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
Greg Fredericks
June 3, 2013 @ 3:32 am
Trick for the XV-3080: On the Smart Media card, create a folder called "Roland" and put all your sound banks in there. The first 8 banks can be accessed from the A - H buttons WITHOUT LOADING !!!!!! These can be ANY sounds !!!! Amazing feature !!! That's 1024 sounds available at the touch of a button and that doesn't even include the vast sound library built in !!!!

I think the acoustic piano on the "Complete Orchestra" SRX is better than the piano sounds on the "Complete Piano" SRX 11....
January 7, 2013 @ 10:58 pm
To the guy that couldn't get the XV store his edits, Gilda Radner said it best "Your not too bright, are you?".
Frank Polutnik
December 26, 2012 @ 1:43 pm
I heard one of these modules,,, Bought one... Its so confusing,, When I finally get it sounding Good... I cant make it memorize it... I do it according to the directions.. It says Done "completed" Maybe Im just not finding or know how to recall them ???
June 12, 2012 @ 1:14 am
Why just the xv3080'wave have 32khz of sampling and all the rest of the xv synth 44khz?????
March 1, 2012 @ 8:02 am
Addition: Have since got the SRX Ultimate Keys and can certainly vouch for it. Plus all the extra waveforms to play around with. Note that the waveforms are taken from some of the older the JV cards, so be careful not buy what you already have.
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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.
  • 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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