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Roland System 1
25-Key PLUG-Out Synthesizer

OUR PART #  AIRA-SYSTEM-1-KEY

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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 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.

Meet the SYSTEM-1, a synthesizer that’s probably unlike any you’ve encountered before. At its heart is Roland’s new Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) technology, which they use to carefully analyze every aspect of analog circuits and then faithfully recreate them down to the finest details. This technology fills the SYSTEM-1, creating a fusion of beautifully classic and utterly modern synthesizer tones.

The SYSTEM-1 not only sounds amazing, but also has a totally innovative design with performance-ready controls, quality construction, and a dizzying array of lights and knobs and sliders that proclaim unashamedly: “I am synthesizer. Hear me roar.” Sound good? There’s more…

The SYSTEM-1 can control—and even host—software recreations of classic Roland synthesizers. That’s right—the 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 SYSTEM-1’s internal sounds and those of the hosted plug-in. They call this wizardry “PLUG-OUT,” and they’re pretty excited about it.

Roland thinks 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.

The SYSTEM-1 looks great, and is designed to work seamlessly with other products in the AIRA series. In addition, you can connect the 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.

Roland System 1 Features:

  • Four oscillators for buckets of fat synth tones
  • Oscillator colors create continuous waveform changes from simple to complex
  • All parameters can be controlled with physical knobs and sliders with LED indicators
  • Advanced arpeggiator with Scatter function
  • Scatter jog dial offers 10 different phrase variations with dynamic, real-time control over 10 stages of depth
  • -12 dB and -24 dB filter types with independent high-pass filters
  • Tone knob for easy tonal balancing
  • Crusher knob for modern edge
  • Integrated delay and reverb effects
  • Tempo syncing for LFO and delay
  • Innovative thin keyboard with 25 normal-sized keys
  • Comfortable to play, yet the most compact Roland synth ever

Roland System 1 Specifications:

  • Keyboard: 25 keys (without velocity)
  • Sound Generator Section:
    • Maximum Polyphony: 4 voices (SYSTEM-1 Mode)
    • User Memory: 8
    • 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
  • Other:
    • 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:
      • Owner's 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.
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Roland System 1
25-Key PLUG-Out Synthesizer

OUR PART #  AIRA-SYSTEM-1-KEY

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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 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.

Meet the SYSTEM-1, a synthesizer that’s probably unlike any you’ve encountered before. At its heart is Roland’s new Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) technology, which they use to carefully analyze every aspect of analog circuits and then faithfully recreate them down to the finest details. This technology fills the SYSTEM-1, creating a fusion of beautifully classic and utterly modern synthesizer tones.

The SYSTEM-1 not only sounds amazing, but also has a totally innovative design with performance-ready controls, quality construction, and a dizzying array of lights and knobs and sliders that proclaim unashamedly: “I am synthesizer. Hear me roar.” Sound good? There’s more…

The SYSTEM-1 can control—and even host—software recreations of classic Roland synthesizers. That’s right—the 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 SYSTEM-1’s internal sounds and those of the hosted plug-in. They call this wizardry “PLUG-OUT,” and they’re pretty excited about it.

Roland thinks 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.

The SYSTEM-1 looks great, and is designed to work seamlessly with other products in the AIRA series. In addition, you can connect the 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.

Roland System 1 Features:

  • Four oscillators for buckets of fat synth tones
  • Oscillator colors create continuous waveform changes from simple to complex
  • All parameters can be controlled with physical knobs and sliders with LED indicators
  • Advanced arpeggiator with Scatter function
  • Scatter jog dial offers 10 different phrase variations with dynamic, real-time control over 10 stages of depth
  • -12 dB and -24 dB filter types with independent high-pass filters
  • Tone knob for easy tonal balancing
  • Crusher knob for modern edge
  • Integrated delay and reverb effects
  • Tempo syncing for LFO and delay
  • Innovative thin keyboard with 25 normal-sized keys
  • Comfortable to play, yet the most compact Roland synth ever

Roland System 1 Specifications:

  • Keyboard: 25 keys (without velocity)
  • Sound Generator Section:
    • Maximum Polyphony: 4 voices (SYSTEM-1 Mode)
    • User Memory: 8
    • 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
  • Other:
    • 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:
      • Owner's 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.
Decksaver Cover for Roland Aira System-1Decksaver DSS-PC-SYSTEM1 Decksaver Cover for Roland Aira System-1

Decksaver covers are tailor-made to exacting standards to fit each unit like a glove. Rather than using cheaper inferior acrylic. each one is made from Polycarbonate - a very hardwearing plastic used in bullet proof glass - and made to fit ...

Usually ships in 7-14 business days.
Need it sooner? Call us!

Our Price:$79.99List Price: $99.99You save 20%!

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