NAMM 2017 - Roland SYSTEM-8 synth and DJ-808 Controller

Roland had some great new gear on show at NAMM - I talked to David Ahlund in depth about the SYSTEM-8 and the DJ-808.

Roland SYSTEM-8 PLUG-OUT Synthesizer

The SYSTEM-8 can give you classic synth sounds - including virtual synth versions of the legendary Juno-106 and the Jupiter-8. Roland call them plug out synths and you can have four different ones at the same time, and layer different sounds.

David explained that there are two oscillators on the control panel and a host of other features that give you lots of flexibility and great performance and studio possibilities. The random mode was really impressive!

Roland SYSTEM-8

Roland DJ-808 DJ Controller

The DJ-808 is a DJ Controller with a 4-channel mixer, built-in drum sequencing, vocal processing, and deep Serato DJ integration. You can sequence your beats, transform your voice and make amazing remixes.

Roland DJ-808