Roland JV-1080 Keyboard Module

£215.00

JV-1080 64-Voice Multi-Timbral Sound Module

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Description

Refurbished with new battery. Pots & encoders cleaned & lubricated. Reset to factory settings. Tested & working 100%. This JV-1080 has a hairline scratch on the front panel to the right of the power switch. It’s not obvious and would be hard to photograph


Roland claim the JV-1080 has been used on more recordings than any synth in history. According to Vintage Synth Explorer:

“The Roland JV-1080 was one of the hottest and most popular digital synthesizers ever to come from Roland. Incredible sound quality capable of emulating any instrument imaginable plus totally fat analog synth type sounds and loads of percussion! It has 64 voices of polyphony and 16 part multitimbral, it’s no wonder this is part of almost every Film Score Composers set-up as well as many more artists and hobbyists!”

“The JV1080, especially when fully stuffed, has an awesome timbral capability”

“Seems to have a remarkably clear, uncluttered sound, even with many parts playing simultaneously”

The JV-1080 is a 2U rack box in typical Roland style with a black, brushed aluminium front panel, LCD display, headphone socket with volume control and a pretty complete set of buttons & knobs. It has four sockets for SR-JV80 expansion boards plus two front panel card slots for a PCM card and a Data card. The JV-1080 has two stereo outputs (outputs 1 & 2) plus a stereo mix out.  It has onboard effects including chorus, delay and reverb. The effects can be enabled on a per-voice basis and stored as part of a preset

The features of the JV-1080, and its relationship to other JV / XV modules, are shown in this table

Feature
JV-1010
XV-3080
XV-5080
Polyphony
28
64
64
64
128
128
SR-JV expansion slots
1
4
8
1
4
4
SRX expansion slots
 
 
 
 
2
4
Other expansion slots
Data + PCM
Data + PCM
Data
 
Smart Media
Smart Media
Outputs
4 (two stereo)
4 (two stereo)
6 (three stereo)
2
6
8 + SP/DIF
Effects
Chorus, reverb
Chorus, reverb, EFX – 1 x 40
EFX – 3 x 40
EFX
Studio quality
Studio quality
Preset Performances
32
64
64
 
64
64
Preset Patches
320
512
640
895
1152
1152
Preset Rhythm Sets
2
 
 
 
23
23
User Performances
16
32
32
 
64
64
User Patches
64
128
128
128
128
128
User Rhythm Sets
1
 
2
2
4
4
Modulation
 
 
 
 
Matrix
Matrix
Sample playback
 
 
 
 
 
yes
Display
Small, two lines
Medium
320 x 80 pixel
Very small
Large
320 x 80 pixel
Format
1U
2U
2U
1/2U
2U
2U
Production date
1992
1994-2001
1997-2001
1999
2000
2000
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The JV-1080 is beautifully built and finished, the product of an era when keyboards were expensive and high quality was the norm. List price in 1994 was £1085

I have a number of JV-1080s in excellent used condition. The photos are of another JV-1080 sold previously. I have a selection of SR-JV expansion boards  and other synth modules, in my eBay Shop. No expansion boards are included in this auction

Additional information

Weight 4.5 kg
Dimensions 58 x 32 x 18 cm
Rack units

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The JV-1080 is 16-part multitimbral, 64 voice polyphonic and has 640 built-in patches and 128 performances. It includes 8 Mb of sound samples as standard and can be expanded up to 42 Mb by adding expansion boards such as the Vintage Synth, Hip-Hop, 60s & 70s & Bass & Drums cards. There are four expansion board slots
2U device suitable for mounting in a standard 19" rack. 240 Volt, 2-pin mains socket, mains cable supplied
Product page http://www.rolandus.com/products/details/495 Owners manual http://www.roland.co.uk/assets/media/pdf/JV-1080_OM.pdf Vintage Synth Review http://www.vintagesynth.com/roland/jv1080.php Sound on Sound review http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/1994_articles/dec94/rolandjv1080.html FAQ http://www.d-flame.cx/~samon/jv_xpfaq.html List of compatible synths for JV-80 expansion boards http://www.roland.co.uk/assets/media/pdf/expansion_board_compatibility_guide.pdf
2U
Refurbished with new battery, pots & encoders cleaned & lubricated. Reset to factory settings. In very good condition, almost unmarked. Tested & working 100%. Supplied with power cable