The Roland Aira System 1 is an incorporation of Roland's vast synthesizer and software knowledge, all rolled into one portable and extremely versatile synthesizer for live performance and serious studio musicians.
Sounds With Character And Loads Of Controls In A Plug-out Capable SynthesizerAside from an impressive array of built-in patches and sounds for you to edit and play at will, the SYSTEM-1 can control and even host software recreations of classic Roland synthesizers from the ages. Think about that for a second - Jupiter, Juno, GAIA...The SYSTEM-1 can control plug-in versions of these legendary Roland synths, and those same plugins can be hosted in the SYSTEM-1 itself - with no computer required. You can even switch between the SYSTEM 1’s internal sounds and those of the hosted plug-in very quickly, making it perfect for complex stage performances or auditioning sounds in a studio environment. Four built-in oscillators provide a powerful backdrop to create sounds from scratch, with an array of hands-on controls and sliders to tweak every last detail of your sound.
25 comfortable synth keys allow for expressive melody playback, performance ready controls, quality construction, and a sleek array of lights that ensures the System 1 stands out from the rest of your keyboards on stage!
- Four oscillators for buckets of fat synth tones
- Oscillator colors 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 function
- Scatter jog dial offers 10 different phrase variations with dynamic, real-time control over 10 stages of depth
- -12 dB and -24 dB filter types with independent high-pass filters
- Tone knob for easy tonal balancing
- Crusher knob for modern edge
- Integrated delay and reverb effects
- Tempo syncing for LFO and delay
- Innovative thin keyboard with 25 normal-sized keys
- Comfortable to play, yet the most compact Roland synth ever
The entire AIRA family has been updated with exciting and useful new features requested by users from around the globe. Easy to install and free for all users, this update includes enhancements to the whole line, such as backup and restore facilities, and better overall MIDI management. It also provides a wealth of product-specific enhancements, such as external MIDI pitch control for VT-3, tuning control for TB-3, and instrument gain control for TR-8. Click here for more info.
73 Physical Controls. 100 Percent Synth.
Meet the SYSTEM-1, a synthesizer that’s probably unlike any you’ve encountered before. At its heart is Roland’s new Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) technology, which we use to carefully analyze every aspect of analog circuits and then faithfully recreate them down to the finest details. This technology fills the SYSTEM-1, creating a fusion of beautifully classic and utterly modern synthesizer tones.
The SYSTEM-1 not only sounds amazing, but also has a totally innovative design with performance-ready controls, quality construction, and a dizzying array of lights and knobs and sliders that proclaim unashamedly: “I am synthesizer. Hear me roar.” Sound good? There’s more…
Plug In And Plug-out
The SYSTEM-1 can control—and even host—software recreations of classic Roland synthesizers. That’s right—the SYSTEM-1 gives you access to plug-in versions of legendary Roland synths, and they can be hosted in the SYSTEM-1 itself, with no computer required. You can even switch between the SYSTEM-1’s internal sounds and those of the hosted plug-in.
We think you’ll be excited too once you experience the supreme authenticity of the SH-101 soft synth, with the SYSTEM-1 providing an intuitive and fully automatic one-to-one control interface that just works. Let’s be honest: who could make a better plug-in version of a classic Roland synth than Roland? And the SH-101 is just the beginning—more PLUG-OUT synths are on the way.
A Few More Things
The SYSTEM-1 looks great, and is designed to work seamlessly with other products in the AIRA series. In addition, you can connect the SYSTEM-1 to your computer via its USB jack to send and receive both audio and MIDI data, including MIDI clock information to sync with external devices and other AIRA units.
|Effects||cross mod effects: crusher, reverb, delay, portamento, scatter|
|Power Supply||ac adapter included|
|Number of Keys||25 keys|
|Synthesis Type||analogue circuit behaviour (acb)|
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