The Do-It-All Entertainment Module

  • USB
  • XGlite
  • GS
  • GM2
  • V-LINK

The Do-It-All Entertainment Module

In homes, hotels, lounges, or any entertainment venue, the new VIMA JM-5 is the premiere all-in-one entertainment station. With its high-quality sound engine, the VIMA JM-5 can play and manipulate any file you feed it. But that’s only the beginning of what this multifaceted instrument can do. Karaoke? The VIMA JM-5 accepts a wide range of file formats, including SMF, MP3, WAV, MP3+CDG, and VIMA Tunes via USB. Simply play your favorite songs and use the VIMA JM-5 to change tempo and/or key signature to best suit the singers’ voices. Plug in a microphone or two, and sing along using the powerful onboard Vocal effects, including Auto Harmony. The VIMA JM-5 can display lyrics and slide-show images to match the music. When using WAV or MP3 files, you can use the Center Cancel function to minimize pre-existing vocals for sing-along fun. You can even record your performances directly to USB and distribute to family and friends.

  • - All-in-one playback and performance module
  • - Over 1,000 tones, 57 drum kits, and 128-voice polyphony
  • - Plays back SMF, MP3, WAV, MP3+CDG, and VIMA Tunes files from an external USB storage device
  • - Tempo control, key change, and Melody Mute/Center Cancel functions
  • - Supports slide shows and lyrics display
  • - Two vocal mic inputs with onboard Vocal Effects, including Harmony, Roland Space Echo, Ambience and Voice Transformer
  • - Audio WAV recording to external USB storage device
  • - Composite Video Out to display lyrics and/or chords of the selected songs as well as digital-photo slide shows

Great Sound

The VIMA JM-5 benefits from Roland's world-leading synthesizer and audio technology. Its 128-voice sound engine offers plenty of bandwidth and exceptional sound quality. Play SMF, MP3, WAV, MP3+CDG and VIMA Tunes files and build your own custom libraries in your favorite key signatures and tempos. When playing MP3 and WAV files, you can use the VIMA JM-5's Center Cancel feature to minimize pre-existing vocals, making your own instant karaoke/sing-along songs.

Live-Performance Ready

The VIMA JM-5 can play back many kinds of music files directly from a connected USB memory or self-powered hard disk. It lets you change key signature and tempo to best suit your voice or performance style. The VIMA JM-5 can also be connected to a TV, monitor, or a projector and display the lyrics of the selected songs as well as digital photos. You can prepare playlists of your songs for seamless performance onstage. The playlists can be saved in a USB memory or a self-powered USB hard disk.

Amazing Vocal Effects

Two microphone inputs are provided for plugging in your choice of microphones (sold separately). If you choose a condenser mic, phantom power is provided on MIC 1 input. Add some professional polish to your voice with the excellent onboard vocal effects. Lush reverb, legendary Roland Space Echo, and auto-harmony effects are instantly available.

Record Your Performance

The VIMA JM-5 lets you record your own performances as audio data (WAV) to a connected USB-memory device or a self-powered USB hard disk. Share your performances with friends and family!

Display type

132 x 64 dots, graphic monochrome LCD (backlit)

Sound generator

(Conforms to GM2/GS/XGlite)
Max. polyphony
128 voices
1,092 tones, 57 drum sets
Multitimbral parts
19 (16 Song Parts + 3 External parts through MIDI In)
Master tuning
415.3 Hz to 466.2 Hz
Key control (Transpose)
-6 to +5 in semitones (for audio/MIDI data & AUDIO INPUT signals)
Tempo change
Quarter Note = 20 to 250 for SMF, 75 to 125 % for mp3 and WAV files
Part mute functions


SMF song section
Reverb: 8 types, chorus: 8 types, MFX A, B, C: 84 types, parametric EQ, multi-band compressor
Reverb: 3 types, Space Echo
Vocal effects (MIC1)
Auto harmony: 4 types, transformer: 9 types, Music Files, keyboard


Real-time player
SMF (Format 0/1), KAR, mp3, WAV, mp3+CDG
Song Chord Extractor
Automatic chord detection for SMF files
SMF Makeup Tools
Instrument-oriented editing
Lists of favorite songs for automatic playback
Audio files, SMF, picture
Audio files, SMF
SMF Cover
30 types


Demo songs


USB Recorder
Records audio files (WAV, 44.1kHz/16-bit linear format)


Slide shows
Picture folder linked to songs (recommended resolution: 1024 x 768 or 512 x 384 pixels)
SMF and mp3/WAV

Data storage

Host connection for storage devices (frontal)

Panel controls

Rotary encoder
Data dial with push switching function


Headphone jack
Stereo miniature phone type
Audio inputs
INPUT (STEREO) jack: Stereo miniature phone type, MIC1 jack: XLR type / 1/4" TRS phone type (XLR type: balanced / phantom power: DC 48 V, 10 mA Max) (1/4" TRS phone type: balanced), MIC2 Jack: XLR type or 1/4" phone type
USB connectors
USB Host (data storage), COMPUTER (reception and transmission of MIDI data)
MIDI IN/OUT connector
MIDI IN/OUT (V-LINK function)
Video output
Composite (PAL or NTSC, selectable)
Audio outputs
(L/MONO, R) (1/4" phone type)


Power supply
9V DC, supplied AC adaptor
Current draw
700 mA
Included accessories
Owner’s Manual, AC adaptor, Roland USB Memory M-UF2G, 4 screws (M5 x 8)
Microphone: Roland DR-series, Headphones: Roland RH-series, USB Flash Memory: Roland M-UF-series, Amplifiers: Roland KC-series, Stand: Roland PDS-10, SS-PC1

Size and Weight (Dimensions)

Width (W)
273 mm10-3/4 inches
Depth (D)
230 mm9-1/16 inches
Height (H)
90 mm3-9/16 inches
1.6 kg3 lbs. 9 oz.

(excluding AC adaptor)

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.


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