its sounds are still useable, making the JV-90 a nice master MIDI keyboard. The JV-80 is basically the same thing as the JV-90 except it has a typical 61-note keyboard and less memory.
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- Polyphony - 28 voices (expandable to 56)
- Oscillators - Digital Acoustic simulation via 4MB (expandable to 14MB) of ROM
- Arpeg/Seq - None
- Filter - Digital filters
- Effects - 2 effects units with chorus, reverb and delay
- Memory - 256 Patches (can expand to about 600); 64 Performances
- Keyboard - 76 semi-weighted keys (responds to velocity and aftertouch)
- Control - MIDI (8- to 16-parts)
- Date Produced - 1993
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