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Average rating: 3.2 out of 5
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Ken Greenwald a hobbyist user from Denver, CO USA writes:
Have a Roland JV-35 with VE-JV1E voice expansion board installed. Nylon zippered case, two stands, sustain pedal.

Bought new in 1994, hardly used. Looking to sell for a fair price.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Nov-18-2002 at 19:16
Alex a hobbyist user from Canada writes:
I picked this up for 340$ canadian (about 200 US) and for the money this thing is great! Yeah I know I ve played XP 30s and the sound doesnt compare. But does it matter for me? no. for the price it s great and add on an expansion board and you ll be good for a while. I am disappointed with the lack of programmable parameters however. I have an old poly 800 that could do more than this one!

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-28-2002 at 21:19
J Wittber a part-time user from Denmark writes:
whats the current market value of a JV35?

posted Wednesday-Jul-10-2002 at 03:02
Marcus a part-time user from USA writes:
What's up. My name is Marcus and I was looking for either a JV-80 or a JV-35. It is hard to find where I live. So if you know where I can get one at for a reasonable price that doesn't cost to much, please write me back. Thank You.

posted Wednesday-May-08-2002 at 11:41
Fizmo100 a hobbyist user from UK writes:
Ah my first Roland synth! I came to this board from a Yamaha PSR220 way back when I started to play. As a starter synth this board is great - it's sweet sounding (for the price), it is GM and GS, so it is a good instrument to start getting into computer based recording and sequencing with, and it is nice and easy to use. Another advantage is its portability - it's nice and light, an very slimline. Actually, I miss its curves - I've got an XP80 now and it's all hard egdes and corners :::sighs nostalgically:::

On the downsides are the huge limitations when it comes to editing sounds - you get a simple ADSR envelope and that is it! A good intro to programming, but you soon grow out of it. Also limiting later on is the spongy action to the keyboard. I never noticed until I upgraded to the JV80, but the keys aren't too solid.

In summary, if you are looking at getting a starter synth, definately give this some thought, but you would also be well advised to take a look at a second hand Korg N5 or N5EX, and also the X5D. I'm not sure how the XP10 compares, but I'd imagine you would benefit from trying one of those out too!

I give this synth a 4 because, as a simple, no frills synth it is pretty damn good, and also because it's expandable - not bad for the price range!!!

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Sunday-Mar-31-2002 at 18:00
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