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The 76-note XP-80 is an integrated workstation with 64-voice polyphony, 16-part multitimbral capabilities and Roland's acclaimed 32-bit RISC chip processor for integrated sequencing, arrangement and synth layering possibilities. Expansion slots accommodate any four of the SR-JV80-Series expansion boards simultaneously. Pro-quality 76-note weighted-action workstation keyboard, velocity/aftertouch-sensitive 64-voice polyphony, 16-part multitimbral capabilities 8 MB of internal waveform memory; 40 MB and more than 1,500 Patches when fully expanded Accommodates up to four SR-JV80-Series expansion boards simultaneously 16-track MRC-Pro sequencer with direct-from-disk playback New sequencer functions like "non-stop" loop recording for added ease Huge 320x80 full-dot backlit LCD for instant verification of all parameters Onboard sequencer memory: 100 patterns, one song, 60,000 notes Advanced arpeggiator including MIDI sync and guitar strum mode Realtime Phrase Sequence (RPS) for on-the-fly triggering 42 insert effects: reverb, chorus, delay, ring modulation, distortion, etc. Two pairs of independent stereo outputs Quick Palette with four assignable sliders; Click out with volume knob Collection of dedicated function buttons for increased operational ease Note that this product is no longer in production. Similar capabilities can be found in the Fantom workstation.


Roland JD-XA,... WOWZA.

LS. I don't know about that, I've always liked the JV but I sticked with the 1080 because I knew its interface so well. I've got an XP80 too though and don't think there's any difference between them. But the JP80 has that high end thing, Andromeda-ish. Matrix-12-ish.

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Ikutaro Kakehashi - The Founder of Roland Corporation

...MIDI since MIDI 1.0. MIDI ended up on all computers and phones as a direct result. JV-1080, XP-80 - The core synthesizer of so many setups, everyone had one. The evolution step that truly delivered the potential of principles started in the D-50. MC-303 - Huge sales success in spite of naysayers. Poor marketing dept....

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MPC1000 + Roland JV-2080 vs Roland FA-06

I don't really understand why you sold exactly what you needed, especially if you liked it . The XP-80 is a rompler (actually more than that) and it is multi-timbral.

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