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Musikmesse 2015: Roland announces development of System-500 analogue synth

Roland's classic System-700 is one of the inspirations for the System-500.
Roland's classic System-700 is one of the inspirations for the System-500.

MUSIKMESSE 2015: As well as confirming the launch of the Aira Modular synth and effects range, Roland has also announced that it's working on a new modular analogue instrument known as the System-500.

In a statement, the company says: "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."

When this instrument will be available and how much it will cost remains to be seen, but we'll bring you more news as we get it.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Group Content Manager for MusicRadar, specialising in all things tech. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 20 of which I’ve also spent writing about music technology.