Roland System-8 49-key Plug-Out Synthesizer

Roland System-8 49-key Plug-Out Synthesizer

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Roladn System-8 49-key Plug-out Synthesizer delivers a vast palette of sounds inspired by over four decades of legendary Roland synths. Its next-gen Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) engine powers an eight-voice, three-oscillator monster with stunning filters and effects, highly versatile LFOs, and a massive array of high-resolution knobs and sliders to control it all. Support for three PLUG-OUT synths means the SYSTEM-8 can host spot-on recreations of numerous Roland classics, and JUPITER-8 and JUNO-106 PLUG-OUTS are even included with purchase*. Split and layer synths for unheard of sounds, and tap into the integrated vocoder, arpeggiator, CV/Gate outs, and advanced polyphonic step sequencer to fuel endless creative explorations.


Versatile performance synthesizer with advanced ACB technology and 49 full-size keys

Internal sound engine delivers classic analog tones and dynamic modern sounds with analog vibe

Hosts up to three PLUG-OUT synths; JUPITER-8 and JUNO-106 PLUG-OUTs included

Advanced low-pass, high-pass, and side-band filters with high-resolution controls

Massive real-time control with dedicated knobs, sliders, and buttons

Polyphonic step sequencer with classic TR-REC style interface

Arpeggio, vocoder, and polyphonic Chord Memory functions

CV/Gate outputs for interfacing with modular synths and vintage gear

Large selection of onboard effects with hands-on controls

USB audio/MIDI interface and control surface mode


Sound Engine Type(s): 3 Variable Oscillators, Roland ACB sound engine

Number of Keys: 49

Type of Keys: Synth action, Velocity sensitive

Other Controllers: Pitchbend/Modulation lever

Polyphony: 8

Number of Presets: 64 patches, 64 performance

Expansion: Host and control additional Roland Plug-Out software synths

Storage: SD card slot

Effects Types: Delay, Chorus, Flanger, Reverb, Overdrive, Phaser and more

Arpeggiator: Yes

Sequencer: 64 step sequencer, Step/Realtime recording

Audio Inputs: 2 x 1/4″

Audio Outputs: 2 x 1/4″ (main out), 1 x 1/4″ (headphones)

USB: 1 x Type B

MIDI I/O: In/Out

Pedal Inputs: 2 x 1/4″ (hold, control)

Other I/O: Trigger in, Gate out, CV out

Power Supply: AC Adapter included

Width: 881 mm; 34-11/16 inches

Depth: 364 mm; 14-3/8 inches

Height: 109 mm; 4-5/16 inches

Weight: 5.9 kg; 13 lbs 1 oz

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