Roland XV-3080 Rackmount Synth Module

£395.00

In stock

Description

Refurbished with new battery. Pots & encoders cleaned & lubricated. Reset to factory settings. Tested & ready to go

In very good used condition with some case scratches & rack rash. Photos show the XV-3080 for sale

The XV-3080 builds on the success of the legendary JV-1080 and JV-2080 but has greater polyphony (128 vs 64), more expandability and better effects

The XV-3080 uses the new Smart Media format for memory cards. It has four slots for standard SR-JV80 expansion boards plus two slots for the later SRX boards, making it compatible with a wide range of expansions. SR-JV80 expansion boards for the XV-3080 are here

The main differences between the JV-880, JV-1080, JV-2080 and XV-3080 (in this auction) are summarised below

Feature JV-880 JV-1080 JV-2080 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 XV-3080 continues the Roland 2U rack style with a black, brushed aluminium front panel, large LCD display, headphone socket with volume control, data entry dial and a number of dedicated buttons. It has four sockets for SR-JV80 cards, four for the later SRX expansion boards and a front panel card slot for a new-style data card. The Data card can be used for playback of sounds & samples or as a means of saving setups. Data dumps via Sysex are available too

The XV-3080 has three stereo outputs and upgraded onboard effects, EFX, Chorus & Reverb, each of which has a dedicated on/off button.  The effects can be enabled on a per-voice basis and stored as part of a preset

 If you use synth modules to play presets, a fully-expanded XV-3080 might give you every sound you ever need.  The SR-JV80 expansion boards cover a very broad range of instruments, styles & genres and some, like Bass & Drums, Vintage Keys and the Vocal Collection, are awe-inspiring in the quality of the sounds & programming

The XV-3080 is 16-part multitimbral, 128 voice polyphonic and has 1152 built-in patches and 128 performances.  It includes 8 Mb of sound samples as standard and can be expanded by adding up to four SR-JV80 expansion boards, such as the Vintage Synth, Hip-Hop, 60s & 70s or Bass & Drums cards, two SRX expansion cards, plus a Smart Media data card slot

 Three stereo pairs of outputs are provided on jack sockets, and the front panel headphone socket has a volume control with the usual "push-to-preview" feature which plays the currently-selected sound when pressed

2U device suitable for mounting in a standard 19" rack. 220V AC, standard IEC power socket. UK, Euro or US power cable supplied on request

2U device suitable for mounting in a standard 19" rack. 220V AC, standard IEC power socket. UK, Euro or US power cable supplied on request

Product page
Vintage Synth Review
Sound on Sound review (of the related JV-1080)
FAQ
Sound on Sound review of SR-JV80 Expansion boards
List of compatible synths for SR-JV80 expansion boards
SR-JV80 Links & info
Don Solaris Ultimate FAQ
Gearslutz thread
Sound on Sound thread
MPC Forums thread
Youtube demo
Encyclotronic Review
Audiofanzine Reviews

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Refurbished with new battery. Pots & encoders cleaned & lubricated. Reset to factory settings

In very good used condition with some case scratches & rack rash. UK, Euro or US power cable supplied on request. Tested & working 100%. Photos show the XV-3080 for sale