With 12 new FM oscillators and 5 new filters, Roland greatly enhances the AIRA SYSTEM-8 Synthesizers’s sound design capabilities!
For the AIRA SYSTEM-8 Synthesizer, there is a big update available. Roland just released firmware v.1.2 . The updates brings 12 new FM oscillators as well as 5 new filter types. These new oscillator and filter features improves in my opinion a lot the sound possibilities of the System-8 Synthesizer. You can now make per example interesting FM sounds with it. Also the the new filter type variations (Jupiter-8, Juno-106, Formant x2, Harmonics) enhances a lot the sound design options here.
Beside this, the step sequencer received also an update with a new overdub mode.
Powerful and deep, the SYSTEM-8 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.
New In The System-8 Firmware Update 1.2
- Two types of variations were added to the oscillator ( FM x 2 ).
- Five types of variations were added to the filters ( JUPITER-8, JUNO-106, Formant x 2, Harmonics ).
- An overdub mode was added to the step sequencer.
- Fixed: Performances sometimes fail to be saved correctly.
- Other minor bugs.
FM Oscillator Demo
We’ve added 12 new FM oscillators in v.1.20 dramatically expanding the SYSTEM-8’s range of potential sound design capabilities
We’ve added 5 new filter types in v.1.20: The illustrious filters from the JUPITER-8 and JUNO-106, formant filters to recreate the human voice and a strong harmonic filter that can produce powerful feedback tones.
More information here: Roland System-8 Firmware Update
Available here: Roland AIRA System-8 Synthesizer