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Roland | XV-5080


The XV-5080 is Roland's ultimate sound module, based on the best-sounding, most expressive and expandable new synthesizer/sample player architecture in Roland history. This flagship module offers 128 voices, true stereo waveforms per Tone, expressive Matrix Control, expandability via new 64MB* SRX- and popular SR-JV80-Series wave expansion boards, Roland/Akai sample library compatibility and a host of new studio-quality effects.

The XV-5080 is a 32-part multitimbral sound generator that produces up to 128 simultaneous polyphonic voices. It provide sample polyphony, even with Patches containing multiple Tones. With Patches containing four stereo Tones, as well as four-Tone instruments in Rhythm Sets—you can use up to a total of eight wave types—the XV-5080 takes you the next step beyond Roland’s previous generation of JV-Series modules, providing even more precise control and allowing you to create lusher, more expressive sounds.

The internal effects have been completely rethought and improved. The reverb, the XV-5080’s most central effect, incorporates the high-quality SRV-3030 DSP, allowing the instrument itself to give great spatial definition with superior, clear sound.

In addition, the XV-5080 features Multi-effects (MFX) with 90 kinds of effects, including RSS and 3D Delay, Slicer, and Formant Filter. What’s more, the XV-5080 also features a variety of combinations of different effects, such as the Guitar Amp, Simulator, made possible with COSM technology; Guitar Multi, which lets you get just the right guitar, bass, and keyboard sounds; Bass Multi, and Keyboard Multi, all of which let you
create even more powerful sounds. Furthermore, you can use three different MFX systems when in Performance mode, and use each MFX on any Part you select. On top of all this, each output is supplied with two-band EQ.

By expanding with SIMM (72-pin, 64/32/16 MB) memory modules, you can add the sample playback function to the XV- 5080. With a CD-ROM drive connected to the SCSI connector, you can then load Roland’s S-700 Series and other CD-ROM libraries. You of course can perform using existing sampled tones just as they are, but you can also synthesize internal Patches into a single Wave. Additionally, since you can also save
the wave data of loaded samples to SmartMedia cards, you can easily take pre-existing samples for use in your live performances, even with no 

The XV-5080’s output systems not only include eight parallel analog outs that can also be used as four stereo pairs, but also S/PDIF digital outputs (optical and coaxial) and R-BUS digital out as well. Using R-BUS lets you simply output eight analog outputs as eight-channel digital audio. And you can connect the XV-5080 to Roland’s VM-3100Pro or VM-7000 Series with just one cable. Furthermore, the XV-5080 includes a 

The XV-5080 accepts up to four of Roland’s new-format Wave Expansion Boards (SRX Series). In addition, you can add four previous-generation Wave Expansion Boards (SR-JV Series). All of this provides you unprecedented power in creating sounds from a massive amount of waveform data.

The XV-5080 provides a Patch Finder function that allows you to quickly find Patches of a specified type or category. Press the XV-5080’s [PHRASE PREVIEW] button to preview the selected Patch with a musically appropriate Phrase. You can keep the Patches that you like to use all in one place by registering them on the Favorite List. The FAVORITE LIST gives you immediate access to your favorite Patches, whether they are in the XV-5080 itself, on Wave Expansion Boards, or on memory cards. You can register up to 64 Patches in this list.
Engine TypeDigital
Voices (max)128
Engine Detailed64MB of internal wave memory gives 1083 waveforms (including all JV-2080 sounds and waveforms and 112 waveforms from the JD-990). Expandable with SR-JV80-Series wave expansion boards and XP/JV-Series Patches, 4 slots.
SamplerLoad and playback Roland S-700 and Akai sample libraries via SCSI port using optional SIMM memory.
FXStudio-quality reverb, chorus and multi-effects derived from Roland SRV-3030, V-Studios, RSS, Slicer, Isolater and COSM technology
MemoryPatches: 1152; Performances: 96
Key typeN/A
MidiI-O-T, USB
Produced:2000 - 2000
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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