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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.

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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.

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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
 
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5.0

What a synth

By 

from Cincinnati,OH

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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

    Dreaming of an SH-101? Buy this!

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    from Indianapolis, IN

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Great Synth Leads
    • MIDI
    • Plugout To All Other Aira
    • Responsive / Good Action
    • Scatter Fx

    Cons

    • Monochromatic Led Lights

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Electronic Music
    • Live Synth
    • MIDI
    • Travel

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

    Great 25 key synth. Pretty solid sounds, very comparable to an SH-101 but digitally controlled. Plug-out to the TR-8 and the rest of the new AIRA line. MIDI as well.

     
    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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          5.0

          THE mobile synth

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          from Cleveland, OH

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          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to use
          • Lightweight
          • Portable
          • Quality of sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur recording
            • Composition
            • Live Performances
            • Practice
            • Professional Recording

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

            This is an incredible piece of equipment in such a small package. The sounds that are preset are amazing, and morphing them in real time is so much fun. Once you start playing this, you will not want to put it down for hours. Jamming with other musicians is a blast, and the interface is very easy to navigate. You can be up and running with professional sounds that are tried and true in minutes.

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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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