SYSTEM-500 521

Modular VCF

SYSTEM-500 521

DUAL VCF

Based on the classic SYSTEM-100M modular synthesizer, the SYSTEM-500 is a fully analog recreation of one of the most revered electronic instruments of all time. Newly designed in Eurorack format, the SYSTEM-500 delivers the classic character and functionality of the original with the advantages of a modern instrument. The SYSTEM-500 is made to exacting standards with top-quality components and solid controls, with a collaborative production process between Portland, USA and Hamamatsu, Japan. And it’s surprisingly affordable, turning the fantasy of finally owning this legendary instrument into reality.

Classic System. New Format.

The SYSTEM-500 consists of Eurorack format modules that you can mix and match in any combination to create the ultimate Roland modular synthesizer. Each module is completely analog and has been designed for maximum compatibility with the world of contemporary synthesizer and effects modules. The SYSTEM-500 is a compact, powerful system that opens up vast possibilities for sound design and musical exploration.

521 Dual VCF

The 521 Dual VCF (voltage controlled filter) module features two separate low pass filters for modifying the timbre of audio sources. Each filter has its own dedicated controls for frequency cutoff, resonance, and a fixed high pass filter with two switchable cutoff points. Audio and CV input mixers on each channel allow the blending of multiple audio signals and modulation sources.

Specifications
Controllers
SIGNAL IN 1 slider
SIGNAL IN 2 slider
SIGNAL IN 3 slider
MODULATION IN 2 slider
MODULATION IN 3 slider
HPF switch
FREQUENCY knob
RESONANCE knob
Connectors
SIGNAL IN 1 jack: Miniature phone type
SIGNAL IN 2 jack: Miniature phone type
SIGNAL IN 3 jack: Miniature phone type
OUT jack: Miniature phone type
KEY IN jack: Miniature phone type
MODULATION IN 2 jack: Miniature phone type
MODULATION IN 3 jack: Miniature phone type
Power Supply
Eurorack power
Current draw
40 mA (+12 V)
40 mA (-12 V)
Accessories
Owner's Manual
Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"
Eurorack installation screws (4 pcs)
Eurorack power cable
Size and Weight
Width
81 mm
3-3/16 inches
16 HP
Depth
58 mm
2-5/16 inches
Height
129 mm
5-1/8 inches
Weight
203 g
8 oz
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