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Roland SYSTEM-1

SYSTEM-1, Analog Modeling Synth from Roland in the AIRA series.

Roland SYSTEM-1 PLUG-OUT Synthesizer

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The synthesizer component of the new AIRA series, SYSTEM-1, which lets you host emulations of classic Roland synths, among its other features.

SYSTEM-1 was created "in the spirit of its predecessors," the SYSTEM-100, SYSTEM-100M and SYSTEM 700 synths. Featuring an 2-octave keyboard, SYSTEM-1 uses Roland's new ACB modeling technology for sound creation, and it's PLUG-OUT functionality allows for loading in a variety classic Roland synth sounds without a computer.

FEATURES:

  • Four oscillators 
  • Oscillator colors create continuous waveform changes from simple to complex
  • All parameters can be controlled with physical knobs and sliders with LED indicators
  • Advanced arpeggiator with Scatter function
  • Scatter jog dial offers 10 different phrase variations with dynamic, real-time control over 10 stages of depth
  • -12 dB and -24 dB filter types with independent high-pass filters
  • Tone knob for easy tonal balancing
  • Crusher knob for modern edge
  • Integrated delay and reverb effects
  • Tempo syncing for LFO and delay
  • Innovative thin keyboard with 25 normal-sized keys
  • Comfortable to play, yet the most compact Roland synth ever

SYSTEM-1 is expected to ship in the second quarter of 2014. Definitive pricing hasn't been announced, but early indications are that it will have a street price of around $599. For more information, visit RolandUS.com.

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