Roland SR-JV80 Expansion Boards

Roland produced a wide range of expansion boards for the JV-Series synths. Many were developed in conjunction with Spectrasonics, a company set up to sample sounds & map them across a keyboard

Some expansion cards were outside the traditional numbering scheme and were only sold bundled with keyboards. Below is a list of Roland board numbers & names with links to items in our shop

SR-JV-01 Pop
SR-JV-02 Orchestral
SR-JV-03 Piano
SR-JV-04 Vintage Synth
SR-JV-05 World
SR-JV-06 Dance
SR-JV-07 Super Sound Set
SR-JV-08 Keyboards of the 60s and 70s
SR-JV-09 Session
SR-JV-10 Bass & Drums
SR-JV-11 Techno Collection
SR-JV-12 Hip Hop Collection
SR-JV-13 Vocal Collection
SR-JV-14 World Collection Asia
SR-JV-15 Special FX Collection
SR-JV-16 Orchestral 2
SR-JV-17 Country
SR-JV-18 Latin
SR-JV-19 House
SR-JV80-97 Experience III

For more information on SR-JV synths see here

Roland SR-JV80 Synths

The JV-1080 is one of those long-established synths that crops up again & again.  Due to the wide range of expansion boards available, the JV-1080, and its cousins, have been useful for at least 15 years

I usually have a couple of JV synths & expansion boards in my online shop

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 4 6 2 6 8 + SP/DIF
Effects Chorus, reverb Chorus, reverb, EFX – 1 x 40 EFX – 3 x 40 Chorus, reverb, EFX – 1 x 40 Studio quality Studio quality
Preset Performances 32 64 64 64 64 64
Preset Patches 320 512 640 895 1152 1152
Preset Rhythm Sets 2 18 23 23
User Performances 16 32 32 64 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 Small, one line 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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Links

Roland XV & JV Power User tips
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/nov03/articles/xvjvmasterclass.html

Product page (JV-1080)
http://www.rolandus.com/products/details/495

Owners manual (JV-1080)
http://www.roland.co.uk/assets/media/pdf/JV-1080_OM.pdf

Vintage Synth Review (JV-1080)
http://www.vintagesynth.com/roland/jv1080.php

Sound on Sound review (JV-1080)
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/1994_articles/dec94/rolandjv1080.html

FAQ
http://www.d-flame.cx/~samon/jv_xpfaq.html

Sound on Sound review of SR-JV80 Expansion boards
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/nov98/articles/rolandjv.htm

List of compatible synths for JV-80 expansion boards