SYSTEM-1 Software Synthesizer

Software Synthesizer

SYSTEM-1 Software Synthesizer
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Plugin version of the acclaimed SYSTEM-1

Get all the sonic power and versatility of the acclaimed SYSTEM-1 synthesizer in a VST and AU compatible plugin. Like the SYSTEM-1 hardware, this software version breaks new ground with remarkable flexibility and a vast palette of stunning sounds. It has the bold, unmistakable character associated with Roland synthesizers for over four decades. For SYSTEM-1 hardware owners, the software provides advanced editor/librarian functions and total DAW integration. For in-the-box producers, it delivers the mighty sound of the SYSTEM-1 without the need for hardware.

Future Classic

Since its release, the SYSTEM-1 has received worldwide acclaim for its ability to dish out an astonishing array of synth tones, from vintage to modern. Spend a little time with its intuitive controls and you’ll quickly appreciate the ability to dial-up all manner of instantly usable sounds that sit perfectly in a mix. Thumping basses, glistening arps, warm pads, plucked synths, lo-fi effects. We’re talking desert island synth.

At its heart is our Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) technology, which we use to carefully analyze the structure and behavior of analog circuits and then faithfully recreate them down to the finest details. This technology fills the SYSTEM-1, creating a fusion of beautifully classic and utterly modern synth tones that live and breathe.

Advanced Arpeggiator

The SYSTEM-1’s advanced arpeggiator with its Scatter capability gives it unprecedented versatility and playability. Six arpeggio types with six step settings combine with variable Scatter type and depth to create a seemingly infinite selection of patterns. Smoothly controllable, you can even arpeggiate synth parameters like cutoff and resonance, in addition to notes.

Hardware. Meet Software.

The SYSTEM-1 Software Synthesizer is a must-have if you own the SYSTEM-1 or SYSTEM-1m hardware. Seamless, bi-directional communication between the hardware and software provides complete editor/librarian functionality and an automatic, one-to-one hardware control interface that just works.

Specification
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
Oscillator
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.
Plug-In Formats
VSTi 2.4 (32 bits, 64 bits) * Windows only
VSTi 3.6 (32 bits, 64 bits)
AU
System Requirements
Mac OS
Operating System:
Mac OS X 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 connect this software to the SYSTEM-1.
Windows
Operating System:
Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1
Microsoft® Windows® 8/8.1
* This does not work with the Windows® RT.
* This does not work with the Windows® Phone.
* This does not work on the virtual machines such as Hyper-V, Virtual PC, or Boot Camp.

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 connect 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 SYSTEM-1 Software Synthesizer, Roland cannot guarantee that a given computer can be used satisfactorily with the SYSTEM-1 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.