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Roland
Roland System 8 49 Key Plug Out Synthesizer
Roland System 8 49 Key Plug Out Synthesizer
Roland System 8 49 Key Plug Out Synthesizer
Roland System 8 49 Key Plug Out Synthesizer
Roland System 8 49 Key Plug Out Synthesizer
Roland System 8 49 Key Plug Out Synthesizer

Roland System 8 49 Key Plug Out Synthesizer

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Roland System 8 Specifications: 

  • Keyboard: 49 keys (with velocity)

Sound Generator Section

  • Models: SYSTEM-8, PLUG-OUT1, PLUG-OUT2, PLUG-OUT3
  • Maximum Polyphony8 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 SectionVariation: 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, TRIANGLE?TRIANGLE (-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

Size and Weight

  • Width: 881 mm / 34-11/16 inches
  • Depth: 364 mm / 14-3/8 inches
  • Height: 109 mm / 4-5/16 inches
  • Weight5.9 kg / 13 lbs 1 oz

Standard 1-year warranty included

FULL DESCRIPTION

The super versatile Roland System 8 is a 49 key Plug-Out synthesiser, giving you the ability to shape every detail with its high resolution controls and create all unique musical ideas with the onboard polyphonic sequencer. The Roland System 8 also features 3 expansion slots for hosting and controlling Plug-out synths with Jupiter-8, Juno-106 and JX-3P Plug-Outs included.

The SYSTEM-8 is a direct result of over four decades of synthesizer development at Roland, including some of the most iconic instruments ever made. It absolutely nails the sound and behaviour of our most sought-after classics, like the included JUPITER-8, JUNO-106 and JX-3P synthesizers—and yet it does so much more. Mix and match modern and vintage oscillators and filter types with multiple dedicated effects—then split and layer them into never-before-heard new sounds. Shape every detail with the huge array of high-resolution controls and create fully realized musical ideas with the onboard polyphonic sequencer with motion recording.

Beyond Vintage
The SYSTEM-8’s synth architecture draws on our deep history of research and development—and it includes authentic models of classic oscillators, filters and effects. It even has down-to-the-circuit recreations of the JUPITER-8, JUNO-106 and JX-3P built-in, not to mention the world of legendary synths available on Roland Cloud. But the SYSTEM-8 goes way beyond vintage. It has multiple flavours of digital and analog-style oscillators including Saw, Square, Triangle, SuperSaw, FM and more completely unique waveforms. Filter options include the famous JUPITER and JUNO filters as well as more recent designs like the unique Side Band Filter. Ever wondered what a knobby, FM synth with a JUPITER-8 filter would be like? Now you can find out. Able to split, layer and combine different synth engines, the SYSTEM-8 is unparalleled in its versatility, going from glass to growl, or pluck to punch, with just a few tweaks of its high-resolution controls.

PLUG-OUT Expansion
The SYSTEM-8 features three expansion slots for hosting and controlling PLUG-OUT synths, which are complete, 100-percent authentic models of Roland classics that you can swap in and out whenever you like. JUPITER-8, JUNO-106, and JX-3P PLUG-OUTs are included, and it’s possible to combine the native synth engine and any hosted PLUG-OUTs to create super-synth patches with layered voices and custom splits. The growing PLUG-OUT instrument collection on Roland Cloud includes the JUNO-60, SH-2, SH-101, PROMARS, SYSTEM-100, and many others, and they also work as DAW plug-ins that you can control from the SYSTEM-8’s panel.

High-Resolution Control
With one of the most expansive control layouts available, the SYSTEM-8 has dozens of knobs, sliders, and buttons for you to shape your sound. Dimmable lights give you feedback as to which controls are active and let you see what’s happening in dim studios and dark stages. Controls have a logical, flowing, layout with tonal tweaking in mind. You’ll get ultra-smooth parameter changes that sound great and help you find the sweet spots.

Dream Sequencer
The SYSTEM-8’s polyphonic sequencer is designed to be quick and flowing, keeping up with the rapid pace of your musical ideas. The upper and lower layers of the SYSTEM-8 each have their own dedicated sequencer which can trigger internal sounds or devices connected via USB, standard MIDI, or CV/GATE. You can record in step or real-time modes and the sequencer can even capture per-step or real-time parameter changes using motion recording. Keep things fresh and exciting with dedicated knobs for scale, gate, and shuffle as well as hands-on control of playback modes and direction.

USB Audio and MIDI
With extensive support for audio and MIDI over USB, the SYSTEM-8 integrates perfectly into your studio setup or live rig. It functions as a high-resolution audio interface making live performance and on-the-road production setups clean and simple. The 49-full size keys are responsive, and the huge array of lighted knobs and sliders mean you can control your favourite plugin instruments with an interface made for tweaking synthesizers, instead of rows of generic controls. Many Roland Cloud synths even have modes that mimic the SYSTEM-8’s layout so you get automatic and intuitive one-to-one control.

CV/GATE
In addition to its full complement of MIDI and USB connections, the SYSTEM-8 also has built-in CV/GATE outputs, meaning it works as well with analog and modular gear as it does with software plugins. In fact, it’s the ideal centerpiece to the wide world of Eurorack modules and hybrid setups. You can use the high-quality 49-key keyboard to play your modular synths or use the advanced sequencer to send note and pitch data to external gear in perfect sync.

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