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:

  • System-1 Synthesizer
  • Owner's Manual
  • AC Adaptor

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5.0

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5.0

SYNTH SOUNDS FOE ALL!

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from store 54

Staff Reviewer

Pros

  • Circuit Behavior Technolo
  • Fat Synth Tones
  • •advanced Arpeggiator Wit

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Clubs
    • Mobile Dj
    • Studio Production

    OK, I GOTTA ADMIT, I'm NOT THAT SAVY IN KEYBOARD AND SYNTHESIZERS. bUT I'LL TELL YOU THIS MUCH..IT'S SO MUCH FUN LEARNING THE IN'S AND OUT'S OF THIS MACHINE. tHE MORE YOU PLAY WITH IT THE MORE NEW FEATURES YOU LEARN AND IT'S SO EASY TO USE. WHEN YOU WANT TO EMBELLISH A SONG AND ADD YOUR TONES THIS BABY WILL!

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    5.0

    Too Much Awesome!

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    from Edison, NJ

    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

    • 1 To 1 Knobs
    • Acts As Interface
    • Bitcrusher
    • Extra Hidden Waveforms
    • Midi
    • Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Live
      • Sound Playgroud
      • Studio

      I can't even begin to say too many good things about the Roland System-1! This piece holds a special place in my heart as I discovered my signature sound on it! The sounds on this piece are so clean and unashamedly digital, which can be a great thing if you know how to use it. Additionally, upon firmware upgrade, there are six new waveforms! I love this unit, and it's my first stop when I explore sound. It's a great piece to learn subtractive synthesis too!

       
      5.0

      Incredible synth

      By 

      from Sam Ash Music Ontario

      Staff Reviewer

      Roland has always been famous for their classic synths. The System 1 is no let down. ACB or analog circuit behavior technology allows the synth to recreate the original classic synth sound and feel. It can also host plugins of popular and legendary synths with or without a computer! Lots of control over your sound and easy to use!

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      5.0

      Awesome Variable key synthesizer

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      from Cleveland, OH

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Analog Circuit Behavior
      • Four Oscillators
      • Oscillator Sync

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Live Gigs
        • Studio Work

        Roland has done an amazing job here with this synthesizer. With Roland's Analog Circuit Behavior technology it is able to closely copy the sound of an Analog Synth. Built in four oscillators will be able to provide you with a very fat authentic synth sound. Also comes with a very advanced arpeggiator with tones of useful options like a "Scatter" setting. With a easy to use control surface, expansive options, you are able to harness great synth sounds in this very affordable instrument.

        This is a real hands on product review from Nabil at Sam Ash in Lyndhurst, OH

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        5.0

        Amazing sound and options

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        from Edison, NJ

        Staff Reviewer

        We have this on display in our store and everyone loves this guy. Amazing synth sounds and so many modulation options. A great features is that Roland has a plug out program that allows you to throw in presets of classic roland synths into your system 1 through you computer and have fun with those. Nice and compact and fits right into your bag.

         
        5.0

        Awesome synth and sounds!

        By 

        from New Brunswick, NJ

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Sounds Great
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Electronic Music
          • Recordings

          This is an awesome synth for the price. I've been messing around with it at a friend's house and am probably going to pick one up for myself. It's got an insane amount of sound options and stuff I've never heard in a synth before, plus all of the classic sounds. This is great for anyone producing electronic music.

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          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
          Warranty Info:

          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.