Roland System-1

Plug Out Synthesizer

  • 25 Keys without velocity sensitivity
  • Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) Technology
  • 4 Voices (System-1 Mode)
  • 64 Sets: 8 Benches x 8 Patches
  • Access to Roland Synth Plugins (DAW) - which can also be stored on the System-1 (Plug Out)
  • Four oscillators
  • Colour function produces continuous waveform changes
  • All parameters can be adjusted directly via the controller and fader
  • LED display for current values
  • Arpeggiator with Scatter Function
  • Scatter jog dial for selecting from 10 different phrases
  • Dynamic real-time control over 10 stages of depth
  • Various modulation functions including ring modulation
  • Cross Modulation and Oscillator Sync
  • -12 dB and -24 dB filters with independent high-pass filters
  • Tone control for easy tonal balancing
  • Crusher control for changing the sound character via distortion of the waveform
  • Integrated delay and reverb effect processors
  • Tempo sync function for LFO and Delay
  • Octave and transpose function
  • Connection for two pedals (Hold, Control)
  • 6 Arpeggio types
  • USB connector transfers audio and MIDI
  • Includes MIDI Clock Information to synchronize external devices as well as others
  • Roland AIRA devices
  • Headphone jack: Stereo 1/4" jack
  • Output (L / MONO, R): 6.3 mm jack
  • Pedal (Hold): 6.3 mm jack
  • Pedal (Control): 6.3 mm TRS
  • MIDI (IN, OUT)
  • USB port: USB type B (Audio / MIDI)
  • Supported formats for Roland plug-out Software Synths: AU (Mac) and VST-3 (PC)
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 472 x 283 x 70 mm
  • Weight: 2.4 kg
  • Incl. power supply
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  • Demo 3

Further information

Number Of Keys 25
Touch-Sensitive No
Aftertouch No
Split Zones No
Modulation Wheel No
Amount of simultaneous tones 4
Sound Engine Modeling
MIDI interface 1x In, 1x Out, USB
Storage Medium Internal
USB-port Yes
Effects Reverb, Delay
Arpeggiator Yes
Number of Analog Outputs 2
Digital Output No
Display No

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Great sound, hate keys

Imdamdamm, 21.12.2017
This synth offers a good quality sound for pads, leads, bass, and even percussive sounds if you adjust the parameters in a particular manner.
One downside of this synth are the keys, as they are not velocity sensitive and the touch is very rigid which requires one to get used to especially when playing live solos with it, as they do not come as weighted keys.
On the whole it's a good entry level synth which offers some rather interesting and experimental features especially when using the arpeggio function within it.
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harpa, 23.10.2017
You can really some fat tones with this Frequency Modulator. If you are interested in making bass lines that stand out I think this is your instrument.
The only negative thing about the System-1, it is hard to map it to a DAW, or at least for me it was hard :P
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