Scan code: LN75050 Manufacturer code: SYSTEM-8

Roland SYSTEM-8 PLUG-OUT Synthesizer

Roland SYSTEM-8 PLUG-OUT Synthesizer - Versatile Performance Synth, Hosts Up To Three PLUG-OUT Synths

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Roland - 'System-8'
PLUG-OUT Synthesizer

roland system-8

The New ClassicThe Roland SYSTEM-8 is designed as result of over four decades of synthesizer development, including some of the most influential instruments ever made. Perfecting the sound and style of some of the most renowned classics, like the included JUPITER-8, JUNO-106 and JX-3P synthesizers, whilst being capable of much more.

You can Mix and match modern and vintage oscillators and filter types with multiple dedicated effects, then split and layer them to create sounds different from any other. Shape every characteristic with the massive range of high-resolution controls and create fully realized musical ideas with the onboard polyphonic sequencer with motion recording.

49Keys

8Voices

64Patches

Amazing Features • CV/GATE outputs perfect for working with analog and modular equipment as well as software plugins
• PLUG-OUTs give you instant access to exact recreations of classic roland synths
• A result of over four decades of synthesizer development
• Intuitive and incredibly responsive user interface

Endless Possibilities

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Immense VersatilityThe SYSTEM-8’s synth architecture is a representation of mass amounts of deep history of research and development whilst including authentic models of classic oscillators, filters and effects. It even has circuit recreations of the JUPITER-8, JUNO-106 and JX-3P built-in, along with the range of iconic synths available on Roland Cloud.

The Roland SYSTEM-8 goes far beyond vintage. It has multiple options of digital and analog-style oscillators including Saw, Square, Triangle, SuperSaw, FM and more completely distinct waveforms. Filter options include the famous JUPITER and JUNO filters as well as more modern designs such as the unique Side Band Filter.

You are now able to split, layer and combine different synth engines, the SYSTEM-8 comes with immense versatility, going from glass to growl, or pluck to punch, with just a few tweaks of its high-resolution controls.

PLUG-OUT Expansion

plug-out expansion

Authentic ModelsAlong with the SYSTEM-8’s native engine, there are three expansion slots for hosting and controlling PLUG-OUT synths. These are complete, 100% authentic models that you can swap in and out of your SYSTEM-8 whenever you choose.

The JUPITER-8, JUNO-106, and JX-3P PLUG-OUTs are included, giving you instant access to exact recreations of the classic roland synths. Even more PLUG-OUTs are available on Roland Cloud including the SH-2, SH-101, PROMARS, and SYSTEM-100, along with the many other instruments which you can control from the SYSTEM-8’s panel.

In Performance mode, you can join the native synth engine and any hosted PLUG-OUTs to create super-synth patches with layered voices, custom splits, and more.

High-Resolution Control

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Find The Perfect ToneThe Roland SYSTEM-8 includes one of the most expansive control layouts available, packed with multiple amounts controls, sliders, and buttons that allow you to shape your sound.

Dimmable lights let you see which controls are active whilst you can see what’s happening darker studios and stages.

Controls have a logical, flowing, layout with precise tone editing in mind. You get incredibly smooth parameter changes that sound great and help you find the exact sound you’re after.

Dream Sequencer

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Real-Time Paramater ChangesThe SYSTEM-8’s polyphonic sequencer is purpose built to be quick and flowing, to keep up to speed with the pace of your musical ideas.

The upper and lower sections of the SYSTEM-8 each have their own seperate sequencer which can trigger internal sounds or devices connected via USB, standard MIDI, or CV/GATE.

You can record in step or real-time modes and the sequencer can even capture per-step or real-time parameter changes using motion recording. Keep ideas fresh and exciting with dedicated controls for scale, gate, and shuffle as well as hands-on control of playback modes and direction.

USB Audio & MIDI

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Intuitive ControlWith full support for audio and MIDI over USB, the SYSTEM-8 will work perfectly with your studio setup or live rig. It works as a high-resolution audio interface making live performance and on-the-road production setups a breeze.

Built with 49-full size responsive keys and a huge range of lighted knobs and sliders allow you to control your favorite plugin instruments with an interface designed for tweaking synthesizers, instead of rows of generic controls.

Many Roland Cloud synths even have modes that mimic the SYSTEM-8’s layout so you get automatic and intuitive one-to-one control.

CV/GATE

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The Heart of Your Set UpIn addition to the full complement of MIDI and USB connections, the SYSTEM-8 also comes with built-in CV/GATE outputs, which works as well with analog and modular gear as it does with software plugins.

The SYSTEM-8 works as a perfect centerpiece to the huge range of Eurorack modules and hybrid setups. You can use the high-quality 49-key keyboard to play your modular synths or use the advanced sequencer to send note and pitch data to external gear perfectly in sync.

Roland SYSTEM-8 Overview

The Tech Spec

Features Specification
Keyboard 49 keys (with velocity)
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 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
Controllers SCALE, PLAY MODE, GATE, SHUFFLE, FIRST STEP, LAST STEP
Display 16 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
Dimensions 881 mm(W) 364 mm(D) 109 mm(H)
Weight 5.9 kg
Specifications
Product Type Synthesizer
PC Interface USB
Keys 49
Wheels 1
Connectivity (Input)
  • 1 x 1/4" Balanced / Unbalanced (L/R)
  • 1 x 3.5mm Stereo mini phone jack
  • 1 x MIDI
  • 1 x Trigger
Connectivity (Output)
  • 1 x 1/4" Balanced / Unbalanced (L/R)
  • 1 x 6.3 mm stereo phone jack (Headphones)
  • 1 x CV
  • 1 x Gate
  • 1 x MIDI
  • 2 x Pedal Out
Sample Rate  
Bit Rate N/A
Frequency Response (Input) N/A
Frequency Response (Output) N/A
Maximum Input Level N/A
Maximum Output Level  
Dynamic Range  
Dimensions (mm) 881x109x364 (WxHxD)
Misc. Notes  
Package Type Retail
Additional Information
Scan Code LN75050
Model Number SYSTEM-8
GTIN 4957054508746
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Details
Duration:
36 months
Type:
Return to base
DOA Period:
30 days
RTB Period:
12 months
Manufacturer Contact Details
Manufacturer:
Roland
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Roland SYSTEM-8 PLUG-OUT Synthesizer
Roland SYSTEM-8 PLUG-OUT Synthesizer