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
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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