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
February 28, 2014 @ 11:47 am
I read a message about how the SRX cards aren't as good as the SR-JV cards......actually many of the SRX cards are made by grouping the SR-JV cards together....each SRX card that does this usually has over 3 SR-JV cards on it plus some extras....
Greg Fredericks
February 28, 2014 @ 11:43 am
Sorry about the duplicate comment....I didn't remember I had posted that before....
Greg Fredericks
February 28, 2014 @ 11:40 am
Here's a trick with the Roland XV-3080: On the Smart Media card create a folder called "Roland" and put all your sound banks in there.....using the A-H bank buttons you can access the first 8 banks of 128 sounds on the card WITHOUT LOADING them.....that's 1024 sounds that can be ANYTHING....pretty cool....
February 5, 2014 @ 12:15 pm
A suggestion to the stuff of VSE: Use this video to demontrate the power of this wonderful synth
December 17, 2013 @ 2:16 am
One of my least-favourite synths to work with. For starters, anyone can be forgiven for not knowing how to store a patch - there's no "write/store" button. Imagine, you spend $100's of your hard-earned cash, tweak away, get the sound you want...and...that's right - Roland neglected to add a "write/store" button.

You need the manual (or guess) to save patches. Jeez, we've had memory banks for how long now? And how many of your other synths don't have a dedicated store feature.

The FX are confusing to program, piano is crap. I usually end up using a JV1010.
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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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