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Roland SYSTEM-8 Plug-Out Synthesiser

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Highlights
  • Exceptional synth with Roland's proprietary advanced ACB technology
  • Intuitive interface allows you to create and perform with ease
  • 49 full-size keys alongside direct-access FX, LFO, and Oscillator controls
  • Internal sound engine reproduces rich analogue tones alongside dynamic modern sounds
  • Hosts up to three PLUG-OUT synths, which can be combined with internal engine
  • Polyphonic step-sequencer with classic TR-REC style interface
  • Arpeggio, vocoder, and polyphonic Chord Memory functions
  • Versatile connectivity options from USB/MIDI to CV/Gate outputs
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The Roland SYSTEM-8 Plug-Out Synthesiser takes the Japanese giant's next generation Analog Circuit Behaviour (ACB) engine - introduced in their AIRA series controllers - to even greater heights. Utilising this powerful new technology, the SYSTEM-8 is equipped with an eight-voice, three-oscillator powerhouse with a plethora of filters and effects to play with, versatile low frequency oscillators (LFOs), and a host of high-resolution knobs and sliders to manipulate your sounds with. If that wasn't enough, Roland has even enabled support for three Plug-Out synths, which means that the SYSTEM-8 can play host to some of Roland's classic synth models from the past four decades.

ACB Sound Engine

Since its release during Roland's AIRA launch, the Analog Circuit Behaviour sound engine has been lauded for its unparalleled accuracy in recreating historic analogue sounds. The system offers eight voices of polyphony, with a trio of oscillators (including a powerful sub oscillator), and the smoothest of filters that are all waiting to be put through their paces. Whether you're creating lush, warm pads, thick and fat basses, expressive melodies using tight lead tones, and combining it all to full effect, the SYSTEM-8 allows you to do it with ease and in style.

PLUG-OUT Synths

As previously stated, host slots for the amazing JUPITER-8 and JUNO-106 - the JUNO-106 is scheduled for release in 2017 - are already included and ready to go, but optional PLUG-OUT synths are also available for you to access. These include the: SH-2, SH-101, PROMARS, and many more. Using the SYSTEM-8's Performance mode, the internal synth engine can be combined with the selected PLUG-OUT synth to create a rich tapestry of super-synth patches that are customised and unique to you.

Intuitive control interface

The complexity of the sound engine has been paired with an unbelievably simple to use interface. There are 49 full-size keys, direct access LFO and Oscillator knobs, as well as Filter, Amp and FX controls for rapid real-time adjustment. Sculpting and shaping your sound couldn’t be easier or more enjoyable, with overdrive, distortion, fuzz, delay, chorus, reverb, and so much more at your fingertips.

Step-sequencer

The SYSTEM-8 has a built-in 64-step sequencer that features a TR-REC style interface with dedicated control over recording, playing, and manipulating loop sequences in real-time. Whether you want to capture single notes or chord patterns, you can build and develop sequences that suit you - including knob and slider adjustments! The integrated Arpeggio function has quick-access knobs for instantly switching patterns and styles during performances. The Chord Memory function allows polyphonic note stacks to be triggered with a single key for dynamic harmony control. Roland has even included an advanced vocoder, adding another layer of expressive, dynamic control for a professional level performance.

USB and CV/Gate connectivity

As with all of their gear, Roland has ensured that the SYSTEM-8 is equipped with the tools to slot into any production or live workspace with ease. In the studio, you can use the synth as a USB audio/MIDI interface with your DAW of choice. The knobs, sliders, and buttons work beautifully with your favourite soft synths for instant tactile control. The built in CV/Gate outputs allow you to send note/pitch data from the internal engine and step sequencer to act as a trigger for any modular synths and retro gear in your arsenal.

Once again, Roland has gone above and beyond with the SYSTEM-8 Plug-Out Synth, creating a one-stop unit that is perfect at the heart of any studio or stage setup.

Specification
ManufacturerRoland Model SYSTEM-8 PLUG-OUT Synthesizer Dimensions (H x W x D) 109 x 881 x 364 mm Weight (excluding AC adaptor) 5.9kg Keyboard49 keys (with velocity) Sound Generator Section ModelsSYSTEM-8, PLUG-OUT1, PLUG-OUT2, PLUG-OUT3 Maximum Polyphony 8 voices (MODEL: SYSTEM-8)
(MODEL: PLUG-OUT1, 2 and 3 are depend on PLUG-OUT software) User Memory Patch: 64 (8 memories x 8 banks, per one model)
Performance: 64 (8 memories x 8 banks) Structure Elements MODEL: SYSTEM-8 is as follows
(MODEL: PLUG-OUT 1, 2 and 3 are depend on PLUG-OUT software) LFO Section Variation: 1 (Single LFO), 2 (Dual LFO), 3 (Resonanced Pulse LFO)
Waveform: : SINE, TRIANGLE, SAW, SQUARE, Sample&Hold, Random, : 6 types, : 6 types Knobs: FADE TIME, RATE, PITCH, FILTER, AMP
Controllers: KEY TRIGGER, TRIGGER ENVELOPE Oscillator 1 Section Variation: 1, 2
Waveform: : SAW, SQUARE, TRIANGLE, SAW2, SQUARE2, TRIANGLE2, : 6 types
Knobs: COLOR, MODULATION Source (MANUAL, LFO, P.ENV, F.ENV, A.ENV, OSC 3), OCTAVE (64, 32, 16, 8, 4, 2), COARSE TUNE, FINE TUNE
Modulation: CROSS Modulator Oscillator 2 Section Variation: 1, 2
Waveform: : SAW, SQUARE, TRIANGLE, SAW2, SQUARE2, TRIANGLE2, : 6 types
Knobs: COLOR, MODULATION Source (MANUAL, LFO, P.ENV, F.ENV, A.ENV, OSC 3), OCTAVE (64, 32, 16, 8, 4, 2), COARSE TUNE, FINE TUNE
Modulation: RING Modulator, Oscillator SYNC Oscillator 3/Sub Oscillator Section Waveform: SINE (-2 octave), SINE (-1 octave), SINE, TRIANGLE¤TRIANGLE (-1 octave) TRIANGLE (-2 octave)
Knobs: COLOR, TUNE Mixer Section Level: OSC 1, OSC 2, OSC 3/SUB OSC, NOISE
Noise: WHITE Noise/PINK Noise Pitch Section Knob: ENVELOPE Depth
Envelope: ATTACK Time, DECAY Time Filter Section Variation: 1, 2
Filter Type: : LPF (-24 dB), LPF (-18 dB), LPF (-12 dB), HPF (-12 dB), HPF (-18 dB), HPF (-24 dB), : 6 types
Knobs: CUTOFF, RESONANCE, VELOCITY SENS, ENVELOPE Depth, KEY Follow, HPF CUTOFF
Envelope: ATTACK Time, DECAY Time, SUSTAIN LEVEL, RELEASE Time Amplifier Section Knobs: VELOCITY SENS, TONE, LEVEL
Envelope: ATTACK Time, DECAY Time, SUSTAIN LEVEL, RELEASE Time Effect Section Type: OVER DRIVE, DISTORTION, METAL, FUZZ, CRUSHER, PHASER
Knobs: TONE, DEPTH Delay/Chorus Section Type: DELAY, PANNING DELAY, CHORUS 1, CHORUS 2, FLANGER, DELAY + CHORUS
Knobs: TIME, LEVEL Reverb Section Type: AMBIENCE, ROOM, HALL 1, HALL 2, PLATE, MODULATION
Knobs: TIME, LEVEL Other Section Knobs: PORTAMENTO, TEMPO
Controller: LEGATO, TEMPO SYNC
Key Mode: MONO/UNISON/POLY Step Sequencer Track1 per Patch (step pattern is saved as a patch) Step1 - 64 steps Recording MethodStep recording, Real-time recording ControllersSCALE, PLAY MODE, GATE, SHUFFLE, FIRST STEP, LAST STEP OtherVOLUME, INPUT volume, ARPEGGIO, CHORD MEMORY, VOCODER, KEYHOLD, VELOCITY OFF, TRANSPOSE, OCTAVE ControllersPitch bend and modulation lever, BEND SENS PITCH, BEND SENS FILTER, MOD SENS PITCH, MOD SENS FILTER Display16 characters, 2-line LCD External StorageSD Card (SDHC supported) for backup/restore function Connectors PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
OUTPUT (L/MONO, R) jacks: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
INPUT (L/MONO, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
CV/GATE OUTPUT jacks: Miniature phone type
(CV: This jack supports OCT/V (Hz/V is not supported). GATE: This jack outputs +10 V.)
TRIGGER IN jack: Miniature phone type
PEDAL (HOLD, CONTROL) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors
USB port: USB type B (Audio/MIDI)
DC IN jack Power SupplyAC Adaptor Current draw2 A Accessories Owner's manual
AC adaptor
Power cord Options (sold separately) Keyboard Stand (*1): KS-18Z
Pedal switch: DP Series
Expression pedal: EV-5
*1 When using the KS-18Z ensure that the height of the unit is one meter or lower.
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