Roland SYSTEM-8 Plug-Out Synth ...

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Roland SYSTEM-8 Plug-Out Synthesizer

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Manufacturer's ID: SYSTEM-8

What we say:

At A Glance:

Roland’s System-8 is an unbelievably flexible synthesizer. Featuring 8-Voice polyphony and Roland’s ACB technology, the sounds from the System-8 are incredible. Not only does it sound great as is, it features Plug-Out technology. This gives you full recreations of classic Roland synths such as the Juno-106 and Jupiter-8. Combine this with some high-resolution backlit controls and a sturdy construction, and we have a true mammoth of a synthesizer.

Features We Love:

Plug-Out

The System-8 features Plug-Out, which is one of Roland’s coolest ideas to date. Just like you would run plug-in VSTs on a computer, you can load emulations of various Roland synths like the Juno-106 and Jupiter-8 into the System-8. From there you can take them away from the computer and use them anywhere. Juno-106, Jupiter-8 and JX-3P are already installed for you to use right away.

Great Sound

While the plug-out feature is fantastic, the System-8 is a powerful 8-voice synthesizer in it’s own right. Using the base sound engine will allow you to create some really unique and interesting tones. From there, there are a bunch of great FX you can add to sweeten up or fatten the sound.

Control

The System-8 features tons of high-resolution back-lit controls. Providing a hands on experience with great visual feedback for dark stages, the System-8 won’t leave you short.

Highlights:

  • High quality synthesizer
  • Plug-Out capabilities
  • Juno-106, JX-3P and Jupiter-8 Plug-Outs included
  • Tons of hands on control
  • Solid build for touring

What's Included:

  • System-8 Plug-Out Synthesizer
  • Owner's manual
  • AC adaptor
  • Power cord

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 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
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
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

Firmware Update Ver.1.31 introduces the following features

  • JUNO-60 PLUG-OUT is now supported.
  • JX-3P PLUG-OUT is preloaded onto the [ PLUG-OUT 3 ] button.
    • * Loading the JX-3P plug-out requires a factory reset after updating. Follow the procedure in "Updating the Tone Data" to select the target item for the factory reset ("ALL" or "PLUG-OUT 3") and execute the factory reset.
    • * If a different plug-out exists at the [ PLUG-OUT 3 ] button, removing the plug-out and reselecting [ PLUG-OUT 3 ] loads the JX-3P plug-out. For information on how to remove a plug-out, go to the [ Owner's Manual ] and refer to "SYSTEM-8 Reference Manual -- Removing a PLUG-OUT (PLUG-OUT REMOVE)."
  • Two types of variations were added to the oscillator ( FM x 2 ).
  • Five types of variations were added to the filters ( JUPITER-8, JUNO-106, Formant x 2, Harmonics ).
  • An overdub mode was added to the step sequencer.
  • The JUNO-106 PLUG-OUT is preloaded onto the [PLUG-OUT 2] button.
    • * To load JUNO-106 tone data, a factory reset after updating is required. Follow the procedure in "Updating the Tone Data" to select the target item for the factory reset ("ALL" or "PLUG-OUT 2") and execute the factory reset.
  • An effect setting screen was added to the menu items. Along with this, advanced setting parameters were added for DELAY/CHORUS and REVERB. A SYSTEM-1 filter was added to FILTER VARIATION 3.
  • A mode for saving the tempo in patches was added ("PATCH TEMPO" in system settings).
  • Patch/Performance data was newly added (with some replaced), and the arrangement was revised (including the JUPITER-8 PLUG-OUT preload).
  • Rearrange (exchange) and Initialize functions for Patch/Performance data were added.
  • Functions for deleting backup/export files on SD cards were added.
  • Other minor improvements in operation were made.