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Roland Super JV-1080

Rackmount Sound Module

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Roland Super JV-1080
Roland Super JV-1080
250.00 street price

Another Roland’s legend and talk-about in the world of sound modules. Countless recordings got released featuring this unit which happened to be an indispensable music tool for many film composers back then. One of the most popular synthesizers ever constructed by Roland is full of famous brand’s sounds and offers 4 expansion slots. Enjoy a wide variety of percussion voices, thick analog synth sounds while having adorable emulations of any preferred instrument at your hand.

The module sports a 64-note polyphony and 16-part multitimbrality. 4 expansion slots are there to use with SR-JV80-Series expansion boards. The 8Mb of sounds were already in. Up to 42Mb of tones could be added.

JV-1080 had a convenient display for easy parameter editing, and 40 various insert effects including rotary, phaser, pitch shift and tempo delay. The unit offered an onboard reverb, chorus as well as the possibility of applying ring modulation. The motion control and comprehensive MIDI implementation made the creativity process flexible and simple.

Faithless, Vangelis, and Apollo 440 are in the list of those who used to like the module.

Country of origin / production: Japan

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Usage area
Sound Module/ Tone Generator 
Usage Design/ Form Factor
Rackmount, 2U 
Digital (D) 
Multi Timbral Capacity16 part(s)
Tone Generator / Sound Synthesis
Technology of Sound Generation PCM
LAS (Linear Arithmetic Synthesis) 
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator): Waveform ROM8 Mb
Programs/ Voices/ Timbres
Single Voice Preset512
User-defined Single Voice128
Multitimbral Preset64
User-defined Multitimbral32
Drum Kits Preset8
Drum Kits User-defined2
FX Units3
General MIDI (GM) 
MIDI in/ out
Color resolution Monochrome
Built-in controllers
Jog dial 
Audio out
Analogue: 1/4" (6.35mm)6
Analogue: 1/4" (6.35mm) headphones preamplified1
DAC Frequency 32
Resolution16 bit
External drives/ memory cards
SmartMedia Card 
Preset Memory Slot/ Wave Expansion Board4
Voltage 230V
Voltage 240V
Voltage 115/117V
Power Supply Built-in, internal
Power consumption13 W
Height88 mm
Width482 mm
Depth281 mm
Height3.6 in
Width19 in
Depth11 in
Weight11 lb
Weight5 kg
Case/ body
Production start1994
Production end2001
Production ended

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