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SYSTEM-1m PLUG-OUT Synthesizer - $749

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ETA - JUNE 2015

The SYSTEM-1m is a semi-modular synthesizer with PLUG-OUT capability and a unique design that allows it to be used as a Eurorack module, table-top synth, or 19” rack-mount unit. In addition to being a powerful, standalone instrument, the SYSTEM-1m has external inputs and an array of CV/Gate connections that allow it to be re-patched, and to interface with other modular synthesizer systems. The SYSTEM-1m’s CV/Gate connections combined with its ability to load classic Roland synth models like the SH-101 and PROMARS give it a power and flexibility that is simply unparalleled.

● 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
● -12 dB and -24 dB filter types with independent high-pass 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

Modular for the Masses
Modular synthesizers are highly prized by musicians for their ability to make totally 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 takes the guesswork out of getting into modular with great 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 standard AC power. And it can be played from any standard MIDI keyboard or receive MIDI messages from your DAW - just like you’d expect.

But the SYSTEM-1m goes way beyond standard synthesizer modules. 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 rack-mount or table-top 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 beautifully with existing modular setups - or it can be the heart of a burgeoning modular synthesizer rig.

A Collection of Classics
The SYSTEM-1m is a stunningly powerful instrument based on our more than 40 years of experience in designing synthesizers. It’s capable of an astonishing range of synth tones, from glistening arps to thunderous basses. But we’re also known for our lineage of iconic vintage instruments, sought after by musicians the world over. These include a long list of classic synths renowned for their identifiable character and genre-defining tone. And this is why we developed PLUG-OUT technology.

PLUG-OUT synthesizers use our Analog Circuit Behavior technology to perfectly replicate some of our most revered classics. They work like regular VST or AU compatible plugins in a DAW, with the SYSTEM-1m’s array of high-resolution knobs and sliders creating an elegant, 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.

All These Worlds Are Yours
While it provides a huge amount 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 into completely uncharted territory.

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 acclaimed filters, or load the SH-2 PLUG-OUT and use its formidable oscillator section to drive any number of available Eurorack filters and envelopes. The potential is staggering.

History Lesson
Roland's System 100 modular synth – introduced in 1975 trail blazed for a synth made of expandable parts and the System 100m from 1979 gained greater exposure and expanded the blown-apart modular concept further. It's a beautiful semi-modular monophonic synth consisting of 5 module components: the Synthesizer 101, Expander 102, Mixer 103, Sequencer 104, and Monitor Speakers 109. The Synthesizer 101 section is the heart of the system, from which you could add-on any of the other modules of your choice. Different combinations of these components can be used to create systems of varying potential.

The System 100m offered 20 different modules in total, adding ring modulators, voltage controlled filters, dual voltage controlled oscillators, amps, LFOs, envelopes and more to the basic single oscillator VCO, VCA, VCF M-110 main unit.

Bitrazer - Modular Crusher - $369

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Bitrazer is a unique modular effect combining intense bit and sample rate crushing effects and unprecedented control and flexibility. Able to be used as a table-top unit or as a Eurorack module, and with an array of CV/Gate inputs, this compact 21 HP unit has a wide range of uses from studio production to live performance. Not only for modular synth users, Bitrazer is perfect for keyboard players, guitarists, DJs or any adventurous musician looking to expand their sound. Carefully crafted in Japan, Bitrazer has large, ultra-smooth controls with over 16 million steps of resolution and is fully re-programmable via computer, smartphone or tablet.

● Intense bit and sample rate destruction
● CV/Gate parameter control including sample rate, bit depth, and filter ● Table-top unit or 21 HP Eurorack module using AC or Eurorack power ● 24-bit knobs with over 16 million steps of resolution
● Re-programmable via Mac, PC, iOS, Android application
● 15 patchable submodules, expandable with free updates
● 2 inputs and 2 outputs with dual-mono or stereo capability
● AIRA Link compatible
● 24bit/96kHz audio interface
● Carefully crafted in Japan
● Includes braided patch cables

Bitrazer is an intense bit and sample rate crusher effect that can add edgy character or create total sonic mayhem. Using the large comfortable controls or standard 1⁄8” patch cables, you can independently control the sample rate, filter type, cutoff, resonance, bit depth, and signal bypass. Both the sample rate and filter cutoff parameters have input level controls for adjusting the modulation range when controlled from an external source. Two inputs and two outputs make Bitrazer a stereo-capable, 24bit/96kHz audio interface for Eurorack systems and AIRA Link USB compatibility gives it single-cable, plug and play connectivity with the MX-1 Mix Performer.

While it sounds great out of the box, you can fully customize Bitrazer’s internal signal path by re-patching its array of virtual sub-modules via a custom application that works on Mac and PC as well as iOS and Android devices. Submodules are re-patched through a simple and intuitive drag and drop interface that even lets you choose which parameters are assigned to the high-resolution “GRF” knobs. You can reprogram Bitrazer in realtime via USB connection or save and recall patches with a simple audio signal. You can even share patches with other Bitrazer users.

Bitrazer includes 15 virtual sub-modules with more available through future expansion:
LFO, ADSR, NOISE, SAMPLE & HOLD, RING MOD, FILTER 6dB, FILTER 12dB, TONE, AMP, MIXER, STEREO MIXER, CURVE CONV, GATE DIVIDER, TRIG TO CV DELAY TIME, MIDI CLOCK TO GATE

 

 

Demora - Modular Delay - $369

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Demora is a unique modular effect combining an all-new, high-resolution delay with unprecedented control and flexibility. Able to be used as a table-top unit or as a Eurorack module, and with an array of CV/Gate inputs, this compact 21 HP unit has a wide range of uses from studio production to live performance. Not only for modular synth users, Demora is perfect for keyboard players, guitarists, DJs or any adventurous musician looking to expand their sound. Carefully crafted in Japan, Demora has large, ultra-smooth controls with over 16 million steps of resolution and is fully re-programmable via computer, smartphone or tablet.

● High-resolution, ultra-smooth delay effect
● Huge delay range from 20 microseconds to 10 seconds
● CV/Gate parameter control including delay time, feedback and width ● Table-top unit or 21 HP Eurorack module using AC or Eurorack power ● 24-bit knobs with over 16 million steps of resolution
● Re-programmable via Mac, PC, iOS, Android application
● 15 patchable submodules, expandable with free updates
● 2 inputs and 2 outputs with dual-mono or stereo capability
● AIRA Link compatible
● 24bit/96kHz audio interface
● Carefully crafted in Japan
● Includes braided patch cables

Demora is an all new delay algorithm with a smooth, creamy sound and quick response that is as fun to tweak as it is to hear. With the massive range of delay times and buffer hold function you can create anything from ultra-subtle widening to dramatic rhythmic effects. Using the large comfortable controls or standard 1⁄8” patch cables, you can independently control the delay time, feedback, width, wet/dry signal, delay hold and signal bypass. Both the delay time and feedback parameters have input level controls for adjusting the modulation range when controlled from an external source. Two inputs and two outputs make Demora a stereo-capable, 24bit/96kHz audio interface for Eurorack systems and AIRA Link USB compatibility gives it single-cable, plug and play connectivity with the MX-1 Mix Performer.

While it sounds great out of the box, you can fully customize Demora’s internal signal path by re-patching its array of virtual sub-modules via a custom application that works on Mac and PC as well as iOS and Android devices. Submodules are re-patched through a simple and intuitive drag and drop interface that even lets you choose which parameters are assigned to the high-resolution “GRF” knobs. You can reprogram Demora in realtime via USB connection or save and recall patches with a simple audio signal. You can even share patches with other Demora users.

Demora includes 15 virtual sub-modules with more available through future expansion:
LFO, ADSR, NOISE, SAMPLE & HOLD, RING MOD, FILTER 6dB, FILTER 12dB, TONE, AMP, MIXER, STEREO MIXER, CURVE CONV, GATE DIVIDER, TRIG TO CV DELAY TIME, MIDI CLOCK TO GATE

Scooper - Modular Scatter - $369

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Scooper is a unique modular effect combining a single-pass loop recorder and Scatter effect with unprecedented control and flexibility. Able to be used as a table-top unit or as a Eurorack module, and with an array of CV/Gate inputs, this compact 21 HP unit has a wide range of uses from studio production to live performance. Not only for modular synth users, Scooper is perfect for keyboard players, guitarists, DJs or any adventurous musician looking to expand their sound. Carefully crafted in Japan, Scooper has large, ultra-smooth controls with over 16 million steps of resolution and is fully re-programmable via computer, smartphone or tablet.

● Single-pass looper with dramatic Scatter effects
● CV/Gate parameter control including Scatter depth/type, pitch, and filter ● Table-top unit or 21 HP Eurorack module using AC or Eurorack power
● 24-bit knobs with over 16 million steps of resolution
● Re-programmable via Mac, PC, iOS, Android application
● 15 patchable submodules, expandable with free updates
● 2 inputs and 2 outputs with dual-mono or stereo capability
● AIRA Link compatible
● 24bit/96kHz audio interface
● Carefully crafted in Japan
● Includes braided patch cables

Scooper is an ultra-modern effect that can sample, mangle, degrade and glitch captured loops of incoming audio. After capturing an audio loop, you can use Scooper to adjust the loop’s pitch as well as process it through a filter section and various Scatter types that slice and warp individual steps. Using the large comfortable controls or standard 1⁄8” patch cables, you can independently control the Scatter type and depth, pitch, filter, sync trigger and Scatter on/off toggle. Both the Scatter Depth and Scatter Type parameters have input level controls for adjusting the modulation range when controlled from an external source. Two inputs and two outputs make Scooper a stereo-capable, 24bit/96kHz audio interface for Eurorack systems, and AIRA Link USB compatibility gives it single-cable, plug and play connectivity with the MX-1 Mix Performer.

While it sounds great out of the box, you can fully customize Scooper’s internal signal path by re-patching its array of virtual sub-modules via a custom application that works on Mac and PC as well as iOS and Android devices. Submodules are re-patched through a simple and intuitive drag and drop interface that even lets you choose which parameters are assigned to the high-resolution “GRF” knobs. You can reprogram Scooper in realtime via USB connection or save and recall patches with a simple audio signal. You can even share patches with other Scooper users.

Scooper includes 15 virtual sub-modules with more available through future expansion:
LFO, ADSR, NOISE, SAMPLE & HOLD, RING MOD, FILTER 6dB, FILTER 12dB, TONE, AMP, MIXER, STEREO MIXER, CURVE CONV, GATE DIVIDER, TRIG TO CV DELAY TIME, MIDI CLOCK TO GATE

Torcido - Modular Distortion - $369

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Torcido is a versatile modular effect combining classic Roland distortion sound and unprecedented control and flexibility. Able to be used as a table-top unit or as a Eurorack module, and with an array of CV/Gate inputs, this compact 21 HP unit has a wide range of uses from studio production to live performance. Not only for modular synth users, Torcido is perfect for keyboard players, guitarists, DJs or any adventurous musician looking to expand their sound. Carefully crafted in Japan, Torcido has large, ultra-smooth controls with over 16 million steps of resolution and is fully re-programmable via computer, smartphone or tablet.

● Classic Roland distortion sound
● CV/Gate parameter control including distortion amount, tone and tube warmth ● Table-top unit or 21 HP Eurorack module using AC or Eurorack power
● 24-bit “GRF” knobs with over 16 million steps of resolution
● Re-programmable via Mac, PC, iOS, Android application
● 15 patchable submodules, expandable with free updates
● 2 inputs and 2 outputs with dual-mono or stereo capability
● AIRA Link compatible
● 24bit/96kHz audio interface
● Carefully crafted in Japan
● Includes braided patch cables

Torcido can produce tones ranging from gentle, warm overdrive to heavy distortion. Using the large, high-resolution knobs, or standard 1⁄8” patch cables, you can independently control the distortion amount, tone, tube warmth, wet/dry signal, low-end boost and signal bypass. Both the distortion amount and tone parameters have input level controls for adjusting the modulation range when controlled from an external source. Two inputs and two outputs make Torcido a stereo-capable, 24bit/96kHz audio interface for Eurorack systems and the built-in AIRA Link USB compatibility gives it single-cable, plug and play connectivity with the MX-1 Mix Performer.

While it sounds great out of the box, you can fully customize Torcido’s internal signal path by re-patching its array of virtual sub-modules via a custom application that works on Mac and PC as well as iOS and Android devices. Submodules are re-patched through a simple and intuitive drag and drop interface that even lets you choose which parameters are assigned to the high-resolution “GRF” knobs. You can reprogram Torcido in realtime via USB connection or save and recall patches with a simple audio signal. You can even share patches with other Torcido users.

Torcido includes 15 virtual sub-modules with more available through future expansion:
LFO, ADSR, NOISE, SAMPLE & HOLD, RING MOD, FILTER 6dB, FILTER 12dB, TONE, AMP, MIXER, STEREO MIXER, CURVE CONV, GATE DIVIDER, TRIG TO CV DELAY TIME, MIDI CLOCK TO GATE