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Roland JV-80 Multitimbral Synthesizer

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    The JV-80 is an advanced synthesizer with built-in sound sources that give you a wide range of sound shaping features. These allow you to use flexible filter (TVF) and amplifier (TVA) controls to process the various high-quality sound elements. Because of the rich built-in sound sources and the comprehensive MIDI control functions which let you make changes to the sounds and various parameters in realtime, the JV-80 is ideal for both live performance situations and desktop music applications.

    Various Modes for Powerful Performance Potential

    The JV-80 features two operating modes: the Patch Play
    mode, which enables you to use the full expressive
    capabilities of the JV-80 by playing a single sound in
    realtime, and the Performance Play mode, which allows you
    to play eight different Parts (internal sound sources) over
    eight different MIDI channels. In the Key mode, there is a
    Solo mode that lets you make special key assignments,
    along with portamento for playing expressive melody lines in

    Wide Range of Sound Waveforms

    Naturally, the JV-80 provides basic synthesizer waveforms,
    such as the sawtooth wave, square wave and pulse wave. It
    also features built-in waveforms that have various frequency
    elements or short 'actual' sounds.

    Since waveforms can be processed by FXM (Frequency
    Cross-Modulation), the JV-80 is capable of satisfying the
    most demanding sound programming applications, from
    recreating realistic sounds to producing unusual,
    otherworldly effects. New waveforms can also be added by
    installing the optional PCM card or expansion board.

    • Ease of Operation

    In order to simplify play and edit operations, the JV-80 has a large LCD display (40 characters by 2 lines) with
    corresponding soft keys which are used to directly select the assigned parameters in the display.

    Convenient Performance Functions

    Even during performance, the sound programs and their
    parameters can be adjusted in realtime (and over MIDI) with
    the use of the Parameter Sliders. This makes it easy to
    adjust the sound to match the performance situation or the
    character of the song.

    Multi-timbral Operation

    The JV-80 features multi-timbral capacity with seven
    independent synthesizer Parts and one rhythm Part. This
    allows you to create the sound of an ensemble or group with
    just the JV-80, controlling the sound sources over MIDI.

    Memory Card

    By using an optional DATA card (M-256E), the internal
    settings can be stored. Sound program data which is stored
    on the DATA card can be called up for use while playing.

    Built-in Digital Effects

    Chorus and reverb effects are built into the JV-80. Rich
    stereo effects that add spaciousness and depth to the sound
    can be gained by using chorus and reverb.

    Flexible Realtime Parameter Control

    Control over individual parameters can be assigned to the
    sliders or footswitches/pedals. The expressive potential is
    enormous, since a wide range of parameters can be
    selected for independent and simultaneous control.

    Convenient Panic Function

    The JV-80 has a panic function that lets you quickly cut off
    'stuck' notes when using the unit to control other MIDI sound sources.

    Touch-sensitive Keyboard

    The keyboard of the JV-80 features velocity and aftertouch
    sensitivity. This allows you to change the tonal quality and
    volume of the sound by how strongly you hit the keys or how
    strongly you press down on them after hitting them.
    Type: Digital
    Synthesis: ROM
    Oscillators: 4
    Waveforms: ROM
    Envelopes: 2
    Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Decay 2, Sustain, Release
    Filters: 1
    Types: 24dB Slope (4-pole), High Pass, Low Pass
    LFO: 2
    LFO Parameters: Saw Up, Saw Down, Square, Triangle
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 28
    Timbrality: 8
    Tuning: Standard
    Modes: Mono, Polyphonic, Split
    Patches RAM: 64
    Patches ROM: 64
    Multipatches RAM: 16
    Multipatches ROM: 16
    Storage: Internal, RAM Cartridge, ROM Cartridge
    Editing: MIDI
    Reverb 8 types, Chorus: 3 types
    Case: Keyboard
    Keyboard: 61 keys
    Controls: Aftertouch, Breath, Faders, Joy Stick, Velocity - Release , Pedal - Sustain, Tempo Knob, Velocity, Pedal - Volume
    Display Type: LCD
    Display Count H: 40
    Display Count V: 2
    Dimensions (WxDxH): 39 x 12 x 3-3/8
    Weight: 9kg – 19lbs 13 oz
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
    Audio Output Count: 3
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU
    Year Released: 1992
    Year Discontinued: 1994
    Manuals & Documents
    MSRP List Price: $2,195 - convert
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