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Roland JV-1080 Patches Soundset

Compatible with: JV-1010, JV-1080, JV-2080, XP-30, XP-50, XP-60, XP-80, XV-88, XV-2020, XV-3080, XV-5050, XV-5080.

Before i start: If you’re looking for pianos, rhodes, clavis, saxophones, brass, harmonicas or a lucky man preset, you’re not going to find them in this set, that’s for sure. :)

About
Ok! Here it is folks!! After so many requests the set is out. 128 patches total, and best of all, no expansion cards are necessary for this soundset! So how does it sound? In short it’s a mixture of some analog style, classic digital and atmospheric patches. The demo itself took me 3 weeks, so i hope you check every bit of it. There are 97 patches in it which is why it takes so much time! If you still have any questions feel free to ask but i believe the patches will speak for themselves. Believe or not, but the fastest way to see everything in the demo is to pick a day and dedicate 40 minutes for the whole thing. Because if you plan to constantly jump over the Youtube progress bar trying to grab as much as possible in least amount of time, you will miss a lot of cool patches and in the end it might even take you longer than what the actual demo lasts! So, calm down, sit back, relax and enjoy the demo from start to finish! I recommend watching it in full screen:

Patch List
When programming this soundset I’ve tried to cover as much areas as i could. These should be enough for everyone, minus what i’ve mentioned in the intro of this page. :o) To give you an idea of the content i’m also providing a patch list. Some of the names are abstract, but many are on the point i.e. D-50 Fanta is obviously a reference and emulation of a D-50 patch, and so on. When emulating i go beyond selecting “the right waveform”, but more concentrate on the frequency spectra and performance of the original machine then try to replicate that in the patch. Same can be noticed with couple of hybrid emulations i did in this soundset such as Prophet VS, Kawai and Ensoniq patches. I have privilege to own original machines which makes things easier to clone on a 1080 (well, at least that much how its engine allows me to).

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Payment
We accept PayPal only for two reasons: 1) You are protected 2) We are protected. As soon as the payment has been cleared, by manual process i will provide you a download link to your registered PayPal email address. PLEASE don’t send me questions “just paid, where is my order?”. As I’ve explained, orders are processed manually, which means I might not be at the computer at exact same moment. In order to purchase, just click Buy Now button and you will be forwarded to the PayPal Site. Your order is 100% secure and covered by PayPal Buyer Protection.

Download: As soon as the payment has been cleared by PayPal, a download link will be sent to your registered PayPal email address. I specifically say cleared payment, because that is not instant moment when you press buy it button. So please, be patient.

How to upload patches into your synth: Please read here.

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Comments (65)

  1. Hans Laubreiter

    Hey Don,

    i have to write this comment just to tell you how much I appreciate and respect your programming skills – without a doubt there’s lots of experience in it.. I’m into synths too but this is deep – glad that there is someone bringing up top quality in times of fast mass consumption. I’m sold (after being trance-hypnotized by the video-clip.. ;-))
    Love the antithesis in this project concerning the retro analog hype… in the right hands these machines rock!!
    Thanks for your efford – and keep up the quality!! 1++

    Best, Hans

    • Don Solaris

      Thank you for your kind words! I did try to push the envelope a bit and go one step beyond the usual set of bread and butter programs. Because this machine allows it to, i’ve said to myself, hey let’s do it – it might take a little bit longer but it will be worth the trouble. And also to show all of the people who sold their 1080 thinking it’s outdated, that they were wrong. Bottom line: With so much features under the hood, this synth will never get old.

  2. Ged Leitch

    When I bought this module I was a bit worried It could not do fat basses or Analog style pads/strings – After getting this soundset I realise I was wrong.
    I can honestly say these patches are absolutely fantastic, I am totally in awe of the range of sounds offered here the VS and Ensoniq patches in particular are simply stunning as are the unashamedly fat Basses.The ethereal & ambient Pads will come in Handy for the Video game score work I do. Thank you for your hard work Don I salute you ! I am slowly becoming a hardware convert!

    • Don Solaris

      Wow! Thanks for the positive vibe! I am in the middle of the work for the JD soundset so i’m focused there and kinda forgot about this soundset. 😀 As of hardware, well yeah there are some cool boxes out there – Super JV being one of them. Just like there’s also a ton of great software. I use both.

  3. gioacchino

    Hi, excuse my bad english. In that way the sounds can be loaded in to the jv1080?

  4. Max

    Hi Don,

    I’m about to buy a second hand Roland XV-5050 and I’m interested in this patches soundset. I’ve seen that the 5050 has a 128 user preset area, that are blank by factory default. Can I load your 128 patches into this area, so none of the original presets are erased? Thank you very much!

  5. I was so interested in this soundset that I bought a JV1080 and the moment that I got it I purchased the soundset from Don Solaris. After a little hassle with getting the .sysex files on the machine (don`t use a usb to midi cable) it worked like a charm. I tried all presets and there are some great sounds in there that I will definitly use in my new tracks from now on. I especially like the basses (try using different velocities) and all the ambient/space sounds this is great stuff! So I would like to see a part 2 in the future because compared to other soundsets for the JV1080 this is the absolute best you can get!

  6. Absolutely fantastic soundset, that shows what a beautiful and powerful machine the JV 1080 is even today, or should I say, ‘especially’ today!?!!
    Some fantastic basses, really original analog interpratations, and “Aural Exciter” immediately made it into my top5 of ‘Best Pad Sounds ever’. If you own a JV, this soundset is a must have!
    Thank you very much for the fine work, Don Solaris!
    Greetings From Berlin
    Sascha

  7. Eric

    Hello Don,

    Thank you for this wonderful sounds for my JV1080 :-)
    Love the analog patches, reaaaaaaaally inspiring. And Now I’m waiting for a part II Set as “Analog Dreaming”. I’m sure ther is a BIG Market for that !!
    Please, I know you can do it:-)
    Thank you:-)

    Eric, from France.

  8. Poumtschak

    Hey,
    Just loaded the soundset on my XP-50. Sounds great, excellent basses and evolving pads, interesting modulations. Makes me want to sequence with the good old Roland alone, again, like I used to 20 years ago.
    If only it had assignables outs for external fx. :(

    Anyways, patch 49 ChoralEchoes is dead silent on my synth. Am I the only one ?

    Don, I can provide you with the soundset in SVD format, which would allow XP-50/60/80 owners to load the sounds without the need of a computer or a SysEx capable sequencer. Just let me know.
    Keep up the good work!

    Cheers.

    Poumtschak

    • Don Solaris

      Hi! I don’t distribute SVD format since 90% of ppl no longer use/have floppies. Patch 49 ChoralEchoes works perfect in XP-50. I just tested it. Sorry for the issue, but it ain’t my fault. In case you want to verify the file i sent you isn’t corrupt, simply go here: http://onlinemd5.com – and it should give you 5C21F12F8CEC4E434920304F0F610CA5 at the output for my soundset. Let me know how it goes. Thanks!

      • Poumtschak

        Checksum is correct, Sir! 5c21f12f8cec4e434920304f0f610ca5
        And all the other 127 User patches are sounding okay, so I suppose there’s something wrong in my synth settings or some levels at zero. No big deal.
        I’ll dive into the Patch parameters later, still have a few brain cell wired to edit this thing quickly. Amazing after all these years.

        And who said I used floppies? Gotek rules. :p

        I’ll keep you posted.

        Cheers.

        • Don Solaris

          Factory Reset the unit and send SYX file at half the speed.

          • Poumtschak

            Hey,
            Loaded the SysEx into ChangeIt! with an old 98SE/XP laptop and MOTU MIDI Flyer parallel MIDI: patch and bank dumps are 100% okay this way. Retrocomputing FTW. Thanks!

      • Synthboy

        On a XV-3080 or XV-5080 the first eight SVD-files on a smartmedia card can be accessed directly and without loading time. Simply by choosing “card” and Button A to H (1-8). That is 128×8 = 1024 user sounds so no, SVD files are not outdated :)

  9. roman stange

    wow. these sounds are awesome! the basses are incredible. bought them after listening to the youtube demo 3 times. some of the best pads that i have ever heard period. just spent the last few hours testing every sound. not a single bad sound. i have a lot of secret weapons, now thanks to Don Solaris, I have another in the iv-1080. Thank you.

  10. Mark Spaniel

    Don, thank you for the fabulous sound set. I stayed up much later than I should have last night because I just couldn’t stop browsing through the patches on my 1080. I will be using it in a live worship setting, and used one of your patches last night for our youth gathering. The sound was so sweet! FYI, I used the iConnectMIDI2+ to get the SysEx file into the Roland from a Mac running SysEx Librarian. Worked flawlessly. Thanks again for the amazing sounds!

  11. the Sonic Energy Authority

    Stumbled across the demo video on YouTube. Watched it in it’s entirety.
    Followed up, and purchased the patches. They are bloody marvellous.
    The JV-1080 is a underrated module, and these show it what it’s capable of.. well done sir!

    Pp

  12. Alex

    Hi Don,

    are any of the patches in stereo?

    Cheers
    Alex

  13. Joe

    What ever happened with your little teaser at the end of the video?

    • Don Solaris

      LOL! It was a random unknown vid just for fun, so that you don’t stare at the boring text. Vid is not even mine. :o)

      • Joe

        ah, got my hopes up for more jd990 patches now i feel stupid for a whole year ;;

        • Don Solaris

          LOL! Wut? I think you mixed my video with someone else’s. My video does not end with anything related to JD990. Feel free to click on it. It’s right above. Cheers!!!

          • Joe

            I’m sorry I was wrong. It wasn’t the end of the video i was referring to. I hadn’t watched it for awhile but at mid way about 14:30 minutes in there is some comment about giving 64 more patches for your “jd990 sound set” to people that had already bought sound set. I was anticipating that since last year, that was just a joke?.

          • Don Solaris

            Oh that part. Hehe, nope it’s not a joke. It’s for real! But i keep it low profile, since others will have to pay for it once it gets online. (just trying to earn some cash LOL!) However those who bought the first JD990 soundset are getting it for free, as i promised in the video. JD990 demos are complete but i still didn’t built a video. I’m upgrading to 16GB of RAM and moving from 2 to 6 core. This should speed up things a bit. Because doing first vid was real pain. CPU arrived but still awaiting for the RAM. Then i’ll do the vid, and then the soundset will be sent out. So if you bought the first JD990, you can consider yourself a lucky bastard now! But please give me some time. The vid must be perfect!

  14. Joe

    Ah ok great. I did indeed buy it back in 2014 :)
    I was trying to be vague in case people didn’t know cause you only mention in small place, but i was way too confusing haha….

  15. Ef

    What simply blows my mind is that a synth made over 20 years ago still not only has incredible utility, but also programmable spaces within it that have yet to be systematically explored and categorized. In other words – this is the best set of patches I’ve heard for the 1080 yet. It is like the best of the best (for my taste) of the best expansion cards, which are running close to $100 a pop nowadays. For the price, this is a no brainer.

    MOTU Express XT w. SysEx Librarian worked perfectly.

    Thanks!

  16. Jaime

    Hi. These patches works with the Roland MC-909? I think that de MC-909 it’s like a XV-5080

  17. Hej!

    So, this fantastic soundset will NOT work with my JV-80?
    Have you got anything else that will?

    :-)

    /BR
    Michael in Sweden

  18. Jonathan

    Hey Don,
    recently I’ve purchased the jd-990 soundest! Hopefully you are going to make second editions of the JV and the JD soundest, they’re just great
    Best
    Jonathan

  19. Friendly greetings Don!

    Thank you for sharing your in-depth synth observations and opinions on your site. I’ve been referring to it more lately. These are cool sounds you’ve designed!

    Is it possible to import your patches soundset into an Integra-7? I didn’t seem mention of them being compatible. In fact, I can’t find anything in the Integra-7 manual that would suggest I can import classic banks of JV-1080 user sounds into it, but in this article: http://www.donsolaris.com/?p=952 you did mention “now we have the Integra, which continues where XV series left, maintaining full compatibility and architecture of the Super JV.” which compelled me to ask.

  20. jeb luger

    were the drums in the demo done with the jv 1080 as well?

    • Don Solaris

      Watch the vid.

      • jeb luger

        I’ll take that as a no

        • Don Solaris

          Sorry. I thought someone was trolling me. Because absolutely everything is explicitly written in the video. Every single recording is detailed, what is it’s content, which patches it contains, where the drums originate and so on. To answer original question, yes all the drums come from stock JV-1080. I did not use any expansion cards or external samplers.

      • jeb luger

        Is the JV-1080 custom set included in the soundset?

        • Don Solaris

          Actually no because it was never finished. It contains just a dozen custom drums that are spread over keyboard, set to different outputs, really messy to work with, even for myself when i got back to it after a few months.

  21. Paul

    Hello, I have come across many of your posts and still confused. Simply put, can the integra 7 reach the lush character of the 990, or even close (how close- just a few basic examples) its actually the 800 character I am after. I am considering the integra or 990, just afraid of something so old at this point. If so are your 1080 patches compatible with the integra if I purchase them. Any suggestions appreciated. I’m new to the game but technically able to understand. Integra apparently has 800 waveforms.

    thanks

    • Don Solaris

      Not sure who you’re asking. But I don’t have Integra.

      • Paul

        Hi , thanks for the reply

        I was hoping for some deeper insight since you know these modules well

        The integra is apparently based on 1080 and carries dna all the way up to 5080

        Can these suffice to be like 800/990 in lush character, or nothing compares and I have to find one used?

        thanks again , appreciate your reply.

        • Don Solaris

          I don’t want to sound rude but i really don’t know how should i answer your question. I do not have Roland Integra. I can recommend asking it on the forum. There is a link to it at the top of this page. I hope someone can solve the dilemma. It is very interesting question to begin with.

          • Paul

            Not at all. Your replies are well respected! Sorry I wasn’t clear, I was referencing the integra to be predicated as a 1080 -5080 as a whole since that’s how Roland markets it ; calling it their history. So from there I was trying to determine via your expertise and hoping it could satisfy my thirst for what appears to be the 990s superior silky lush character, along with the 800 grit (or close to). Since so many of the combined waveforms are all bundled into the 7. I just don’t know if destructive compression as you referenced is the real distinction from every model beyond the 990.
            Thanks again for,your reply.

  22. Alex

    Hi Don, i bought these patches early last year and have now lost them due to a battery issue with my 2080. Is there a way to get a new download link please?

    Love the patches, and use them alot, very happy customer here!

    Thanks
    A

    • Alex

      Hey Don. I still have the same email address if you’d like to cross reference it with your sales receipts. This way you can confirm I am not trying to get these patches for free.

      Thanks
      Alex

      • Don Solaris

        Please contact me at email address that was provided in the Paypal transfer. Also send the date of purchase. Thanks!

  23. Thanks a lot for this amazing work ^^!

    we thought about selling our old JV-1010 due to not using him for a long time.
    But with your patches it sounds amazing and we will use some sounds for our next release with PLUTON – the Dark Mystic as well as COSMIC TANTRA.

    Very well done!

  24. Steve

    Wife just bought me the JV1080 sound set. I don’t know how you do it. It’s like having a brand new synth. Brilliant work.

  25. Marco

    Hi Don! The synth in the Roland MC-909 is a very similar sound engine to that of the Roland XV-5050 Module, so could I install this Roland JV-1080 Soundset Patches on it? Thank you

  26. Raymond Franklyn

    Don all I can say is wow wow wow. Fantastic changed my XV, please please can we have Vol.2. (take my money now)

  27. Rukman M

    Hi D0n,
    Do you know a method to send svd format files to xp 30

    thanks.

  28. Michael

    Hi Don from Australia and thanks for your good work.

    I would like to purchase this set for my XV-5050.
    I see there are some recents messages here but I want to confirm that you are still online and monitoring your paypal system regarding this ?

    Regards,
    Michael.

  29. Lasse

    Hi Don,
    Was considering buying a jv1080 after watching your video a had to grab one :) Anyway I am currently reading your guide about how to upload the .syx, and the downloads for the midiox program is not working for me. But I found at working link in this article http://m-audio.com/kb/article/2060 .. just wanted to let you know

  30. Cees Jolmers

    Hi Don, Can I upload Your magnificent JV1080 patches in my Korg Triton. And YES, how do I do this.
    How can I receive Your patches? CD, USBstick, download from the internet ( after paying ofcourse ).
    Cees Jolmers, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands.

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