Roland SYSTEM-8 Plug-Out 49-Key Synthesizer Keyboard with Closed-Back Studio Headphones and Cables

SKU: ROLSYSTEM-8K1
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Roland SYSTEM-8 PLUG-OUT 49-key Synthesizer Keyboard with High-Resolution Control and CV/GATE Output

  • Roland SYSTEM-8 PLUG-OUT 49-key Synthesizer Keyboard with High-Resolution Control and CV/GATE Output
  • AC Adaptor
  • Power Cord
  • Owner's Manual
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty

Knox Gear TX-100 Closed-Back Studio Monitor Headphones

  • Knox Gear TX-100 Closed-Back Studio Monitor Headphones
  • 1/4-Inch Adapter
  • Limited 1-Year Manufacturer's Warranty

2 X Pig Hog PX-TMXM2 1/4-Inch TRS to XLR Male to Male Balanced Cable (10-Feet)

  • Pig Hog PX-TMXM2 1/4-Inch TRS to XLR Male to Male Balanced Cable (10-Feet)
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

2 X Pig Hog MIDI Cable (6-Feet)

  • Pig Hog MIDI Cable (6-Feet)
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

2 X Knox Gear 1/4in TRS to 1/4inTRS Cable (6-Feet)

  • Knox Gear 1/4in. TRS to 1/4in. TRS Cable (6-Feet)
  • Knox Gear 1-Year Warranty

Roland SYSTEM-8 Plug-Out 49-Key Synthesizer Keyboard with Closed-Back Studio Headphones and Cables

Roland SYSTEM-8 PLUG-OUT 49-key Synthesizer Keyboard with High-Resolution Control and CV/GATE Output

The Roland SYSTEM-8 Synthesizer Keyboard is a direct result of over four decades of synthesizer development at Roland, including some of the most iconic instruments ever made. It absolutely nails the sound and behavior of Roland’s most sought-after classics, like the included JUPITER-8, JUNO-106, and JX-3P synthesizers—and yet it does so much more. Mix and match modern and vintage oscillators and filter types with multiple dedicated effects—then split and layer them into never-before-heard new sounds. Shape every detail with the huge array of high-resolution controls and create fully realized musical ideas with the onboard polyphonic sequencer with motion recording.

Roland SYSTEM-8 PLUG-OUT 49-key Synthesizer Keyboard with High-Resolution Control and CV/GATE Output

The Roland SYSTEM-8 is a direct result of over four decades of synthesizer development at Roland, including some of the most iconic instruments ever made. It absolutely nails the sound and behavior of Roland’s most sought-after classics, like the included JUPITER-8, JUNO-106, and JX-3P synthesizers and yet it does so much more. Mix and match modern and vintage oscillators and filter types with multiple dedicated effects—then split and layer them into never-before-heard new sounds. Shape every detail with the huge array of high-resolution controls and create fully realized musical ideas with the onboard polyphonic sequencer with motion recording.

Beyond Vintage

The SYSTEM-8’s synth architecture draws on our deep history of research and development—and it includes authentic models of classic oscillators, filters, and effects. It even has down-to-the-circuit recreations of the JUPITER-8, JUNO-106, and JX-3P built-in, not to mention the world of legendary synths available on Roland Cloud. But the SYSTEM-8 goes way beyond vintage. It has multiple flavors of digital and analog-style oscillators including Saw, Square, Triangle, SuperSaw, FM, and more completely unique waveforms. Filter options include the famous JUPITER and JUNO filters as well as more recent designs like the unique Side Band Filter. Ever wondered what a knobby, FM synth with a JUPITER-8 filter would be like? Now you can find out. Able to split, layer, and combine different synth engines, the SYSTEM-8 is unparalleled in its versatility, going from glass to growl, or pluck to punch, with just a few tweaks of its high-resolution controls.

PLUG-OUT Expansion

The SYSTEM-8 features three expansion slots for hosting and controlling PLUG-OUT synths, which are complete, 100-percent authentic models of Roland classics that you can swap in and out whenever you like. JUPITER-8, JUNO-106, and JX-3P PLUG-OUTs are included, and it’s possible to combine the native synth engine and any hosted PLUG-OUTs to create super-synth patches with layered voices and custom splits. The growing PLUG-OUT instrument collection on Roland Cloud includes the JUNO-60, SH-2, SH-101, PROMARS, SYSTEM-100, and many others, and they also work as DAW plug-ins that you can control from the SYSTEM-8’s panel.

High-Resolution Control

With one of the most expansive control layouts available, the SYSTEM-8 has dozens of knobs, sliders, and buttons for you to shape your sound. Dimmable lights give you feedback as to which controls are active and let you see what’s happening in dim studios and dark stages. Controls have a logical, flowing, layout with tonal tweaking in mind. You’ll get ultra-smooth parameter changes that sound great and help you find the sweet spots.

Dream Sequencer

The SYSTEM-8’s polyphonic sequencer is designed to be quick and flowing, keeping up with the rapid pace of your musical ideas. The upper and lower layers of the SYSTEM-8 each have their own dedicated sequencer which can trigger internal sounds or devices connected via USB, standard MIDI, or CV/GATE. You can record in step or real-time modes and the sequencer can even capture per-step or real-time parameter changes using motion recording. Keep things fresh and exciting with dedicated knobs for scale, gate, and shuffle as well as hands-on control of playback modes and direction.

USB Audio and MIDI

With extensive support for audio and MIDI over USB, the SYSTEM-8 integrates perfectly into your studio setup or live rig. It functions as a high-resolution audio interface making live performance and on-the-road production setups clean and simple. The 49-full size keys are responsive, and the huge array of lighted knobs and sliders mean you can control your favorite plugin instruments with an interface made for tweaking synthesizers, instead of rows of generic controls. Many Roland Cloud synths even have modes that mimic the SYSTEM-8’s layout so you get automatic and intuitive one-to-one control.

CV/GATE

In addition to its full complement of MIDI and USB connections, the SYSTEM-8 also has built-in CV/GATE outputs, meaning it works as well with analog and modular gear as it does with software plugins. In fact, it’s the ideal centerpiece for the wide world of Eurorack modules and hybrid setups. You can use the high-quality 49-key keyboard to play your modular synths or use the advanced sequencer to send note and pitch data to external gear in perfect sync.

Knox Gear TX-100 Closed-Back Studio Monitor Headphones

Introduce your ears to a world of crystal-clear, expansive, high-fidelity audio with the TX-100 Closed-Back Studio Monitor Headphones from Knox Gear. These adjustable over-ear headphones are engineered for exceptional comfort, superior sound quality, and convenient portability anywhere you go. These headphones include a 1/4-inch adapter and feature an extra-long 10-foot cord for versatility.

Noise Blocking Closed-Back Design

Experience a crystal-clear high-fidelity audio soundscape with these closed-back headphones from Knox Gear. The TX-100s isolate your ears from unwanted external noise, preserving your bubble (and maybe your sanity) in loud environments. Closed-back headphones are the ideal listening companion when you want to isolate the most amount of external noise possible while keeping your focus dedicated solely to your audio of choice. The closed ear cups reduce the amount of outside sound that can seep in, making them the perfect choice for commuting and general noisy environments.

Powerful Bass with Clear Mids and Highs

Knox Gear headphones are engineered for maximum dynamic range and superior sound quality. 50 mm speaker unit drivers are coupled with neodymium magnets to deliver deep, rich bass, clear treble and vocals, and crisp high tones.

For Recording, Music Production, Gaming

No matter what your passion is, Knox Gear is the gear for your ears. Trusted by both audiophiles and professionals in the industry. The TX-100s are the perfect headphones for studio recording, production, gaming, and pure musical enjoyment.

Creating Better Soundscapes

Powerful 50mm drivers and neodymium magnets combine to enhance the full spectrum of your audio experience – from deep, lush basses and clear, wide mids to crisp, artifact-free high-ranges.

Comfort Makes the Difference

You won’t perform at your best or properly enjoy your music with hard, uncomfortable over-ears or earbuds. That’s why we’ve designed the TX-100 with super soft, ear-pampering ear pads and an elastic headband that adjusts to fit comfortably over any hairstyle, hat, or head shape. Whether you need headphones for all-day head-grooving, long hours in the studio, or a marathon gaming session, Knox Gear is here.

Pig Hog PX-TMXM2 1/4-Inch TRS to XLR Male to Male Balanced Cable (10-Feet)

The Pig Hog PX-TMXM2 1/4-Inch TRS to XLR Balanced Cable gives you a male on one end, and a male XLR on the other. The Pig Hog Solutions line features an expanding selection of adapters and cables designed to solve common interfacing problems in the studio and on stage. The cable is manufactured to our high-quality standards to insure transparent reproduction of the source audio without any coloration or distortion. Pig Hog is designed by musicians, for musicians.

Pig Hog MIDI Cable (6-Feet)

The Pig Hog MIDI Cable features heavy-duty molded 5-pin connectors with built-in strain relief, with an extra-thick, tough PVC sleeve that is built to last. This special wire is designed to maintain signal integrity without compromise and to avoid kinks and tangles.

Knox Gear 1/4in TRS to 1/4inTRS Cable (6-Feet)

Knox Gear 1/4in TRS to 1/4in TRS Cable (6-Feet) is a heavy-duty cable for connecting your guitar or other electric instrument to an amplifier.

Ideal for Gigging

At 6 feet long, this cable is perfect for touring or live sound applications. This male-to-male cable can be attached to any standard amplifier from a guitar, bass, electric keyboard or other compatible instrument.

Roland SYSTEM-8 PLUG-OUT 49-key Synthesizer Keyboard with High-Resolution Control and CV/GATE Output

Keyboard

Keyboard TypeSynth Action
Keyboard Size49 Key

Physical

Weight13 lbs 1 oz
DisplayLCD

Knox Gear TX-100 Closed-Back Studio Monitor Headphones

Wired Connectivity

Cable Length10 feet
Connector PlatingGold

Physical

ColorBlack/Silver

Headphone

Driver Size50mm
Wearing StyleHeadband

Pig Hog PX-TMXM2 1/4-Inch TRS to XLR Male to Male Balanced Cable (10-Feet)

Environmental

Warranty LengthLifetime

Pig Hog MIDI Cable (6-Feet)

Environmental

Warranty LengthLifetime

Knox Gear 1/4in TRS to 1/4inTRS Cable (6-Feet)

Main

Pack SizeSingle Pack
ColorBlack

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