Roland JV-1000 Expandable Synthesizer
Includes power cord
About This Keyboard
This Roland JV-1000 came to us as a trade-in and we are selling it just we received it because we aren't familiar enough with this model to give it a thorough test. However, all of the keys play, the screens are bright and clear, the floppy drive works and all of the function buttons that we tried did seem to work properly but we didn't know how to test them all so there could be some that aren't working properly. Cosmetically it is in very good condition with just the normal wear and tear you should expect for a keyboard of it's age.
The JV-1000 In General
Produced in 1993, the JV-1000 is a combination of the Roland MC-50mkII Sequencer and a sound module from the JV-80, with some waveforms added.
The keyboard has 76 semi-weighted keys and comes with a complex front panel which has 8 control sliders. On the one side you will find five sliders that control level and presence for both the internal sound source and the v-exp board. The other slider is assignable as a MIDI parameter and the bender, which can also control the modulation parameter.
The keyboard can be used in three modes:
- Patch: where you can play a single tone over the entire keyboard
- Performance: puts together a max of 8 patches
- Rhythm: plays one of the 5 rhythm sections of the keyboard
- V-EXP: when you have connected a VE-GS1 board to increase waveforms and polyphony, you can use this mode to play the V-Exp tones.
The JV-1000 offers great possibilities of expansion by adding a V-EXP board, PCM and data cards. This synth also presents great MIDI capability, with two different outputs for the keyboard and the sequencer; all MIDI cc parameters are controllable via the assignable slider, the after touch parameter or the two pedals.
It is important to remember that when buying a used keyboard it may not operate or look exactly like a new one. Used keyboards develop wear over time that can cause such items as function buttons, knobs, sliders etc. to fail to operate as smoothly or easily as when they were new. Our technician does check these items and if they are deemed unusable they are replaced but some function buttons may require more pressure or manipulation to make the appropriate changes. Cosmetically your used keyboard may have scuffs, scratches, cracks to plastic pieces, discolored keys or other visual impairments that might not show up in the photos. We try to mention any obvious visual imperfections but may not consider them serious enough to post in the listing.