JV | 90s Digital Synth


Digital Tones

JV is a collection of digital synth patches for Ableton Live and Logic Pro X. The patches are inspired by and sampled from the Roland JV-1080, a 90s rack mounted-synth that utilises both samples and synthesis to generate realistic sounds, at least for the time. The sounds may be now inherently dated, but they still retain a nostalgic charm. The JV-1080 was used heavily on Currents by Tame Impala, where it provides the organs, choirs and synth brass sounds that give the album its unique quality.

Artwork by Andreia Calhau

 “I fell in love with those naff ’90s-sounding keyboards. I’ve got a Roland JV1080 synth module you can plug a MIDI keyboard into. An audiophile would think some of the patches are the cheapest, plasticky sounds. But for me they’re so romantically nostalgic. Because they’re the sounds I remember from when I was growing up in the ’90s. The sounds that remind me of something I heard on the radio in the car.” - Kevin Parker


Plastic Sounds

JV includes 25 synth patches that use multisamples of the JV-1080 to bring its sounds directly into Ableton Live and Logic Pro X. The JV-1080 was used on Tame Impala’s Currents, and this pack includes patches for the cathedral organ in Yes I’m Changing; choir, keys and synth from Love/Paranoia; choir and distorted organ from List of People; as well as the synth from Gossip. The patches open opportunities for manipulation and further sound design exploration.

“That’s the truest kind of nostalgia I can find. Those plasticky sounds are far more nostalgic and hit a deeper spot for me than hearing a vintage Fender Twin. Even though they’re sort of cheap sounds, they sound deeply fulfilling. There’s a lot of that on the album, glistening FM synth electro Rhodes, like a digital clav.” - Kevin Parker


Jet Pad Choir

Cathedral Organ

Pure Tibet Atmosphere

MKS-80 Brass


Full Patch List...

  • PR-A:055 Tone Wh. Solo
  • PR-A:060 Cathedral
  • PR-A:081 Childlike
  • PR-A:091 AmbienceVibes
  • PR-A:119 Twin Strats
  • PR-B:002 Dist Gtr 2
  • PR-B:059 Ravenborg
  • PR-B:079 You and Luck
  • PR-B:100 Airplaaane
  • PR-B:110 Film Score
  • PR-C:014 MKS-80 Brass
  • PR-C:021 Arasian Mom
  • PR-C:041 Tremolo String
  • PR-C:075 Jet Pad 1
  • PR-C:076 Jet Pad 2
  • PR-C:079 Jet Str Ens
  • PR-C:082 Fantawine
  • PR-C:086 Shiny Pad
  • PR-C:092 Aurora
  • PR-C:099 Flying Waltz
  • PR-C:101 5th Sweep
  • PR-C:104 MG Sweep
  • PR-C:111 Feedback Vox
  • PR-C:113 Shattered
  • PR-C:115 Pure Tibet


Requires Ableton Live 10 or Logic Pro X.

JV is included in the Ableton Bundle and the Complete Bundle.

Contains 25 synth patches and 525 WAV samples.