Roland System-8

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Product Type: Pro Audio

Product Vendor: Roland

Product SKU: ROL-System-8

Overview Powerful and deep, the SYSTEM-8 delivers a vast palette of sounds inspired by over four decades of legendary Roland synths. Its next-gen Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) engine powers an eight-voice, three-oscillator monster with stunning filters and effects, highly versatile...


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Overview

Powerful and deep, the SYSTEM-8 delivers a vast palette of sounds inspired by over four decades of legendary Roland synths. Its next-gen Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) engine powers an eight-voice, three-oscillator monster with stunning filters and effects, highly versatile LFOs, and a massive array of high-resolution knobs and sliders to control it all. Support for three PLUG-OUT synths means the SYSTEM-8 can host spot-on recreations of numerous Roland classics, and JUPITER-8 and JUNO-106 PLUG-OUTS are even included with purchase. Split and layer synths for unheard of sounds, and tap into the integrated vocoder, arpeggiator, CV/Gate outs, and advanced polyphonic step sequencer to fuel endless creative explorations.

Features

  • Versatile performance synthesizer with advanced ACB technology and 49 full-size keys
  • Internal sound engine delivers classic analog tones and dynamic modern sounds with analog vibe
  • Hosts up to three PLUG-OUT synths; JUPITER-8 and JUNO-106 PLUG-OUTs included
  • Advanced low-pass, high-pass, and side-band filters with high-resolution controls
  • Massive real-time control with dedicated knobs, sliders, and buttons
  • Polyphonic step sequencer with classic TR-REC style interface
  • Arpeggio, vocoder, and polyphonic Chord Memory functions
  • CV/Gate outputs for interfacing with modular synths and vintage gear
  • Large selection of onboard effects with hands-on controls
  • USB audio/MIDI interface and control surface mode

Specifications

Keyboard
  • Keyboard: 49 keys (with velocity)

Sound Generator Section

  • Models: SYSTEM-8, PLUG-OUT1, PLUG-OUT2, PLUG-OUT3
  • Maximum Polyphony
    • 8 voices (MODEL: SYSTEM-8)
    • (MODEL: PLUG-OUT1, 2 and 3 are depend on PLUG-OUT software)
  • User Memory
    • Patch: 64 (8 memories x 8 banks, per one model)
    • Performance: 64 (8 memories x 8 banks)
  • Structure Elements
    • MODEL: SYSTEM-8 is as follows
    • (MODEL: PLUG-OUT 1, 2 and 3 are depend on PLUG-OUT software)
  • LFO Section
    • Variation: 1 (Single LFO), 2 (Dual LFO), 3 (Resonanced Pulse LFO)
    • Waveform:
    • VARIATION 1: SINE, TRIANGLE, SAW, SQUARE, Sample&Hold, Random
    • VARIATION 2: 6 types
    • VARIATION 3: 6 types
    • Knobs: FADE TIME, RATE, PITCH, FILTER, AMP
    • Controllers: KEY TRIGGER, TRIGGER ENVELOPE
  • Oscillator 1 Section
    • Variation: 1, 2
    • Waveform:
    • VARIATION 1: SAW, SQUARE, TRIANGLE, SAW2, SQUARE2, TRIANGLE2
    • VARIATION 2: 6 types
    • Knobs: COLOR, MODULATION Source (MANUAL, LFO, P.ENV, F.ENV, A.ENV, OSC 3), OCTAVE (64, 32, 16, 8, 4, 2), COARSE TUNE, FINE TUNE
    • Modulation: CROSS Modulator
  • Oscillator 2 Section
    • Variation: 1, 2
    • Waveform:
    • VARIATION 1: SAW, SQUARE, TRIANGLE, SAW2, SQUARE2, TRIANGLE2
    • VARIATION 2: 6 types
    • Knobs: COLOR, MODULATION Source (MANUAL, LFO, P.ENV, F.ENV, A.ENV, OSC 3), OCTAVE (64, 32, 16, 8, 4, 2), COARSE TUNE, FINE TUNE
    • Modulation: RING Modulator, Oscillator SYNC
  • Oscillator 3/Sub Oscillator Section
    • Variation: 1, 2
    • Waveform: SINE (-2 octave), SINE (-1 octave), SINE, TRIANGLE?TRIANGLE (-1 octave)?TRIANGLE (-2 octave)
    • Knobs: COLOR, TUNE
  • Mixer Section
    • Level: OSC 1, OSC 2, OSC 3/SUB OSC, NOISE
    • Noise: WHITE Noise/PINK Noise
  • Pitch Section
    • Knob: ENVELOPE Depth
    • Envelope: ATTACK Time, DECAY Time
  • Filter Section
    • Variation: 1, 2
    • Filter Type:
    • VARIATION 1: LPF (-24 dB), LPF (-18 dB), LPF (-12 dB), HPF (-12 dB), HPF (-18 dB), HPF (-24 dB)
    • VARIATION 2: 6 types
    • Knobs: CUTOFF, RESONANCE, VELOCITY SENS, ENVELOPE Depth, KEY Follow, HPF CUTOFF
    • Envelope: ATTACK Time, DECAY Time, SUSTAIN LEVEL, RELEASE Time
  • Amplifier Section
    • Knobs: VELOCITY SENS, TONE, LEVEL
    • Envelope: ATTACK Time, DECAY Time, SUSTAIN LEVEL, RELEASE Time
  • Effect Section
    • Type: OVER DRIVE, DISTORTION, METAL, FUZZ, CRUSHER, PHASER
    • Knobs: TONE, DEPTH
  • Delay/Chorus Section
    • Type: DELAY, PANNING DELAY, CHORUS 1, CHORUS 2, FLANGER, DELAY + CHORUS
    • Knobs: TIME, LEVEL
  • Reverb Section
    • Type: AMBIENCE, ROOM, HALL 1, HALL 2, PLATE, MODULATION
    • Knobs: TIME, LEVEL
  • Other Section
    • Knobs: PORTAMENTO, TEMPO
    • Controller: LEGATO, TEMPO SYNC
    • Key Mode: MONO/UNISON/POLY
  • Step Sequencer
    • Track
    • 1 per Patch (step pattern is saved as a patch)
  • Step: 1 - 64 steps
  • Recording Method: Step recording, Realtime recording
  • Controllers: SCALE, PLAY MODE, GATE, SHUFFLE, FIRST STEP, LAST STEP

Other

  • VOLUME, INPUT volume, ARPEGGIO, CHORD MEMORY, VOCODER, KEYHOLD, VELOCITY OFF, TRANSPOSE, OCTAVE

Controllers

  • Pitch bend and modulation lever, BEND SENS PITCH, BEND SENS FILTER, MOD SENS PITCH, MOD SENS FILTER

Display16 characters 2 line LCD

External Storage

  • SD Card (SDHC supported) for backup/restore function

Connectors

  • PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
  • OUTPUT (L/MONO, R) jacks: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
  • INPUT (L/MONO, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
  • CV/GATE OUTPUT jacks: Miniature phone type
  • (CV: This jack supports OCT/V (Hz/V is not supported). GATE: This jack outputs +10 V.)
  • TRIGGER IN jack: Miniature phone type
  • PEDAL (HOLD, CONTROL) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
  • MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors
  • USB port: USB type B (Audio/MIDI)
  • DC IN jack

Power Supply

  • AC Adaptor

Current draw

  • 2 A

Accessories

  • Owner's manual
  • AC adaptor
  • Power cord

Options (sold separately)

  • Keyboard Stand (*1): KS-18Z
  • Pedal switch: DP Series
  • Expression pedal: EV-5
  • *1 When using the KS-18Z ensure that the height of the unit is one meter or lower.

Size and Weight

  • Width
    • 881 mm
    • 34-11/16 inches
  • Depth
    • 364 mm
    • 14-3/8 inches
  • Height
    • 109 mm
    • 4-5/16 inches
  • Weight
    • 5.9 kg
    • 13 lbs 1 oz
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