Roland JV-2080

Roland JV-2080

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JV-2080, Digital Synth Rack/Sound Module from Roland in the JV series.

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Roland JV-2080 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Roland
  • Model: JV-2080
  • Series: JV
  • Category: Digital Synth Racks/Sound Modules
  • Added in our database on: 04/26/2002

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Roland JV-2080 user reviews

Average Score:4.2( 4.2/5 based on 8 reviews )
 2 reviews25 %
 5 reviews63 %
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papi1970's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very interesting."

Roland JV-2080
64 voice polyphony, multitimbral 16 shares, EFX chorus + reverb + EFX including 3 separate and can be controlled performance! 8 card slots SRJV.
Edition comprehensive and easy with the screen!


Very easy to use overall, editing is done easily if one has some basis.


As is often said, is a generalist expander, okay! when reviewing all the sounds, my first feeling was not very enthusiastic (as the Motif ES). It sounds muffled (especially compared to JD990), two / three little things nice and that's it! but .......
Do not rely on first impressions, as is often the presets in this kind of Bécanne do not always reveal the full potential. A closer listen Lots of banks of all sounds, I spotted some very interresting, the strokes, I am served as the basis for reworking the sounds and determine them together, the potential of synthesis.
My JV has maps Tekno, Asia, Pop and soon FX, and we must admit that Roland has played the hits, in the sense that customizing a JV will be based on maps that are associated, and then things get evidence.
The example is to just modify PCM originally intended to sound, for those of SRJV! transpose certain groups of effects from one patch to an other with some minor ...
In recent weeks I program on the JV, and although I must say that I managed to fine things, sounds alive and expressive!
The engine 32KHz often compared to that of JD990, is still accommodates some type of sound, with some advantages, I think the challenge is against this carrer-"default" in quality, and this is achieved.
Having also the JD990, at filter it seems a bit more powerful than that of JV2080, but it excellent to LFO, or quasiement is enabled.
The sound editing is very similar on both machines, the appointment is effective in both cases but each in his field knew I can say. I did not even attempt to reproduce sounds programmed on my JD990 to compare the JV, it has no interest, however you have to play on the combination of both, then this is good!


To be honest I have not bought this expander for piano sounds, there are a lot better for that, but for lush pads, fx, the synthesizers, and although there is room. SRJV cards are crucial, internal pcm represent a minimum it must quickly improve even though their presence is still needed to refine a patch. This expander will suffice to himself? I'm not sure, but surrounded by other modules / synths, it will be remarkable!
Avoid plug and play with this kind of instrument, is not really rewarding for both the musician and the expander has to be input!

I almost bought this on a JV head shots, it beautifully complements my JD900 among others, its polyphony allows trouble-free patch to the four tones, and the performance mode with three separate EFX keeps its patches with their effects.
Contrary to that is sometimes said, the JV2080 sounds very good if properly programmed.

Mde67's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Roland JV-2080
5 banks of sounds (750 sounds about) buying banks stretch 13 (8 option cards)
edition of the samples with the notch is phnomnale trs friendly and well structured. Standard effects Reverb, Chorus + over 40 adjustable effects.
You can also edit with software changeit tlchargeable on the Internet.
Connection: Midi Obviously - 3x2 outputs (6.35 Jack: normal exit with effect + 2 outputs without application impact))


Take a little time to learn dpart use the bte but then once you understand the architecture of the functions, the machine is simple to use rvle trs both on the config gnrale edition of sounds and effects.
Manual in French well.
The MIDI is part paramtrage trs trs complte but technical (specialist in targets)


The sounds are Manir gnrale poustouflant of ism
The variety of sounds on offer in the five original banks can meet a lot of music styles
The many effects are powerful and trs Varis.
among the best sounds: acoustic piano, electric piano, organ 70s.


It's been three years since I use the machine.
its main qualities: sound quality, user-friendly edition, scalability banks
default: the price lev cards extensions
report quality. satisfactory price

FREAKENCY STUDIO NICE's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Roland JV-2080
Many sounds, especially in mine since 8 cards extensions JV SR80 sounds are installed. (8 max)
sounds via MIDI editable by lociciel .. but not yet test ..
that a midi output to contrairemnt XV5080, shame .. not have any USB al epoque ..


The edition is quite intuitive once memorably that on the pages
is the sound even without the effect of insert, because the patch of four elements composs max
No I have no manual, I have download the XP80, the common section are identical
I n ais not yet understand the effects of assigning coment insert (routing)


The acoustics are depasss are a little recess, but are the synths, roland has always been strong, there are dailleurs bocoup's used in various productions (such as advertising, music for film, music) of bocoup recognizable sound, as feasible with that module roland (flying Walt and company) have listened j els new model XV5080 usually after he has left very well, as the ghosts, and J and disappointed, there is no longer the research to make beautiful sound, and indulge in some sample, c j is why I prefer to take a former model, there are more amateur than the older models is my opinion .. c


For the price, I have not hesitated (450 cards with 8 extensions) and I'm all in was satisfied, he very well complete my trinity and my S90 but certain sounds intersect with my mC505 which is normal ..
the category search function is very convenient, new al epoque, and only see 3 aa insert effect instead of a single example on the JV1080

Claygues's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Roland JV-2080
Synth samples based 2U rack.
64 voice polyphony,
of 16 parts multitimbral.
Three effects among 40 algorithms, a chorus, a reverb.
3 pairs of output jacks, including one in symtrique.
Originally there are 400 waveforms and 600 presets.
Up to 2000 waveforms 2500 and presets with 8 cards extentions.
I will only speak of the machine in state of origin, without extension.


When I bought the machine, I was not sure what to expect. I wanted a synth gnraliste on which I can edit sounds.
I just galr the first few months time to the organization of mmoriser DIFFERENT parameter. The machine is level with respect to pro paramtrage the end: MIDI Filter gnral and party, party agreement, and the unit is ergonomically trs.
So much so that I do is that the performance mode (multitimbral) mode and never patch.
Only the edition of the effects is difficult but inflexible (unable to string effects on a given part, no modulation effect paramtre by envelope or LFO).
Note also, when a parameter changes rapidly over a large range, it may be dcrochages or pltot gel envelopes and sound effects indsirables impossible to program normally.


The sounds are, they are sound, trs Varis, sometimes raliste sometimes less.
But the machine is a real synth. It is often more interesting to paufiner rglage the tone of one or two parts that stack up to eat all the available polyphony.
The sound possibilities are vast, this synth I keep in my setup n1.
The sound is dynamic trs, trs end. I AIM to programmatically access certain effects and other artifacts produced by the user interface.
The effects are quite good, breathless, even if it sometimes lacks breadth and paramtres ditables. The saturations are very poor, and have no progressiv between low rate and rate lev. Again it's a shame they can not string two or three effects.


I use this synth for 4 years now.
As well as a sound bank like any synth that gives me satisfaction.
I am considering adding a micromodular among other things that I will grind out one of the jv (supplmentaire filter, saturation, gating rhythm ...) in MIDI sync in a kind of "sursynthse".
The report qualitprix silent dj excellent, it still is today.
With exprience can be today I will turn to a kurzweil K2K is most empowering, but may be not as ergonomic.

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