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Roland JV-1080

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Démo Interne 1 : Rise
Démo Interne 2 : 1080 Rave
Démo Interne 3 : StormWarning

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User Reviews


By lukleprog, 14/03/2014
Everything has been said about this synth
j test to find fault but it's difficult
multi-effect is certainly light
64 voice polyphony is a trap and was quick to be in voice lessons in sequences responsible
multi mode provides a sound definition less accurate than the patch method
when you have a PCM card must unlock the memory whenever we want to save a patch it's pretty annoying
the wheel is fragile and when she began to screw up I have quickly stopped using it but as you can s' to skip this is not a fault
the level difference in the patches can be quite annoying but other than that no big deal


everything is clear in publishing and was quick to remember how s' use even leaving aside for a while


pianos are playable even basic bass are round and punchy, organs in the éditants are nice and do not attack, sets basic chords are basic but hold up, the layers are so overplayed that n 'there is nothing more to discover in virtually presets
basic sounds is a distressing poverty, I don 'use it almost never
if manufacturers could hear the sounds that we can get out they would be awfully surprised
it covers all the needs of practicing zicos yesterday and today especially with SRJV cards that we can add
there or what synth delivers everything he has in the stomach it is with the map SRJV vyntage synth, a true wonder
knowing the fingertips, it m 'often identify a lead sound in ambient music or prog and reproduce virtually identical with its leads intuitive editing means (sounds and layers of moog, prophet , arp, solina, vp330, mellotron ...)
us lead sounds progs groups and ambient 80's
in the classical field it is not bad either
putting both cards expressive orchestral ensembles and inspiratifs obtained
I don 't use it very regularly doubling with orchestral sounds vst
there is also a handy trick using the mono mode is usually reserved for synth lead by applying the flute, oboe, clarinet, trumpet solo classical instruments realistic and expressive obtained


I have this synth for almost 15 years and remains the nerve center of all my songs
sounds bases do not transcend and have been so used in music in general that it became unfashionable by force
it is essential to abandon the preset sounds and provide a good personal bank to get the best, also on mine even with the memory card I 've more space so this synth is expressive
coloring additive synthesis gives it its soft analogue wish
I have listened to one of his successors, the 5080 xv
sounds are brighter and quickly reveal defects in the waves as the old converters does not have
some patches sound less analogue to final but be aware that you want in life
if c 'was again I redeem the same again especially with the value of time

Still great!

By wxc, 30/09/2013
No keyboard or controlers is an expander


The general configuration is it simple?
Yes, but one must know roland is Still more or less the same operation

The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
No need for someone who knows if one can

Editing sounds and effects is it easy?


The sounds they suit your style of music?
This is what I sought, pad, strings, that 's it well!

The effects are they effective and responsive?

Are they realistic?
in enssemble gonna


How long have you use it?
Some weeks

Have you tried many other models before buying it?
Not really, not like the expander

What is the particular feature you like best and least?
The edition and roland sound

How would you rate the quality / price?
very much affordable for a roland synthesizer

With experience, you do again this choice? ...

the top of romplers

By Happy_Jesus, 16/08/2013
Synth sample reading or "ROMpler".
Polyphony: 64 voices
Multitimbral: 16 shares
640 patches with one bank and one bank USER GM is truly 384 patches truly own the JV.
Each patch consists of 4 tones (samples basic) combined two by two through a circuit synthesis JV (VCA, VCF, LFO, ring modulator, booster).
1 module digital effects with high quality including flanger, phaser, delay (very good), distortion, chorus, reverb.
1 + 1 independent reverb and chorus.
Note: multi effects and LFOs are synchronized clock to the south, which is particularly effective for the time or for rhythmic effects with LFOs.
In performance (16 patches in multitimbral) mode, the module effect, reverb and chorus are common to 16 patches: it is in my opinion the only (and large) default JV 1080.
The sounds are flexible in all directions and well planned: via external modulators (bend, modulation, expression), or internal (2 LFOs, envelope 1 VCA, VCF 1 envelope). The sounds come out rich and dynamic, especially tablecloths and leads.
Connection complete mornings + 3 analog stereo outputs 6,35.
Another highlight of the JV: the ability to add four SR-JV80 expansion cards. With an average of 250 patches per card, it's a thousand more patches under the fingers.


Despite large capacity of synthesis, the use is simple and the user manual is very educational.
The navigation system patches is practical given the amount of patches: a large knob that lets you browse one at a time or 10 10 or navigation through the + / - buttons with the possibility of accelerated simultaneously pressing the navigation.
To edit the patches, you must go into the menu, which makes the JV 1080 more studio instrument that live unless they have an external controller. Despite all the navigation is made relatively easy by the matrix organization of menus to navigate horizontally on patch patch (in performance mode) or from module to module (in patch mode), vertically you edit the settings.


1080 JV marked and still marks the contemporary soundscape. Some patches have even become cult (that would be the soundtrack of "who wants to be a Millionaire" without the inevitable patch "flying waltz?").

More generally, the sound palette is varied with a dominant electronic, film music, effects and tablecloths.
Bank A is mainly composed of acoustic sounds to start with piano (medium), the (very good or good hammond, good church) rhodes and other Wurlitzers (excellent), organs, electronic leads all good, bells (including the classic Fantasia D50) and guitars.
Bank B: saturated bass guitars (with a good electronic dominant - Moog, MS20, etc. -.) Electronic leads (all good IMHO), sliding to the solo acoustic instruments (good) through the inevitable shakuhachi.
Bank C: analog leads (big sound program) and choirs and pads (the best patches in my opinion) to finish with FX (right).
The "vintage synths" card is excellent: the solina is falling, bass, leads, everything!
Some cards are even too specialized: the "orchestral" card is almost unusable for everyday use but refers to specific products (eg music games Tomb Raider II and III).

Analog sounds are all very good (well highlighted by the filters and convincing envelopes) and have nothing to envy to a VA if not the obligation from a sampled waveform. As against some circuits synthesis are useless (or booster ring modulator) and quality of patches is mainly based on samples of basic filters, LFOs and effects.


I use this synhté since 1995. I do not resell: this is a must and it is more than enough to cover the expected ROMpler a 90s sound palette. At most I squint occasionally side or KORG EMU to complete the sonic palette (ah the famous shaku EMU II! ...).

Polyphony is a strong point of the JV 1080: we can draw a complete mix multitimbral and it sounds!

A 200 € used today, it is a boon for any musician wanting to equip cheaply and wants to sound pro.

ipm's review

By ipm, 24/05/2013
2U rack well built, large clear screen, internal power supply, 64 voices, 16 muti. separate outputs and twelve o'clock trio

Excellent standard expander, 4 places for housing SRJV


simple configuration, and publishing is simple enough for the roland. manual provided enough


Everyone spit on the JV gender, yeah, it's old sound, it's already heard all ... "This is a Römpler we can do nothing today with ca ..."

Except that yes there are presets for suckers, but it is especially true synthesizer, with a small controller assignable twelve o'clock (eg my remote 25 first name), with a simple patch (sine, square ...) can all the same to have fun!

especially when deadlines are good and that the phasers are really disgusting, but hey I do not wrestle because they sell sold off now. then I fits me completely

I put great because there will always be the best big brother JD! but the JV has more memory and those are more accessible


I have 3 and 1 JV 2 JV1080 JV2080 (with 8 cards SRJV it!) since 1998, personal fits me very well. 1080 I used for tablecloths and some damn good leads.

I love my JV, they are soft tones, not too marked, not too "bright" either, but I like the filters certain patches, it makes me think serious wisdom - off the wall (enjoy Yourself) who knows why ...

September 1 because there will always be the JD above!
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Roland JV-1080 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:Roland
  • Model:JV-1080
  • Series:JV
  • Category:Digital Synth Racks/Sound Modules
  • Added in our database on: 04/01/2002

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