64-Voice Expandable Synthesizer Module


The XV-2020 64-Voice Expandable Synthesizer Module puts Roland’s flagship XV sounds in a convenient half-rack design complete with USB. Expandable via two SRX-Series Wave Expansion Boards, it’s like a powerful “plug-in” synth with up to 192MB of sounds, three independent effects processors and intuitive editing software.

A True XV-Series Synth

At the heart of this half-rack module is Roland’s most advanced synthesis engine ever—based on a powerful 4-Tone architecture with stereo waveforms per Tone and expressive Matrix Control. There are 1,083 high-quality waveforms in internal memory (equivalent to 64MB), giving the XV-2020 a broad range of sounds that are further enhanced via onboard reverb, chorus and a choice of 40 multi-effects. Edited sounds can be saved to User memory.

Expandable Design

It’s hard to believe that a half-rack module can hold up to 192MB of waveforms, but that’s exactly what you get by adding two optional SRX-Series Wave Expansion Boards. These quality-intensive boards each contain 64MB of waveforms and hundreds of fresh, inspiring presets. So whether you want the absolute finest grand piano sounds or drums—or a killer collection of dance sounds—simply pop in any two of the nine SRX titles presently available.

Easy USB Connectivity

With its built-in USB port the XV-2020 simplifies everything from MIDI connections to sound editing. Just connect a USB cable from the –2020 to your computer, install the included driver software and you’re set! This feature also makes the XV-2020 the perfect companion to laptop-based systems since no external MIDI interface is required. And you get the power of a 16-part multitimbral synth capable of producing virtually any sound imaginable.

Editing Software Included

Following Roland’s latest trend of integrating hardware and software, the XV-2020 includes a powerful editing program for Mac or PC. Just install the software from the included CD-ROM, make sure the USB cable is connected, and you can tweak everything from multimode filters to envelopes and effects—or even alter the semi-modular Structure Types—using a sleek graphic interface. It’s a great way to harness the full power of the XV synth engine.

Max. Polyphony
Wave Memory
64MB (16-bit linear equivalent), Waveforms: 1,083
Expansion Slot
Wave Expansion Board SRX Series: 2 slots
Preset Memory
Patches: 512 (128 x 4 Banks) + 256 (GM2 Patches), Rhythm Sets: 8 (4 x 2 Banks) + 9 (GM2 Rhythm Sets), Performances: 64 (32 x 2 Banks)
User Memory
Patches: 128, Rhythm Sets: 4, Performances: 64
Multi-effects: 40 sets, Chorus: 1 set, Reverb: 1 set (8 types)
7 segments, 3 characters (LED)
Headphones (Stereo 1/4" phone type), USB Connector, Output (L/Mono, R) (1/4" phone type), Output (L, R) (RCA phono type), MIDI (In, Out, Thru), DC IN, Ground Terminal
Power Supply
DC 9 V (AC Adaptor)
AC Adaptor (ACI-120C/ACI-230C/PSB-1U), CD-ROM (XV Editor, USB Driver), Rubber Feet
Wave Expansion Board: SRX Series, Rack Mount Adaptor: RAD-50
Size and Weight
218 mm
8-5/8 inches
237 mm
9-3/8 inches
45 mm
1-13/16 inches
1.4 kg
3 lbs. 2 oz.
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.


Brochures & Catalogs

Updates & Drivers


If you have questions about operating your Roland product, please check our Knowledge Base for answers to the most common questions.
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.

Owner’s Manuals

Support Documents