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Average rating: 3.9 out of 5
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Yanusik a hobbyist user from USA Calif. writes:
They synth is nice, but all those buttons....!! the user manual helps none at all. i cant get any help from anyone, no one knows what the hell a JV1000 is! i'm still scouring every site on the net about JV1000's, hope i'll get somewhere soon.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Oct-16-2002 at 14:41
Andrew Melton a professional user from U.S.A. writes:
I agree with most of the previous post here. I bought this synth in 94 & played it for 4 years until I bought an XP-80. The thing I absolutly loved about the JV-1000 is that it had 8 assignable sliders that directly lined up with the parameters on the display. I wish they would have carried this over to the XP-80, instead of only giving you 4 sliders that are not anywhere near the info you are trying to adjust. The sliders on the JV-1000 also had a longer travel. Also, If you are into buttons & lights, the JV-1000 looks like a dashboard from a 747. lol Seriously, the sounds are great, and I like the 'presence' slider adjustment. Wish they would put that into some of their newer keyboards to. The sequencer is rock solid. Really the only drawbacks to this synth are 28 notes of polyphony, and the sequence out jack in conjunction with the soft thru settings confuse alot of people. Keyboard has a lightening fast action with slightly shorter length keys for people with smaller hands. An excellent value today at used prices.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-May-22-2002 at 13:53
Alan Keye a hobbyist user from Australia writes:
I bought one of the first JV1000's in Australia in 1993, and have used it extensively for complex sequenced backing and accompaniments for live play. I love Roland piano sounds, and that was a major factor in why I chose to buy the synth. It may be getting a bit old, but I'll NEVER part with it. It has been a solid dependable unit for live performances, and despite the low 28 voice polyphony, over the years I discovered quite a few tricks to get around that. Since June 1997, I also have a 64 voice Roland JV1080 sound module, and the 2 units work well together via midi. I now have all the sounds and polyphony I need, plus real ease of use. If you want to know some exclusive Roland System Exclusive midi controller messages for the GS Voice expansion board, drop me an email. The JV1000 is far from being a dinosaur!

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Jul-11-2001 at 07:54
sjmojo a professional user writes:
i used it 6 years before when i was working for a game developer,the company got this great workstation but w/o any exp board,but its enough to write pop tunes and of course,no problem for game music too.this is a all in one machine,the sound is typical roland style,digitally fat(different from the real analog fatness,u know what i mean),various types of sound,room for easy and useful editing parameters,and a good sequencer especially for those whom familiar w/ the roland standard mc-series sequencing method. the synth is solid built,u can use it on gigs. the minus is no multi-outputs so its not a excellent top grade workstation,but a good enough one.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Jun-06-2001 at 14:00
Martijn a hobbyist user from holland writes:
Nice synth, only poor polyphony. You have to get another soundsource to play a great midi-song in one time. But when using your harddiskrecorder, you can make some nice things with only the JV-1000.

Pitty there's only room for one expansionboard. My JV-1000 came with the vintageboard, wich sounds great, but, again, a poor polyphonic.

I've never used the sequencer for I use Cubase on a Windows-pc.

Nowadays I use the JV-1000 most for providing me a masterkeyboard. I love the feeling of the keyboard (Wich is better than the XP-80)

When you need a good masterboard, some great extra sounds and a impressive look, go for the JV-1000, but mine is not for sale. Not today, not tomorrow, never!!!!!

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Jan-25-2001 at 19:23
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