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Roland JV/XP Synths - Overview

These information pages apply to the Roland JV-1010, JV-1080, JV-2080 sound modules, and XP-30, XP-50, XP-80 keyboards. Much of this also applies to the Fantom series as well. A lot also applies to earlier and later synths in the same family.

Some of this will be obvious to people who have already got used to these synths, but if you're just starting, or still struggling with the manuals, this information might help. I've had my JV-1010 for 2 weeks at the time of writing, and I wrote this mainly to reinforce my own understanding, but figured it may be of value to others.

Here's a quick comparison of the different models:

Model Patches + Rhythm sets* Keyboard Effects sets** Inbuilt cards Expansion slots Display
JV-1010 1023 + 20 - 1 Session 1 3 digit LED
JV-1080 640 + 10 - 1 - 4
+ Data card
+ PCM card
2 line LCD
JV-2080 768 + 12 - 3 - 8
+ Data card
Graphical
XP-30 1406 + 28 61 key 1 Session +
Orchestral
+ Techno
2 2 line LCD
XP-50 640 + 10 61 key
+ sequencer
1 - 4
+ FDD
2 line LCD
XP-60 640 + 10 61 key weighted
+ sequencer
1 - 4
+ FDD
Graphical
XP-80 640 + 10 76 key weighted
+ sequencer
1 - 4
+ FDD
Graphical

* Including inbuilt card presets and user patches
** Each effects set can use one of 40 different effect algorithms at a time. All models have separate reverb + chorus effects as well as the effects show above.


Roland JV-1010 Manuals

Here are the detailed manuals on the JV-1010 performance parameters and MIDI specifications.



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