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Roland | JV-2080


As successor to the JV-1080, this synthesizer sound module offers even greater performance and higher-quality sounds. Three different effects systems are provided: "Multi-effect (EFX)," which offers a total of 40 effect types (such as equalizer, rotary, and distortion); and "Reverb" and "Chorus." In a Performance (which allows up to 16 Parts to be used simultaneously), three different EFX plus chorus and reverb can be used simultaneously, for a total of 5 effect units, allowing highly-sophisticated musical expression.

The big screen can show a large amount of information at once, and can also display information graphically so that settings can be made visually. The [Fl]—[F6] buttons located below the screen change their function in accord with the current display page. This allows intuitive operation with a less-cluttered operating panel. A "Patch Search function" is provided to help you navigate through the vast number of Patches to find the desired one. A "Patch Preview function" lets you use a phrase to audition a Patch without requiring any other equipment. Up to eight wave expansion boards (SR-JV80 series: optionally available) can be installed to add a maximum of approximately 2,000 Patches. Patches are compatible not only with the JV-1080, but also with the XP-50/80. The JV-2080 can correctly play back musical data that was created using the JV-1080 or XP-50/80.
Engine TypeDigital
EngineSample, LA
Voices (max)64
LFO2 LFO's (sine, saw, square, triangle, trapezoid, sample&hold, random and chaos) w/ key or external sync. Can modulate the pitch, filter, pan, or level
Engine Detailed8MB of sample ROM and acoustic simulation. Expandable with SR-JV80 expansion boards
Filter (VCF)TVF (lowpass, bandpass, highpass, peak) with cutoff, resonance, key follow and velocity sensitivity
Envelope (VCA)TVA ADSR (tone level, pan, key follow)
FXEight Reverbs, One Chorus, 40 EFX Multi-Effects
Memory128 user, 640 presets, 2 user rhythm kits, 10 preset rhythm kits, 32 user performances, 64 preset performances and 8 expansion board slots
Key typeN/A
Produced:1997 - 1997
Legend: Obvious Y: Yes, N: No, N/A: Not Applicable
VCO Voltage Controlled Oscillator DCO Digital Controlled Oscillator
LFO Low Frequency Oscillator Sub Sub Oscillator
VCF Voltage Controlled Filter VCA Voltage Controlled Amplifier
Velocity As with a piano, the harder you hit a key, the louder the sound, unlike most organs which always produce the same loudness no matter how hard you hit a key. Aftertouch Pressing a key after you activated it. Channel Aftertouch, no matter which key, it will send a Channel message. Poly Aftertouch, sends the pressure per key instead of the whole channel.
Values for OSC, LFO, Filter, Envelope are per voice unless stated otherwise.

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