SYSTEM-500 540

Based on the classic SYSTEM-100M modular synthesizer, the SYSTEM-500 is a fully analog recreation of one of the most revered electronic instruments of all time. Newly designed in Eurorack format, the SYSTEM-500 delivers the classic character and functionality of the original with the advantages of a modern instrument. The SYSTEM-500 is made to exacting standards with top-quality components and solid controls, with a collaborative production process between Portland, USA and Hamamatsu, Japan. And it’s surprisingly affordable, turning the fantasy of finally owning this legendary instrument into reality.

Description

FEATURE

Classic System. New Format.

The SYSTEM-500 consists of Eurorack format modules that you can mix and match in any combination to create the ultimate Roland modular synthesizer. Each module is completely analog and has been designed for maximum compatibility with the world of contemporary synthesizer and effects modules. The SYSTEM-500 is a compact, powerful system that opens up vast possibilities for sound design and musical exploration.

540 Dual Envelope Generator + LFO

The 540 Dual Envelope Generator and LFO (low frequency oscillator) is a multi-purpose modulation source. This unit features two independent ADSR (attack, decay, sustain, release) envelope sections that produce variable voltages for controlling other Eurorack format synthesizer modules such as oscillators, filters, and VCAs. Each section can be triggered externally, internally, or manually with dedicated jacks for each envelope, as well as an inverted output.

Additionally, the 540 includes a voltage controlled LFO with 5 waveform outputs. Front panel controls adjust both frequency and delay time of the LFO start. Delay and reset can be triggered from either envelope 1 or 2.

CONTROLLERS

SPECIFICATIONS

Controllers

ATTACK slider
DECAY slider
SUSTAIN slider
RELEASE slider
MANUAL switch
FAST/SLOW switch
EXTERNAL/CYCLE switch
KEYBOARD TRIGGER switch
DELAY TRIGGER switch
FREQUENCY RANGE switch
FREQUENCY knob
DELAY knob


Connectors

EXTERNAL jack: Miniature phone type
ENVELOPE 1 jack: Miniature phone type
ENVELOPE 2 jack: Miniature phone type
INVERTED ENVELOPE jack: Miniature phone type
CV FREQUENCY jack: Miniature phone type
SQUARE WAVE jack: Miniature phone type
TRIANGLE WAVE jack: Miniature phone type
SAW WAVE jack: Miniature phone type
INVERTED SAW WAVE jack: Miniature phone type
SINE WAVE jack: Miniature phone type


Power Supply

Eurorack power


Current draw

85 mA (+12 V)
50 mA (-12 V)


Accessories

Owner’s Manual
Leaflet “USING THE UNIT SAFELY”
Eurorack installation screws (4 pcs)
Eurorack power cable


SIZE AND WEIGHT

Width

81 mm
3-3/16 inches
16 HP


Depth

58 mm
2-5/16 inches


Height

129 mm
5-1/8 inches


Weight

202 g
8 oz


INTRODUCING
PERFECT SOUND

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