The new 100% analog synth modules, System-500, is inspired by the classic Roland System-700 and System-100m from the seventies. It may surprise many of us who expected Roland to stick to their successful "all-digital but with vintage sounds" AIRA concept, or the JD-Xi and JD-XA hybrid design. But it seems Roland don't want to disappoint fans of pure analogue gear, either!
After all, Roland has a long tradition of analogue synths. Roland is also pleased to announce the development of the System-500, an all-new, fully analogue modular synthesizer based on two of the most revered electronic instruments of all time - the System-700 and System-100m. Designed exclusively for Eurorack, the System-500 delivers classic Roland sound with all the advantages and reliability of a modern instrument."
Complete set consists of the 512, a dual voltage controlled oscillator; the 521, a dual voltage controlled filter with two separate low-pass filters; the 530, a dual voltage controlled amplifier; the 540, a dual envelope generator and LFO; and the 572, a five-stage phase shifter, analog delay, control voltage gate delay and LFO.