PROMARS PLUG-OUT

COMPLETE REPLICA OF THE RARE PROMARS SYNTHESIZER

The PROMARS PLUG-OUT Software Synthesizer is a complete reproduction of the rare and powerful PROMARS synthesizer first released in 1979. With two detunable VCOs and two sub-oscillators per voice, the PROMARS is easily one of the most deep and rich sounding monosynths ever created. Designed for SYSTEM-1 as well as Mac and PC hosts, the new PROMARS uses Analog Circuit Behavior to faithfully recreate every detail of the incredibly warm, dense sound of the original, with a level of authenticity that can only come from Roland.

Description

FEATURE

  • Perfect replica of rare PROMARS COMPUPHONIC synthesizer
  • ACB provides the rich, warm vintage tone of the original
  • Two VCOs plus two sub-oscillators per voice
  • Fast envelopes and filters with classic Roland character
  • VST, AU and PLUG-OUT compatible

Big Little Brother

The original PROMARS was a sibling of the legendary JUPITER-4, and is often thought of as simply a monophonic version. But the PROMARS was more than that. While the JUPITER-4 had one VCO and one sub-OSC per voice, the PROMARS had two of each. The pitch of the two VCOs could be slightly detuned to produce a unison chorus effect, and a sub-OSC was provided on each VCO. Able to produce sounds similar to a four-VCO synthesizer, the PROMARS sounded positively huge , and is practically the definition of big, fat synth tone. While not as well known as the JUPITER-4, the thick sound and “compu-memory” function that allowed sounds to be stored and recalled made it a highly regarded instrument with a unique place among the classic Roland monosynths.

The New PROMARS

With the new PROMARS PLUG-OUT Synthesizer, the sound of this rare, vintage instrument is perfectly reproduced with Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) technology. ACB faithfully captures the sound and feel of our most revered classics, using original design specs, and a detailed, part-by-part analysis of each analog circuit. While the sound and behavior is reproduced with total accuracy, we couldn’t help but improve a few things in this new version. The VCOs have increased range settings, the LFO has a “Random” waveform setting, and the Noise and and Pulse Width sections have full range control of those parameters. And like our other PLUG-OUT synths, the PROMARS has great-sounding effects and an advanced arpeggiator section.

PLUG-IN and PLUG-OUT

While multiple instances of the PROMARS plug-in can be used in any VST or AU compatible DAW, the PROMARS PLUG-OUT Software Synthesizer offers seamless integration and unique capabilities for SYSTEM-1 owners. Connect a SYSTEM-1 and it becomes a dedicated controller, only lighting the appropriate knobs and sliders pertinent to the PROMARS. Transfer sounds back and forth between the PROMARS and SYSTEM-1 and even use the SYSTEM-1 as a high-quality audio and MIDI interface. Or break free entirely and PLUG-OUT directly to the SYSTEM-1, creating a stand-alone, hardware PROMARS synthesizer with real physical controls that can go anywhere and doesn’t require a computer.

Maximum Polyphony

1 voice


LFO DELAY/BEND

LFO Delay Time
LFO Bend


LFO

Waveform (SIN, SAW(Invert), SAW, SQR, RANDOM(S/H))
LFO Rate
LFO Key Trigger switch


VCO

Range (64, 32, 16, 8, 4, 2)
Modulation Depth
PWM Mode switch (MANUAL, LFO, VCF ENV, VCA ENV)
Pulse Width
Waveform (SAW, SQR, SAW+SUB, SQR+SUB, SUB)


VCO-2

VCO-2 A-TUNE
VCO-2 B-TUNE
VCO-2 Select SWITCH (A-TUNE, OFF, B-TUNE)


MIXER

VCO-1
VCO-2
NOISE


VCF

High pass filter Cutoff Frequency
Low pass filter Cutoff Frequency
Low pass filter Resonance
Low pass filter Keyboard Follow
Low pass filter LFO Modulation Depth
Envelope Modulation Depth
Envelope Attack Time
Envelope Decay Time
Envelope Sustain Level
Envelope Release Time


VCA

Envelope Attack Time
Envelope Decay Time
Envelope Sustain Level
Envelope Release Time
Tone
Crusher Depth


Effect

Reverb Level
Delay Level
Delay Time


Controller

Volume
Bend Sensitivity
Portamento
Legato switch
Key Assign Mode
Tempo Sync switch


Arpeggio

Arpeggio Switch
Arpeggio Type (1 Oct Up, 1 Oct U+D, 1 Oct Down, 2 Oct Up, 2 Oct U+D, 2 Oct Down)
Arpeggio Step (1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/4T, 1/8T, 1/16T)


Tune

430–450 Hz


Sampling Frequency

44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz


Patches per bank

64 patches
*User can make new user banks.


Plug-In Formats

VSTi 2.4 (32 bits, 64 bits) * Windows only
VSTi 3.6 (32 bits, 64 bits)
AU


SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS (MAC OS)

Operating System / Host Application

See “Information on DAW software compatible”
VST instruments (VSTi) version: VST 3.6 compatibility
Audio Units (AU) version: V2 Audio Units compatible


CPU

Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo or better


RAM

4 GB or more


Hard Disk

100 MB or more


Display resolution and Colors

1280 x 800 dots or higher, 16.7 million colors or more


Other

You’ll need Internet connectivity to activate this software.
You’ll need installation SYSTEM-1 driver to plug-out this software to the SYSTEM-1.


SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS (WINDOWS)

Operating System / Host Application

See “Information on DAW software compatibility”
VST instruments (VSTi) version: VST 2.4/3.6 compatible
* This does not work with the Windows® Phone.
* This does not work on the virtual machines such as Hyper-V, Virtual PC, or Boot Camp.


CPU

Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo or better


RAM

2 GB or more


Hard Disk

100 MB or more


Display resolution and Colors

1280 x 800 dots or higher, 24 bits Full Color or more


Other

You’ll need Internet connectivity to activate this software.
You’ll need Adobe Reader (available free of charge) in order to read the online help.
You’ll need installation SYSTEM-1 driver to plug-out this software to the SYSTEM-1.


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