PLUG-OUT Synthesizer: Host Software Synths -- No Computer Needed The System 1 AIRA synth is fully USB enabled and can connect to your Mac- or PC-based laptop to control your favorite soft synth plug-ins directly from the hardware. What's more, System 1 offers the revolutionary PLUG-OUT feature. Essentially a compact computer within a synthesizer, the System 1 allows you to upload and host soft-synth models of classic Roland synths directly within the System 1's memory, so you can take your soft synth to the gig and leave your laptop at home. You can switch between the internal sound engine and a hosted soft synth at any time. To get you started, Roland offers a fully modeled digital version of the legendary Roland SH-101 in soft-synth form -- and there are more digital versions of vintage Roland synths to come, so your System 1 will expand over time.
Analog Circuit Behavior Technology Each Roland AIRA unit is authentically crafted based on the original specifications of the '80s instrument which inspired it. Using DSPs and Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) technology, Roland has painstakingly created digital models of vintage Roland synths like System-100, System-700, SH-101, etc., going so far as to model the behavior of the analog circuits themselves, allowing the System 1 to function and sound just like its predecessors. So you get a vintage-sounding analog-modeling synth that's affordable and expandable with your favorite software synths -- no laptop required!
Roland System 1 AIRA Variable Synthesizer Keyboard Features - Roland System- and SH-inspired synthesizer
- All parameters can be tweaked with dedicated controls -- 73 physical controls in all (buttons, knobs, sliders, etc.)
- 25-note keyboard (without velocity)
- Four voice polyphony via four internal oscillators
- Selectable saw, square, and triangle waveforms and noise generator
- Complete LFO, oscillator, mixer, pitch, filter, amp, effects, and arpeggiator control sections
- Eight user memory locations for quickly recalling your favorite patches
- Novel PLUG-OUT feature lets you load a soft synth to the System-1 so you can leave your laptop at home
- Advanced Arpeggiator with Scatter function
- Integrated delay, reverb, and crusher effects
- Tempo sync for LFO and delay
- Modulator button
- Connect an optional footswitch for additional control
- Bright LEDs ensure visibility, even in dim environments
- Roland Analog Circuit Behavior Technology realistically models analog synths in a more affordable all-digital unit
- 1/4-inch headphone jack
- Stereo 1/4-inch main outputs
- Two 1/4-inch pedal jack (hold and control, pedals sold separately)
- MIDI input and output
- USB type B port
- Powered via included power adapter
- Unit weighs about five pounds
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