Roland AIRA SYSTEM-8 Synthesizer Update V.1.2 Features 12 New FM Oscillators & 5 New Filters!

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With 12 new FM oscillators and 5 new filters, Roland greatly enhances the AIRA SYSTEM-8 Synthesizers’s sound design capabilities!

For the AIRA SYSTEM-8 Synthesizer, there is a big update available. Roland just released firmware v.1.2 . The updates brings 12 new FM oscillators as well as 5 new filter types. These new oscillator and filter features improves in my opinion a lot the sound possibilities of the System-8 Synthesizer. You can now make per example interesting FM sounds with it. Also the the new filter type variations (Jupiter-8, Juno-106, Formant x2, Harmonics) enhances a lot the sound design options here.

Beside this, the step sequencer received also an update with a new overdub mode.


Powerful and deep, the SYSTEM-8 delivers a vast palette of sounds inspired by over four decades of legendary Roland synths. Its next-gen Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) engine powers an eight-voice, three-oscillator monster with stunning filters and effects, highly versatile LFOs, and a massive array of high-resolution knobs and sliders to control it all. Support for three PLUG-OUT synths means the SYSTEM-8 can host spot-on recreations of numerous Roland classics, and JUPITER-8 and JUNO-106 PLUG-OUTS are even included with purchase*. Split and layer synths for unheard of sounds, and tap into the integrated vocoder, arpeggiator, CV/Gate outs, and advanced polyphonic step sequencer to fuel endless creative explorations.

New In The System-8 Firmware Update 1.2

  • Two types of variations were added to the oscillator ( FM x 2 ).
  • Five types of variations were added to the filters ( JUPITER-8, JUNO-106, Formant x 2, Harmonics ).
  • An overdub mode was added to the step sequencer.
  • Fixed: Performances sometimes fail to be saved correctly.
  • Other minor bugs.

FM Oscillator Demo

We’ve added 12 new FM oscillators in v.1.20 dramatically expanding the SYSTEM-8’s range of potential sound design capabilities

Filter Demo

We’ve added 5 new filter types in v.1.20: The illustrious filters from the JUPITER-8 and JUNO-106, formant filters to recreate the human voice and a strong harmonic filter that can produce powerful feedback tones.

More information here: Roland System-8 Firmware Update

Available here: Roland AIRA System-8 Synthesizer

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