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Average rating: 4.0 out of 5
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Al a part-time user from London, UK writes:
I bought this a few weeks ago, used, via Ebay. The seller was knocking it out at a bargain price because he believed its main outputs had stopped working. I took him at his word and was prepared to spend some cash to get it fixed.

I took it home, plugged it in and...it works just fine! What you have here is a digital synth with some sparkling presets and some more room for anything you can come up from tweaking them. I was looking for a good piano sound and I can't complain about the JV'S ones: indeed, they are even spread out in the stereo field so the bass end is on the left and the top end on the right!

It's got the full compliment of 'real' sounds like the pianos, organs, brass etc but the previous owner had done a fair bit of programming so it's got some stonking stuff there. I am looking forward to getting more into it.

All in all, a good all-rounder (useful drum sounds including some TR808 ones) and a real bargain for £41!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Feb-13-2004 at 05:34
Dwayne a professional user from livermore ca writes:
Well all i can say is the jv880 module is not a bad synth module i bought one when they first came out in the 90's at that time , sold it and stumbled on one for 200 hundred bucks like with every peice of gear you buy there is always its strengths and weakness , Also it came out at a time when roland was coming off there high with the D50 changing there direction in look and sound and it set the ground floor for those sr jv series chip boards in which roland was selling for yrs the sounds can be a great mix bag for any rack our mix and what there going for in price these days its a bargain for some old school stuff from the 90's you be suprise who has them i seen a david bowie rack with 8 of them just for a layer patch for one sound also the sound cards of today cost just as much as what the module is worth i think we all at one time had alot of gear back in the day and if you like most of us musicians that had it and had to sacrifice it for something then well if you see one check it out because its a good addition to your sounds as its getting harder to find cheap gear like this !!!!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Dec-22-2003 at 08:29
Djuni a part-time user from Brazil writes:
Good sounds : Acustic piano, EP,Pads; acustic guitar. Medium sounds: strings Loq quality sounds: organ (really bad)

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Sep-16-2003 at 17:14
Piete Miller a part-time user from Southern California writes:
I purchased the JV880 when they first came out and it has been a staple in my keyboard rig ever since. I never baught the pcm cards that have all the cool sounds, but did take some time to edit, tweak and even create my own sounds. The horns and strings sounds are great as well as the rhodes and pads. I don't care much for the stock piano's but have created some of my own that sound great. I recently purchased a yamaha motif7 and s08 and no longer use the JV880 as much as before, but still jump on it when I need to create that special sound that I just cant find in my new boards. The JV880 will probably remain in my set-up for many years to come.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Jul-10-2003 at 18:35
mIKE a hobbyist user from nl writes:
dENNIS TRY SOME VERB AND CHORUS!

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Monday-Jul-07-2003 at 21:23
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