Amidst the stream of rebranded classic Roland instruments, the hardware producer announced yesterday that the iconic semi-modular synthesizer System-100 will be reissued as a digital plug-out synth. The latest installment will feature patching possibilities to allow users to dig deep into the instrument’s capabilities.
The System-100 reissue is designed to accompany Roland’s highly successful AIRA line, like the TR-8, the cheaper digital alternative to the famed 808 and 909 drum machines, and the TB-3 bass line synthesizer which is the 21st century answer to the TB-303 acid machine.
Released in 1975, the System-100 hosted multiple components like a synthesizer, expander, mixer, sequencer and speakers. The DAW-destined plug-out will feature the Model 101 synth module and Model 102 expander.
The System-100 plug-out can be purchased on Roland’s webstore, with a price tag of €175. Although owners of the System-1 or System-1m synths will receive a discount.