Roland’s “ultimate sound module”, the XV-5080, is now available in the Roland Cloud

Roland Cloud XV-5080
(Image credit: Roland)

Released in 2000, Roland’s XV-5080 was billed as the company’s “ultimate sound module,” and with good reason. Building on the success of the earlier JV-1080, this rack-based multitimbral beauty offered a massive stash of PCM-based sounds, modulation features aplenty and a slew of effects, and was versatile enough to appeal to a wide range of producers.

Now the XV-5080 has returned as a Roland Cloud plugin, meaning that a new generation can enjoy its wide-ranging charms. It contains more than 900 presets, all of which can be searched by category, and a drop-down editor gives access to in-depth parameter editing.

The XV-5080 is one of a growing number of Roland classics to head onto the company’s Cloud platform. It joins the likes of the TR-808, Juno-106. Jupiter-8, TB-303, TR-909 and D-50.

You can find out more and sign up for a subscription on the Roland Cloud website. Prices start at $19.95/£18.50 a month, with savings to be had if you sign up for a single- or multi-year plan.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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