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Average rating: 4.2 out of 5
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Josh a part-time user from US writes:
This synth was perfect for me starting out. It came with an expansion board so I had over 1200 patches right off the bat. Basicly I learned how to write on this thing. I don't know what I would have done without it. *sob*

Admittedly the overall sound quality isn't that great, but when you're locked in your own little one-synth compositional world, you tend not to notice. Pretty soon I'm going to get some more expensive stuff, but I'll definitely keep this around for variety and because I have grown quite fond of some of the patches.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Friday-Aug-12-2005 at 02:03
Roland Roland Gorges a hobbyist user from Germany writes:
I likes this little box because it`s a very good completion for ohter synths. I plaied it with a Triton and now with a Motif ES. The pads of the JV 1010 give a warm background to the high quality sounds of the Motif.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Friday-Aug-20-2004 at 07:41
Dan a hobbyist user from USA writes:
As a follow-up to my earlier review:

A lot of people rip on the JV1010 (...probably mostly people that had already paid for a JV2080!) but I love the little thing...just add the Orchestral 1 card (or whatever you like) along with a virtual analog synth and you'll have a nice little set-up. The JV1010 came from a synth era (not so long ago!) when 8 MB of ROM was the standard so of course it's never going to be on a par with a Triton or Motif but, IMO, the key to liking the JV1010 is to just spend an evening or two with it using the editing software to make tweaks and then customize the user bank with your favorite patches; you'll probably never need to fiddle with it again.

BTW, I had no problems getting the included Sound Diver CD ROM to install and function with Windows XP. (...and I'm definately *not* a computer guru!)

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Jun-17-2004 at 17:12
SYNTEX77 a professional user from Italy writes:
Good pcm synth module, have all features of the 2080, but don't have the same sound quality, little lower, is not easy select a voice ( only number of patch, for have the names you have to read a data list). Is programmable only via Pc or Mac, but for this price if you wont one classic expander width many good sound is the best buy in the used market...

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Jan-08-2004 at 09:24
me a hobbyist user from Finland writes:
A great piece of kit. Just turn the effects off and use the phono output (for more level), and it should be fine. Hmm, and don't use the drums. They suck :)

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Oct-23-2003 at 14:31
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