Roland SYSTEM-8 Keyboard Synthesizer

- Keyboard: 49 keys (with velocity)

Sound Generator Section:
- 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:
: SINE, TRIANGLE, SAW, SQUARE, Sample&Hold, Random
: 6 types,
: 6 types
- Knobs: FADE TIME, RATE, PITCH, FILTER, AMP
- Controllers: KEY TRIGGER, TRIGGER ENVELOPE

Oscillator 1 Section:
- Variation: 1, 2
- Waveform:
: SAW, SQUARE, TRIANGLE, SAW2, SQUARE2, TRIANGLE2
: 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:
: SAW, SQUARE, TRIANGLE, SAW2, SQUARE2, TRIANGLE2
: 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:
- 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:
: LPF (-24 dB), LPF (-18 dB), LPF (-12 dB), HPF (-12 dB), HPF (-18 dB), HPF (-24 dB)
: 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:
- 1 Track per Patch (step pattern is saved as a patch)
- 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

- Power Supply: AC Adapter
- Current draw: 2 A
- Dimensions: 34-11/16" (W) x 14-3/8" (D) x 4-5/16" (H)

- Weight (excluding AC adapter) 5.9 kg (13 lbs 1 oz)

Accessories:
- Owner's manual
- AC adapter
- Power cord

Options (sold separately):
- Keyboard Stand (*1): KS-18Z (When using the KS-18Z ensure that the height of the unit is one meter or lower.)
- Pedal switch: DP Series
- Expression pedal: EV-5
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 19 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 40 x 20 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SYSTEM-8
Blemished
Shipping Weight: 19.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 41 x 19 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SYSTEM-8
Warehouse Resealed
Shipping Weight: 19 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 40 x 20 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SYSTEM-8
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 323-890-3700
(2 ratings)
Submitted December 12, 2016 by a customer from yahoo.com
"This Synth is pure entertainment "
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
I just bought the Roland Dj-808 controller and decided to get the System-8 due to its compatibility with the Aira USB on the controller. The convenience of syncing with Serato Bpm to control sounds is amazing!!!!! The synth is an endless sea of sounds because of the direct control of every parameter without digging through menus. The sequencer is really easy to use on the fly. I know little about the original synths this beast emulates and could careless about the analog digital war. This synth sounds really good and you can have 80's or 2050's sounds if you want. I can spend hours just making new sounds. It is really lightweight and pretty cool looking at night with the green lights. It is kinda hard to see the labels in a dark dj booth though. I love it ! Cannot wait for the Juno plug out!! Thanks zZounds for helping me get this piece of dream gear.
Musical Background:
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