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Roland JV-30

 

 

 

Roland Jv30

audio demo Country: Japan
Weight: 6,6 Kg
Dimensions: 978 (w) x 279 (h) x 84 (d) mm
audio demo trend price : 150€
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Roland JV-30
16 Part Multitimbral Synthesizer (1991)

 

Keyboard oriented to GS-GM Midi compatibility with a simplified synthesis edit.

Later, the JV-30 has been updated to JV-35 model with some memory enhancements.

jv30 synthesizer
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info KEYBOARD
61 velocity keys, standard pitchbender and modulation. Main display features a 16 X 2 Lines LCD display, 58 push buttons and 5 sliders: edit palette function 1 / 2 / 3- main volume- data entry.

Back panel connector terminals:
- Midi interface
- main signal out
- headphones
- 2 pedal inputs for HOLD and SUSTAIN functions.

infoPower supply external PSU with negative center +(- 800 mA.


edit TECH main (mask) CPU H8/532 (at IC9) part of manages up to 24 voices polyphony with a 16 bits DAC UPD6376GS.

layers PCM

SYNTHESIS STRUCTURE: a JV-30 tone is composed by one or various PCM multisample - internal samples cannot be really edited just like previous classic digital model Roland U-20.



editSOUND Internal ROM (3 X IC) wavetable features 445 tones (317 GS + 128 drums) or samples at 16 bits resolution mainly derived from classic Roland Canvas SC-55. JV sounds are organized in instruments families (eg: brass, piano, orchestral) mostly bread and butter sounds

wavetable jv30
demo Hear JV Piano


demo Hear JV Rhodes

editTIP: Each tone offers 8 variations presets ready to go, easily accessible from panel.




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PERFORMANCE system manages up to 16 parts each and some parameters:

- volume mix
- effects send
- fat mode: stacks 2 voices and adds a panning position
- otave add 1 octave lower layer
- dual: 2 different tones on a layer
- split defines 2 zones for split play
- solo mode (monophonic)
- transpose: up to 12 tones
- panning position demo Hear
roland jv30 tech

 



edit ENVELOPE section features a simple ADR (attack / decay / release) for amplitude: not really articulated.

adsr

 

edit FILTER classic resonant filter with single cutoff parameter.

filter  




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LFO a simple delayed vibrato modulation with 2 parameters:

LFO - adjustable frequency rate

- depth amount



editMIDI good implementation for its time: exclusives systems that can access to all in-deep edit parameters.



edit EFFECTS DSP offers 2 engines A-B:
- ENGINE A: 8 chorus models: classic, flanging and short delay
- ENGINE B: 8 reverb models: hall, plate, delay and room.



edit MEMORY:

battery replacement

- 8 performances
- 128 ROM preset tones
- 128 RAM slots
- 9 ROM + 9 RAM drum kit
s

LEFT - Battery replacement: CR-2032 in battery holder, quite easy for replacement.


edit TIP Sounds can be saved by Midi sysex Dump protocol.


 


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MAINTENANCE typical issues are old tact switches for the buttons, replacement is quite easy but involves soldering.

tact switch replacement

- LEFT- tact switch replacement

click to enlarge

 



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RELATED FAMILY:

jv80 JV-80 (1992) 28 voices - 61 keys - first of the series, more or less the Jv30 synthesizer version. Rackmount version is JV-880
 
jv35 JV-35 (1993) 28 voices updated JV-30 with bigger memory and some extra features video
roland jv50 JV-50 (1994) 61 keys, 28 voices. Same as JV 35 with sequencer and floppy drive video

roland jv90

JV-90 (1994) 76 keys - 28 voices - updated JV-80 synth series
video
roland jv1000

JV-1000 (1994) 76 keys - 28 voices- workstation with sequencer

JV keyboard series then replaced by XP series

video
roland1080 JV-1080 (1994) 64 voices -rackmount modules updated then to model 2080  



edit GALLERY:

review jv30 review jv30 roland v30 brochure
advert scan advert

 

Company: Roland
Model: JV-30
Class: synthesizer
Keyboard: 61 keys
Dates: 1991
Display: 16 X 2 Lines LCD
Synthesis: PCM rompler
Polyphony: 16 voices
Multitimbric: 16 parts
Filter: digital lowpass
LFO: 1
modulator
Envelope: 1 ADR
Memory: 128 slots
Effect: 2 engines
CPU: Renesas H8/532
DAC: D6376GS

 

demoDEMO:
demo JV 30 factory demo
demo piano: scarlatti
demo piano: rhodes EP
demo Organ: theatre Jazz
demo Bass: slapped
demo Bass: electro tb303
demo GS-GM Fun midi mix
demo GS-GM Electro :)
demo GS-GM "rainbow"


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bread butter
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BREAD 'N BUTTER PCM obsolete

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REVIEW"An early digital JV machine limited to general Midi purposes"

manual manual
-good for GS canvas -limited sound edit
-cheap
-only GS structure
  - outdated samples

"Thank you and congratulation on your choice of the Roland JV-30 16 part multi timbral synthesizer. Thanks to its high-wality widely ranging selection of sounds, control features, it is sure to satisfy most everyione from beginner to seasoned progessional." ROLAND MANUAL

 

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