The Roland System 8 is an analog plug-out synthesizer. Featuring a vast palette of sounds inspired by the most popular sounds from legendary Roland synths. With it’s next-gen Analog Circuit Behaviour engine your System 8 gives you an eight-voice, three-oscillator monster complete with stunning filters and effects. As well as highly versatile LFO’s, and a massive array of high-resolution knobs and sliders to control it all.
Support for three plug-out synths means that you can host spot-on recreations of classic Roland synths. Including the Jupiter-8 and Juno-106 Plug-Outs that you get with your System 8. Therefore, you can split and layer synths; tap into the integrated vocoder; arpeggiator; CV/Gate outs; and advanced polyphonic step sequencer. Fuelling endless creative explorations.
It’s easier than ever to dial up warm pads, fat basses, expressive lead tones, and more. All inspired by the rich sonic character of the legendary SYSTEM series. Reaching beyond the retro vibe, the versatile SYSTEM 8 lets you create crisp, dynamic tones and evocative textures , ideal for modern sound designers.
Furthermore, with a number of top-notch effects on hand, you can add character and ambiance to your sounds. Including overdrive, distortion, fuzz, delay, chorus, reverb, and more. Complete with grab-and-go controls making it simple to enhance your sounds as you play.
Also within the System 8 is a 64 step sequencer. Featuring a familiar TR-REC style interface and dedicated controls, so you can record play and manipulate in real-time. Capture single notes of full chords, as well as complete control with your knobs and sliders. While the Arpeggio, Chord Memory and Vocoder functions give you even more flexibility.
Overall, Roland System-8 is a fantastic analog synth. However it also easily integrates with your production software. Functioning as a MIDI keyboard for your favourite DAW; while 49 full sized keys give you a responsive keyboard.