A groundbreaking new synthesizer, the Roland AIRA SYSTEM-1 gives remarkable, flexible access to a vast palette of synthesised sounds with the bold, unmistakable character associated with Roland synths for nearly four decades.
New Roland Analog Circuit Behaviour technology has been used to carefully analyse every detail of the analog circuits in the SYSTEM synths and fully recreates them down to the finest details. This technology fills the SYSTEM 1 with a fusion of cherished classic and utterly modern synthesizer tones.
Plug In, Plug Out
It doesn't stop at the ACB technology. The Roland SYSTEM-1 can even host software recreations of classic Roland synths, on the system itself, with no computer required! Switch between the SYSTEM-1 internal sounds and the hosted plug-in. This technology is called 'Plug Out'.
Nobody could make a better plug-in version of a Roland synth than Roland. The AIRA SYSTEM-1 will allow you to experience the superior authenticity of legendary synths, such as the SH-101, through software. SYSTEM-1 provides an intuitive and fully automatic one-to-one control interface that really works.
The SYSTEM-1 integrates seamlessly with the other products in the Roland AIRA Series, can receive MIDI clock information to sync with external devices and can be connected to your computer via USB.
The totally innovative design of SYSTEM-1 features performance-ready controls, quality construction and an array of lights, knobs and sliders.
The Roland AIRA System-1 now includes Ableton Live 9 Lite. To redeem your copy simply register your product at https://www.roland.co.uk/product-registration/ and send proof of purchase to Customer Support . On receipt of this the activation activation code will be sent directly to you.
Features / Specifications
Four oscillators for buckets of fat synth tones
Oscillator colours 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
SCATTER jog dial offers 10 different phrase variations with dynamic, real-time control over 10 stages of depth
Variety of modulation functions including ring modulation
Filter types vary between -12dB and -24dB and include independent high pass filters
Tone knob for easy tonal balancing
Crusher knob for modern edge
Integrated Delay and Reverb effect units
Tempo syncing for LFO and Delay
Innovative thin keyboard with 25 normal sized keys that are
Comfortable to play and yet the most compact Roland synth ever
25 keys without velocity
Sound Generator Section
Maximum Polyphony: 4 Voices
SYSTEM-1 Mode: LFO, OSC 1, 2, Sub OSC, Noise OSC
Envelope: Pitch, Filter, Amp
Modulation: Ring, Osc Sync, Cross Mod
Effects: Crusher, Reverb, Delay, Portamento
Plug Out Mode: Depends on Plug-Out Software
Arpeggio: Type: 6, Step: 6
Scatter: Type: 10
Controllers: Volume, Pitch Bend/Scatter Jog Dial, Scatter Type Dial, Key Hold Button, Octave Up/Down Button, Mod Button, Power Switch (Rear)
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
Width: 472 mm
Depth: 283 mm
Height: 70 mm
Weight: 2.4 kg
Pedal Switch: DP Series
Footswitch: BOSS FS-5U
Expression Pedal: EV-5