The Roland System-8 49-Key Plug-Out Synthesizer infuses classic analog synthesis into a modern package with a laundry list of features longtime fans and newcomers will both love. Built on the foundation of Roland's new Analog Circuit Behavior engine, this supercharged workhorse pumps power to three oscillators over eight voices with plenty of tweakable filters, effects, and modulation in tow. For those after even more versatility, the System-8 offers two plug-outs for Jupiter-8 and JUNO-106 engines for what boils down to three legendary synths in one slick package.

Product Specs

  • System 8
  • Black
  • 2016
Number of Keys
  • 49 Keys

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Reviews for the Roland System-8 49-Key Plug-Out Synthesizer
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  • Exceptional synth w/ classics built in

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    I bought this after they announced the JX3P plug out and can say I haven't had a more inspiring piece of equipment. Having had a few of the boutique models I knew the Juno and Jupiter plug outs would sound good - what I didn't expect is how much I'd love the system 8 engine. This thing sounds mass…


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    I owned a system 1 before buying the system 8, and absolutely loved it. Made lots of oozing wobbly lead sounds and pads, and then I ordered the system 8 I was expecting a much larger version of my system 1 plus the Juno, Jupiter, and JX3P. I was very pleasantly surprised at its ability to recreate …

  • Great fun and sounds!

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    Love this board! It’s light and it lights up. I saw a YouTube video and they opened one up and I was surprised at how little goes into this synth for the sound it produces. You get a lot of sound shaping possibilities. The plug out is cool. A lot of synth for the money. The effects are good, not st…

  • Great sound

    Between the System-8, Jupiter-8, and Juno-106, this has some amazing sounds. I haven't played much with the mono synth in the third plugout spot, but that just goes to show how much this crazy thing can do. Really easy to dial in some nice patches, and the sequencer is great. I would have appreciate…

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