Roland’s System-1 is a versatile 25-key synthesizer that makes effective use of Roland’s groundbreaking Analog Circuit Behavior technology. ACB analyzes replicates and emulates various analog circuits down to the minutest detail. This means that the System-1 is capable of an extremely diverse array of possible synthesizer tones ranging from classical to modern.
In addition to ACB technology, one truly special thing about the System-1 is its use of Plug-Out technology, which grants it the ability to store various plug-in versions of Roland’s classic analog synthesizers, such as the SH-101 and the SH-2. Users can switch between the System-1’s internal sounds or those of whatever plug-ins are currently loaded onto the synth.
All of this plus a sleek user interface with a logical layout and a compact ergonomic design make the System-1 a great choice for those just starting out, or for those looking to add some vintage sounds to their setup for a fraction of the price.
Four oscillators for buckets of fat synth tones
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
Envelope: ATTACK Time, DECAY Time, SUSTINE Level, RELEASE Time, ENVELOPE Depth
Envelope: ATTACK Time, DECAY Time, SUSTINE Level, RELEASE Time
Waveform: SINE, TRIANGLE, SAW, SQUARE, Sample&Hold, Random
Knobs: FADE TIME, RATE, PITCH, FILTER, AMP
Controller: LFO KEY TRIGER, TEMPO SYNC
Level: OSC 1, OCS 2, SUB OSC, NOISE
Effecter Section: TONE, CRUSHER, REVERB, DELAY, DELAY TIME
Structure Elements (PLUG-OUT Mode)
Depend on PLUG-OUT software
ARPEGGIO: Type: 6, Step: 6
SCATTER: Type: 10, Depth: 10
Controllers: VOLUME knob, TEMPO knob, PORTAMENTO knob, LEGATO button, PITCH BEND/SCATTER jog dial, SCATTER TYPE dial, KEY HOLD button,
OCTAVE , UP/DOWN buttons, MOD button, Power Switch (Rear)
Connector: PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type, OUT (L/MONO, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type, PEDAL (HOLD) jack: 1/4-inch phone type, PEDAL (CONTROL) jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type, MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors, USB port: USB type B (Audio/MIDI), DC IN jack
Power Supply: AC Adaptor
Current draw: 850 mA
Accessories: Owner's manual, AC adaptor, Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"