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Roland JW-50

JW-50 (image courtesy of Roland)

Released: 1992

MSRP: $1295US


A cross between a JV-30 (voice architecture and presets) and JV-50, swapping expansion slots for a full sequencer. Architecture Class: Rompler.

Ebay Description:

The Roland JW-50 is a 61 key (aftertouch and velocity sensitive), 24 voice (multitimbral), digital GS/GM compatible synthesizer, featuring an oscillator, a resonant low-pass filter, an ADR envelope, vibrato (with delay), reverb/chorus, PCM and program card slots, 512 patches (128 editable), 10 rhythm sets, 3.5" DSDD floppy drive, 16-track SMF compatible sequencer (46k notes), and MIDI.


Form Factor Dimensions Weight Audio Input Audio Output Communication Port Control Input Control Output Switch Input Power
61 keys W:997mm(39.25in) D:377mm(14.875in) H:115mm(4.5625in) 7.5kg(16.5625lbs) no stereo MIDI IN/OUT/THRU MIDI MIDI sustain 9VDC 1.2A (ACK-120)


Compatibility Multitimbral Memory Program Memory External Storage External Programming UI Input UI Output
JW-50 GS/GM 8 preset-tones:128 user-tones:128 GS-capital-tones:128 GS-variation-tones:61 GS-MT-32-tones:128 preset-drum-set:10 MIDI-SysEx floppy-drive:3.5"DSDD MIDI-SysEx menu based LCD display


Multitimbral Polyphony Unison Architecture
16 24 no PCM->DCF->DCA


Effects Pan Modulator Volume Modulator Headphone
reverb chorus key MIDI-CC10 MIDI-CC7 ENV pedal velocity yes


Arpeggiator Arpeggiator External Sequencer Sequencer Memory Sequencer External Continuous Program Change
no N/A songs:8 tracks:16 (SMF compatible) 46k notes disk pedal:start/stop|punch-in/out MIDI bend-lever mod-lever MIDI-CC0-96 MIDI-CC1 MIDI-CC5 MIDI-CC6 MIDI-CC7 MIDI-CC10 MIDI-CC11 MIDI-CC91 MIDI-CC93 MIDI-CC100 MIDI-CC101 MIDI


Key Pressure Chord Memory External Control External Sustain Key Scaling Velocity Curves
channel no MIDI pedal MIDI pedal no 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
Sample digital sample:129 - no no Vibrato bend-lever MIDI-PitchBend portamento no


Name Signal Class IC Resonant Shape Frequency Modulator Resonance Modulator Shape Modulator
TVF digital ? yes low pass no no no


Name Level Rate Loop Polarity Trigger Level Modulator Rate Modulator
ENV - attack decay release no yes no no no


Name Waveform Delay Polarity Sync Delay Modulator Level Modulator Rate Modulator
Vibrato triangle? yes no no no MIDI-CC1 mod-lever pedal 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