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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icalone
February 6, 2012 @ 10:48 am
A couple unique synthesis tools on the 5080:

“Tone Structure Type” Here is where you have the most flexibility to really change the sound (that is pre-FX routing) by changing the signal flow of a patch. ie. Add a bit more squelch, make the sound a bit punchier, make the high end more cutting, add natural overdrive within the sound itself, etc.

“Frequency Cross Modulation” – a type of FM synthesis that you can quickly enable on a tone. Crank up the “depth” and “color” and you can add subtle or extreme texture or inharmonics .

A deep synth - not just a rompler.
Alex F.
November 19, 2011 @ 10:36 pm
This is the best synth module ever made by Roland. I made an entire CD with just this one module. It sounds amazing. Never mind its 10 years old, there is nothing on the market like it today. The JD 990 is also one of the best by Roland, but for general music production in all genres you can not top the XV 5080.
todd young
September 27, 2011 @ 1:25 pm
bull [beep] . get a dedicated rompler if you want real sounds.
Maxim Korobov
August 4, 2011 @ 2:30 am
Hey, guys! It has 1083 waveforms, not 424.
Babak
May 2, 2011 @ 5:27 am
some demos: http://soundcloud.com/babmusician/xv5080-orchestral-sr-jv80-02
 
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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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