Roland Aira SYSTEM-1m Semi-Modular PLUG-OUT Synthesizer
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 MassesModular 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 CapableThe 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 SoundsWhile 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