Roland JM-5

VIMA Entertainment Module w/ Composite Video Out, Tempo Control, Key Change & Onboard Vocal Effects

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The Roland VIMA® JM-5: The All-Encompassing Entertainment Module

Roland's new VIMA JM-5 is truly the premiere all-in-one entertainment system. Through its Roland-quality sound engine, the VIMA JM-5 will play and manipulate virtually any file you feed it. And that’s only the tip of this tremendous instrument's iceberg. Feeling up for some karaoke? The VIMA JM-5 accepts a broad range of file formats from SMF, MP3 & WAV to MP3+CDG and VIMA Tunes® through its USB. You can use the VIMA JM-5 to alter tempo and/or key signature to better accommodate the singers’ voices. You can also use the stunning built-in vocal effects including Auto Harmony while the VIMA JM-5 displays lyrics and slide-show pictures to go along with the music. Want to sing a regular song from your music collection? You can use the Center Cancel feature to diminish the pre-existing vocals, giving you plenty of room to be heard. You can even record your performances through USB and then share them with family and friends.

Take It To The Stage, Rock Star!
The VIMA JM-5 is capable of playing back several types of music files directly from a connected USB flash drive or self-powered hard disk drive. The VIMA JM-5 can also be hooked up to a TV, monitor or a projector and will display the lyrics of the selected songs as well as digital pictures. You can prepare playlists of your songs for seamless performance onstage. The playlists can be saved in a USB memory or a self-powered USB hard disk.

Amazing Vocal Effects
Two microphone inputs are provided for plugging in your choice of microphones (sold separately). If you choose a condenser mic, phantom power is provided on MIC 1 input. Add some professional polish to your voice with the excellent onboard vocal effects. Lush reverb, legendary Roland Space Echo, and auto-harmony effects are instantly available.

Record Your Performance
The VIMA JM-5 lets you record your own performances as audio data (WAV) to a connected USB-memory device or a self-powered USB hard disk. Share your performances with friends and family!

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Product Features:

  • All-in-one playback and performance module
  • Over 1,000 tones, 57 drum kits, and 128-voice polyphony
  • Plays back SMF, MP3, WAV, MP3+CDG, and VIMA Tunes files from external USB storage devices
  • Tempo Control, Key Change, and Melody Mute/Center Cancel functions
  • Supports slide shows and lyrics display
  • Two vocal mic inputs with onboard Vocal Effects
  • Audio WAV recording to external USB storage device
  • Composite Video Out to display lyrics and/or chords of the selected songs as well as digital photo slide shows
  • Also found as: JM5, VIMAJM5, VIMA, VIMA-JM5
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Parts, 90-days Labor Manufacturer's Warranty

What's In The Box?

  1. (1) Owner's Manual (see Product Summary below for PDF)
  2. (1) AC Adapter
  3. (1) Roland USB Memory M-UF2G
  4. (4) Screws (M5 x 8)

Optional Accessories:


  • Display Type: 132 x 64 dots, graphic monochrome LCD (backlit)
  • Sound Generator:
    • Maximum Polyphony: 128 voices (GM2/GS/XG Lite compatible)
    • Sounds: 1,092 tones, 57 drum sets
    • Multitimbral Parts: 19 (16 Song Parts + 3 External Parts through MIDI IN)
    • Master Tuning: 415.3 Hz to 466.2 Hz
    • Key Control (Transposition): -6 to +5 semitones (for audio/MIDI data & AUDIO INPUT Signals)
    • Tempo Change: Quarter Note = 20 to 250 for SMF, 75 to 125% for MP3 & WAV files
    • Part Mute Functions:
  • Effects:
    • SMF Song Section:
      • Reverb: 8 types
      • Chorus: 8 types
      • MFX A, B, C: 84 types
      • Parametric EQ
      • Multi-Band Compressor
    • MIC1 & MIC2:
      • Reverb: 3 types
      • Space Echo
    • Vocal Effects (MIC1):
      • Auto Harmony: 4 types
      • Vocal Transformer: 9 types
      • Music Files, Keyboard
  • Songs:
    • Real-Time Player: SMF (Format 0/1), KAR, MP3, WAV, MP3+CDG
    • Song Chord Extractor: Automatic Chord Detection for SMF files
    • SMF Makeup Tools: Instrument-oriented editing
    • Playlist: Lists of favorite songs for automatic playback
    • Finder: Audio files, SMF, picture
    • Next: Audio files, SMF
    • SMF Cover: 30 types
  • Demo Songs: Yes
  • Recording: USB Recorder: Records audio files (WAV, 44.1 kHz/16-bit linear format)
  • Video:
    • Slide Shows: Picture folder linked to songs
    • (recommended resolution: 1024 x 768 or 512 x 384 pixels)
    • VIMA TUNES: Yes
    • Lyrics: SMF, MP3 & WAV
  • Data Storage:
    • USB: Host connection for storage devices (frontal)
  • Connectors:
    • Headphone Jack: Stereo miniature phone type
    • Audio Inputs:
      • INPUT (STEREO) Jack: Stereo miniature phone type
      • MIC1 Jack: XLR Type / 1/4" TRS phone type
      • (XLR type: Balanced / Phantom Power (DC 48 V, 10 mA Max))
        (1/4" TRS phone type: balanced)
      • MIC2 Jack: XLR Type or 1/4" phone type
    • USB Connectors:
      • USB Host (data storage)
      • COMPUTER (reception and transmission of MIDI data)
    • MIDI IN/OUT Connector: MIDI IN/OUT (V-LINK Function)
    • Video Output: Composite (PAL or NTSC, selectable)
    • Audio Outputs: (L/MONO, R) (1/4" phone type)
  • Other:
    • Power Supply: 9V DC, supplied AC adapter
    • Current Draw: 700 mA
  • Size & Weight:
    • Weight: 3 lbs. 9 oz. (1.6 kg)
    • Width: 10-3/4" (273 mm)
    • Depth: 9-1/16" (230 mm)
    • Height: 3-9/16" (90 mm)


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Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
90 days
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VIMA Entertainment Module w/ Composite Video Out, Tempo Control, Key Change & Onboard Vocal Effects


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