SYSTEM-500 512

Modular VCO

SYSTEM-500 512
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DUAL VCO

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. Built in the USA and assembled in Japan, the SYSTEM-500 is made to exacting standards with top-quality components and solid controls. 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.

512 Dual VCO

The 512 Dual VCO (voltage controlled oscillator) is a single module consisting of two voltage controlled oscillators. Each independent VCO produces frequencies across a wide range with 1V/octave tracking and dedicated pulse, triangle, and saw wave outputs. Variable pulse width is available via panel control or CV modulation. Each oscillator’s frequency can also be synchronized to the other in weak or strong modes to achieve a unique “sync” sound.

Specifications
Controllers
PULSE WIDTH slider
PULSE WIDTH MODULATION slider
MODULATION IN 2 slider
MODULATION IN 3 slider
SYNC switch
RANGE knob
PITCH knob
Connectors
SQUARE WAVE jack: Miniature phone type
TRIANGLE WAVE jack: Miniature phone type
SAW WAVE jack: Miniature phone type
PULSE WIDTH IN jack: Miniature phone type
SYNC IN, OUT jacks: 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
70 mA (+12 V)
55 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 (H) mm
5-1/8 inches
Weight
212 g
8 oz
*While it's possible to adjust the RANGE knob beyond "2’", these positions produce the same sound and behavior as the "2’" setting.

Support

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In addition, we have a library of Owner’s Manuals and Support Documents that you can download and reference.

Owner's Manuals

Support Documents