Roland JV-90

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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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35 Visitor comments
August 28, 2010 @ 12:06 am
I have one of these. I use the sliders and the performances to control my other synths. I like to set up and save volume and pan for 8 other synths in the performance bank, so no problem there. :)
August 11, 2010 @ 12:36 am
spesifikasi dari jv90 apa aja?
Luigi Carelo
July 31, 2010 @ 1:06 pm
I bought a JV-90 in 1995 about recently sent to rearrange all the buttons, is a wonderful instrument, despite the limited polyphony can be much to gain by using it in a band, as I do now is my master keyboard in my band as we play tracks from the 80s and 90s meet in the palette of sounds almost everything I need and add a JV-1080 module and other keyboards. I wonder if it is possible to transfer some sounds that I edited from the JV-90 to the JV-1080 .. I may try it did not work, now that I think I have disabled some functions of the MIDI in 1080, to avoid problems in concerts. But normally you have to be true?
Greetings from El Salvador.
July 22, 2010 @ 10:28 pm
February 26, 2010 @ 6:39 am
Actually there is a workstation version of JV-90 and JV-80. It is JV-1000, which is actually JV-90 and MC-50 sequencer built into one single chassis.
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    ROLAND JV 90
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  • Specifications
  • 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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