Roland System-100 plug-out synth announced
The Roland System-100 semi-modular plug-out synth was announced by the company last week as the latest addition to its soft-synth range designed primarily, but not exclusively to be used with Roland’s Aira System-1 synthesizer.
The Roland System-100 is both VST and AU compatible so it can be used in any DAW that supports these protocols, both on PC and Mac.
This will be the third in the series of software synthesizers that Roland have developed for its Roland Aira System-1 which they have termed a ‘plug-out’ synth since it one can load the different soft-synths onto the hardware to be used in stand-alone mode.
The original System-100 was first released in 1975 and consisted of the synthesizer section, mixer, expander, sequencer and speaker. The plug-out version includes the synth and expander components.
The Roland System-100 can be bought for $195 (R 2,600) from the Roland store and if you already own the System-1 or System-1m synths you will receive a discount, although they’re not saying how much this is until you’ve logged in to your account.
You can download a free trial version of the Roland System-100 for VST or AU before deciding to splash out on this new vintage soft-synth replication.
- Perfect replica of SYSTEM-100 sound and behaviour
- ACB provides expansive, liquid tone of the original
- Model 101 Synthesizer and Model 102 Expander in a single instrument
- Sophisticated architecture with dual VCO, dual LFO, S&H, Ring Mod, Noise and more
- Versatile semi-modular patching capabilities
- Integrated Phaser with modulation inputs, Reverb and Delay
- Advanced arpeggiator with Scatter capabilities
- VST, AU and PLUG-OUT compatible
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