Roland AIRA Series System-1 25-Key Variable Synthesizer

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The AIRA SYSTEM-1 is a synthesizer unlike any other, breaking new ground with remarkable flexibility and access to a vast palette of synthesized sounds with the bold and unmistakable character associated with Roland synthesizers for nearly four decades.

For over 30 years, Roland’s modular and semi-modular synthesizers set the pace for innovation in their unique ability to combine a broad spectrum of great sounds with practicality and versatility, making them the first choice for producers and artists on the top of the charts

What's Old is New
Roland’s new System 1 Synth utilizes Analog Circuit Behavior technology (ACB) to analyze the original analog circuits that created these great synths, recreated their sounds with painstaking accuracy and integrated them side-by-side with within the technology of SYSTEM-1.

PLUG OUT with plug-ins
Integrating decades of amazing and different Synth Technology into one system may be complicated, but Roland succeeded and you get to enjoy the easy part.  Along with the fresh, new fusion in an advanced, but friendly keyboard package, accurate software recreations of classic Roland synths have been created to work with SYSTEM-1. Plug-in versions of now legendary Roland synths, can be hosted in the SYSTEM-1 itself, with or without a computer. You can even switch between the internal sounds of SYSTEM-1’s and sounds from the plug-in.

Part of the family
With a completely innovative design, intuitive control surface, great expansion options, cool styling and solid quality, you have a time tunnel of synth sounds and functionality combined into one impressive and affordable unit.

Features:
  • Four oscillators for buckets of fat synth tones
  • Oscillator colors create continuous waveform changes
  • Physical knobs & sliders with LEDs control all parameters
  • Advanced Arpeggiator with SCATTER
  • Convenient and intuitive jog dial accessibility
  • 10 different phrase variations
  • Dynamic, real-time control over 10 stages of depth
  • Variety of modulation functions include…
  • Ring modulation
  • Cross modulation
  • Oscillator sync
  • -12dB and -24dB high-pass filters
  • Tone knob tailors your output quickly & easily
  • Crusher knob for modern edge
  • Integrated Delay and Reverb effect units
  • Tempo syncing for LFO and Delay
  • Innovative thin keyboard with 25 normal sized keys
  • Roland’s most compact synth ever, yet comfortable to play
  • Computer-connectivity via USB jack for MIDI & Audio I/O.
  • Sync with AIRA series and other devices via MIDI Clock
  • Designed as a perfect match with other AIRA series products

Things You Will Get:

    Synthesizer
    Owner's manual
    AC adaptor
    Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"
Number of Keys 25
Polyphony 4 Voices
Synthesis Type ACB (Active Circuit Behavior)
Synthesizer Format Keyboard
Type of Action Synth
Audio Outputs 2
Arpeggiator Yes
USB Yes
MIDI I/O Yes
Connectors
OUTPUT
Headphones- Stereo TRS x1
Stereo Out- 1/4" TS x 2

PEDALS
Hold- 1/4" TS x 1
Control- 1/4" TRS x 1

MIDI x 2 (I/O)
USB type B (Audio/MIDI)
DC IN (for Power Supply)
Controller Types KNOBS:
Volume
Tempo
Portamento

BUTTONS:
Legato
Key Hold
Octave Up/Down
Modulation

JOG DIAL: Pitch Bend & Scatter

DIAL:Scatter Type

Power Switch: Rear Panel
Other Features ARPEGGIO
Type: 6
Step: 6
Weight 9.31 lbs.
Dimensions 4.58 x 7.72 x 12.62 inches (WxHxD)
Series AIRA
Model System 1 Synth

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RolandAIRA Series System-1 25-Key Variable Synthesizer
 
4.8

(based on 11 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Portable (8)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Good audio (6)
  • Responsive / good action (6)
  • Pre-programmed music (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Electronic music (7)
    • Accompaniment (5)
    • Concerts (5)
    • Travel (4)
    • MIDI (3)
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    4.0

    GREAT FOR STUDIO AND LIVE

    By 

    from CANOGA PK CA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Portable
    • Realistic Sound
    • Responsive / Good Action

    Cons

    • No Speakers

    Best Uses

    • Electronic Music

    Comments about Roland AIRA Series System-1 25-Key Variable Synthesizer:

    GREAT FOR THE STUDIO OR LIVE .VERY AUTHENTIC SOUNDS .I AM A STAFF REVIEWER AT SAM ASH MUSIC

     
    5.0

    Killer Synth

    By 

    from Canoga Park, CA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Portable
    • Pre-programmed music

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Concerts
      • Electronic Music

      Comments about Roland AIRA Series System-1 25-Key Variable Synthesizer:

      As a keyboardist, I'm mostly playing piano, organ, and string sounds, just due to the nature of the music I play. I like having some syth sounds a la Edgar Winter Group, but I don't want to lug around a huge old synth with a ridiculous patch bay I need a rocket science degree to decode. I also rarely ever play more than one synth note at once, so having this little guy off to to side patches every little whole in my keyboard game. I can easily get the classic synth sounds I want without breaking concentration, my back, or my wallet. Also, let's face it. This thing looks rad!

      I'm a staff reviewer for Sam Ash Music.

       
      5.0

      ROLAND KILLS IT!

      By 

      from Indianapolis, IN

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Clean
      • Easy to Use
      • Portable
      • Pre-programmed music
      • Realistic Sound
      • Responsive / Good Action
      • Sleek
      • Touch Sensitive Keys

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Bands
        • Concerts
        • DJ
        • Electronic Music
        • Keyboards
        • MIDI
        • Performance
        • Travel

        Comments about Roland AIRA Series System-1 25-Key Variable Synthesizer:

        Roland, we thank you. You came out with a new board and new sounds, that not only looks cool, but inspires us to keep on being creative. Filters galore! Sound shaping and tonal curvature that will keep you awake for days on end trying to hone in that new song. With new sounds and sound banks for the Roland elite, this is a must-not-pass-up. Time to go, gotta produce that next track.....

         
        5.0

        BIG SOUND IN A SMALL GREEN PACKAGE!

        By 

        from Queens, NY

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Portable
        • Pre-programmed music
        • Realistic Sound
        • Responsive / Good Action
        • Touch Sensitive Keys

        Cons

        • No Speakers
        • Poor Instructions

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Chamber Music
        • Concerts
        • Electronic Music
        • Learning
        • MIDI
        • Travel

        Comments about Roland AIRA Series System-1 25-Key Variable Synthesizer:

        I needed a synth to help me add more to my beats. I didn't want to go the software route being that I am using an MPC 1000. So based on reviews, I went to sam ash and bought the new system-1 from roland. I feel like I found gold. Now I've got fatter baselines and leads that cut through and grab all the attention in the room. Not only that but if I ever decide to go back to software, this doubles as an awesome midi controller and its portable enough so that I can take it on the go with me. The sound quality is awesome, just like all roland products and the green lighting make it much much easier to work at night. This is the best purchase Ive made all year.

        I am a Staff Reviewer @ Sam Ash Music Queens.

         
        5.0

        hours of fun

        By 

        from Torrance

        Verified Reviewer

        Comments about Roland AIRA Series System-1 25-Key Variable Synthesizer:

        I love this unit, it's a lot of fun. In fact, the whole Arias series sounds great and integrates seamlessly.It utilizes Roland's modular and semi-modular synthesis to create a broad spectrum of sounds and on-the-fly editing capability. A must for any serious producer.
        I am a Sales Associate @ Sam Ash Paramus.

         
        5.0

        AIRA is the new wave!

        By 

        from Queens, NY

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Portable
        • Pre-programmed music
        • Realistic Sound
        • Responsive / Good Action
        • Touch Sensitive Keys

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Electronic Music
          • MIDI
          • Travel

          Comments about Roland AIRA Series System-1 25-Key Variable Synthesizer:

          This is awesome! It is a great sounding synth! Roland really did their homework as usual to get some of those old school original great sounding synth suonds into this unit. It's plug out feature makes it real easy to integrate with any DAW. You can use this with all the other AIRA line to really make yourself quite a studio and make some bangin music. You may think this is a little pricey for a 25 key synth, but it's not about the size, but of how you use it!

          I am a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music

           
          5.0

          Back to the Future!

          By 

          from Ontario. Ca

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Portable
          • Realistic Sound
          • Responsive / Good Action

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • Concerts
            • Electronic Music
            • Travel

            Comments about Roland AIRA Series System-1 25-Key Variable Synthesizer:

            What an incredible piece of equipment! The System-1 digitally recreates analog circuit behavior resulting in a accurate recreation of old school tones! Fat synth tones, convenient and intuitive jog dial, real-time control over 10 stages of depth, 25 normal sized keys. It's easy to use and sounds great! I'm a sales associate at Sam Ash Music Ontario.

             
            5.0

            What a synth

            By 

            from Cincinnati,OH

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Portable
            • Pre-programmed music
            • Realistic Sound
            • Responsive / Good Action
            • Touch Sensitive Keys

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Electronic Music

              Comments about Roland AIRA Series System-1 25-Key Variable Synthesizer:

              Roland never ceases to amaze me. Once again they have made a great synth and the price is right too. I find it very usable and easy to operate. you can get a lot of different sounds that makes it fun and easy to create. I am a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music

               
              5.0

              Retro is back...again

              By 

              from Chicago, Il

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Big sound
              • Fat Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Live
                • Studio

                Comments about Roland AIRA Series System-1 25-Key Variable Synthesizer:

                Great sound for recording.
                Reminding me of the JP-8000 sound.
                Nice for live or the studio.
                I'm a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music.

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                4.0

                Better than I thought it would be . . .

                By 

                from Maywood, NJ

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Roland AIRA Series System-1 25-Key Variable Synthesizer:

                      I'm usually a bit skeptical when it comes to modeled analog synths, but the System 1 gets closer to the sound of the Roland synths of the 80's than your typical virtual analog (hardware and software). Control layout is intuitive and quite versatile with regards to modulation routings. The key bed is pretty shallow and is a bit tough to dig into, but the keys are full size, trigger quickly, and don't hinder rapid lines. I'm a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music.

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                      The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for 90 days from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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