Roland Aira SYSTEM-1m Semi-Modular PLUG-OUT Synthesizer

Roland Aira SYSTEM-1m Semi-Modular PLUG-OUT Synthesizer

Roland Aira SYSTEM-1m Semi-Modular PLUG-OUT Synthesizer

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Product Highlights

  • Tabletop, Rack, & Eurorack Compatible
  • 2 Oscillators with 6 Waveforms Each
  • LFO, Pitch, Filter, & Amp Controls
  • Reverb, Delay, & Time Effects
  • 19 CV/Gate, Audio Connections
  • Tempo Syncing
  • PLUG-OUT Compatible
  • MIDI & 24-bit/96 kHz Audio Interface
  • Eurorack Screws & Power Cable
  • Rackmount Adapter
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  • 1Description

Incorporating a flexible design that allows it to used as a rackmounted, tabletop, or Eurorack synth, the Aira SYSTEM-1m Semi-Modular PLUG-OUT Synthesizer from Roland can function as a standalone instrument, provide CV/Gate signals for other synths and effects, and employs Roland's PLUG-OUT technology that allow you to use it to control DAW-based software synths or install classic synth emulations directly into it.

The synth features 2 oscillators, with 6 waveforms each. A sync-able LFO allows you to create time-based wobbles and other effects, while further sound-shaping control is provided via the pitch, filter, amp, and EFX sections. Eurorack screws, along with a Eurorack power cable are included, along with a standard AC power cable, rackmount adapters, and 3 patch cables.

Modular for the Masses
Modular synthesizers can make unique and interesting sounds, but they can demand a real investment of both time and money to create a fully functional instrument. The SYSTEM-1m is designed to take the guesswork out of getting into modular, offering a variety of sounds and the freedom to experiment right out of the box. The fully self-contained module can be placed in a rack or on a table and can be powered by a standard AC adaptor. And it can be played from any standard MIDI keyboard or receive MIDI messages from your DAW - just like you'd expect

With fully-lit, color coded patch points, you can experiment with reconfiguring its architecture and easily connect to a wide world of available synthesizer modules. In addition to functioning as a rackmount or tabletop unit, the SYSTEM-1m can be mounted in a standard Eurorack case and can be powered via integrated case power with the included adapter cable. Its versatile synth architecture integrates with existing modular setups - or it can be the heart of a burgeoning modular synthesizer rig
PLUG-OUT Capable
The SYSTEM-1m is based on Roland's more than 40 years of experience in designing synthesizers. It's capable of a wide range of synth tones, from glistening arps to thunderous basses. But Roland is also known for their lineage of iconic vintage instruments. These include a long list of classic synths renowned for their identifiable character and genre-defining tone. And this is why they developed PLUG-OUT technology

PLUG-OUT synthesizers use Roland's Analog Circuit Behavior technology to replicate some of their most revered classics. They work like regular VST or AU compatible plug-ins in a DAW, with the SYSTEM-1m's array of high-resolution knobs and sliders creating a one-to-one control surface that works seamlessly. But you can also load PLUG-OUT synths directly into the SYSTEM-1m and switch between the internal synthesizer architecture and one of a growing number of PLUG-OUT Roland classics, like the SH-101, SH-2 and PROMARS - with no computer required
Range of Sounds
While it provides plenty of synthesis power on its own, interconnecting the SYSTEM-1m with other modular gear creates a vast range of sonic possibilities. Its impressive oscillator section, sweet filters and snappy envelopes are sure to be welcome in any modular setup, no matter how big or small. But it's the SYSTEM-1m's combination of CV/Gate modularity, PLUG-OUT, and DAW integration that takes things further

For example, load the SH-101 PLUG-OUT into the SYSTEM-1m and you essentially have a hardware SH-101 with modular capabilities - something that has never existed before. You can process external sources through the SH-101's filters, or load the SH-2 PLUG-OUT and use its oscillator section to drive any number of available Eurorack filters and envelopes
19 color-coded CV/Gate and audio connections with LED lighting
84 HP Eurorack, tabletop and 19" rack compatible using AC adaptor or Eurorack power
Versatile oscillators with six waveforms, Crossmod, Ring Mod, Sync and Color control
All parameters controlled with high-resolution knobs and sliders with LED indicators
External input for processing external signals through filter, amp and FX section
-12 dB and -24 dB filter types with independent high-pass filters
Integrated tone, crusher, reverb and delay effects
Tempo syncing for LFO and delay
24-bit/96 kHz audio and MIDI interface
AIRA Link for easy connection to MX-1 Mix Performer
Includes rackmount adapter and braided patch cables
UPC: 761294506981
In the Box
Roland Aira SYSTEM-1m Semi-Modular PLUG-OUT Synthesizer
  • AC Adapter
  • Rackmount Adapters
  • Eurorack Installation Screws
  • Eurorack Power Cable
  • 3 x Patch Cables
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Polyphony Maximum: 4 voices (SYSTEM-1m Mode)
    User Memory 8
    Structure Elements, SYSTEM-1m Mode Oscillator Section:
    Waveform: Saw, Square, Triangle, Saw 2, Square 2, Triangle 2
    Knobs: Color, Modulation Source (Manual, LFO, P. Envelope, F. Envelope, A. Envelope, Sub Osc), Octave, Tune
    Envelope: Attack Time, Decay Time, Envelope Depth
    Modulation: Cross Modulator, Ring Modulator, Oscillator Sync
    Sub Oscillator: -1 octave/-2 octave
    Noise: White Noise/Pink Noise

    Filter Section
    Type: LPF (-12 dB/-24 dB), HPF
    Knobs: LPF Cutoff, Resonance, HPF Cutoff, Key Follow
    Envelope: Attack Time, Decay Time, Sustain Level, Release Time, Envelope Depth

    Amplifier Section
    Tone
    Envelope: Attack Time, Decay Time, Sustain Level, Release Time

    LFO Section
    LFO Waveform: Sine, Triangle, Saw, Square, Sample & Hold, Random
    Knobs: Fade Time, Rate, Pitch, Filter, Amp
    Controller: LFO Key Trigger

    Mixer Section
    Level: OSC 1, OSC 2, Sub OSC, Noise

    Effecter Section:
    Effect: Crusher, Reverb, Delay, Delay Time
    Structure Elements, PLUG-OUT Mode Dependent on PLUG-OUT software
    Controls Volume knob
    Tempo knob
    Tempo Sync button
    Legato button
    Mono/Unison/Poly button
    Pitch knob
    Select knob
    Write button
    Memory display
    Power Switch (Rear)
    Connectors Phones Jack: Stereo miniature phone type
    Output (L/Mono, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type (Rear)
    Output (L/Mono, R) jacks: Miniature phone type (Front)
    LFO Out, OSC 1 SYNC Out, OSC 2 SYNC In, RING In, OSC 1 Out, OSC 2 Out, EXT In, MIX Out, PITCH ENV In, FILTER ENV In, FILTER ENV Out, FILTER LFO In, GATE In, CV In, AMP ENV In, AMP ENV Out jacks: Miniature phone type
    MIDI (In, Out) connectors (Rear and Bottom)
    USB port: USB type B (Audio/MIDI)
    DC In jack
    Power Supply AC adapter or Eurorack power
    Current Draw 1,300 mA (AC adapter)
    700 mA (Eurorack power)
    Horizontal Pitch 84
    Dimensions (W x D x H) 16.8 x 5.1 x 2.8" (427 x 129 x 70 mm)
    Weight 2.8 lb (1.25 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 6.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 20.0 x 10.1 x 4.7"

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