Roland XV-5080

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The Roland XV-5080 128-Voice Synthesizer Module is the ultimate sound module based on the best-sounding, most expressive and expandable new synthesizer/sample player architecture in Roland history. With a massive 128 voices, the it is capable of extensive layering and multitimbral applications! There are true stereo waveforms per tone, expressive Matrix Control, expandability via 4 expansion slots for 64MB SRX-series waveboards (when converted into 16-bit linear format) and four SR-JV80 expansion slots. The sounds include those from the JV-2080 plus many more new sounds and waveforms from the JD-990 and Super JD.

Packed with the most professional features you can find in a synthesizer, the XV-5080 has plenty of quality built-in digital effects including reverb and effects derived from Roland SRV-3030, V-Studios, and RSS technology. There is an R-Bus port which provides eight-channel 24-bit digital output to other R-Bus devices as well as an S/PDIF digital output! The XV-5080 is compatible with Roland S-700 and Akai S1000 CD-ROMs via its SCSI port. The sample-memory can be expanded up to 128MB, allowing you to load, edit and playback sounds from these libraries!

Programming the XV-5080 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! The XV-3080 is almost identical to the XV-5080. The XV-3080 does not have the ability to read and playback Akai or S-700 sample libraries. The 3080 does not have digital output. It also lacks the COSM effects processor. The XV-3080 only has a 2-line LCD display screen whereas the XV-5080 has a giant JV-2080 style LCD display. Minus these few limitations, the XV-3080 is still an immensely powerful pro-quality sound module. But for the most professional and elegant Roland synthesizer ever, look no further than the XV-5080.

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30 Visitor comments
Russ B
April 30, 2014 @ 7:36 am
it was the ultimate sound module bar none until the Intergra imo. but it holds its own. only real aspect you cant compete with nowdays is intergration and editing. ie USB midi and audio and ipad editing which makes life very easy when using hardware with a ton of soft synths etc.
i love the classy platinum like sheen on this. somehow it just screams king of the castle!
its funny cos i would practically give away my JV1080 now. no use for it, but id not let go a 5080.
April 14, 2014 @ 8:44 pm
great module, took the JV engine to the next level. The programming environment of the Super JD/2080, and pretty much the entire legacy waveforms onboard, from the U110/220, D70, and the JV and JD series. The SRX cards provide depth, whereas the SR-JV cards provide breadth, so you get the best of both. What I like most is 8 user banks on one card, it gives you a total of 9 user banks (1152 patches) onboard.
DC 10
January 22, 2014 @ 11:41 am
A great sounding will always keep - I have this and a Fantom XR - both sound great, quite honestly, I would probably not invest in anything roland again, unless I got something super dirt cheap - The Fantom is very good and the XV is superb, I had a JV1080 and honestly it sounds warmer than both - Not as loud and bright, but I lot more smoother, and it made the SR-JV80 boards come alive in a big way - I actually might go and look for another 1080, just sounds warmer - But I will keep my XV and Fantom - because they both sound great - learn your equipment and you will be rewarded - my 2 cents
November 28, 2013 @ 1:35 pm
If anyone got some extra patches for this module, could you please email some ;-)
June 4, 2013 @ 8:46 am
This is one of the best modules EVER! I have Omnisphere, Nexus, Halion Sonic, Kontakt with its full library, Yamaha Motif, Kurzweil PC3, etc, etc .... and this (XV5080) is still being used in almost every track! After all these years! I put 4 SRX and 4 SR-JV cards in it and it's amazing!
Go for it, the Integra cannot mix and match sounds from more than 4 cards at once ... this can!
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  • 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 - Load and playback Roland S-700 and Akai sample libraries via SCSI port using optional SIMM memory.
  • Modulation - Matrix Modulation - 4 destinations per source to modulate for unprecedented level of nuance
  • Effects - Studio-quality reverb, chorus and multi-effects derived from Roland SRV-3030, V-Studios, RSS, Slicer, Isolater and COSM technology
  • Memory - Patches: 1152; Performances: 96
  • Keyboard - None
  • Control - MIDI
  • Date Produced - 2000
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