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Roland SYSTEM-8

Powerful and deep, the SYSTEM-8 delivers a vast palette of sounds inspired by 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. Support for three PLUG-OUT synths means the SYSTEM-8 can host spot-on recreations of numerous Roland classics, and JUPITER-8 and JUNO-106 PLUG-OUTS are even included with purchase*. Split and layer synths for unheard of sounds, and tap into the integrated vocoder, arpeggiator, CV/Gate outs, and advanced polyphonic step sequencer to fuel endless creative explorations.
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
  • 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
  • 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, TRIANGLETRIANGLE (-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

    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.

    Size and Weight

    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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    Price *
     
    $1999.00
    Free shipping in Canada. Conditions
    Additional information
    For more information about the SYSTEM-8, please visit the website of Roland
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