SYSTEM-1m

PLUG-OUT Synthesizer

SYSTEM-1m

Semi-Modular PLUG-OUT Synthesizer with CV/GATE and Eurorack Compatibility

The SYSTEM-1m is a semi-modular synthesizer with PLUG-OUT capability and a unique design that can be used as a Eurorack module, tabletop synth, or 19” rackmount unit. In addition to being a powerful standalone instrument, the SYSTEM-1m has external inputs and an array of CV/Gate connections that allow it to be re-patched and to interface with other modular synthesizer systems. The SYSTEM-1m’s CV/Gate connections combined with its ability to load classic Roland PLUG-OUT synth models like the SH-101 and PROMARS give it power and flexibility that is simply unparalleled.

Modular for the Masses

Modular synthesizers are highly prized by musicians for their ability to make totally unique and interesting sounds. But they can demand a real investment of both time and money to create a fully functional instrument. The SYSTEM-1m takes the guesswork out of getting into modular with great sounds and the freedom to experiment right out of the box. The fully self-contained module can be placed in a rack or on a table and can be powered by a standard AC adaptor. And it can be played from any standard MIDI keyboard or receive MIDI messages from your DAW - just like you’d expect.

But the SYSTEM-1m goes way beyond standard synthesizer modules. WIth fully-lit, color coded patch points, you can experiment with reconfiguring its architecture and easily connect to a wide world of available synthesizer modules. In addition to functioning as a rackmount or tabletop unit, the SYSTEM-1m can be mounted in a standard Eurorack case and can be powered via integrated case power with the included adapter cable. Its versatile synth architecture integrates beautifully with existing modular setups - or it can be the heart of a burgeoning modular synthesizer rig.

A Collection of Classics

The SYSTEM-1m is a stunningly powerful instrument based on our more than 40 years of experience in designing synthesizers. It’s capable of an astonishing range of synth tones, from glistening arps to thunderous basses. But we’re also known for our lineage of iconic vintage instruments, sought after by musicians the world over. These include a long list of classic synths renowned for their identifiable character and genre-defining tone. And this is why we developed PLUG-OUT technology.

PLUG-OUT synthesizers use our Analog Circuit Behavior technology to perfectly replicate some of our most revered classics. They work like regular VST or AU compatible plugins in a DAW, with the SYSTEM-1m’s array of high-resolution knobs and sliders creating an elegant, one-to-one control surface that works seamlessly. But you can also load PLUG-OUT synths directly into the SYSTEM-1m and switch between the internal synthesizer architecture and one of a growing number of PLUG-OUT Roland classics, like the SH-101, SH-2 and PROMARS - with no computer required.

All These Worlds Are Yours

While it provides a huge amount of synthesis power on its own, interconnecting the SYSTEM-1m with other modular gear creates a vast range of sonic possibilities. Its impressive oscillator section, sweet filters and snappy envelopes are sure to be welcome in any modular setup, no matter how big or small. But it’s the SYSTEM-1m’s combination of CV/Gate modularity, PLUG-OUT, and DAW integration that takes things into completely uncharted territory.

For example, load the SH-101 PLUG-OUT into the SYSTEM-1m and you essentially have a hardware SH-101 with modular capabilities - something that has never existed before. You can process external sources through the SH-101’s acclaimed filters, or load the SH-2 PLUG-OUT and use its formidable oscillator section to drive any number of available Eurorack filters and envelopes. The potential is staggering.

*SH-101 PLUG-OUT will be available for sale soon.

Sound Generator Section
Maximum Polyphony
4 voices (SYSTEM-1m Mode)

User Memory
8
Structure Elements (SYSTEM-1m Mode)
Oscillator Section
Waveform: SAW, SQUARE, TRIANGLE, SAW 2, SQUARE 2, TRIANGLE 2
Knobs: COLOR, MODULATION Source (MANUAL, LFO, P. ENV, F. ENV, A. ENV, SUB OSC), OCTAVE, TUNE
Envelope: ATTACK Time, DECAY Time, ENVELOPE Depth
Modulation: CROSS Modulator, RING Modulator, Oscillator SYNC
Sub Oscillator: -1 oct/-2 oct
Noise: WHITE Noise/PINK Noise

Filter Section
Type: LPF (-12 dB/-24 dB), HPF
Knobs: LPF CUTOFF, RESONANCE, HPF CUTOFF, KEY Follow
Envelope: ATTACK Time, DECAY Time, SUSTAIN Level, RELEASE Time, ENVELOPE Depth

Amplifier Section
TONE
Envelope: ATTACK Time, DECAY Time, SUSTAIN Level, RELEASE Time

LFO Section
LFO Waveform: SINE, TRIANGLE, SAW, SQUARE, Sample&Hold, Random
Knobs: FADE TIME, RATE, PITCH, FILTER, AMP
Controller: LFO KEY TRIGGER

Mixer Section
Level: OSC 1, OSC 2, SUB OSC, NOISE

Effecter Section
CRUSHER, REVERB, DELAY, DELAY TIME
Structure Elements (PLUG-OUT Mode)
Depend on PLUG-OUT software
Other
Controllers
VOLUME knob
TEMPO knob
TEMPO SYNC button
LEGATO button
MONO/UNISON/POLY button
PITCH knob
SELECT knob
WRITE button
MEMORY display
Power Switch (Rear)
Connectors
PHONES jack: Stereo miniature phone type
OUTPUT (L/MONO, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type (Rear)
OUTPUT (L/MONO, R) jacks: Miniature phone type (Front)
LFO OUT, OSC 1 SYNC OUT, OSC 2 SYNC IN, RING IN,
OSC 1 OUT, OSC 2 OUT, EXT IN, MIX OUT, PITCH ENV IN,
FILTER ENV IN, FILTER ENV OUT, FILTER LFO IN,
GATE IN, CV IN, AMP ENV IN, AMP ENV OUT jacks: Miniature phone type
MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors (Rear and Bottom)
USB port: USB type B (Audio/MIDI)
DC IN jack
Power Supply
AC adaptor or Eurorack power
Current draw
1,300 mA (AC adaptor)
700 mA (Eurorack power)
Accessories
AC adaptor
Owner's Manual
Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"
PLUG-OUT information card
Rackmount adaptors
Eurorack installation screws
Eurorack power cable
Patch cables (set of three)
Ableton Live Lite Serial Number Card*

* Internet connection is required for installation. http://ableton.com/live-lite
Options (sold separately)
PLUG-OUT SYNTHESIZER: SH-2, PROMARS
Size and Weight
Width
427 mm
16-13/16 inches
Depth
129 mm
5-1/8 inches
Height
70 mm
2-13/16 inches
Weight
1.25 kg
2 lbs 13 oz
ASIO
ASIO is a trademark and software of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH.

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