Roland JV-1080

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Roland JV-1080

Post by gcoudert » Wed Jan 02, 2008 8:38 pm

I recently sold my Roland D550, which I had sworn I would never part with, and got this absolutely brilliant JV1080. The user interface and raw waveforms are soooooo much better! Not mentioning the effects. Wow! Even single-tone patches sound good and the machine is so easy to program. I got a freeware editor off the web but I don't think I'll use it after all.

I know, I'm always 10 years behind gear-wise but then I'm probably 10 years older than most of you! Does anybody on this forum use a JV1080?

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Post by Yoozer » Wed Jan 02, 2008 9:09 pm

Yeah, but you won't have the Soundtrack patch anymore :(.

I've got an XP30 which is a JV in a box.

Recommended expansionboards: Keys of the 60's and 70's, Vintage Synthesizers. See http://www.synthmania.com/ for some demos :).
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Post by gcoudert » Wed Jan 02, 2008 9:21 pm

Yoozer wrote:Yeah, but you won't have the Soundtrack patch anymore :(.
Funny you should mention that patch, I have just programmed a HPF version of it into the JV (just for fun). I know there's a good version of it in the 2080. I wonder if anybody has the parameters?

I have just checked out the card demos. I might get one when I can afford one. They're still quite expensive for what they are. Besides, I have a large sample library of vintage stuff for the Emulator IV.

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Post by Jack Spider » Wed Jan 02, 2008 10:39 pm

Have a look in this thread for tips on programming the D-50 Soundtrack patch:

http://www.vintagesynth.org/phpBB2/view ... sc&start=0
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Post by Syn303 » Wed Jan 02, 2008 10:49 pm

I used to have an XP-50 and two JV-1080's, sold them all and i'm left with a folder with 182 patches with all the settings written down for each patch.
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Post by braincandy » Thu Jan 03, 2008 12:09 am

I used to have an XP-50, then an XP-30, and now a Juno-G (which is backwards-compatible with JV/XP patches). They're good, inexpensive synths which cover a lot of ground.
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Post by hollandturbine » Thu Jan 03, 2008 3:21 am

I do use the free changeit editor for my JV-1080 from time to time.
The cards I have are the Vintage Synthersizer, World, Pop, and Super sound set, I also have the Sounds of Asia card (but that last one lives in my JV-80)

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Post by Sealed » Thu Jan 03, 2008 6:53 am

I like my Super JV XP-50, and I'm thinking of replacing it with JV-1080, as it's smaller and looks good with its dark LCD display.

Super JV, JV-2080 and XV/Fantom... all shares the same patch architecture, but they all sounds different. I like Super JV for its uniqueness of the sound.

As for the EXP boards I like World. Vintage sounds a little monotonous for me.

Booster is the feature I use most. It easily adds some character to the sound.

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Post by JMP » Thu Jan 03, 2008 9:50 am

gcoudert wrote:I have just checked out the card demos. I might get one when I can afford one. They're still quite expensive for what they are. Besides, I have a large sample library of vintage stuff for the Emulator IV.
Get on Ebay UK, they're not that expensive (except the 60's & 70's one). Alternatively buy one from Ebay US and ship it over, all compatible and cheap to ship.

I've used virtually all the expansions at one time or another, the ones that I've kept are:

Special FX, Techno, Dance, Vintage Synth, World, Orchestral II & Session, although some are used only for the additional waveforms rather than the patches.

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Post by crystalmsc » Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:50 am

I'm still using the JV-1080, fitted with the World, Session, B&D, Special FX, Orch FX (PCM card) and M-512E memory card. It's still one of the most musical and great sounding rompler to me. But not as the D replacement :wink: The JD-990 have greater audio and filter (overall engine) quality, but the JV sounds more musical to me, which make it a great rompler workhorse.
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Post by mao » Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:15 am

I'm happy you enjoy your 1080... but imho is not a D50 replacement at all. Well if you like the Roland sound the 1080 give you tons of them... but the D50 is a strange beast. Few months ago I bought a 2nd hand 1080 and played togheter with the D50... and I decided to sell the 1080 because the D50 covers better my taste. It's somekind more warm and spacious. I'm not interested on marimbas, guitars, arps and so on... but D50 pads are awesome...

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Post by gcoudert » Thu Jan 03, 2008 12:17 pm

hollandturbine wrote:I do use the free changeit editor
Yes, that's the one I've got.
Booster is the feature I use most. It easily adds some character to the sound.
I haven't tried it yet but I've heard good things about that feature.
... and I decided to sell the 1080 because the D50 covers better my taste.
It's the other way round for me. I like pads too and I did like the D50 pads but the 1080 has more waveforms to play around with.
I'm not interested on marimbas, guitars, arps and so on...
I like those but the Emulator does a better job.

Incidentally, I sampled the basic D50 PCM waveforms before I sold it (not the saw/squ/pulse synth waves) so if anybody is interested in those samples (free) and I'm not infringing copyright, please pm me.

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Post by qube » Thu Jan 03, 2008 3:04 pm

Lovely things, fully expanded they give you loads of useful sounds! I used to have an XP-50 think the Roland ROMplers are miles better than anyone elses.

Closest I've got now is a Roland Fantom FA-76

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Which is basically an XP-80 with a new knobs bolted on.

Lovely sound although a PITA to make changes to the sounds quickly.

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Post by kinsh1138 » Mon Mar 24, 2008 12:50 pm

Hello (1st post!)

i just bought my JV1080 from ebay last week.
i love it.

have got vintage synth, dance and techno cards for it too
(once i get my juno 106 up and running again i am going to be one happy man!)

and i am going to try the changeit editor too as mentioned in this thread

thanks
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Post by JMP » Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:15 pm

Congrats, the keyboard version of the JV1080, the XP50 was my first decent synth and still with me today.

Good picking up the dance card with it, some nice drum kits on there. Recommend you fill those other two slots with Vintage Synth and either Session or Orchestral II.

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