Synth Site: Roland: System 100 Model 101: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.6 out of 5
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andrew lund a part-time user from australia writes:
Yeah, Iv'e had my complete system for 5 years now. It can do virtually anything, strings, french horns, weird flutes, synthetic sounds, weird kraftwerk bleeps and bloops (I think they had one at one stage)and techno timbres. Keyboard definately sucks, and takes a lot of time to set up a sound, because the unit is so complex. I multi sample my sounds into my sampler. In the sampler it is now polyponic, can be saved to disk, stays in tune and is repeatable. However, if you're into making new sounds, techno, Vangelis, Kraftwerk ect, this synth is perfect. To someone new to anolouge synths? No way! Try something like a Juno 106 first. I have one of those, and they're much easier to use. I'm willing to sell my System 100 for $2,800 (Australian dollars) It includes the 16 step anolouge sequencer, module 101 (keyboard) module 102 with wicked anolouge ring mod(stands up behind keyboard), four channel mixer/amp with spring reverb and speakers, Original manual (in good condition) And the fantastic 3 book "roland beginners guid to synthesis", written for the system 100

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Jun-17-2003 at 04:08
New Kings a professional user from Atlanta, Georgia writes:
Best of the old school analogs.

Patch the oscillator sync to the filter CV, turn the resonance to maximum and close the filter for Vince Clark style blips and beeps.

Triangle wave becomes thundering 808 style kick.

Deep, subsonic bass. Dave Ball used his on 'Le Grand Guignol' from the last Soft Cell CD.

Great rhythm synth ala Depeche Mode's 'Speak and Spell'.

Clangy, buzzy leads.

All from one oscillator!

If you can't source the 102 Expander, pair the 101 with Analogue Solutions MiniModular and the Mooger Fooger MF102 Ring Modular and CP251 Control Processor.

It's modular, anything goes!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Apr-03-2003 at 21:13
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