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Roland JV-30

The JV-30 is at the bottom end of the Roland JV series. Its sounds are based mainly on a General MIDI sound set and are derived from the SC-55 Sound Canvas. It is not very sturdy and keys tend to break easily. It uses a standard CR2032 lithium battery for its memory backup.

See also the other Roland JV-series synthesizers: JV-35, JV-50, JV-80, JV-90, JV-880, JV-1000, JV-1010, JV-1080, and JV-2080.


Year Released: 1992

MSRP: $1195

Keyboard: 61 keys with velocity

Polyphony: 24 notes

Multitimbral: 16 parts

Preset Patches: 128

User Patches: 128

User Performances: 8

Preset Drum Kits: 9

User Drum Kits: 9

ROM: 445 16-bit waveforms (317 instrument, 128 drums), primarily derived from SC-55 Sound Canvas

Effects: 8 choruses and 8 reverbs

Screen: 16x2 character display

Dimensions: 978 mm x 279 mm x 84 mm

Weight: 6.6 kg

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