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Roland JV-880 (1992) multi timbral synthesizer module
« on: November 02, 2015, 07:09:00 AM »
jv-30 | jv-35 | jv-50 | jv-90 | jv-880 | jv-1010 | jv-1080 | jv-2080
Roland JV Addons: http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php/topic,857.html
http://www.vintagesynth.com/roland/jv880.php
http://www.synthmania.com/jv-880.htm
http://www.polynominal.com/roland-jv880/
https://www.squest.com/Products/MidiQuest11/Instruments/RolandJV-880/


the Roland JD, JV, XP and XV series are all very similiar and thought of as somewhat interchangable and different versions of one another, either preceding or succeeding the others in that order > JD > JV > XP > XV



the jv880 can be expanded in THREE (3) Ways....
1) addon board (removable plate on top) http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php?topic=857
(Selecting Internal and SR-JV80 Sounds Via MIDI http://cms.rolandus.com/assets/media/pdf/Selecting_Ints_and_SR-JV80s.pdf)

2) PCM card (top slot on front ) http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php?topic=1408

3) data card (bottom slot on front) http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php?topic=1418

the jv has one of each of these spots.. so u can equip/use one of each at one time
the data cards are just patch info.. + do not contain additional waveforms..
some data cards are dependant upon the waveforms in addon boards
http://www.jvxp.com/resources/faq.html


additionally, its possible to use cards from the jd SL-JD80-SERIES SOUND LIBRARIES with the jv, each in this series
consists of a waveform SOPCM card, and a DATA card that contains the patch information
http://www.rolandus.com/support/knowledge_base/201931229

for info on the JD-800 sound libraries series click here: http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php?topic=1419.0


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http://www.kidnepro.com/KN/Roland/JVSeries/JVSeriesMain.html

Released in 1992, the JV80 Keyboard and JV880 rack brought Rolands synths into another direction from the "AL Synthesis" they had been producing since the release of the legendary D50. The JV Series of synths were now digital based with 4 Megs of PCM samples in it's ROM. They were 8 part, multi-timbral synths with an odd number of 28 voices. The JV's can hold 192 patches in it's ROM and additional 64 patches in RAM.

The most notable feature in the JV's were the addition of "SR-JV80 expansion boards", in which Roland released a whopping nineteen boards. Each board can hold an additional 8 megs of sounds so you could greatly expand the JV's memory and easily swap out boards as you needed them. This was the first time you could do this since the only way to expand a synths memory up until this point was to use PCM, RAM or ROM cards which held much smaller amounts of data.

Each of the boards is in a different style, which makes it easy to fit the board you buy with the type of tracks your producing. A couple of the outstanding boards which are still sort after today are the SR-JV80-08 "Keyboards Of The 60's & & 70's", which have some amazing Rhodes and Wurli Pianos and SR-JV80-04 "Vintage Synths", which include a great mix of analog synths. Roland did a great job with the programming and these boards can be a great addition if you have an old JV in your rack.


Roland JV1000
Roland shortly followed up with the JV-90, which was pretty much like the JV-80 with 76 keys and more memory. You could now expand the memory to about 600 patches in addition to the one slot for the expansion boards. The JV-1000 is essentially a combination of the Roland MC-50MkII sequencer, and the JV-80. Roland tweaked here and there, but the overall sound is still the same.

With the great selection of ROM waves included with the expansion boards, the JV series synths are capable of producing a wide range of cool sounds. We spent a lot of time with these synths and produced a large library of sounds for them that brings out their best. Ten volumes with over 1000 sounds in all. Please note that Vols 6 through 9 require expansion boards.

Our JV series patches are available as system exclusive or standard midi files. If your computer has a midi interface or sound card connected to the USB port, you can use your midi interface to load in the sounds. We provide the software along with your order that will load in the sounds for you. Midi interfaces are an inexpensive alternative to purchasing RAM or PCM cards and we sell them starting at under $100. Sorry, but we no longer offer the sounds on the ROM, RAM or PCM carts as they were discontinued many years ago. Our sounds will also get you back in business if your JV synths battery has died and you lost all the sounds in the memory.

If your just getting into synthesizers and on a budget, a used JV80, JV880, JV90 or JV1000 is worth looking into. We also sell used music gear and often have an JV in stock at a very reasonable price. We usually have several SR-JV80 Expansion boards for sale too. We give you a three month warranty on all our used music gear.
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Loading Patches from a SR-JV80 Expansion Board
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2018, 07:24:45 PM »
https://www.sweetwater.com/sweetcare/articles/roland-jv-880-loading-patches-sr-jv80-expansion-board/

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Roland JV-880 Loading Patches from a SR-JV80 Expansion Board or SO-PCM Card
Article #1705564 Added on Mar 20, 2012 at 3:11 PM
Use the following procedure to load a single patch from an expansion board or
SO-PCM Card in the JV-880 :

Note: This will write over an Internal Patch in the JV-880.

1) Press UTILITY.
2) Turn the DATA dial to select Load Patch Single.
3) Cursor to the bottom left hand side and turn the DATA DIAL to select PCM
(SO-PCM Card) or EXP (Expansion Board). Use the DATA DIAL to select the Patch
number you wish to use (you may preview different Patches from this screen).
4) Press ENTER to load the Patch into the temporary memory..
5) Press UTILITY.
6) Use the DATA dial to select [Patch write].
7) Use the DATA dial to select the Internal (I) or Card (C) location where you
wish to write the Patch.
8) Press ENTER three times.

Use the following procedure to load patches from an expansion board or SO-PCM
Card in the JV-880 in groups of 64:

Note: This will write over all 64 Internal Patches in the JV-880.

1) Press UTILITY.
2) Turn the DATA dial to select Load Patch Group.
3) Cursor to the bottom line and select PCM (SO-PCM Card) or EXP (Expansion
Board).
4) Press the RIGHT CURSOR button and select the desired group of patches to
load (i.e. 1st 64, 2nd 64, etc.). The number of patches will vary depending on
the Expansion Board or PCM Card.
4) Press ENTER to load the Patches.
5) The Patches are now in the I-Bank of your JV-880.

Note: The original “Internal” sounds can be brought back by re-initializing the
JV-880.

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Re: Roland JV-880 (1992) multi timbral synthesizer module
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Re: Roland JV-880 (1992) multi timbral synthesizer module
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2019, 11:42:32 AM »
Roland JV880 Multitimbral Synthesiser Module
www.muzines.co.uk/articles/roland-jv880/2381