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NEW! Roland System-500 Eurorack analog modular.
Old 15th April 2015
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NEW! Roland System-500 Eurorack analog modular.

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In addition to the Aira (semi) modular, Roland has announced the System 500 eurorack based modular.

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As well as confirming the launch of the Aira Modular synth and effects range, Roland has also announced that it's working on a new modular analogue instrument known as the System-500.


Musikmesse 2015: Roland announces development of System-500 analogue synth | Roland System-700 | Tech News | MusicRadar
Old 15th April 2015
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Well stone the crows!

That should silence Roland's detractors for all time!
Old 15th April 2015
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Now we´re talking !

CONGRATULATIONS ROLAND !
Old 15th April 2015
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Well stone the crows!

That should silence Roland's detractors for all time!
This announcement really changes everything that people have been saying about Roland, they're obviously serious about Eurorack / Analog.
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So thats why the JD-Xa has CV out?
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could be interesting!
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hell yeah heh heh heh
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Wooweeee!! Did not see that coming! Well played guys heh

I hope they do it justice! The 700 has always been one of those too-expensive-to-justify-even-if-available synths. If they get the sound right, that'd be incredible. Not even mentioning any modern modular feature additions...
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wow.
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Wooweeee!! Did not see that coming! Well played guys heh

I hope they do it justice! The 700 has always been one of those too-expensive-to-justify-even-if-available synths. If they get the sound right, that'd be incredible. Not even mentioning any modern modular feature additions...
I think this makes the AIRA (semi modular) make a lot more sense now, it seemed odd releasing just the System-1m and four (digital) modules.
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awesome
Old 15th April 2015
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I knew they were working on something, but not a new System 500. Nice.
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AIRA Modular - Intro



512 Dual VCO
521 Dual VCF
530 Dual VCA
540 Dual Envelope
572 Phase Shifter

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Old 15th April 2015
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At last! Great Job
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Well stone the crows!

That should silence Roland's detractors for all time!
that wont ever happen , lets just hope they get the sound right and move back to when they had it right , get 'that ' 0ld roland sound , if they can sell these modules cheap and allow a user to create a system 100m for say £799 i think they will have done very well but thats one busy saturated market , its a nice move though , i long to see the old roland back , the aira stuff i just found to plastic fantastic paris hilton tech , just not what i relate to roland .I just really hope they dont style it like they do all their new gear and it has a look of quality like the old stuff rather than plastic hollywood.
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Nice, hope its more in the 700 direction than the 100, still awesome news anyway.
About bloody time Roland!!
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I just really hope they dont style it like they do all their new gear and it has a look of quality like the old stuff rather than plastic hollywood.
looks pretty "classic" to me. made in japan quality too (which is equally grand news considering they haven't done that in nearly two decades!)
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i long to see the old roland back , the aira stuff i just found to plastic fantastic paris hilton tech , just not what i relate to roland .
That's what the TB-3030 used to be so it's kinda nod back to 80's.

On another forum someone said:"These Airas are just toys targeted to Kids and Teens".
Good reply to that would have been:"Sorry old fart, but it's kids and teens who push the envelope and not +27's" :D
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512 Dual VCO
521 Dual VCF
530 Dual VCA
540 Dual Envelope
572 Phase Shifter
Finally Roland is back. I just hope these do not cost too much.
Old 15th April 2015
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Scatter in eurorack, yay!
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A friend of mine has his hands in these, so i have every faith that they will sound wonderful!
Old 15th April 2015
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They must release the D-Beam as a eurorack module or I will look elsewhere !
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Surely with the release of this, the System 1m, the Jxa, the Jxdi, Aria machines and mixer...surely that shuts everyone up for quite some time, including myself...
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What... no marimba trill module?
Old 15th April 2015
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Roland is back again . This time with full VCO and it also looks good too. Those Moog inspired knobs, yeah. Well done Roland! This gives me the good feeling what the old Roland was about and what they started with!
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$300 each for the 500 analogue series modules
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AIRA Modular - Intro



512 Dual VCO
521 Dual VCF
530 Dual VCA
540 Dual Envelope
572 Phase Shifter
Aira modular? System 500? Which is this one now? I'm confused
Old 15th April 2015
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If you notice the "M" at the bottom of the 500 series, that is Malekko. Apparently Roland did a very smart thing and decided to work with a high-quality, established Eurorack manufacturer to get things done right. Congrats Malekko, this is pretty big news! And the modules look great!
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