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
digi fan
December 27, 2011 @ 3:57 pm
Picked up an XV-3080 a few months ago, paid 400.00 canadian. "SRX Dynamic Drum" expansion is a beuty!! Ive also added the JV "Vocal" card and "Dance" card. With all these sounds at the flick of a switch im lovin life and producing like never before. The Vocal card is a blast.
December 16, 2011 @ 5:27 pm
I think the XV3080 is only a JV2080 with some new sounds and waveforms.
October 13, 2011 @ 7:56 am
Don't expect to use just presets, you will need to edit, the jv cards are not fantastic, I wouldn't pay more than £50 for them, they are getting on in years now and do sound thin. Can't comment on the srx cards, although they are also getting on. However the waveforms are to be used to generate your own new sounds, the module (and I suspect the KB) is very powerful and it's quite easy to achieve some pleasing results. It's quite a decent buy, however expanding does mean it can get quite expensive for an old synth.
muhammed sekertekin
October 5, 2011 @ 8:58 am
Hi, i am muhammed sekertekin from turkey iam planning to get a keyboard should i get Vsynth XT or The XV-88 thanks
July 15, 2011 @ 7:04 pm
One of the best kept secrets out there- this was a flagship, folks. The D/A converters are far superior to JV stuff and FA76/ Fantom S- I own all three of them, and the like patches sound far more warm and imaged on the XV. Best 88 note keyboard by Roland, IMO- all you need to do is plug in an SRX-11, and you've got a masterpiece. Get one!
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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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