Roland SYS-500CS System 500 Modular Synth

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The Roland System 500 is based on the legendary SYSTEM-700 and SYSTEM-100M, the SYSTEM-500 Complete Set is a fully analog modular synthesizer taking after two of the most revered electronic instruments ever made. Built for Eurorack format, this system is complete with multiple oscillators, filters and effects in a versatile custom case with top-quality patch cables. It's perfect as a first modular synth or as the centerpiece of an expanding modular system.

Designed and made in the USA, the SYSTEM-500 Complete Set is built to exacting standards, with high quality components and an exacting attention to detail. It delivers the classic character and playability of a vintage Roland modular synth—with all the advantages of a modern instrument. On top of all that, it’s surprisingly affordable, turning the fantasy of owning one of these legendary instruments into reality.

The classic SYSTEM-700 and 100M modular synths were nothing short of groundbreaking in their time and as a result are revered still to this day. These systems were played by pioneering musicians and appear on numerous landmark recordings, they brought together the best of Roland's analog synthesis technology into superbly powerful modular instruments. Sought by synthesizer enthusiasts around the globe and beloved by those fortunate enough to own one of the originals, these vintage Roland instruments are nearly mythical in stature. With the SYSTEM-500 Complete Set, users can now own a contemporary version of these coveted classics, giving them the purest vintage analog synthesizer tones imaginable.

Beautiful, extremely powerful—and even portable—the SYSTEM-500 Complete Set is built for Eurorack, so users can easily expand their system by connecting to the huge range of already available Eurorack modules. It can also neatly integrate into an existing modular setup. The versatile wood and metal case can lay flat or tilt up, and provides tons of clean, stable power. It blends perfectly with the classic looks of the SYSTEM-500 modules to create an elegant instrument that looks as good as it sounds. Users can take the whole thing with them, or neatly stack two units to build a larger, even more powerful system. With amazing sound, elegant design, and top of the line build quality, the SYSTEM-500 Complete Set is vintage Roland modular for the new golden era of the synthesizer.

The System 500 features two VCOs, two VCFs, two VCAs, two ADSR envelopes, as well as two dedicated LFO sections, and a robust effects module, the SYSTEM-500 Complete Set is majorly  flexible and extremely capable right out of the box. It opens the door to vast possibilities for musical exploration and sound design. It's the sound users hear in their head when they think of fat, warm, analog synth tone. Users get the gold standard for oscillators along with the sweet filters and snappy envelopes that made the vintage Roland synthesizers so desirable. The extremely well thought out array of CV/Gate connections and cleverly-placed controls make it a joy to play and an ideal centerpiece for any modular setup.

Features

  • Complete analog modular synthesizer with multiple oscillators, filters and effects
  • Vintage Roland analog sound in a top-quality modern instrument
  • Perfect modular starting point complete with case, power supply, and braided patch cables
  • Versatile wood and metal case is portable, stackable and can sit flat or angled
  • 512 module with two voltage controlled oscillators with saw, sine and square waves
  • 521 module with two voltage controlled filters with selectable high-pass filters
  • 530 module with two voltage controlled amplifiers each with multiple CV inputs
  • 540 module with two ADSR envelopes and invertible LFO with five waveform types
  • 572 module with classic phase shifter, delay, gate delay and invertible LFO
  • Numerous CV connections for an array of modulation possibilities
  • Built in USA and assembled in Japan

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