Roland JV-80 Expandable Synthesizer
Includes power cord
About This Keyboard
This Roland JV-80 came to us as a trade-in and is in very good condition. We aren't experts on this model but it seems to be functioning well with everything we could figure out how to test working correctly. We've pushed all of the function buttons and they made the appropriate changes, the keys all play and there are no chipped or broken ones, the pitch bender and sliders work correctly and cosmetically it is above average for a used keyboard with just a few small scuffs and scratches here and there.
The JV-80 In General
The JV-80 is an advanced synthesizer with built-in sound sources that give you a wide range of sound shaping features. These allow you to use flexible filter (TVF) and amplifier (TVA) controls to process the various high-quality sound elements. Because of the rich built-in sound sources and the comprehensive MIDI control functions which let you make changes to the sounds and various parameters in realtime, the JV-80 is ideal for both live performance situations and desktop music applications.
Various Modes for Powerful Performance Potential
The JV-80 features two operating modes: the Patch Play
mode, which enables you to use the full expressive
capabilities of the JV-80 by playing a single sound in
realtime, and the Performance Play mode, which allows you
to play eight different Parts (internal sound sources) over
eight different MIDI channels. In the Key mode, there is a
Solo mode that lets you make special key assignments,
along with portamento for playing expressive melody lines in
Wide Range of Sound Waveforms
Naturally, the JV-80 provides basic synthesizer waveforms,
such as the sawtooth wave, square wave and pulse wave. It
also features built-in waveforms that have various frequency
elements or short 'actual' sounds.
Since waveforms can be processed by FXM (Frequency
Cross-Modulation), the JV-80 is capable of satisfying the
most demanding sound programming applications, from
recreating realistic sounds to producing unusual,
otherworldly effects. New waveforms can also be added by
installing the optional PCM card or expansion board.
• Ease of Operation
In order to simplify play and edit operations, the JV-80 has a large LCD display (40 characters by 2 lines) with
corresponding soft keys which are used to directly select the assigned parameters in the display.
Convenient Performance Functions
Even during performance, the sound programs and their
parameters can be adjusted in realtime (and over MIDI) with
the use of the Parameter Sliders. This makes it easy to
adjust the sound to match the performance situation or the
character of the song.
The JV-80 features multi-timbral capacity with seven
independent synthesizer Parts and one rhythm Part. This
allows you to create the sound of an ensemble or group with
just the JV-80, controlling the sound sources over MIDI.
By using an optional DATA card (M-256E), the internal
settings can be stored. Sound program data which is stored
on the DATA card can be called up for use while playing.
Built-in Digital Effects
Chorus and reverb effects are built into the JV-80. Rich
stereo effects that add spaciousness and depth to the sound
can be gained by using chorus and reverb.
Flexible Realtime Parameter Control
Control over individual parameters can be assigned to the
sliders or footswitches/pedals. The expressive potential is
enormous, since a wide range of parameters can be
selected for independent and simultaneous control.
Convenient Panic Function
The JV-80 has a panic function that lets you quickly cut off
'stuck' notes when using the unit to control other MIDI sound sources.
The keyboard of the JV-80 features velocity and aftertouch
sensitivity. This allows you to change the tonal quality and
volume of the sound by how strongly you hit the keys or how
strongly you press down on them after hitting them.
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.