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Roland XV-2020

The Roland XV-2020 is a ROMpler and is the next-generation version of the JV-1010 and contains the sounds of the XV-3080 in a smaller, less editable, less expandable half-rack chassis. The synth engine allows layering of up to 4 ROM tones in a single voice, although with reduced polyphony (16), since the polyphony should be thought of as the number of simultaneous tones available rather than the number of notes available.

It has both rear RCA and 1/4" stereo outputs plus a front-panel 1/4" stereo headphone jack.

With its tiny screen and lack of front-panel editing controls patches must be edited via a software editor. Editing software was released for both OSX and Windows 2000/XP.

The XV-2020 can be expanded via the Roland SRX series expansion boards and has two SRX expansion slots.


Year Released: 2002

MSRP: 600.00 USD

Polyphony: 64 notes

Multitimbral: 16 parts

Preset Patches: 768

User Patches: 128

Preset Performances: 64

User Performances: 64

Preset Drum Kits: 17

User Drum Kits: 4

ROM: 64MB (1083 waveforms)

Effects: 40 multi-effect sets, 1 chorus set, 1 reverb set (8 types)

Screen: 7-segment 3-character LED

Outputs: Stereo 1/4” and RCA

Power Consumption: 9V, 600mA. Roland PSB-1U or equivalent.

Dimensions: 218 mm x 237 mm x 45 mm

Weight: 1.4 kg

This keyboard is MIDI-enabled.

MIDI Connections: Both USB MIDI support and standard 5-pin MIDI in, out, and thru connections.

This is a tabletop module.

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File Downloads

Roland XV-2020 Manual

XV Editor for PC v1.57

Roland XV Driver for Windows 2000/XP

Roland XV-2020 Driver for OSX

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