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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.

Technical Specifications
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
Year Released: 1992
Year Discontinued: 1994
Manuals & Documents
MSRP List Price: $2,195 - convert

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