Roland JV-2080

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The JV-2080 is everything you could expect from a modern sound module, but more! A massive 64 voice multitimbral performance module that strives to offer the best all-around features for creating new and vintage sounds for any musical style. Excellent acoustic sounds of all instruments both common and ethnic. A massive amount of techno sounds complete with pulses, blips, sweeps, and the ever popular LFO, VCF and VCA type controls for patch editing and real-time editing. The 2080 is extremely expandable with room for 8 sound cartridges from the JV-80 series, as well as a data card slot. The 2080 has 5 excellent effects processors too, including the new EFX processors. Verb, delay, panning effects, chorus, flange, etc... It is used by many artists from all styles including Todd Terry, Max Graham, Richard Barbieri, Mike Oldfield, LTJ Bukem, ATB, and Hardfloor.

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Demos & Media

Audio Clip 1 A great ambient demo of the 2080's character, warmth and power. (Evans) Future Music CD, Issue 55.
Audio Clip 2 A series of demo patches from the Future Music CD, Issue 55.
ManualRoland has made manuals for most of their products available as free PDF downloads.
PatchesLots of Patch and Bank Midi SysEx files for the JV-2080, in a Macintosh or Windows/PC friendly format.


Polyphony - 64 voices
Oscillators - 8MB of sample ROM and acoustic simulation. Expandable with SR-JV80 expansion boards
LFO - 2 LFO's (sine, saw, square, triangle, trapezoid, sample&hold, random and chaos) w/ key or external sync. Can modulate the pitch, filter, pan, or level
Filter - TVF (lowpass, bandpass, highpass, peak) with cutoff, resonance, key follow and velocity sensitivity
VCA - TVA ADSR (tone level, pan, key follow)
Memory - 128 user, 640 presets, 2 user rhythm kits, 10 preset rhythm kits, 32 user performances, 64 preset performances and 8 expansion board slots
Keyboard - None
Control - MIDI (16 channels)
Date Produced - 1997