Synth Site: Roland: JV-1010: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.2 out of 5
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a part-time user writes:
There are many things I disagree with soyglass on (opinions), But let me just correct the facts. The sound engine on the JV1010 is the same as the xp30, xp50, JV1080 etc. NOT the xp10.

So you get 4 tones per patch, 4 filters, 8 LFOs with 4 modulation destinations per LFO, an additional Mod Matrix with 3 sources and 4 concurrent destinations for each source, 10 structures with ring modulator and booster functions, 40 effects types, etc.

Yes it is clearly digital. But it's not a preset machine. It gets a 4 because of it's user interface.



Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Oct-05-2000 at 06:47
Chris H a hobbyist user from sweden writes:
this synth is GREAT. Sound quality is excellent, i dont know what the main review was about it not being a "professional-grade synthesizer" cause this has a higly professional sound, and whats more important, the editing possibilities are great. a lot better than you might expect out of a digital synth. with the sounddiver software this is unbeatable at the price. get a sampler to go with it and u have the base of a great home studio IMHO. u cant go wrong with this one. especially the pads!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Sep-07-2000 at 10:07
kim jin wan a professional user from korea writes:
it sounds really good. price:quality=best

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Aug-22-2000 at 12:51
Geoff a hobbyist user from England writes:
I use a Sound Blaster Live with sound fonts. This gives me access to a wide range of very good sounds but very few are better than the ones found on the session board of the JV1010.

I am a hobbyist and therefore have limited everything but I know a good sound when I hear one and believe me this unit has loads of 'em.

My only dilema is which extra board do I by next -it will probably be the Orchestral one.

I paid £399 which may seem alot buy American prices but it was this or the sw1000xg sound card (which is about £25 less)

I wish it had a digital output so that I could work solely within the digital domain. This isn't asking a great deal as the sounds start off digitally anyway. I also would appreciate a built in power unit.

I really think the JV1010 is a modern classic and when I am fed up with it, I shall let my daughter use it as the basis of an electric piano.

Cheers from Old Blighty

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-16-2000 at 11:29
christian a professional user from USA writes:
I bought a JV1010 for a while earlier in Summer 2000 - I had a difficult time with the editing (and I was using the included SoundDiver software) and the sounds just didn't work for me. I was really only opting for a lower solution to a Triton.... Well, I returned the 1010 and picked up a Triton the same week. The 1010 is good for an expansion unit, and the sounds are really nice. But if you're looking for a primary synth... save your $$ and go for your personal best. I would recommend this board as an add on to a small microstudio that already has a great number of tools - expand your sound with the 1010, just don't use it as your primary unit.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Friday-Aug-11-2000 at 19:59
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