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
 
4.6

(based on 16 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Portable (13)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Responsive / good action (10)
  • Good audio (9)
  • Pre-programmed music (6)

Cons

  • No speakers (3)

Best Uses

  • Electronic music (12)
  • MIDI (7)
  • Accompaniment (6)
  • Concerts (5)
  • Travel (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (6), Experienced (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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4.0

Thank you; Roland!!

By 

from NJ

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Electronic Music
    • Learning
    • MIDI
    • Travel

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

    With the sounds of the 80s still being alive and well in music today, this little piece of equipment is one of my "go to" tools.

     
    5.0

    synth of my dreams

    By 

    from sarasota fl

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Portable
    • Pre-programmed music
    • Responsive / Good Action

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Electronic Music

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

      its great for adding effects to my recording. so many different features and great sound. definitely a must have

       
      4.0

      Plug Out Technology is Awesome!

      By 

      from Buffalo Grove, Il

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Portable
      • Touch Sensitive Keys

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Electronic Music
        • MIDI

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

        Retro-style synth resurrected.
        I love the analog sound, very fat synth engine.
        Plug out allows you to have two synths in one while using with the computer.
        Very cool to grab this one mate!
        I am a product reviewer for Sam Ash from Buffalo Grove, Il

         
        4.0

        AWESOME SYNTH!

        By 

        from lyndhurst ohio

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Electronic Music
          • MIDI

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

          This is synth is really something else. even though it is a technically a digital synth it sounds very close to an analog one and brings back the hands on approach to synths with all the tweaking and turning of knobs, not to mention the plug out technology that will model famous past synths so it will always be changing!

          I am a reviewer for sam ash

           
          4.0

          The wait is over!

          By 

          from Chicago IL

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Portable
          • Realistic Sound
          • Responsive / Good Action

          Cons

          • Difficult to Use
          • Limited Sound Selection
          • No Speakers

          Best Uses

          • Electronic Music
          • MIDI
          • Recording

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

          This has been a long awaited release from Roland. A new design based off a classic piece. And with Rolands new Plug out technology featured only in the System1 this is what you get: Plug-in versions of several Roland synths, can be hosted in the SYSTEM-1 itself, with or without a computer. You can even switch between the internal sounds of SYSTEM1 and or sounds of the plug ins themselves. Based off analog circuit behavior it almost acts like analog unit with a somewhat digital interface.

          I am a product reviewer with Sam Ash Buffalo Grove

           
          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.

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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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