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    roland jv 1080 still useful?



    just looking at the integra 7 and 'where' it's synth engine came from long ago and was wondering if the jv1080 still holds up for people in 2012?



    also if there are any editors/lib for them on mac?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cresshead
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    roland jv 1080 still useful?



    just looking at the integra 7 and 'where' it's synth engine came from long ago and was wondering if the jv1080 still holds up for people in 2012?




    The Roland JV 1080 is hopelessly obsolete and is not useful any more. Put it out with next week's trash.

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    • #3
      i still like many of its sounds. pianos are not good enough for solo though
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      • #4
        Roland modules tend to stand the test of time for synth sounds, some acoustic stuff like sax and strings, and even organs and electric pianos. The sounds are still good and warm in a recorded mix and/or live.

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        • #5
          Pretty good organs, very nice pads IMO. I like it for synthy stuff, really. Works pretty well for B&B stuff, if you're in a situation where you've got nothing else.
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          • #6
            I think the JV 1080 (and all of the JV and XP models) holds up just fine. My XP-30 has a huge collection of sounds that I still use regularly, particularly acoustic guitars, brass, woodwinds, strings, general synth and bass sounds. The EPs and organs are also pretty good.



            But like pretty much all romplers and workstations of that time (with the exception of the Kurzweil K series), the JV/XP line never had what I would call a great acoustic piano -- at least not by today's standards. They're decent enough hidden in a mix, but nothing that I would solo with.
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            • #7
              I have a little different opinion than majority. If you are after pads, for example, nearly all of them are based on a set of a mediocre and similar synthstring waveforms (JP Strings), mostly being manipulated by the effect section. Than, you can only use one insert effect for a mix.

              Acoustics were not up to the task, because Roland wanted to sale to SR-JV80 card expansion, of which orchestral was really a good one, and it's still completely useful.

              GM bank is a laughable stock, if anyone is after it.

              I had that Roland soundset in my XP-80 some years ago (and played it for weeks again just recently) and again I wasn't really impressed.



              On the positive side, it has quite a flexible synth engine inside with huge potential, good filters, portamento etc, and it can be a good value - but only with those expansion cards because the internal waves are mediocre at best.

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              • #8
                It's not a question of "does it sound good" as much as "does anything sound better". Sample based instruments seem to improve all the time as mfrs stuff more and bigger samples into new models, but that doesn't make the old units sound bad.



                As with any synth, if you plan on rolling your own sounds there is plenty to keep you busy while the factory presets won't make you go "wow" the way they might have a decade ago.
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                • #9
                  I've made some demo videos of the JV-1080. In my videos, the synth is recorded directly to my Mac (no microphones) so you should be able to get a decent sense of what it really sounds like.






                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBSB2c3vcWc










                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwGc9nlyoeI










                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zj18SqKbKaM
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                  • #10
                    excellent, thank you for posting!
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                    • #11






                      Quote Originally Posted by cresshead
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                      excellent, thank you for posting!




                      They were very good.



                      What are you thinking, save a load and get one of these instead of the Integra 7, or are you just curious to hear the original... ;-)
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                      • #12
                        I just bought a JV-880 off ebay for like $75, strictly for the harpsichords on the Super Set card, and for grody 90's digital synth sounds.



                        I watched those demos just yesterday. It's funny KeyboardWizard, you're demos sold me, because I know the 880 and 1080 are *vaguely* related.

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                        • #13
                          a bit of both actually!...been watching a ton of integra videos, jupiter 50/80 and then over the weekend started to look at 1080, 2080 and 5080 videos including keyboardwizard's excellent demo's too just to get a feel of the legacy synth engine....the last roland synth i had was a mt32 before i got the Gaia!

                          so the last time i had my finger on the pulse of a roland was around the D50 era!...quite abit has come out since then...i was haapily off inot yamaha land with my sy77, tg33, ry30 etc!



                          also want to get my head around the SRX content on the virtual boards.



                          i can see me either getting the integra 7...or an older rack like the 1080 or maybe both so i don't run out of notes!



                          it's al abit funny really cos most of the youtube demo's on any synth are so awful they put you off ANY synth!!!!

                          ...it's rare to find someone who doesn't either play dirge or has awful audio quality recording via a webcam or phone!

                          or as i label them "non musical filth!"



                          keyboardwizard is the exception to the rule, his demo's are excellent.
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                          • #14






                            Quote Originally Posted by cresshead
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                            a bit of both actually!...been watching a ton of integra videos, jupiter 50/80 and then over the weekend started to look at 1080, 2080 and 5080 videos including keyboardwizard's excellent demo's too just to get a feel of the legacy synth engine....the last roland synth i had was a mt32 before i got the Gaia!

                            so the last time i had my finger on the pulse of a roland was around the D50 era!...quite abit has come out since then...i was haapily off inot yamaha land with my sy77, tg33, ry30 etc!



                            also want to get my head around the SRX content on the virtual boards.



                            i can see me either getting the integra 7...or an older rack like the 1080 or maybe both so i don't run out of notes!



                            it's al abit funny really cos most of the youtube demo's on any synth are so awful they put you off ANY synth!!!!

                            ...it's rare to find someone who doesn't either play dirge or has awful audio quality recording via a webcam or phone!

                            or as i label them "non musical filth!"



                            keyboardwizard is the exception to the rule, his demo's are excellent.




                            I know a few have posted about the Poly limit on the Integra, you have an interesting solution.
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                            • #15
                              Man the 1080 does still sounds very fat and warm and has many usable sounds if you stay clear of the LA D-50 stuff.

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