Synth Site: Roland: XV-5080: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.2 out of 5
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Lee a professional user from Switzerland writes:
It`s a Amazing Tool with a perfect Sound Quality.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Dec-23-2001 at 19:12
NK a professional user from Malaysia writes:
Hi all,

I have read all the reviews and I must said 5080 does not deserve such a low rating regardless of some minor flaws. I am not working for Roland and I am in no way affliated with Roland...Really :)

I am a jingle writer as well as an arranger. I use 5080 a lot and I must said it sounds AMAZING, especially if you use it with the SAMPLING CD. One point I agree is that the JV80 expansion slots are lacking (only 4 compare to 2080's 8 slots). I think the Roland guys have the intention of slowly phasing out the JV board and will put effort on the SRX board instead.

Speaking of SCSI, yes, it uses the SCSI-I pin which is rather....old. But it does work well.

Overall it is a very powerful machine and it was the only BEST sounding synth until I have purchased MOTIF. Now, I own 2 of the best sounding synth instead of one. MOTIF is good for dance and pop while 5080 is good for orchestral and acoustic sounds.

Cheers to the Roland XV5080!

NK

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Dec-14-2001 at 13:14
NK a professional user from Malaysia writes:
Hi all,

I have read all the reviews and I must said 5080 does not deserve such a low rating regardless of some minor flaws. I am not working for Roland and I am in no way affliated with Roland...Really :)

I am a jingle writer as well as an arranger. I use 5080 a lot and I must said it sounds AMAZING, especially if you use it with the SAMPLING CD. One point I agree is that the JV80 expansion slots are lacking (only 4 compare to 2080's 8 slots). I think the Roland guys have the intention of slowly phasing out the JV board and will put effort on the SRX board instead.

Speaking of SCSI, yes, it uses the SCSI-I pin which is rather....old. But it does work well.

Overall it is a very powerful machine and it was the only BEST sounding synth until I have purchased MOTIF. Now, I owned 2 of the best sounding synth instead of one. MOTIF is good for dance and pop while 5080 is good for orchestral and acoustic sounds.

Cheers to the Roland XV5080!

NK

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Dec-14-2001 at 13:12
O. C. a hobbyist user from SPAIN writes:
WELL, I THINK IT´S A GREAT MACHINE, BUT WITH SESSION EXPANSION IT COULD BE BETTER, I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH CUBASE ´CAUSE THERE NO XV5080.DEV YET, SO I HAVE TO CHANGE THE BANKS ONE BY ONE, IT´S HORRIBLE. I DON´T KNOW IF IT CAN PLAY SOUNDS (NO INDIVIDUAL SAMPLES) FROM AKAI S-1000 /3000, BUT IF IT CAN , GUAUUUUU...... IT HAS A DIGITAL OUTPUT, SO IT´S GREAT. I LOVE IT

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Oct-15-2001 at 11:54
Marcin a part-time user from Cracow, Poland writes:
I have JV2080 and wanted to move to 5080. NO WAY! Don't buy it! I can't put all my expansion cards from 2080 to this - CRAP! no communications with PC's SCSI - you stupid Roland! Buy 1080 or 2080 or 3080 if you want new sounds and cards. Shame on you Roland!!!

Rating: 1 out of 5 posted Monday-Sep-10-2001 at 20:07
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