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Re: Roland Modular

Post by max badwan » Fri Apr 10, 2015 3:10 am

Percivale wrote:I was just asking where are the CV I/Os for System-1M?
Stab Frenzy wrote:
max badwan wrote:So is it modular or a module?
Both. It's a Eurorack (physically at least, who knows about power) module for a modular system. It has CV ins and outs.
looks like at the top of the control panel...

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Re: Roland Modular

Post by Stab Frenzy » Fri Apr 10, 2015 4:54 am

max badwan wrote:
Percivale wrote:I was just asking where are the CV I/Os for System-1M?
looks like at the top of the control panel...
Yep, top row. See the first picture.

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Re: Roland Modular

Post by pflosi » Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:58 am

We don't know anything yet though. If they're real stupid the CVs could be not eurorack levels (think 1V LFO on the SBX1), or it could even be internal digital routings a la MS20ic :? I hope to be proven wrong though. Guess we'll know next week.

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Re: Roland Modular

Post by pflosi » Wed Apr 15, 2015 6:38 am

So here we go

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Re: Roland Modular

Post by meatballfulton » Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:27 am

Sit down...here comes System 500

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Re: Roland Modular

Post by meatballfulton » Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:39 am



I listened to Hatfield and the North at Rainbow. They were very wonderful and they made my heart a prisoner.

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Re: Roland Modular

Post by analoglsd » Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:41 am

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All analog, eurorack modules based on the 100m series, manufactured in Portland, OR by Malekko.

A year ago, I would have said that Roland doesn't give a s**t about what analog/modular nerds think or want, but I guess I was dead wrong. :oops:

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Re: Roland Modular

Post by madtheory » Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:24 pm

Even on youtube, it's got that ballsy 100m sound. Biggest oscillator I ever heard (not that I've heard a huge amount mind). I hope they've got a better dust seal on the sliders this time!

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Re: Roland Modular

Post by meatballfulton » Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:32 pm

analoglsd wrote:[All analog, eurorack modules based on the 100m series, manufactured in Portland, OR by Malekko.
This is fascinating...Roland is having a third party actually make them. As if they don't have the capability (or interest) to do it themselves as they are with the digital modules?

Ampeg was doing this with reissue bass amps a few years ago, they couldn't build the amps themselves.

Not that it matters at all who actually makes it if it's good.
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Re: Roland Modular

Post by antilles » Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:02 pm

analoglsd wrote:
All analog, eurorack modules based on the 100m series, manufactured in Portland, OR by Malekko.
Awesome! This might be the final push, to get me into the modular marked.

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Re: Roland Modular

Post by pflosi » Wed Apr 15, 2015 3:28 pm

meatballfulton wrote:
analoglsd wrote:[All analog, eurorack modules based on the 100m series, manufactured in Portland, OR by Malekko.
This is fascinating...Roland is having a third party actually make them. As if they don't have the capability (or interest) to do it themselves as they are with the digital modules?

Ampeg was doing this with reissue bass amps a few years ago, they couldn't build the amps themselves.

Not that it matters at all who actually makes it if it's good.
I think Josh had more of a consulting role in this, probably also regarding the specific quirks of Eurorack. I'd be surprised if Darkplace does the actual manufacturing... Then again of course I'm just guessing and speculating.

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Re: Roland Modular

Post by commodorejohn » Wed Apr 15, 2015 3:56 pm

Well holy s**t. Almost makes me want to start branching out into modular just to support this.

Now, Roland, about that JP-8 reissue...
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Re: Roland Modular

Post by Hybrid88 » Wed Apr 15, 2015 4:09 pm

madtheory wrote:Even on youtube, it's got that ballsy 100m sound. Biggest oscillator I ever heard (not that I've heard a huge amount mind). I hope they've got a better dust seal on the sliders this time!
+1 Sounds immense for a one oscillator patch :)

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Re: Roland Modular

Post by Stalfosia » Wed Apr 15, 2015 4:27 pm

oh man... I've held off on modular too...
now this! The System 500 sounds great

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Re: Roland Modular

Post by Walter Ego » Wed Apr 15, 2015 4:57 pm

Well, Roland has definitely gone back into the analog world a bit backward, but...whatever. They're back, right? Those 500 series modules are pretty sexy.
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