Sounds With Character And Loads Of Controls In A Plug-out Capable Synthesizer
Back in the 1970s, Roland launched the SYSTEM 100, SYSTEM 100M, and the now almost mythical SYSTEM 700. These modular and semi-modular synthesizers are heralded to this day for their flexibility and character of sound. In the spirit of its predecessors, the Roland Plug-Out Synthesizer SYSTEM-1 breaks new ground with remarkable flexibility and access to a vast palette of tones with the bold, unmistakable character associated with Roland synthesizers for nearly four decades.
Plug In And Plug-out
The Roland Plug-Out Synthesizer SYSTEM-1 can control—and even host—software recreations of classic Roland synthesizers. That’s right—the Roland SYSTEM-1 gives you access to plug-in versions of legendary Roland synths, and they can be hosted in the SYSTEM-1 itself, with no computer required. You can even switch between the Roland SYSTEM-1’s internal sounds and those of the hosted plug-in. We call this wizardry “PLUG-OUT,” and we’re pretty excited about it.
We think you’ll be excited too once you experience the supreme authenticity of the upcoming SH-101 soft synth, with the SYSTEM-1 providing an intuitive and fully automatic one-to-one control interface that just works. Let’s be honest: who could make a better plug-in version of a classic Roland synth than Roland? And the SH-101 is just the beginning—more PLUG-OUT synths are on the way.
A Few More Things
The Roland SYSTEM-1 looks great, and is designed to work seamlessly with other products in the AIRA series. In addition, you can connect the Roland SYSTEM-1 to your computer via its USB jack to send and receive both audio and MIDI data, including MIDI clock information to sync with external devices and other AIRA units.
System-1 Version 1.1 New Features
System-1 Version 1.20 New Features
|Keyboard||25 keys (without velocity)|
|Sound Generator Section|
|Maximum Polyphony||4 voices (SYSTEM-1 Mode)|
|Structure Elements (SYSTEM-1 Mode)||[Oscillator Section] Wave Form: SAW､SQUARE､TRIANGLE､SAW2､SQUARE2､TRIANGLE2 Knobs: COLOR､MODULATION Source (MANUAL, LFO, P.ENV, F.ENV, A.ENV､SUB OSC), OCTAVE, TUNE Envelope: ATTACK Time, DECAY Time, ENVELOPE Depth Modulation: CROSS Modulator, RING Modulator, Oscillator SYNC Sub Oscillator: -1oct/-2oct Noise: WHITE Noise/PINK Noise Key Mode: MONO/UNISON/POLY[Filter Section] Type: LPF (-12dB/-24dB), HPF Knobs: LPF CUTOFF, RESONANCE, HPF CUTOFF, KEY Follow Envelope: ATTACK Time, DECAY Time, SUSTAIN Level, RELEASE Time, ENVELOPE Depth[Amplifier Section] Envelope: ATTACK Time, DECAY Time, SUSTAIN Level, RELEASE Time[LFO Section] Waveform: SINE, TRIANGLE, SAW, SQUARE, Sample&Hold, Random Knobs: FADE TIME, RATE, PITCH, FILTER, AMP Controller: LFO KEY TRIGER, TEMPO SYNC[Mixer Section] Level: OSC 1, OCS 2, SUB OSC, NOISE[Effecter Section] TONE, CRUSHER, REVERB, DELAY, DELAY TIME|
|Structure Elements (PLUG-OUT Mode)||Depend on PLUG-OUT software|
|ARPEGGIO||Type: 6 Step: 6|
|SCATTER||Type: 10 Depth: 10|
|Controllers||VOLUME knob TEMPO knob PORTAMENTO knob LEGATO button PITCH BEND/SCATTER jog dial SCATTER TYPE dial KEY HOLD button OCTAVE UP/DOWN buttons MOD button Power Switch (Rear)|
|Connectors||PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type OUT (L/MONO, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type PEDAL (HOLD) jack: 1/4-inch phone type PEDAL (CONTROL) jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors USB port: USB type B (Audio/MIDI) DC IN jack|
|Power Supply||AC Adaptor|
|Current draw||850 mA|
|Accessories||Owners manual AC adaptor Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"|
|Options (sold separately)||Pedal switch: DP Series, Footswitch: BOSS FS-5U Expression pedal: EV-5|
|Size and Weight|
|Width||472 mm 18-10/16 inches|
|Depth||283 mm 11-3/16 inches|
|Height||70 mm 2-13/16 inches|
|Weight||2.4 kg 5 lbs. 5 oz.|