Roland System-8 49-Key Plug-Out Synthesizer

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At the core of this awesome synthesizer is Roland's Analog Circuit Behavior engine, fueling three oscillators across eight voices, all loaded with filters, effects, and a massive array of modulation options. In addition to its amazing internal sound engine, Plug-out technology lets you load up completely different synth engines - Jupiter-8 and JUNO-106 Plug-outs included - and you can switch between three models on the fly. Talk about killer sound flexibility! Top it off with an interface that's both classic and futuristic, split and layered synths, an integrated vocoder, and much more. The System-8 offers everything a keyboard player could ask for.


  • Powerhouse 49-key performance synthesizer with Analog Circuit Behavior technology
  • Create rich and detailed tones with 8 voices, 3 oscillators, filters, modulation, and more
  • Internal sound engine delivers classic and modern analog sound production
  • Expand your tonal palette with 3 Plug-out slots - Jupiter-8 and JUNO-106 Plug-outs included
  • Sophisticated lowpass, highpass, and side-band filters include high-resolution controls
  • Dedicated knobs, sliders, and buttons offer extensive and intuitive real-time control
  • 64-step polyphonic step sequencer features a classic TR-REC interface
  • Enhance your performances with the arpeggiator, vocoder, and polyphonic Chord Memory
  • Add complexity to your sounds with a large selection of onboard effects
  • CV/Gate outputs make interfacing with modular synths and vintage gear easy
  • USB/MIDI interface and control surface mode provide total studio integration
Tech Specs
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
Effects Types: Delay, Chorus, Flanger, Reverb, Overdrive, Phaser and more
Arpeggiator: Yes
Sequencer: 64 step sequencer, Step/Realtime recording
Storage: SD card slot
Audio Inputs: 2 x 1/4"
Audio Outputs: 2 x 1/4" (main out)
Headphones: 1 x 1/4"
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
Expansion: Host and control additional Roland Plug-Out software synths
Power Supply: AC Adapter included
Height: 4.3"
Width: 34.7"
Depth: 14.3"
Weight: 13 lbs. 1 oz.