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Roland JP-8080

JP-8080 (image courtesy of Roland)

Released: 1998



Adds vocodor, filter inputs, more programs and effects, and SmartMedia support in a "rack" (really more desktop) form factor. Architecture Class: Rompler.

Ebay Description:

The Roland JP-8080 is a 6U rack (aftertouch and velocity sensitive), 8 voice (duotimbral), digital (analog modelling) synthesizer, featuring dual oscillators (super-saw triangle-mod noise feedback pulse saw triangle waveforms with FM, PWM, sync and ring-mod), resonant 12|24dB low|band|high pass filter, dedicated (AR) pitch, (ADSR) filter, and (ADSR) amp envelopes, dual LFOs (saw, square, triangle, S/H waveforms with attack), portamento, multi-effects, 512 presets (128 editable), pattern/motion-control sequencer (48 patterns), arpeggiator, vocodor, filter inputs, SmartMedia, and MIDI.


Form Factor Dimensions Weight Audio Input Audio Output Communication Port Control Input Control Output Switch Input Power
6U rack W:482mm(19in) D:88mm(3.5in) H:264mm(10.4375in) 4.5kg (9.9375) vocoder filter:2 stereo MIDI:IN:2/OUT MIDI pedal MIDI sustain 17W AC


Compatibility Multitimbral Memory Program Memory External Storage External Programming UI Input UI Output
JP-8000 JP8080 preset:192 user:64 preset-patches:384 user-patches:128 MIDI-SysEx SmartMedia(2-4M):programs/patterns MIDI-SysEx knobs/sliders LCD display


Multitimbral Polyphony Unison Architecture
2 8 (10 no voice modulator) no DCO->DCF->DCA


Effects Pan Modulator Volume Modulator Headphone
delay:5 multiFX:13 vocoder: EQ:dual-12-band noise robot-osc ensemble/delay LFO1 MIDI-CC10 LFO1/2 velocity AMP-ENV yes


Arpeggiator Arpeggiator External Sequencer Sequencer Memory Sequencer External Continuous Program Change
up and/or down or random patterns:48 loops:4 N/A pattern and motion control (records knob/fader adjustments) motions:4 patterns:48 measures:8 MIDI MIDI-CC0-95 MIDI-CC1 MIDI-CC5 MIDI-CC7 MIDI-CC10 MIDI-CC11 MIDI-CC84 MIDI-CC100 MIDI-CC101 MIDI


Key Pressure Chord Memory External Control External Sustain Key Scaling Velocity Curves
channel no MIDI-SysEx MIDI variable 1


Stereo Sample Depth Sample Rate Sample RAM Sample ROM Sample Points Sample Trigger Sample Loop Sample Edit
no 16bit ? no ? N/A N/A N/A no


Name Signal Class Waveform Octave Range Amplitude Modulator Harmonics Modulator Pitch Modulator Wave Assign Modulator
OSC1 digital super-saw triangle-mod noise feedback pulse saw triangle - no fm ring OSC-ENV key LFO1/2 MIDI-Bend portamento no
OSC2 digital pulse saw triangle noise - no fm ring sync pwm OSC-ENV key LFO1/2 MIDI-Bend portamento no


Name Signal Class IC Resonant Shape Frequency Modulator Resonance Modulator Shape Modulator
FILTER digital ? yes 12|24dB low|band|high pass key LFO1/2 Filter-ENV aftertouch key LFO1/2 bend-lever MIDI-Bend velocity no


Name Level Rate Loop Polarity Trigger Level Modulator Rate Modulator
OSC-ENV no attack decay no no no aftertouch MIDI-CC velocity no
FILTER-ENV sustain attack decay release no no no aftertouch MIDI-CC velocity no
AMP-ENV sustain attack decay release no no no no no


Name Waveform Delay Polarity Sync Delay Modulator Level Modulator Rate Modulator
LFO1 saw:down square triangle S/H attack no no no aftertouch MIDI-CC velocity no
LFO2 triangle no no no no aftertouch MIDI-CC velocity MIDI-CC1 no
Rompler Models
D-50 D-550 D-10 D-20 D-110 D-5 U-110 U-20
U-220 D-70 MT-32 MT-100 LAPC-I CM-32L CM-32P CM-64
SC-55 MT-120 CM-300 CM-500 SC-155 SC-33 SC-55MKII SC-50
MT-120S MT-200 SC-88 SC-88VL SC-55ST SC-88ST SC-88Pro SC-88STPro
SC-880 SC-8850 SC-8820 MC-303 MC-505 JX-305 MC-307 JD-800
JD-990 JX-1 JV-80 JV-880 JW-50 JV-30 JV-35 JV-50
W-50 JV-90 JV-1000 JV-1080 XP-50 XP-10 JV-2080 JP-8000
JP-8080 XP-60 XP-80 XP-30 JV-1010 M-DC1 M-OC1 M-SE1