SYSTEM-1

Software Synthesizer

SYSTEM-1

Four-Voice Green Machine

Like its hardware counterpart released in 2014, the SYSTEM-1 Software Synthesizer boasts deep control and a diverse sound palette. For SYSTEM-1 hardware owners, the software provides advanced editor/librarian functions and total DAW integration. For producers, it delivers the mighty sound of the SYSTEM-1 in virtual form.

A Future Classic

A true desert island synth, the SYSTEM-1 fuses classic and utterly modern synth tones. Spend a little time with its intuitive controls and quickly generate inspiring sounds that sit perfectly in your mixes—thumping basses, glistening arps, warm pads, plucked synths, lo-fi effects, and more.

Advanced Arpeggiator

The Scatter capability of the SYSTEM-1’s arpeggiator fuels experimentation and happy accidents. Six arpeggio types with six step settings combine with variable Scatter types and depth to create an infinite selection of patterns. In addition to notes, arpeggiate synth parameters like cutoff and resonance to build moving sequences and animated textures.

Hardware Integration

The SYSTEM-1 Software Synthesizer is a must-have for SYSTEM-1 or SYSTEM-1m hardware owners. Seamless, bi-directional communication between hardware and software gives complete editor/librarian functionality and an automatic, one-to-one hardware control interface.

Join today for full access to the future classic SYSTEM-1, along with the vintage instruments that inspired it.

Specifications
Maximum Polyphony
4 voice
LFO
Waveform (SINE, TRIANGLE, SAW, SQUARE, Sample&Hold, Random)
Fade Time
Rate
Pitch Modulation Level
Filter Modulation Level
Amplifier Modulation Level
Oscilator
Wave Form (SAW, SQUARE, TRIANGLE, SAW 2, SQUARE 2, TRIANGLE 2, NOISE SAW, LOGIC OPERATION, FM, FM+SYNC, VOWEL, CB)
Sub Oscillator (-1 Oct, -2 Oct)
Noise Oscillator (White Noise, Pink Noise)
Range (64, 32, 16, 8, 4, 2)
Color
Fine Tune
Coarse Tune
Oscillator Sync
Cross Modulator
Ring Modulator
Modulation Source (MANUAL, LFO, P. ENV, F. ENV, A. ENV, SUB OSC)
Envelope Attack Time
Envelope Decay Time
Envelope Depth
Mixer
OSC 1
OSC 2
SUB OSC
NOISE
Filter
LPF Type (-12 dB, -24 dB)
LPF Cutoff
Resonance
HPF Cutoff
Envelope Attack Time
Envelope Decay Time
Envelope Sustain Level
Envelope Release Time
Envelope Depth
Key Follow
Amplifier
Envelope Attack Time
Envelope Decay Time
Envelope Sustain Level
Envelope Release Time
Effect
Tone
Crusher
Reverb
Delay
Delay Time
Arpeggio
Arpeggio Switch
Arpeggio Type (1 Oct Up, 1 Oct U+D, 1 Oct Down, 2 Oct Down, 2 Oct U+D, 2 Oct Up)
Arpeggio Step (1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/4T, 1/8T, 1/16T)
Scatter
Type (1–10)
Depth (1–10)
Tune
430–450 Hz
Controller
Volume
Portamento
Legato switch
Bend Range
Tempo Sync switch
LFO Key Trigger switch
Key Assign Mode switch
Key Hold switch
Octave (-3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3)
Sampling Frequency
44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz
Patches per bank
64 patches
*User can make new user banks.
Plugin-Formats
VSTi 2.4 (32 bits, 64 bits) * Windows only
VSTi 3.6 (32 bits, 64 bits)
AU
System Requirements (macOS™)
Operating System
macOS™ 10.8.5 or later
Host Application
VST instruments (VSTi) version: VST 3.6 compatible
Audio Units (AU) version: V2 Audio Units compatible
CPU
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo or better
RAM
4 GB or more
Hard Disk
100 MB or more
Display resolution and Colors
1280 x 800 dots or higher, 16.7 million colors or more
Other
You'll need Internet connectivity to activate this software.
You'll need installation SYSTEM-1 driver to plug-out this software to the SYSTEM-1.
System Requirements (Windows®)
Operating System
Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1
Microsoft® Windows® 8/8.1
Microsoft® Windows® 10
* incompatible with Windows® RT, Windows® Phone or virtual machines such as Hyper-V, Virtual PC.
Host Application
VST instruments (VSTi) version: VST 2.4/3.6 compatible
CPU
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo or better
RAM
2 GB or more
Hard Disk
100 MB or more
Display resolution and Colors
1280 x 800 dots or higher, 24 bits Full Color or more
Other
You'll need Internet connectivity to activate this software.
You'll need Adobe Reader (available free of charge) in order to read the online help.
You'll need installation SYSTEM-1 driver to plug-out this software to the SYSTEM-1.
*Although Roland has tested numerous configurations and has determined that on average, a computer system similar to that described above will permit normal operation of the PLUG-OUT SOFTWARE SYNTHESIZER, Roland cannot guarantee that a given computer can be used satisfactorily with the PLUG-OUT SOFTWARE SYNTHESIZER based solely on the fact that it meets the above requirements. This is because there are too many other variables that may influence the processing environment, including differences in motherboard design and the particular combination of other devices involved.
Microsoft Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
VST is a trademark and software of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH.

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Support

If you have questions about operating your Roland product, please check our Roland TRIBES forum for answers to the most common questions.
In addition, we have a library of Owner’s Manuals and Support Documents that you can download and reference.

Owner’s Manuals