Roland SYSTEM-8

PLUG-OUT Synthesizer

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  • Versatile performance synthesizer with advanced ACB technology and 49 full-size keys
  • Internal sound engine delivers classic analog tones and dynamic modern sounds with analog vibe
  • Hosts up to three PLUG-OUT synths; JUPITER-8 and JUNO-106* PLUG-OUTs included (JUNO-106 is scheduled for release in 2017)
  • Advanced low-pass, high-pass, and side-band filters with high-resolution controls
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Roland's SYSTEM-8 is equipped with a palette of sounds spanning over four decades of legendary Roland synths. Its next-gen Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) engine powers an eight-voice, three-oscillator monster with stunning filters and effects, highly versatile LFOs, and a massive array of high-resolution knobs and sliders to control it all.

Roland SYSTEM-8 Features:

  • Versatile performance synthesizer with advanced ACB technology and 49 full-size keys
  • Internal sound engine delivers classic analog tones and dynamic modern sounds with analog vibe
  • Hosts up to three PLUG-OUT synths; JUPITER-8 and JUNO-106* PLUG-OUTs included (JUNO-106 is scheduled for release in 2017)
  • Advanced low-pass, high-pass, and side-band filters with high-resolution controls
  • Massive real-time control with dedicated knobs, sliders, and buttons
  • Polyphonic step sequencer with classic TR-REC style interface
  • Arpeggio, vocoder, and polyphonic Chord Memory functions
  • CV/Gate outputs for interfacing with modular synths and vintage gear
  • Large selection of onboard effects with hands-on controls
  • USB audio/MIDI interface and control surface mode

Roland SYSTEM-8 Specifications:

  • 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 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 (Resonance 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
      • Waveform: SINE (-2 octave), SINE (-1 octave), SINE, TRIANGLE?RIANGLE (-1 octave)?RIANGLE (-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 Adapter
    • Current draw:2 A
    • Dimensions (WxDxH):34-11/16" x 14-3/8" x 4-5/16"
    • Weight (excluding AC adapter):13 lbs 1 oz
    • Accessories:
      • Owner's manual
      • AC adapter
      • Power cord

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