Roland XV-3080

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Roland XV-3080

The XV-3080 is a 128-voice professional synthesizer that picks up where the classic JV-series synthesizers left off. With a massive 128 voices, the XV-3080 is capable of extensive layering and multitimbral applications! There are true stereo waveforms per tone, expressive Matrix Control, expandability via new 64MB SRX (when converted into 16-bit linear format). The sounds include those from the JV-2080 plus many more new sounds and waveforms from the JD-990 and Super JD.

The XV-3080 has plenty of quality built-in digital effects including reverb and effects derived from Roland SRV-3030, V-Studios, and RSS technology. Programming the XV-3080 is in-depth but intuitive and well documented. There's a Patch Finder for quickly finding sounds sorted by type, as found on the JV-2080. Programming the new Matrix Control gives sounds an unprecedented level of nuance! It is apparent that Roland has packed the most professional features from their hottest synthesizers into a new and improved workhorse module - their "most expressive instrument ever"!

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Roland XV-88

The XV-88 is essentially a professional keyboard version of the XV-3080. It has 88-note precision hammer-action keyboard with velocity and aftertouch sensitivity. It has 4 real-time control/tone palette sliders, D-Beam technology, and all of the advanced sounds, effects and Matrix Control found in the 3080. The XV-88 has been used by Rick Wakeman and Yes. The XV-5080 has an enhanced front panel with a giant JV-2080 style LCD display. The XV-5080 can also load and playback S-700 and Akai sample libraries via SCSI, can hold up to 128 SIMM RAM memory, eight channels of 24-bit R-Bus digital output, S/PDIF digital output and enhanced COSM effects processing.

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23 Visitor comments
May 16, 2011 @ 3:57 pm
Has to be one of the most expensive synths (well....ROMpler) that doesn't have a "Write" button. A decent workhorse, not a really a synth a la JP or JX, confusing FX routing. Gets used in my studio, but I look elsewhere when I need a synthesizer.
March 31, 2010 @ 6:28 pm
I have one of these and have been gigging with it for almost 6 years - the SRX and JV expansion bays make it very versatile. Very heavy as a downside, and I have had to replace several of the lead-weighted keys on a few occasions due to them getting hairline fractures in transport and snapping - be careful with this!!!
Robert Fales
March 12, 2010 @ 8:15 am
Hi, I've had the Roland XV-88 among my other Rolands which are 2 Juno 60's.
I'm very impressed with this synth and after I first bought it for a tremendously good price, I picked up an exp board of Celtic sounds. I believe this is a very versatile keyboard. And I've many of the geat analog synths. I play out from time to time and altough it may have some weight to it. It's not nearly as heavey as my Hammond C3. So, I'd gig with it!
mr. kapellmeister
February 3, 2010 @ 1:15 pm
This synth is beastly. I had one, now I have a 5080 and I'm thinking about going back.
July 6, 2009 @ 9:52 am
This is a great keyboard! Expressive with fine sounds and a lot of them. I like the pianos & EP's on it, even without any expansion boards. It's just too heavy, otherwise I'd gig with it, or get a 2nd (for around $700 in NYC) to cart around. The Casio Privia-320 is a good 2nd choice for that.
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  • Check Price
  • 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.
  • Demos & Media
  • Audio Clip 1 - Dance sounds, orchestral sounds, pianos, drums and more on-board demos!

    Manual - Roland has made manuals for most of their products available as free PDF downloads.

  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 128 voices
  • Oscillators - 64MB of internal wave memory gives 1083 waveforms (including all JV-2080 sounds and waveforms and 112 waveforms from the JD-990).
    Expandable with SR-JV80-Series wave expansion boards and XP/JV-Series Patches, 4 slots.
  • Sampler - None. See Roland XV-5080.
  • Modulation - Matrix Modulation - 4 destinations per source to modulate for unprecedented level of nuance
  • Effects - Studio-quality reverb and effects derived from Roland SRV-3030, V-Studios, and RSS technology
  • Memory - Patches: 1152; Performances: 96
  • Keyboard - XV3080: None

    XV88: 88-note hammer-action keyboard with velocity and aftertouch
  • Control - MIDI
  • Date Produced - 2000
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