Roland Cloud, the suite of software synthesizers, drum machines, and sampled instruments, has announced their virtual XV-5080. Calling it a “Swiss Army knife” in the world of sample-based libraries, the XV-5080 sound module remains as powerful today as it was upon its release in 2000.
The original 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. Its fidelity and technological adaptability were unmatched at the time of its debut and was embraced widely by composers and producers whose work spanned a wide range of genres.
The Roland Cloud XV-5080 is brimming with instrument sounds, and developers say that the XV-5080’s onboard effects and the flexible parameters of a virtual platform make the XV-5080 a valuable tool for composers, beatmakers, and songwriters at all levels.
With over 900 presets in its library, Roland Cloud’s XV-5080 facilitates genre-hopping fluidity, from low-end theory to iconic retro game sounds and symphonic masterpieces. The categorical search function helps make finding “the perfect sonic complement’ simple as well.
Hardware synthesizers like the Roland SYSTEM-8 can map to XV-5080’s virtual controls, facilitating an easy, tactile workflow. Roland Cloud’s XV-5080 also features a drop-down editor with separate views for STRUCTURE, TVF, TVA, LFO, and other parameters.
The XV-5080 joins the TR-808, JUNO-106, JUPITER-8, TB-303, TR-909, D-50, and dozens of other classic titles in Roland Cloud’s growing suite of software instruments. Roland Cloud is a virtual instrument subscription service, and the cost varies with the subscription length.