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 No
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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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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It is what I wanted

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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