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Roland SYSTEM-1m Variable Semi-Modular Synthesizer

With its CV/Gate I/O, this bad boy sounds and feels like an analog modular synth. But it's digital, so you can add Roland Plug-Out software synth sounds too! Rate and review this product
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Roland SYSTEM-1m Modular Synthesizer

The SYSTEM-1m is a semi-modular synthesizer with PLUG-OUT capability and a unique design that can be used as a Eurorack module, tabletop synth, or 19" rack mount unit. In addition to being a powerful standalone instrument, the SYSTEM-1m has external inputs and an array of CV/Gate connections that allow it to be re-patched and to interface with other modular synthesizer systems. The SYSTEM-1m's CV/Gate connections combined with its ability to load classic Roland PLUG-OUT synth models like the SH-101 and PROMARS give it power and flexibility that is simply unparalleled.

Check out electronic music pioneer Dr. Richard Boulanger explain the ins/outs of the SYSTEM-1m:


Modular for the Masses

Modular synthesizers are highly prized by musicians for their ability to make totally unique and interesting sounds. But they can demand a real investment of both time and money to create a fully functional instrument. The SYSTEM-1m takes the guesswork out of getting into modular with great sounds and the freedom to experiment right out of the box. The fully self-contained module can be placed in a rack or on a table and can be powered by a standard AC adaptor. And it can be played from any standard MIDI keyboard or receive MIDI messages from your DAW -- just like you'd expect.

But the SYSTEM-1m goes way beyond standard synthesizer modules. With fully-lit, color coded patch points, you can experiment with reconfiguring its architecture and easily connect to a wide world of available synthesizer modules. In addition to functioning as a rack mount or tabletop unit, the SYSTEM-1m can be mounted in a standard Eurorack case and can be powered via integrated case power with the included adapter cable. Its versatile synth architecture integrates beautifully with existing modular setups -- or it can be the heart of a burgeoning modular synthesizer rig.

A Collection of Classics

The SYSTEM-1m is a stunningly powerful instrument based on more than 40 years of experience in designing synthesizers. It's capable of an astonishing range of synth tones, from glistening arps to thunderous basses. But Roland is also known for their lineage of iconic vintage instruments, sought after by musicians the world over. These include a long list of classic synths renowned for their identifiable character and genre-defining tone. And this is why Roland developed PLUG-OUT technology.

PLUG-OUT synthesizers use Analog Circuit Behavior technology to perfectly replicate some of the most revered classics. They work like regular VST or AU compatible plugins in a DAW, with the SYSTEM-1m's array of high-resolution knobs and sliders creating an elegant, one-to-one control surface that works seamlessly. But you can also load PLUG-OUT synths directly into the SYSTEM-1m and switch between the internal synthesizer architecture and one of a growing number of PLUG-OUT Roland classics, like the SH-101, SH-2 and PROMARS -- with no computer required.

All These Worlds Are Yours

While it provides a huge amount of synthesis power on its own, interconnecting the SYSTEM-1m with other modular gear creates a vast range of sonic possibilities. Its impressive oscillator section, sweet filters and snappy envelopes are sure to be welcome in any modular setup, no matter how big or small. But it's the SYSTEM-1m's combination of CV/Gate modularity, PLUG-OUT, and DAW integration that takes things into completely uncharted territory.

For example, load the SH-101 PLUG-OUT into the SYSTEM-1m and you essentially have a hardware SH-101 with modular capabilities -- something that has never existed before. You can process external sources through the SH-101's acclaimed filters, or load the SH-2 PLUG-OUT and use its formidable oscillator section to drive any number of available Eurorack filters and envelopes. The potential is staggering.

Features:

- Semi-modular synthesizer with PLUG-OUT capability
- 19 color-coded CV/Gate and audio connections with LED lighting
- 84 HP Eurorack, tabletop and 19" rack compatible using AC adaptor or Eurorack power
- Versatile oscillators with six waveforms, Crossmod, Ring Mod, Sync and Color control
- All parameters controlled with high-resolution knobs and sliders with LED indicators
- External input for processing external signals through filter, amp and FX section
- -12 dB and -24 dB filter types with independent high-pass filters
- Integrated tone, crusher, reverb and delay effects
- Tempo syncing for LFO and delay
- 24-bit/96kHz audio and MIDI interface
- AIRA Link for easy connection to MX-1 Mix Performer
- Includes rack mount adapter and braided patch cables

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- Maximum Polyphony: 4 voices (SYSTEM-1m Mode)
- User Memory: 8
- Structure Elements (SYSTEM-1m Mode):- Oscillator Section:
- Waveform: SAW, SQUARE, TRIANGLE, SAW 2, SQUARE 2, TRIANGLE 2
- Knobs: COLOR, MODULATION Source (MANUAL, LFO, P. ENV, F. ENV, A. ENV, SUB OSC), OCTAVE, TUNE
- Envelope: ATTACK Time, DECAY Time, ENVELOPE Depth
- Modulation: CROSS Modulator, RING Modulator, Oscillator SYNC
- Sub Oscillator: -1 oct/-2 oct
- Noise: WHITE Noise/PINK Noise
- Filter Section:
- Type: LPF (-12 dB/-24 dB), HPF
- Knobs: LPF CUTOFF, RESONANCE, HPF CUTOFF, KEY Follow
- Envelope: ATTACK Time, DECAY Time, SUSTAIN Level, RELEASE Time, ENVELOPE Depth
- Amplifier Section:
- TONE
- Envelope: ATTACK Time, DECAY Time, SUSTAIN Level, RELEASE Time
- LFO Section:
- LFO Waveform: SINE, TRIANGLE, SAW, SQUARE, Sample&Hold, Random
- Knobs: FADE TIME, RATE, PITCH, FILTER, AMP
- Controller: LFO KEY TRIGGER
- Mixer Section: Level: OSC 1, OSC 2, SUB OSC, NOISE
- Effecter Section: CRUSHER, REVERB, DELAY, DELAY TIME
Structure Elements (PLUG-OUT Mode): Depend on PLUG-OUT software
Controllers: VOLUME knob, TEMPO knob, TEMPO SYNC button, LEGATO button, MONO/UNISON/POLY button, PITCH knob, SELECT knob, WRITE button, MEMORY display, Power Switch (Rear)
Connectors:- PHONES jack: Stereo miniature phone type
- OUTPUT (L/MONO, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type (Rear)
- OUTPUT (L/MONO, R) jacks: Miniature phone type (Front)
- LFO OUT, OSC 1 SYNC OUT, OSC 2 SYNC IN, RING IN,
- OSC 1 OUT, OSC 2 OUT, EXT IN, MIX OUT, PITCH ENV IN,
- FILTER ENV IN, FILTER ENV OUT, FILTER LFO IN,
- GATE IN, CV IN, AMP ENV IN, AMP ENV OUT jacks: Miniature phone type
- MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors (Rear and Bottom)
- USB port: USB type B (Audio/MIDI)
- DC IN jack
- Power Supply: AC adaptor or Eurorack power
- Current draw: 1300 mA (AC adaptor), 700 mA (Eurorack power)
- Dimensions: (W x D x H) 16 13/16 x 5 1/8 x 2 13/16" (427 x 129 x 70mm)
- Weight (excluding AC adaptor): 2 lbs. 13 oz. (1.25kg)
- Accessories: AC adaptor, Owner's Manual, Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY," PLUG-OUT information card, Rackmount adaptors, Eurorack installation screws, Eurorack power cable, Patch cables (set of three)
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 6 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 20 x 10 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SYSTEM-1M
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 323-890-3700
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