RolandSystem-8 Digital Keyboard Synthesizer


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Roland System 8

The Roland System-8 Plug-Out Synthesizer uses Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) technology to drive the powerful eight-voice, three oscillator System-8. Armed with high resolution controls like sliders and knobs, the ability to control three Plug-Out synths, and outstanding filters and effects, this is truly a monster of a synthesizer.

The Analog Circuit Behavior engine accurately emulates the classic analog synthesizer sounds that we all know and love. The three oscillators, plus the sub oscillator, make the creation of phat basses, smooth rolling pads, shrieking leads, or even pristine plucks easier than it has ever been. The device's straightforward user interface allows anyone to pick up the System-8 and randomly begin tweaking, while veteran synthesists can systematically create their soundscapes.

System 8 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
  • 49 Key Keyboard with Velocity sensitivity
  • Models: System-8, Jupiter-8, Juno-106, Fourth Plug-out synth coming soon
  • Maximum Polyphony: 8 Voices
  • User Memory: 64 Patches (8 banks of 8) 
  • External Storage: SD Card for backup/restore function
  • Power Supply: AC Adaptor (include)
  • Current Draw: 2A
  • Size: 881mm x 364mm x 109mm (34-11/16"" x 14-3/8"" x 4-5/16"")
  • Weight: 5.9 kg (13 lbs. 1 oz.)
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