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Roland AIRA SYSTEM-1 - PLUG-OUT Synthesizer

  • Four Oscillators
  • 73 Physical Controls
  • 25 Normal-Sized Keys
  • Arpeggiator with Scatter Function
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Roland SYSTEM-1 Overview

The AIRA SYSTEM-1 from Roland owes its pedigree to the spirit of the 1970s when the company introduced the SYSTEM 100, SYSTEM 100M, and the SYSTEM 700 modular and semi-modular synthesizers. Sporting a twenty-five key keyboard, four oscillators per voice, and seventy-three physical controls, the synthesizer is flexible and full of Roland synthesis tonal character.

A standout feature is the ability of the instrument to control and even host software recreations of classic Roland synthesizers with no computer required. Switching between the internal sounds and those of the hosted plug-in is possible, providing an intuitive and fully automatic one-to-one control interface.

Seventy-three performance-ready physical controls

Four oscillators for fat synthesizer tones

Oscillator colors create continuous waveform changes from simple to complex

All parameters can be controlled with physical knobs and sliders with LED indicators

Advanced arpeggiator with scatter function

Scatter jog dial offers ten different phrase variations with dynamic, real-time control over ten stages of depth

-12 and -24 dB filter types with independent high-pass filters

Tone knob for easy tonal balancing

Crusher knob for adding a modern edge

Integrated delay and reverb effects

Tempo syncing for LFO and delay

Control and host software recreations of classic Roland synthesizers

Thin keyboard with twenty-five, normal-sized keys

More Information
Keyboard25 keys (without velocity)
Sound GeneratorMaximum Polyphony\n4 voices (SYSTEM-1 Mode)\nUser Memory\n8\nStructure Elements (SYSTEM-1 Mode)\nOscillator Section\nWaveform: Saw, square, triangle, saw2, square2, triangle2\nKnobs: Color, modulation source, octave, tune\nEnvelope: Attack time, decay time, envelope depth\nModulation: Cross modulator, ring modulator, oscillator sync\nSub Oscillator: -1 octave/-2 octave\nNoise: White noise/pink noise\nKey Mode: Mono/unison/poly\nFilter Section\nType: LPF (-12dB/-24dB), HPF\nKnobs: LPF cutoff, resonance, HPF cutoff, key follow\nEnvelope: Attack time, decay time, sustain level, release time, envelope depth\nAmplifier Section\nEnvelope: Attack time, decay time, sustain level, release time\nLFO Section\nWaveform: Sine, triangle, saw, square, sample and hold, random\nKnobs: Fade time, rate, pitch, filter, amp\nController: LFO key trigger, tempo sync\nMixer Section\nLevel: Oscillator 1, oscillator 2, sub oscillator, noise\nEffecter Section\nTone, crusher, reverb, delay, delay time\nStructure Elements (PLUG-OUT Mode)\nDependent on PLUG-OUT software
ArpeggiatorType: 6\nStep: 6
ScatterType: 10\nDepth: 10
ControllersVolume knob\nTempo knob\nPortamento knob\nLegato button\nPitch Bend/Scatter jog dial\nScatter Type dial\nKey Hold button\nOctave Up/Down buttons\nMod button\nPower switch (rear)

2 x 1/4" TS L/R Out\n1 x 1/4" TRS Headphone\n1 x 1/4" TS Sustain Pedal In (pedal not included)\n1 x 1/4" TRS Control Pedal In (pedal not included)\n2 x 5-pin DIN MIDI In/Out\n1 x USB Type B\n1 x DC In

Power RequirementsAC adapter\n850 mA current draw
Dimensions (WxDxH)18.6 x 11.2 x 2.8" (472 x 283 x 70 mm)
Weight5.3 lb (2.4 kg)
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