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Note: This is a download of the SYSTEM-100 only. Not a physical copy.
The SYSTEM-100 Software Synthesizer is a cross-platform Plug-Out instrument for computer DAWs and select Roland hardware synths.a modern reproduction of Roland’s legendary semi-modular monosynth from 1975. It combines the features of the original Model 101 Synthesizer and Model 102 Expander modules from the SYSTEM-100, giving you an incredibly fat and uniquely versatile two-oscillator monosynth with modular routing capabilities. 
Semi-Modular Monosynth 
Created in the golden age of analog synthesizers, Roland’s SYSTEM-100 was a true gamechanger when first introduced to the world. In addition to its powerful oscillators and filters, the SYSTEM-100 possessed modular patching capabilities, dramatically increasing sound design options for the user. 
Adventures in Sound 
Pairing a Model 101 Synthesizer with a Model 102 Expander in the SYSTEM-100 gave you two VCOs and two LFOs to work with, as well as sample and hold, ring modulation, and a noise generator that all worked seamlessly together. With the addition of its modular routing capabilities, the SYSTEM-100’s sonic palette was staggering, turning out the fattest of basses, in-your-face sync leads, dense textures and exotic soundscapes. 
Plug In Your Own SYSTEM-100 
The SYSTEM-100 Software Synthesizer is a detailed, circuit-level recreation of the original. Sound and behavior are reproduced with total accuracy, while several modern additions improve upon the original design: 
• The Model 101 Synthesizer and Model 102 Expander are combined into a single interface, so you can use the VCOs, LFOs, S&H and Ring Mod in both units with no patching 
• A 14x15 routing matrix enables quick patching, with all connections visually reflected as patch cables 
• Toggle patching on/off or quickly see the entire signal flow 
• Tempo-syncing arpeggiator 
• Modern effects: onboard reverb, tempo-syncing delay and lush phaser 
Hardware Integration 
The SYSTEM-100 can be used as a plug-in in your favorite DAW, and it also supports the Plug-Out feature in select Roland hardware synthesizers. Host it in the SYSTEM-8 and get one-to-one, pre-mapped controls for hands-on operation, or pair it with the SYSTEM-1m for virtual and physical routing plus modulation capabilities. 

Lifetime Keys
To install an instrument with a Lifetime Key, you must have a Roland account. To create your Roland account, download Roland Cloud Manager, create an account/log in, download your instrument and redeem your Lifetime Key.

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  • Maximum Polyphony1 voiceLFO-1/LFO-2Waveform (SIN, TRI, SAW, SQR, S&H)
  • LFO Rate
  • LFO Offset
  • EXT CV Input
  • EXT CV Input Gain
  • LFO OutputS&H (SAMPLE&HOLD)Sample Time
  • Lag
  • EXT Input
  • S&H Output
  • Keyboard CV OutputVCO-1/ VCO-2Glide Input
  • Glide
  • VCO LFO Modulation Depth
  • Waveform (SAW, SQR, TRI)
  • Range (64, 32, 16, 8, 4, 2)
  • Pulse Width Mode (MANUAL, LFO-1, GLIDE, VCF ADSR, VCA ADSR, LFO-2)
  • Pulse Width
  • EXT CV Input (VCO-1 only)
  • EXT CV Gain (VCO-1 only)
  • Sync Input (VCO-2 only)
  • Sync Output
  • Fine Tune (VCO-2 only)
  • Coarse Tune (VCO-2 only)
  • VCO OutputRING MODRing Modulator Input
  • Ring Modulator OutputNOISENoise Type
  • Noise OutputMIXEREXT Input
  • VCO-1
  • VCO-2
  • Mixer OutputVCFLow pass filter LFO Modulation Input
  • Low pass filter ADSR Input
  • High pass filter Cutoff Frequency
  • Low pass filter Cutoff Frequency
  • Low pass filter Resonance
  • Low pass filter LFO Modulation Depth
  • Low pass filter ADSR Gain
  • Low pass filter Keyboard CVVCAADSR Input
  • Initial Gain
  • LFO Modulation Depth
  • ADSR Gain
  • ToneVCF ADSR/VCA ADSRGate Input
  • ADSR Trigger Mode (GATE, LFO, GATE + TRIG)
  • Envelope Attack Time
  • Envelope Decay Time
  • Envelope Sustain Level
  • Envelope Release Time
  • ADSR OutputEffectPhaser LFO Modulation Input
  • Phaser Manual Input
  • Phaser Level
  • Reverb Level
  • Delay Level
  • Delay TimeControllerVolume
  • Bend Range
  • Tempo Sync (ON, OFF)
  • Key Assign Mode
  • Key Hold (ON, OFF)
  • Octave (-3, 2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3)ArpeggioArpeggio (ON, OFF)
  • Arpeggio Type (1 Oct Up, 1 Oct U+D, 1 Oct Down, 2 Oct Down, 2 Oct U+D, 2 Oct Up)
  • Arpeggio Step (1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/4T, 1/8T, 1/16T)
  • Scatter Type (1–10)
  • Scatter Depth (-5–+5)Tune430–450 HzSampling Frequency44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHzPaches per bank64 patches
  • *User can make new user banks.Plug-In FormatsVSTi 2.4 (32 bits, 64 bits) * Windows only
  • VSTi 3.6 (32 bits, 64 bits)
  • AU

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System Requirements (macOS)
  • Operating System
  • macOS 10.8.5 or later
  • Host Application
  • VST instruments (VSTi) version: VST 3.6 compatible
  • Audio Units (AU) version: V2 Audio Units compatible
  • CPU
  • Intel Core 2 Duo or better
  • RAM
  • 4 GB or more
  • Hard Disk100 MB or more
  • Display resolution and Colors
  • 1280 x 800 dots or higher, 16.7 million colors or more
  • Other
  • You'll need Internet connectivity to activate this software
  • You'll need installation SYSTEM-1 driver to plug-out this software to the SYSTEM-1
System Requirements (Windows)
  • Operating System
  • Microsoft Windows 7 SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 8/8.1
  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • * incompatible with Windows RT, Windows Phone or virtual machines such as Hyper-V, Virtual PC.Host ApplicationVST instruments (VSTi) version: VST 2.4/3.6 compatible
  • CPU
  • Intel Core 2 Duo or better
  • RAM
  • 2 GB or more
  • Hard Disk
  • 100 MB or more
  • Display resolution and Colors
  • 1280 x 800 dots or higher, 24-bit Full Color or more
  • Other
  • You'll need Internet connectivity to activate this software
  • You'll need Adobe Reader (available free of charge) in order to read the online help.
  • You'll need installation SYSTEM-1 driver to plug-out this software to the SYSTEM-1.

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