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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Further Information

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 go 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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A plastic, light beast of a synth

PaddyT, 26.04.2018
As my header says, its plastic, light and comprehensive.
The plastic doesn't bend, feels ok, but still gives me the De-Ja-Vue of these old Casio keyboards of the late 80's. There are plenty -and some!- of editing features, but comes short in timbrality (2 channels max) and polyphony (8 voice max). I actually think my Korg R3 offers a bit of the same, for less money. The sound is offcourse well ok, where the system 8 engine actually covers the already installed plug-outs, so I didn't use them too often. The whole package feels a bit out of balance, quality - wise.
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