Improving on excellence
As you may already know, the Roland SYSTEM-8 is the result of over four decades of synthesizer development. Using the most powerful hardware synthesizer heart ever created by Roland, the SYSTEM-8 has three oscillators per voice, incredible multimode filtering, a myriad of modulation opportunities, and an array of Roland-quality effects. With the many unique oscillator and filter types available, it offers a sonic palette of almost limitless potential. This is why legendary artists the world over have already made the SYSTEM-8 part of their arsenals. The Roland SYSTEM-8 Software Synthesizer brings the powerful sound of this future classic to computer-based musicians and producers everywhere as part of the Roland Cloud membership!
For the "Summer of SYSTEM-8," we've improved on one of the most powerful software synthesizers on the market, the SYSTEM-8 software synthesizer. How? The answer is simple. Since the Roland Cloud SYSTEM-8 software synth is an exact duplicate of the hardware SYSTEM-8, we've adapted the all-new features from the latest 1.2 SYSTEM-8 hardware patch and applied them the Roland Cloud software version. The resultant software synthesizer went from powerful to unstoppable. Let's talk about what's new with this update...
2 new FM oscillators
For this update, the software SYSTEM-8 receives 2 new FM oscillators, each with 6 variations. This basically equates to having 12 new oscillators as part of the SYSTEM-8! The first variation has six FM waveforms produced by two sine-waves and the second variation has a combination of three sine-wave operations and two triangle wave oscillators.
See and hear what this gives you via the hardware SYSTEM-8:
5 new Filter variations
Roland Cloud has added 5 new filter options to the already expressive SYSTEM-8. These options now include the famous JUPITER-8 and JUNO-106 high and low pass filters. Ever wondered what an FM synth with a JUPITER-8 filter would be like? Now you can find out. There are two new formant filters that uncannily recreate the human voice. There's even a new harmonic filter that uses feedback to vary the overtone. The SYSTEM-8 is unparalleled in its versatility, going from glass to growl, or pluck to punch, with just a few knob tweaks.
Also being played on the hardware SYSTEM-8, the new filters are in a league of their own:
Even better when paired with its hardware sibling
For synthesizer power-users, combining the Roland SYSTEM-8 Software Synthesizer with its hardware sibling is an unbeatable pairing! You’ll love being able to play and shape your sounds with a great-feeling, velocity-sensitive keyboard with dedicated physical controls for nearly every function. And the SYSTEM-8 hardware is also a high-quality, high-resolution USB audio/MIDI interface making live or setups clean and simple. If you perform live, you’ll appreciate being able to transfer your SYSTEM-8 Software Synthesizer patches to your hardware and take to the stage computer-free!
On its own, the SYSTEM-8 software synthesizer adds thousands of dollars of value to your studio. When you consider that you get the SYSTEM-8, the TR-808, the TR-909, the JUPITER-8, the JUNO-106 and many other world-class instruments for free with Roland Cloud’s no-risk, 30 day trial, it’s a no-brainer worth in the tens of thousands.
now and be prepared to be blown away.