SYSTEM-1 Software Synthesizer

Get all the sonic power and versatility of the acclaimed SYSTEM-1 synthesizer in a VST and AU compatible plugin. Like the SYSTEM-1 hardware, this software version breaks new ground with remarkable flexibility and a vast palette of stunning sounds. It has the bold, unmistakable character associated with Roland synthesizers for over four decades. For SYSTEM-1 hardware owners, the software provides advanced editor/librarian functions and total DAW integration. For in-the-box producers, it delivers the mighty sound of the SYSTEM-1 without the need for hardware.

Description

FEATURE

  • 2 ultra-versatile oscillators with sub-oscillator and noise generator
  • 12 oscillator types including Super Saw, Super Square, FM, Vowel and more
  • Cross Modulation and oscillator Color controls for continuous waveform changes
  • Advanced arpeggiator with Scatter function
  • -12 dB and -24 dB filter types with independent high-pass filters
  • Tone knob for easy tonal balancing
  • Integrated delay, reverb and crusher effects
  • Tempo syncable LFO and delay
  • Complete editor/librarian and DAW integration for SYSTEM-1 hardware
  • VST and AU compatible

Future Classic

Since its release, the SYSTEM-1 has received worldwide acclaim for its ability to dish out an astonishing array of synth tones, from vintage to modern. Spend a little time with its intuitive controls and you’ll quickly appreciate the ability to dial-up all manner of instantly usable sounds that sit perfectly in a mix. Thumping basses, glistening arps, warm pads, plucked synths, lo-fi effects. We’re talking desert island synth.

At its heart is our Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) technology, which we use to carefully analyze the structure and behavior 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 synth tones that live and breathe.

Advanced Arpeggiator

The SYSTEM-1’s advanced arpeggiator with its Scatter capability gives it unprecedented versatility and playability. Six arpeggio types with six step settings combine with variable Scatter type and depth to create a seemingly infinite selection of patterns. Smoothly controllable, you can even arpeggiate synth parameters like cutoff and resonance, in addition to notes.

Hardware. Meet Software.

The SYSTEM-1 Software Synthesizer is a must-have if you own the SYSTEM-1 or SYSTEM-1m hardware. Seamless, bi-directional communication between the hardware and software provides complete editor/librarian functionality and an automatic, one-to-one hardware control interface that just works.

CONTROLLERS

SPECIFICATIONS

Maximum Polyphony

4 voice


LFO

Waveform (SINE, TRIANGLE, SAW, SQUARE, Sample&Hold, Random)
Fade Time
Rate
Pitch Modulation Level
Filter Modulation Level
Amplifier Modulation Level


Oscillator

Wave Form (SAW, SQUARE, TRIANGLE, SAW 2, SQUARE 2, TRIANGLE 2, NOISE SAW, LOGIC OPERATION, FM, FM+SYNC, VOWEL, CB)
Sub Oscillator (-1 Oct, -2 Oct)
Noise Oscillator (White Noise, Pink Noise)
Range (64, 32, 16, 8, 4, 2)
Color
Fine Tune
Coarse Tune
Oscillator Sync
Cross Modulator
Ring Modulator
Modulation Source (MANUAL, LFO, P. ENV, F. ENV, A. ENV, SUB OSC)
Envelope Attack Time
Envelope Decay Time
Envelope Depth


Mixer

OSC 1
OSC 2
SUB OSC
NOISE


Filter

LPF Type (-12 dB, -24 dB)
LPF Cutoff
Resonance
HPF Cutoff
Envelope Attack Time
Envelope Decay Time
Envelope Sustain Level
Envelope Release Time
Envelope Depth
Key Follow


Amplifier

Envelope Attack Time
Envelope Decay Time
Envelope Sustain Level
Envelope Release Time


Effect

Tone
Crusher
Reverb
Delay
Delay Time


Arpeggio

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


Scatter

Type (1–10)
Depth (1–10)


Tune

430–450 Hz


Controller

Volume
Portamento
Legato switch
Bend Range
Tempo Sync switch
LFO Key Trigger switch
Key Assign Mode switch
Key Hold switch
Octave (-3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3)


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 compatible
Audio Units (AU) version: V2 Audio Units compatible

CPU:
Intel® Core™ 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 connect this software to the SYSTEM-1.


Windows

Operating System / Host Application:
See “Information on DAW software compatible”

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® Core™ 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 connect this software to the SYSTEM-1.


* Although Roland has tested numerous configurations, and has determined that on average, a computer system similar to that described above will permit normal operation of the SYSTEM-1 Software Synthesizer, Roland cannot guarantee that a given computer can be used satisfactorily with the SYSTEM-1 Software Synthesizer based solely on the fact that it meets the above requirements. This is because there are too many other variables that may influence the processing environment, including differences in motherboard design and the particular combination of other devices involved.


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