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The SYSTEM-1 is a culmination of Roland's SYSTEM 100 and now almost mythical SYSTEM 700 synthesizers. Born in the '70s, these modular and semi-modular synthesizers are heralded to this day for their f... Read More

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The SYSTEM-1 is a culmination of Roland's SYSTEM 100 and now almost mythical SYSTEM 700 synthesizers. Born in the '70s, these modular and semi-modular synthesizers are heralded to this day for their flexibility and character of sound. Over the years these two legendary instruments have been used by some of the most forward-thinking artists and recorded onto countless classic tracks, an iconic sound from decades ago.

Modern Vintage
Meet the SYSTEM-1, a synthesizer probably unlike any you've encountered before. Like its predecessors, the SYSTEM-1 breaks new ground with remarkable flexibility and access to a vast palette of synthesized sounds with the bold and unmistakable character associated with Roland synthesizers for nearly four decades.

At the heart of the SYSTEM-1's sound is Roland's Analog Circuit Behavior technology (ACB) which was used to carefully analyze every aspect of the original instruments analog circuits and then faithfully recreate them down to the finest details. This technology fills the SYSTEM-1 with a fusion of beautifully classic and utterly modern synthesizer tones.

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The SYSTEM-1 can control and even host software recreations of classic Roland synthesizers. That's right. The SYSTEM-1 can control plug-in versions of now legendary Roland synths, and those same plugins 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. Roland call this exciting wizardry "Plug-Out".

You'll be excited too once you experience the authenticity of the SH-101 softsynth, 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.

The SYSTEM-1 not only sounds amazing, but it also has a totally innovative design with performance ready controls, quality construction, and a dizzying array of lights and knobs and sliders.

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
  • SCATTER jog dial offers 10 different phrase variations
  • Variety of modulation functions including ring modulation, cross modulation and oscillator sync
  • Filter types vary between -12dB and -24dB and include independent high pass filters
  • Tone knob for easy tonal balancing
  • Crusher knob for modern edge
  • Integrated Delay and Reverb effect units
  • Tempo syncing for LFO and Delay
  • Innovative thin keyboard with 25 normal sized keys that are
  • Comfortable to play and extremely compact
  • Integrates seamlessly with other AIRA series products
Specifications
  • Keyboard
    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, SAW, 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, SUSTINE Level, RELEASE Time, ENVELOPE Depth

    [Amplifier Section]
    Envelope: ATTACK Time, DECAY Time, SUSTINE 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"

    Size and Weight
    Width (W)472 mm18-5/8 inches
    Depth (D)283 mm11-3/16 inches
    Height (H)70 mm2-13/16 inches
    Weight 2.4 kg5 lbs. 5 oz.

    All specifications and appearances are subject to change.
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RolandAIRA SYSTEM-1 PLUG-OUT Synthesizer
 
3.0

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(5 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Great Synth!

By morris

from new york

Comments about Roland AIRA SYSTEM-1 PLUG-OUT Synthesizer:

Great sounding and enjoyable playing synth but one disappointment is the sh-101 download which is a Vst3 format. If you don't have a compatible DAW your out of luck not like Vst2 file. Like many other system 1 owners I don't use a DAW software and just want to play the synth. There are only a few DAW's that are compatible but are very expensive. I spent the last two weeks dealing with Roland support trying to see if there's a way I can use a free host software but none seem to work I suggested that Roland should create a standalone version. Hopefully they will listen to my suggestion. So buyer beware of this problem.

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(4 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Great!!!! but.....

By Scott

from Bakersfield, CA

Comments about Roland AIRA SYSTEM-1 PLUG-OUT Synthesizer:

Great sounding ssynth but there is 1 MAJOR issue for those who run Ableton and non VST3 DAW's..... The Plug-Outs like the SH-101 is a VST3 and does not work. So please be aware before purchasing that your DAW is compatible with VST3. I pre-ordered the synth so too bad I was unable to know about this. Back to the store it will go and busting out with my Lush.....

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