MV-8000 Version 3.5

Production Studio

The MV Evolution Continues

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  • COSM

The MV Evolution Continues

In a show of commitment to the MV-8000 platform, and in response to top requests from MV users in the field, Roland proudly announces the newest software upgrade for the MV-8000: Version 3.5. This free upgrade adds several important “recorder-like” functions to the MV’s feature set. New features are outlined below.

>> MV-8000 Production Studio original version

>> MV-8000 Version 3

  • - Audio track and mute automation
  • - Recordable MFX control-knob movements
  • - 3-band EQ added to Audio and Instrument parts
  • - Pencil Tool added to Piano Roll window
  • - Patch Preview mode added to Import function

Commitment to Development

Roland has demonstrated its dedication to the ongoing growth of its products over the years. Most recent examples have included the V-Synth, Fantom-X series workstations, and V-Studios to name a few. New for 2006 — upgrades for the G-70 and MV-8000. Version 3.5 is the fourth OS version for the MV-8000 platform. To recap:

[Ver. 1]
The MV-8000 launch
[Ver. 2]
VGA and mouse support, plus wide file-format compatibility
[Ver. 3]
Pattern-based edit, drum grid, and analog-modeling bass synth
[Ver. 3.5]
Recorder-like functions

Audio Track Automation

Level and pan automation for Audio Tracks.

MFX Automation

Recording MFX control knobs to a MIDI track.

Mute Automation

Recording track mute to a "Mute Control Track"

Basic 3-band EQ for Audio Tracks, Instruments part 1-16

"Pencil Tool"

Pencil Tool on the VGA Piano Roll Edit for adding a new MIDI note event

Preview function for Patch Import

Create and change Conitnuous data

Sampler Section]

Audio Data Format
16-bit linear
Sampling Frequency
44.1 kHz (fixed)
Maximum Polyphony
64 voices
16 (Patches) + 10 (Audio Tracks / Audio Phrases)
Wave Memory (RAM)
DIMM: 1 slot (168 pins, PC100 CL = 2 or PC133 CL = 3, 3.3 V, 128 M bytes, 256 M bytes, 512 M bytes), 128 M bytes (standard), Expandable up to 512 M bytes (replacement to 512 M bytes DIMM is required.)
Maximum Sampling Time
with 128 M bytes DIMM (standard), mono: 24 min. approx. (stereo: 12 min. approx.), - with 512 M bytes DIMM (expanded), mono: 100 min. approx. (stereo: 50 min. approx.)
Multi-effects (MFX): 1 (25 types), Chorus: 1 (2 types), Reverb: 1 (4 types), Mastering Tool Kit: 1 (only in the Mastering Mode)

Sequencer Section

Song: MIDI tracks (1 MIDI channel per track): 128, Audio tracks: 8, Pattern track: 1, Tempo track: 1, Mute Control Track: 1, Pattern: MIDI tracks (1 MIDI channel per track): 64, Audio track: 1, Mute Control Track: 1
480 TPQN
5 - 300
Note Capacity
approx. 150,000 notes
Song Length
9,999 measures
Recording Method
Event recording (Realtime/Step), Audio recording


Songs: 16, Patterns: 500, Patches: 16 (per Song), Partials: 96 (16 pads x 6 banks per Patch), Samples: 9,999, Audio Phrases: 512 (16 pads x 32 banks), Patch Libraries: 128, MIDI Clips: 100, Multi-effects (MFX) Libraries: 131 (Preset: 31, User: 100), Chorus Libraries: 52 (Preset: 2, User: 50), Reverb Libraries: 54 (Preset: 4, User: 50), Mastering Tool Kit Libraries: 71 (Preset: 21, User: 50), Still Images (Photos) for Pix Jam Function: 16

File Format Compatibility


From CD-ROM, Audio CD
audio, WAV/AIFF, ACIDized file, Roland S-700 (Sample, Partial, Patch), AKAI MPC2000 (Program File (.PGM), Sound File (.SND)), AKAI S1000/3000 (Program, Sample), SMF (format 0/1), BMP/JPG, MV-8000 Patch/Project (backup data)
From PC/Mac via USB
WAV/AIFF, ACIDized file, Roland S-700 (Sample, Partial, Patch), AKAI MPC2000 (Program File (.PGM), Sound File (.SND)), SMF (format 0/1), BMP/JPG, MV-8000 Patch
From Floppy Disk
WAV/AIFF, ACIDized file, Roland S-700 (Sample, Partial, Patch), AKAI MPC2000 (Program File (PGM), Sound File (.SND)), SMF (format 0/1), BMP/JPG, MV-8000 Patch


audio, MV-8000 Project (backup data)
To PC/Mac via USB
MV-8000 Sample, Audio Phrase (in .WAV/AIFF), MV-8000 Song/Pattern (in SMF (format 1)), MV-8000 Patch/Project

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.


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