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PCM Heaven

Throughout the 1990s, Roland digital synthesizers based on PCM sampled waveforms formed the basis of music as diverse as R&B, pop, hip-hop, new wave and film scores. Some of these sounds, originally meant to mimic acoustic instruments, became so iconic themselves that they’ve become a permanent part of the collective musical sound palette. Some say it’s the most recorded sound module in history, and lately artists have been utilizing these sounds again, in new and modern ways.

The JV-1080 is the most famous of the Roland PCM powerhouses, and the inspiration for the Roland Cloud JV-1080. It was a huge success with artists and producers, eventually leading to even more powerful models like the JV-2080 and XV-5080. While the Roland Cloud JV-1080 has the look, feel and factory patches of the original, it has the expanded effects, additional waveforms, and increased polyphony of its successors. Bottom line: this is the ultimate in 90s-era Roland sound—now in a modern plugin for your DAW.
 

More of everything

The Roland Cloud JV-1080 has everything artists love about the original hardware plus new capabilities from its successors. Including the 448 waveforms of the original, the JV-1080 plugin has over 1000 waveforms to combine and mutate into fresh, original patches. Effects are an integral part of the JV-1080 sound and here the original 40 MFX types have been expanded to 78, along with more reverb and chorus algorithms. The Roland Cloud JV-1080 also features double the polyphony, two additional time-variant low-pass filters, a step LFO and enhanced Matrix Control functions.
 

Prime Digital

Dripping with retro-cool stabs and effects, iconic guitars and strings, and evocative plucked and ethnic instruments, the JV-1080 is also a deep, programmable synthesizer capable of some neat digital tricks. Layers of meticulous PCM samples, two LFOs, multiple time variant filters, a flexible modulation matrix and effects galore make the JV-1080 a formidable weapon for those who know how to wield it. The Roland Cloud JV-1080 has full graphical control of parameters making tone-crafting feel new and exciting, whether it’s adding authentic 90s vibe to a track or reimagining these sounds in new ways.

Listen to the Roland Cloud JV-1080:


 

Specs

Specifications

Maximum Polyphony 128 voices
Sound Generator D-50 Compatible LA (Linear Arithmetic) Synthesis
Part 1 part
Tone Memory Type 2 Types (Patch/Rhythm Set)
Waves 1,083 waves
Effects Multi Effects: 78
  Chorus: 3
  Reverb: 5
Sampling Frequency 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz
Memories per bank 128 memories 
User can make new user banks
Plug-In Formats VSTi 2.4(64bit)* Windows only
VSTi 3.6(64bit)
AU


System Requirements (macOS™)

Operating System Mac OS X 10.10.5 or later
Host Application VST instruments (VSTi) version: VST 3.6 compatible
  Audio Units (AU) version: V2 Audio Units compatible
CPU Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo or better
RAM 2 GB or more
Hard Disk 400 MB or more
Display/Colors 1280 x 800 or higher/16.7 million colors or more
Other You'll need Internet connectivity to authenticate this software


System Requirements (Windows®)

Operating System Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 7 SP1
  Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 8.1
  Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 10
  This does not work with the Windows(R) RT.
  This does not work with the Windows(R) Phone.
  This does not work on the virtual machines such as Hyper-V, Virtual PC, or Boot Camp.
Host Application VST instruments (VSTi) version: VST 2.4/3.6 compatible
CPU Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo or better
RAM 2 GB or more
Hard Disk 400 MB or more
Display/Colors 1280 x 800 or higher, 24 bit Full Color or more
Other You'll need Internet connectivity to authorize this software.
  You'll need Adobe Reader (available free of charge) in order to read the online help.


* Although Roland has tested numerous configurations and has determined that on average, a computer system similar to that described above will permit normal operation of the software synthesizer version of the D-50 Linear Synthesizer, Roland cannot guarantee that a given computer can be used satisfactorily with the D-50 Linear synthesizer based solely on the fact that it meets the above requirements.  This is because there are too many other variables that may influence the processing environment, including differences in motherboard design and the particular combination of other devices involved.

Microsoft Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
VST is a trademark and software of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH. 

Media

Support

JV-1080 Software Synthesizer Owner's Manual

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