Semi-modular Synth, CV/Gate, flexible DAW integration, patch points that light up, ext in, 84 HP.
Roland's AIRA System-1m semi-modular synthesizer packs powerful plug-out capability, along with superb standalone operation, into a format flexible enough to integrate into your synth rig. Whether you're looking to add to your Eurorack set-up, want a table-top synth for your AIRA system, or have to have a great synthesizer option that's rack-mountable, the System-1m can do it all and sound great while doing it.
The combo of modular synth functions, powerful plug-out capabilities, and flexible DAW integration gives you creative possibilities unique to the System-1m. In standalone operations, this synth can be rack-mounted or set up on a table and powered by standard AC power. To add the System-1m to your Eurorack, simply use the included adapter cable tap into the integrated case power. And you'll have the playability you want because the System-1m can be played from any standard MIDI keyboard or receive
Modular capabilities for even more Eurorack versatility
If you love modular synths for the character they bring to your music, along with all of the sonic versatility you get from a modular synth system, integrating the System-1m into your current 84 HP Eurorack modular synth setup to get an even broader range of sound will be easy. While it's a powerful synth on its own, the System-1m has all of the patching capabilities you want in a new member of your modular synth rig. You have CV and Gate patch points that light up and are color-coded, so it's easy to know what's where when you reconfigure your signal path.
Plug-out technology lets you tap into more synth sounds
We've all heard of plug-ins, but Roland's Plug-out technology takes software integration to a whole new level. Although the System-1m appears in every way to be an analog synth, it's really a sophisticated standalone computer masquerading as an analog synth - which makes it incredibly cool. You can completely reprogram the entire sound engine of the System-1m by uploading new plug-out software synths to it. These include a host of classic Roland instruments, many of which will take full advantage of the System-1m's extensive hands-on controls. Best of all, once you've uploaded a new synth to the System-1m from your computer it stays loaded in its firmware, so you can pick up your synth or Eurorack and take it with you without having to drag your computer along for the ride. The System-1m is capable of a huge range of synth tones thanks to Analog Circuit Behavior technology that provides authentic modeling of all of the analog components of some of the most sought-after classic synths.
AIRA Link gives you audio and MIDI over USB
Because the Roland AIRA System-1m is compatible with AIRA Link, you can route MIDI and audio to and from with a single USB cable. Plug it into Roland's AIRA MX-1 Mix Performer, for example, and use it as an external effect without having to connect audio and MIDI cables. You'll be able to sequence System-1m's parameters and send audio to it without creating a mess of cables around your gear.
Roland AIRA System-1m Semi-modular Synthesizer Features:
-Semi-modular synthesizer with PLUG-OUT capability
-19 color-coded CV/Gate and audio connections with LED lighting
-84 HP Eurorack, table-top and 19" rack compatible using AC 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
-12dB and -24dB filter types with independent highpass filters
-Integrated tone, crusher, reverb and delay effects
-Tempo syncing for LFO and delay
-24-bit/96kHz audio and MIDI interface
-AIRA Link for easy connection to MX-1 Mix Performer
-Includes rack-mount adapter and braided patch cables
-Able to load software synths via DAW software that hosts VST3 and AU