Roland JV-880 and JV-80 Now Supported in Patch Base

Patch Base 3.2 adds 2 new editor/librarians for the Roland JV-880 and JV-80. These synths were the beginning of the family tree that led to the JV-1080 and eventually the powerful XV-5080 (which I'm working on support for!). Don Solaris has a great article and diagrams of the evolution of Roland's sample-based synths.

These new editors give you quick access to the 4 Tone layers of each voice, plus the Chorus and Reverb sections, with copy/paste and randomize features as usual. The Rhythm editor allows the construction of 61-part drum kits, each with their own Pitch and Filter envelopes. And in the Performance section, you can set up your 7-part voice performance, plus a Rhythm section. And of course, each of the banks (Voice, Rhythm, and Performance) can be backed up, swapped out, and rearranged in the app, as well.

Thanks to Paolo Di Nicolantonio for the beautiful JV-880 picture. And here are some screenshots of the new editors:

JV-880 Voice Editor

JV-880 Rhythm Editor

JV-880 Performance Editor



Max's picture

Looks good! I recently bought a JV-1000, which is sort of the big brother of the JV-80. Do you know if the editor will work with it? Thanks!


I'm encouraged to see that you continue to add more Roland devices from this era. Along with anticipating the future release for the XV-5080, I hope you'll remember the small number of us XV-2020 owner's who can't program a thing from the front panel of the module, and whose Roland editor is so ancient it won't run on modern computers! We would be most grateful! (The iPad/CC adapter play nicely with the XV-2020's USB, too, so it's a perfect combo for editing sounds!)

Antonio Antetomaso's picture

Please, please, add the XV-3080 editor.

Chadwick Wood's picture

Max, I believe there are some differences with the JV-1000 that won't exactly make it work. I might add official support for the JV-1000 down the road.