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Roland System-8

  • Roland System-8
  • Roland System-8
  • Roland System-8
  • Roland System-8
  • Roland System-8
  • Roland System-8
  • Roland System-8
  • Roland System-8
  • Roland System-8
  • Roland System-8
  • Roland System-8
  • Roland System-8
EUR 1469.00 | UVP: EUR 1629.00
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The New Classic

The SYSTEM-8 is a direct result of over four decades of synthesizer development at Roland, including some of the most iconic instruments ever made.
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Description

The SYSTEM-8 is a direct result of over four decades of synthesizer development at Roland, including some of the most iconic instruments ever made. It absolutely nails the sound and behavior of our most sought-after classics, like the included JUPITER-8, JUNO-106 and JX-3P synthesizers—and yet it does so much more. Mix and match modern and vintage oscillators and filter types with multiple dedicated effects—then split and layer them into never-before-heard new sounds. Shape every detail with the huge array of high-resolution controls and create fully realized musical ideas with the onboard polyphonic sequencer with motion recording.

Beyond Vintage

The SYSTEM-8’s synth architecture draws on our deep history of research and development—and it includes authentic models of classic oscillators, filters and effects. It even has down-to-the-circuit recreations of the JUPITER-8, JUNO-106 and JX-3P built-in, not to mention the world of legendary synths available on Roland Cloud. But the SYSTEM-8 goes way beyond vintage. It has multiple flavors of digital and analog-style oscillators including Saw, Square, Triangle, SuperSaw, FM and more completely unique waveforms. Filter options include the famous JUPITER and JUNO filters as well as more recent designs like the unique Side Band Filter. Ever wondered what a knobby, FM synth with a JUPITER-8 filter would be like? Now you can find out. Able to split, layer and combine different synth engines, the SYSTEM-8 is unparalleled in its versatility, going from glass to growl, or pluck to punch, with just a few tweaks of its high-resolution controls.

High-Resolution Control

With one of the most expansive control layouts available, the SYSTEM-8 has dozens of knobs, sliders, and buttons for you to shape your sound. Dimmable lights give you feedback as to which controls are active and let you see what’s happening in dim studios and dark stages. Controls have a logical, flowing, layout with tonal tweaking in mind. You’ll get ultra-smooth parameter changes that sound great and help you find the sweet spots.

Dream Sequencer

The SYSTEM-8’s polyphonic sequencer is designed to be quick and flowing, keeping up with the rapid pace of your musical ideas. The upper and lower layers of the SYSTEM-8 each have their own dedicated sequencer which can trigger internal sounds or devices connected via USB, standard MIDI, or CV/GATE. You can record in step or real-time modes and the sequencer can even capture per-step or real-time parameter changes using motion recording. Keep things fresh and exciting with dedicated knobs for scale, gate, and shuffle as well as hands-on control of playback modes and direction.

USB Audio and MIDI

With extensive support for audio and MIDI over USB, the SYSTEM-8 integrates perfectly into your studio setup or live rig. It functions as a high-resolution audio interface making live performance and on-the-road production setups clean and simple. The 49-full size keys are responsive, and the huge array of lighted knobs and sliders mean you can control your favorite plugin instruments with an interface made for tweaking synthesizers, instead of rows of generic controls. Many Roland Cloud synths even have modes that mimic the SYSTEM-8’s layout so you get automatic and intuitive one-to-one control.

CV/GATE

In addition to its full complement of MIDI and USB connections, the SYSTEM-8 also has built-in CV/GATE outputs, meaning it works as well with analog and modular gear as it does with software plugins. In fact, it’s the ideal centerpiece to the wide world of Eurorack modules and hybrid setups. You can use the high-quality 49-key keyboard to play your modular synths or use the advanced sequencer to send note and pitch data to external gear in perfect sync.

Supplied items

- Owner's manual
- AC adaptor
- Power cord

Properties

- Beyond Vintage
- PLUG-OUT Expansion
- High-Resolution Control
- Dream Sequencer
- USB Audio and MIDI
- CV/GATE

- Weight: 6.530kg
- Height: 200mm
- Width: 501mm
- Depth: 1034mm

Warranty

Manufacturer Warranty (3 years) :

Specifications

- Keyboard: 49 keys (with velocity)
- Sound Generator Section
- Models: SYSTEM-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:
- VARIATION 1: SINE, TRIANGLE, SAW, SQUARE, Sample&Hold, Random
- VARIATION 2: 6 types
- VARIATION 3: 6 types
- Knobs: FADE TIME, RATE, PITCH, FILTER, AMP
- Controllers: KEY TRIGGER, TRIGGER ENVELOPE
- Oscillator 1 Section:
- Variation: 1, 2
- Waveform:
- VARIATION 1: SAW, SQUARE, TRIANGLE, SAW2, SQUARE2, TRIANGLE2
- VARIATION 2: 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:
- VARIATION 1: SAW, SQUARE, TRIANGLE, SAW2, SQUARE2, TRIANGLE2
- VARIATION 2: 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:
- Variation: 1, 2
- 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:
- VARIATION 1: LPF (-24 dB), LPF (-18 dB), LPF (-12 dB), HPF (-12 dB), HPF (-18 dB), HPF (-24 dB)
- VARIATION 2: 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:
- Track
- 1 per Patch (step pattern is saved as a patch)
- Step: 1 - 64 steps
- Recording Method: Step recording, Realtime recording
- Controllers: SCALE, PLAY MODE, GATE, SHUFFLE, FIRST STEP, LAST STEP
- Other: VOLUME, INPUT volume, ARPEGGIO, CHORD MEMORY, VOCODER, KEYHOLD, VELOCITY OFF, TRANSPOSE, OCTAVE
- Controllers: Pitch bend and modulation lever, BEND SENS PITCH, BEND SENS FILTER, MOD SENS PITCH, MOD SENS FILTER
- Display: 16 characters 2 line LCD
- External Storage: SD 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 Supply: AC Adaptor
- Current draw: 2 A
- 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.
- Width: 881 mm, 34-11/16 inches
- Depth: 364 mm, 14-3/8 inches
- Height: 109 mm, 4-5/16 inches
- Weight: 5.9 kg, 13 lbs 1 oz

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I was on the fence about getting another Virtual Analog (and a quite expensive one). No regrets! Spent the last two weeks just messing around with it and having fun!
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Un cadeau pour mon fils qui lui a donné une énorme satisfaction.
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