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Roland's System-8 synthesizer does almost everything
As Roland's product-packed 909 day comes to a close, one of the more impressive announcements is the new System-8 synthesizer. Taking a design cue from the Aira line, the new keyboard is packed full of features including the ability to add and control multiple synth profiles at once. Using Roland's Analog Circuit Behavior modeling, the System-8 recreates the sounds found on vintage and current synthesizers. Roland calls them "plug-outs" when in reality they're more like plug ins. In addition to the built in sound, users can add the sounds from the company's library of instruments. It ships with the Jupiter-8 and Juno-106 plug-outs that can be played without any additional hardware.