Roland XP-50

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The XP-50 is not just another synthesizer workstation, it's basically a JV-1080 with a built-in keyboard and a 16-track sequencer! It is a digital synthesizer using sampled ROM waveforms. Superb sound quality capable of emulating most any instrument imaginable plus totally fat analog synth type sounds and loads of percussion! It has 64 voices of polyphony and is 16-part multitimbral. The XP-50 makes a great beginner's pro-quality workstation.

It has 8MB of sounds and it also offers a lot of expandability with 4 expansion slots and 2 data card memory slots. You can get up to 42MB of sounds by adding any of the popular SR-JV80 expansion cards suited for Techno, World Instruments, Orchestral or Synthesizers. There's also plenty of multi-effects, reverbs, choruses and filters for creative flexibility, motion control and extensive MIDI implementation.

Some of the features the XP-50 brings (to the JV-1080) are a standard 61-note keyboard with velocity and aftertouch. The MRC-PRO 16-track sequencer which features 60,000 note capacity and can hold 100 patterns and 1 song. Several recording features (loop, step, realtime), quantization and editing features are available too. A built-in 3.5 inch disk drive facilitates storage of your sequences and MIDI data. With a 'bang for your buck' value the XP-50 still makes a great keyboard alternative to the JV-1080. That means you get some of Roland's best sounds in a performance workstation that is as affordable as 'pro-quality' can get (beyond which come the XP-60 and XP-80 mega-synths). It has been used by The Cure.

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45 Visitor comments
April 25, 2012 @ 8:31 am
I just picked up an XP50 on ebay for around $400. I have a JV2080, but wanted an 'all-in-one' that I could take anywhere. Great sounding synth! I added 4 SRJV80 cards - Vintage Synth, Keyboards of the 60's & 70's, Orchestral 1 and the Pop cards. That covers everything I want the board to do and then some! Fully expanded it gives me 1084 patches and tons of performances. $4-500 is about where these run on the street for the person who posted they are looking for one. I did have to replace the data wheel, but now it's like new! Grab one if you can!
March 10, 2012 @ 6:59 am
whts its price????????
February 17, 2012 @ 8:34 pm
I am looking at purchasing an XP-50 but I am confused as to why it only gets a 4 star rating on this site whereas the JV-1080 gets 5. Especially when the XP has a keyboard and sequencer. Can anyone explain?
January 30, 2012 @ 6:18 pm
Hi Jaslyn:
Do you still have the XP-50 I would be interested in taking it off your hands. Please send me an email at;
December 1, 2011 @ 6:08 pm
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I have in stock parts for Synthesizer Roland XP-50, in case you need to write any mail to

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  • The link above will take you to an eBay search for this synth to see active listings. If you don't find it there, try looking in our forum marketplace or post a wanted classified.
  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 64 Voices
  • Oscillators - 32 bit custom RISC chips for Digital Acoustic simulation; 512 on-board waveforms (plus up to four 8MB SRJV80 series expansion boards)
  • LFO - Up to 8 MIDI syncable LFOs
  • Filter - TVF (lowpass, bandpass, high pass, peak) with cutoff, resonance, key follow and velocity sensitivity
  • Effects - 40 multi-effects, reverb, chorus
  • Memory - 640 Patches, 128 performances
  • Keyboard - 61 keys (responds to velocity and aftertouch)
  • Control - MIDI (16-parts)
  • Date Produced - 1995
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