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 Yes
Modulation Wheel Yes
Sound Engine Modeling
MIDI interface 1x In, 1x Out
Storage Medium Internal
USB-port Yes
Effects Multieffect processor
Arpeggiator Yes
Number of Analog Outputs 2
Digital Output No
Display Yes

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Underrated for no reason !! .. Excellent synth for today's music

mpapa77, 02.11.2018
Closest in "jupiter - juno character" from everything outside there ... if you don't want to the Roland "cloud" software only route , it's an excellent synth for today's music ... very quick in dialing usable - almost production ready synth sounds ... it may become your secret weapon ... System 8 internal engine is an excellent synth by itself ... maybe not for the asking price but if you'll add the JP-JU plug outs and the way it behaves as a controller - it's weight - practicality then everything seems well "balanced" ( although no aftertouch )
... the keys are indeed a little shorter but that's not a problem once you'll play a couple of times ... A very good buy overall unless you are looking for 100% pure vintage sound ( in which case be prepared to spend at least a small fortune PLUS get an experienced technician @ standby mode !!! )
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Best sounding VA synth

RevX, 26.03.2018
Great synth with classic sounding. Better than unreliable Roland Juno 106 for almost equal price today.
Juno 106 plugout have some nice features that original Juno 106 doesn't support but Juno 60 has (envelope PWM). And you can use two envelopes. So it can emulate Juno 60/6 sounds.

Pros:
* Great sound of plugouts that equal to original devices. (in blind tests system8 is winner for analogue warmth)
* Great sounding system 8 engine (with system 100 filter especially)
* Almost all features can be tuned without menu
* Lightweight ;)

Cons:
* One LFO but this can be fixed by motion sequences
* Not best onboard effects
* Plastic case (but not really a problem)
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