XV-5050

64-Voice Synth Module

XV-5050
Discontinued

The XV-5050 64-Voice Synthesizer Module gives musicians access to Roland's flagship XV sound engine without breaking the bank. This space-saving 1U rack module offers four stereo tones per patch, expressive Matrix Control and over a thousand inspiring Presets-expandable via high-quality SRX-Series Wave Expansion Boards. There are also three independent effects processors, digital outputs, plus a new USB port for easy connection to PCs. Don't compromise your sounds. Get the best for less!

Our Finest Sounds

Look inside the XV-5050 and you’ll find the same powerful synth architecture of Roland’s flagship XV-5080—complete with four stereo Tones per patch and expressive Matrix Control. You get all the patches of the -5080, plus a selection of sounds from the new Fantom* workstation and all-new patches.

Studio-Quality Effects and Digital Outputs

In addition to amazing sounds, the XV-5050 includes three independent effects processors with everything from 24-bit reverb to chorus, plus 90 multi-effects including COSM Guitar Amp Modeling. And with 24-bit converters and digital outputs in S/PDIF and optical formats, your music will be reproduced with the utmost clarity and detail.

Easy USB Connection

If you make music on a PC, you’ll appreciate the XV-5050’s front panel USB port. Just load the USB driver from the included CD-ROM and suddenly MIDI cables are a thing of the past. (Of course, the XV-5050 is equipped with standard MIDI connections as well.) Now you can get XV-quality sounds with the simplicity of USB.

An “SRXpandable” Module

With two slots for Roland’s SRX-Series Wave Expansion Boards, you can customize your XV-5050 with up to 192MB of quality-focused sounds. Each expansion contains 64MB of new sounds and patches, and can be user-installed in seconds. With five expansions currently available and more under development, the XV-5050 will sound fresh for years to come.

Parts
16
Max. Polyphony
64
Wave Memory
64MB (16-bit linear equivalent)
Waveforms
1,083
Expansion Slots
Wave Expansion Board SRX-Series: 2 slots
Preset Memory
Patches:1,024 (128 x 8 Banks) + 256 (GM2) Rhythm Sets: 16 (2 x 8 Banks) + 9 (GM2) Performances: 64 (32 x 2 Banks)
User Memory
Patches: 128, Rhythm Sets: 4, Performances: 64
Effects
Multi Effects (MFX) : 90 Types *Three different Multi-Effects (50 Types) can be used simultaneously in Performance Mode. Chorus: 3 Types, Reverb: 5 Types, System EQ: 2-band per each 4 outputs
Display
20 characters 2 lines (backlit)
Connectors
Headphones, USB, A (MIX) Output (L/Mono, R), B Output (L, R) (or Individual Output 1—4), MIDI (In, Out, Thru), Digital Audio Outputs: S/PDIF (COAXIAL, OPTICAL)(24-bit, 44.1kHz), AC Inlet
Power Consumption
9W (AC 117/230/240 V, 50/60Hz)
Accessory
CD-ROM (XV Editor, USB Driver)
Option
Wave Expansion Board (SRX Series)
Size and Weight
Width
482 mm
19 inches
Depth
220 mm
8-11/16 inches
Height
44 mm
1-3/4 inches
Weight
2.6 kg
5 lbs. 12 oz.
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Updates & Drivers

  • XV-5050 System Update Version 1.08 (PC)

    This is the PC version of the update files for the XV-5050. Please refer to the readme document enclosed to perform the update.

    Note to PC Users:
    If you are having problems sending these files from your sequencer, or if you need a sequencer to send these files, download the PCSMF Update Application located here.
    If you do not have a program to unzip this download, you can download WinZip here.

  • XV-5050 System Update Version 1.08 (MAC)

    This is the Macintosh version of the update files for the XV-5050. Please refer to the readme document enclosed to perform the update.



    Note to Mac Users: You will need the UPD SMF Update Application if you do not have access to a sequencer program.

  • XV-Editor Version 1.57 (PC)

    This includes support throught the SRX-12 Expansion Board.

  • XV-5050 USB Drivers Windows 2000 / Windows XP

    This is the driver necessary for connecting the XV-5050 to your USB port for computers running on Windows 2000 or Windows XP.
    Note: These drivers are already included in the XV-5050 Editor download.

  • XV-5050 USB Drivers Windows 98 / Windows ME

    This is the driver necessary for connecting the XV-5050 to your USB port for computers running on Windows 98 or Windows ME.
    Note: These drivers are already included in the XV-5050 Editor download.

  • XV-5050 USB Driver Mac OS X Version 1.30

    Use this driver for all Macintosh computer running OS X.
    This drive adds support for Intel based Macs.

  • XV-5050 USB Drivers Macintosh (Free-MIDI and OMS)

    These are the drivers necessary for connecting the XV-5050 to your USB port of your Macintosh running OS 9.1 or higher.

  • Important Note About USB Port

    This update must be done through the MIDI port of the XV-5050. You can NOT use the USB port of the XV-5050 to perform this update.

  • Clean-All USB Driver Utility

    This utility clears out all Roland USB Windows drivers and should be used if you are having difficulty installing your USB driver.

    Note: You will have to reinstall the drivers for any other Roland device that is using a USB connection for Audio or MIDI.

Support

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You can also contact our Product Support department by phone or email.
In addition, we have a library of Owner’s Manuals and Support Documents that you can download and reference.

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