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Roland JV-80


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Roland JV-80
Roland JV-80
300.00 street price

JV-80 is a 28-note polyphonic synthesizer with 4 oscillators per voice. The 61-note keyboard is velocity sensitive and supports aftertouch. The digital synth engine offers 4MB of ROM sampled sounds. Roland installs in the instrument its digital Time Variant Filter and features two LFOs which can be routed to pitch, amplifier section (TVA) and filters. There are two effects units onboard. Memory stores 192 patches and 48 performances, 64 user programs and 16 performances and can be expanded with 8MB SR-JV80 expansion boards which will add some great sounding patches to the selection.

The digital synthesizer was quite popular in the 90s being followed by JV-1080, JV-2080 and XP-series instruments. Parameter editing is easy thanks to a number of assignable sliders on the front panel. Roland doesn’t introduce a sequencer so there are no possibilities of user sequencing or applying some preset arpeggios. MIDI in/out/thru options are available.

JV-80 was used by Vangelis.

Tags: digital synthesizer

Country of origin / production: Japan

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Usage area
Usage Design/ Form Factor
With Keys 
Digital (D) 
Multi Timbral Capacity8 part(s)
Tone Generator / Sound Synthesis
Synthesis Method Digital Subtractive
Oscillator Type Digital
Oscillators per voice4
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator): Waveform ROM4 Mb
Programs/ Voices/ Timbres
Single Voice Preset192
User-defined Single Voice64
Multitimbral Preset48
User-defined Multitimbral16
Time Variant Filter (TVF) 
Time Variant Amplifier (TVA) 
Envelope Generator (EG)
LFO: LFO Count2
MIDI in/ out
Velocity Sensitivity 
Number of Keys61
Color resolution Monochrome
Resolution: Symbols Count40
Built-in controllers
Pitch Bend/ Modulation Lever 
External controllers
Expression foot pedal 
Foot Controller2
Audio out
All voices mixed in one output 
Analogue: 1/4" (6.35mm)2
Analogue: 1/4" (6.35mm) headphones preamplified1
DAC Frequency 32
Resolution16 bit
Preset Memory Slot/ Wave Expansion Board2
Voltage 230V
Voltage 100V
Voltage 115/117V
Voltage 50-60Hz
Power Supply Built-in, internal
Case/ body
Production start1992
Production end1994
Production ended

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