Inspired by the Ultimate Keys title in the legacy SRX wave expansion board series, SRX KEYBOARDS brings a compilation of the most popular Roland keyboard sounds from the ‘90s into a single plug-in. Nearly 400 ready-to-play patches include acoustic and electric pianos, synths, organs, guitars, woodwinds, and more.
For musicians who owned the original boards, SRX KEYBOARDS will feel like a long-lost friend. And new and old users alike will find an organized selection of time-tested sounds, primed to tackle any musical style.
1702 waveforms and 393 patches derived from legacy SRX and SR-JV80 wave expansion boards
Digital Circuit Behavior (DCB) faithfully captures every detail of the original hardware
Intuitive user interface with deep sound-shaping parameters
Enhance sounds with built-in reverb, chorus, and 78 multi-effects types
Save customized sounds in unlimited user banks
Roland Wave Expansion Boards—The Composer’s Toolkit
Before virtual instrument plug-ins became commonplace, Roland keyboards and sound modules were the pro solution for accessing a wide variety of high-quality sounds in one place. Instruments like the JV-1080, XP-80, XV-5080, and numerous others offered the ability to expand their sounds with user-installable expansion boards, each loaded with a specialized sampled waveform set for different styles and genres.
After debuting the concept in 1992 with the JV-80 synth, Roland’s wave expansion board releases eventually grew to over 30 titles across two formats and multiple generations of supported instruments. For two-plus decades, SRX and SR-JV80 boards were an everyday staple for the world’s top producers, composers, and performers, and their sounds have been heard in countless hit songs, film soundtracks, and all types of media.
Plug In to a Classic
The SRX software synthesizer plug-ins bring the well-loved sounds of Roland’s legacy SRX and SR-JV80 wave expansion boards to your modern music production workflow. Digital Circuit Behavior (DCB) technology reproduces every nuance and detail, fusing the original sample ROM with advanced behavior modeling that replicates the hardware’s digital components and circuitry. Sounds can be edited via an intuitive interface and saved in the plug-in for use in different projects.
Each SRX plug-in features deep synth editing parameters to customize sounds any way you like. Knobs and sliders on contemporary Roland hardware synthesizers like the SYSTEM-8 can map to the plug-ins, speeding up your workflow with direct, hands-on control.
To install an instrument with a Lifetime Key, you must have a Roland Account. To create your Roland Account, download Roland Cloud Manager, create an account/log in, download your instrument, and redeem your Lifetime Key.