Software Synthesizer

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A Universe of Sound

The patriarch of PCM synths, the XV-5080 is brimming with just about every instrument sound imaginable. With a huge selection of onboard effects and over 900 carefully crafted presets, producing with the XV-5080 plug-in is even more fast and fluid than the original hardware version, no matter the genre or style.

The Ultimate Roland Sound Module

The Roland XV-5080 stepped onto the scene in 2000, leaving a mighty footprint. Described for years as “Roland's ultimate sound module,” the XV-5080 boasted immense PCM-based multitimbral synthesis power, sophisticated modulation, an array of pro-quality DSP effects, and compatibility with the popular SRX Expansion Board series.

One PCM Synth to Rule Them All

Building on the successes of the JV-1080 and JV-2080, the XV-5080’s fidelity and technological adaptability were unmatched at the time. Musicians and producers increasingly turned to the XV-5080 in place of slower and less convenient samplers. It was embraced heavily by composers and producers spanning a wide range of genres, making the rackmount XV-5080 an undisputed hit.

Plug In Your Own XV-5080

With over 900 presets in its library, the XV-5080 Software Synthesizer facilitates quick composition and fluid genre-hopping. From low-end theory to retro game sounds to symphonic masterpieces, this instrument is limited only by your imagination. And there are also some great modern touches that enhance the original:

  • Edit window with separate views for Structure, TVF, TVA, LFO, and other parameters
  • Hardware synthesizers like the Roland SYSTEM-8 can map to the XV-5080’s controls for an easy, tactile workflow

Get the king of all PCM synths and the soundtrack to the early 2000s with the XV-5080 Software Synthesizer. It’s all part of your Roland Cloud membership. Join today!

Maximum Polyphony
128 Voices
1 Part
Tone Memory Type
2 Types (Patch/Rhythm Set)
Standard: 1,083 Waves
Multi Effects: 78
Chorus: 3
Reverb: 5
Sampling Frequency
44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz
Memories Per Bank
128 Memories
* User can make new user banks.
Plug-in Formats
VSTi 2.4 (64 bit) * Windows only
VSTi 3.6 (64 bit)
System Requirements (Mac OS)
Operating System
macOS 10.14
macOS 10.15
macOS 11
Host Applications
VST instruments (VSTi) version: VST 3.6 compatible
Audio Units (AU) version: Audio Units V2 compatible
AAX Compatible
Intel® Core™ i5 or better
Apple M1 chip
2 GB or greater
Hard Disk
700 MB or greater
Display Resolution and Colors
1,280 x 800 dots or higher, 16.7 million colors or greater
You'll need Internet connectivity to authenticate this software
System Requirements (Windows)
Operating System
Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 (64-bit)
Microsoft® Windows® 10 (64-bit)

*This does not work with the Windows® RT.
*This does not work with the Windows® Phone.
*This does not work on the virtual machines such as Hyper-V, Virtual PC, or Boot Camp.
Host Applications
VST instruments (VSTi) version: VST 2.4/3.6 compatible
AAX compatible
Intel® Core™ i5 or better
2 GB or greater
Hard Disk
700 MB or greater
Display Resolution and Colors
1,280 x 800 dots or higher, 16.7 million colors or greater
You'll need Internet connectivity to authenticate this software.
* Although Roland has tested numerous configurations, and has determined that on average, a computer system similar to that described above will permit normal operation of the XV-5080 Software Synthesizer, Roland cannot guarantee that a given computer can be used satisfactorily with the XV-5080 Software Synthesizer based solely on the fact that it meets the above requirements. This is because there are too many other variables that may influence the processing environment, including differences in motherboard design and the particular combination of other devices involved.

Microsoft Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

VST is a trademark and software of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH.



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