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Roland System-8

PLUG-OUT Synthesiser

  • Versatile performance synthesiser with ACB technology and 49 buttons in normal size
  • Internal tone generation provides classic analogue sounds and dynamically modern sounds
  • Control up to three PLUG-OUT synthesisers
  • Detailed low-pass, high-pass and side-band filters with high-resolution settings
  • Comprehensive real-time control via dedicated rotary and sliding controllers as well as push buttons
  • Polyphony step sequencer with the well-known TR-REC control, arpeggiator, vocoder and polyphony chord memory functions
  • CV/Gate outputs for controlling modular synthesisers and vintage devices
  • Wide selection of integrated effects with dedicated controllers
  • USB audio / MIDI interface and controller mode
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 881 x 364 x 109 mm
  • Weight: 5.9 kg
  • Including power supply and license for JUPITER-8 PLUG-OUT as well as the JUNO-106 PLUG-OUT, which is expected to be released in 2017
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Number Of Keys 49
Touch-Sensitive Yes
Aftertouch No
Split Zones No
Modulation Wheel Yes
Sound Engine Modeling
MIDI interface 1x In, 1x Out
Storage Medium Internal
USB-port Yes
Arpeggiator Yes
Number of Analog Outputs 2
Digital Output No
Display Yes

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Axel9750, 23.11.2016
A synthesizer with different character traits without a lot of frills and direct access to the majority of the parameters was my wish for a polyphonic system, soundly based on the system I highly appreciated. And that's what happened. Meanwhile, and well before the announced date, the emulation of the Juno-106 has also been introduced, the update was fast and easy to play. Without having the originals beside me, the character of the old Roland is captured. In addition, the System-8 already offers a lot of substance to create standard as well as experimental sounds. I can not find a remarkable digital appearance, on the contrary, Roland has added a great VA element to the excellent AIRA program. Of course, I also noticed a criticized element like the not so screaming deep modulation stroke, also the desire for a second LFO Have been seen by me happy, but these are not KO criteria for me, there is enough to discover and develop. Not only because of its plug-in capability, I recommend the System-8 as a polyphonic all-rounder with a wide range of possible applications.
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Harry aus I., 06.11.2016
2 days I play now with the system 8 rum and over the sound there is nothing to complain about the concept, I'm not so sure. A preliminary, although the Internet is mentioned again and again that the System 8 with 2 plugouts is delivered, the Jupiter 8 and the Juno 106 is probably more so that only the Jupiter 8 plug-out is preinstalled. The Juno 106 is only available from 2017, so it writes Roland on their website and Fortunately also Thomann with the product description.

When unpacking, I thought I might have just got the case, without electronics. The system 8 is light, very light. Everything from plastic and I had already a thought perhaps to break something. With some controllers I have the impression that you are much too early, just in the effects section, other controllers seem to me as good as not to grasp or only in the last third. I think Roland has a lot to do and there was already a new update. A real challenge is setting the tempo for Arp and Seq.

I will certainly keep him in the hope that the Roland in the next time with new firmware.

Addendum: Roland has released an update in the new year and improved a lot. JUNO-106 is also there. Thank you Roland
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