MATRIXSYNTH: New Roland Demora, Scooper, Torcido & Bitrazer Eurorack / Desktop Modules Leaked

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

New Roland Demora, Scooper, Torcido & Bitrazer Eurorack / Desktop Modules Leaked


Update: Pics & additional details on Demora, Scooper & Torcido added below along with a new pic of the System-1m.
Update2: System-1m details added below.
Update3: New System 500, video, press release, details on Bitrazer, and higher res pics added below.

[Initial post - updates below:

Two quotes via Analog Industries:

"Details of the long-rumored Roland Eurorack modules leaked today, ahead of the Musikmesse announcement. In a nutshell, four 21HP DSP-based stereo effects units (delay, distortion, 'scatter' effect, and bitcrusher/filter) with both 9VDC and Euro power connectors on the back, along with USB for Aira connectivity, and the ability to live as a desktop unit. $299 each."

"I will say one thing: these will be a powerful gateway drug, as they will be a much less threatening introduction to the platform. But for the real Euro user, they miss the mark by a country mile. What a waste of the biggest and best R&D department in the industry."]

Updates:

"Demora is a unique modular effect combining an all-new, high-resolution delay with unprecedented control and flexibility. Able to be used as a table-top unit or as a Eurorack module, and with an array of CV/Gate inputs, this compact 21 HP unit has a wide range of uses from studio production to live performance. Not only for modular synth users, Demora is perfect for keyboard players, guitarists, DJs or any adventurous musician looking to expand their sound. Carefully crafted in Japan, Demora has large, ultra-smooth controls with over 16 million steps of resolution and is fully re-programmable via computer, smartphone or tablet.

Features:

High-resolution, ultra-smooth delay effect
Huge delay range from 20 microseconds to 10 seconds
CV/Gate parameter control including delay time, feedback and width
Table-top unit or 21 HP Eurorack module using AC or Eurorack power
24-bit knobs with over 16 million steps of resolution
Re-programmable via Mac, PC, iOS, Android application
15 patchable submodules, expandable with free updates
2 inputs and 2 outputs with dual-mono or stereo capability
AIRA Link compatible
24bit/96kHz audio interface
Carefully crafted in Japan
Includes braided patch cables"


"Scooper is a unique modular effect combining a single-pass loop recorder and Scatter effect with unprecedented control and flexibility. Able to be used as a table-top unit or as a Eurorack module, and with an array of CV/Gate inputs, this compact 21 HP unit has a wide range of uses from studio production to live performance. Not only for modular synth users, Scooper is perfect for keyboard players, guitarists, DJs or any adventurous musician looking to expand their sound. Carefully crafted in Japan, Scooper has large, ultra-smooth controls with over 16 million steps of resolution and is fully re-programmable via computer, smartphone or tablet.

Features:

Single-pass looper with dramatic Scatter effects
CV/Gate parameter control including Scatter depth/type, pitch, and filter
Table-top unit or 21 HP Eurorack module using AC or Eurorack power
24-bit knobs with over 16 million steps of resolution
Re-programmable via Mac, PC, iOS, Android application
15 patchable submodules, expandable with free updates
2 inputs and 2 outputs with dual-mono or stereo capability
AIRA Link compatible
24bit/96kHz audio interface
Carefully crafted in Japan
Includes braided patch cables"


"Torcido is a versatile modular effect combining classic Roland distortion sound and unprecedented control and flexibility. Able to be used as a table-top unit or as a Eurorack module, and with an array of CV/Gate inputs, this compact 21 HP unit has a wide range of uses from studio production to live performance. Not only for modular synth users, Torcido is perfect for keyboard players, guitarists, DJs or any adventurous musician looking to expand their sound. Carefully crafted in Japan, Torcido has large, ultra-smooth controls with over 16 million steps of resolution and is fully re-programmable via computer, smartphone or tablet.

Features:

Classic Roland distortion sound
CV/Gate parameter control including distortion amount, tone and tube warmth
Table-top unit or 21 HP Eurorack module using AC or Eurorack power
24-bit “GRF” knobs with over 16 million steps of resolution
Re-programmable via Mac, PC, iOS, Android application
15 patchable submodules, expandable with free updates
2 inputs and 2 outputs with dual-mono or stereo capability
AIRA Link compatible
24bit/96kHz audio interface
Carefully crafted in Japan
Includes braided patch cables"


"BITRAZER is a unique modular effect combining intense bit and sample rate crushing effects and unprecedented control and flexibility. Able to be used as a tabletop unit or as a Eurorack module, and with an array of CV/Gate inputs, this compact 21 HP unit has a wide range of uses from studio production to live performance. Not only for modular synth users, BITRAZER is perfect for keyboard players, guitarists, DJs or any adventurous musician looking to expand their sound. Carefully crafted in Japan, BITRAZER has large, ultra-smooth controls with over 16 million steps of resolution and is fully re-programmable via computer, smartphone or tablet.

Intense bit and sample rate destruction
CV/Gate parameter control including sample rate, bit depth, and filter
Tabletop unit or 21 HP Eurorack module using AC adaptor or Eurorack power
24-bit knobs with over 16 million steps of resolution
Re-programmable via Mac, PC, iOS, Android application
15 patchable submodules, expandable with free updates
2 inputs and 2 outputs with dual-mono or stereo capability
AIRA Link compatible
24bit/96kHz audio interface
Carefully crafted in Japan
Includes braided patch cables"


“The SYSTEM-1m is a semi-modular synthesizer with PLUG-OUT capability and a unique design that can be used as a Eurorack module, tabletop synth, or 19” rack mount unit. In addition to being a powerful standalone instrument, the SYSTEM-1m has external inputs and an array of CV/Gate connections that allow it to be re-patched and to interface with other modular synthesizer systems. The SYSTEM-1m’s CV/Gate connections combined with its ability to load classic Roland PLUG-OUT synth models like the SH-101 and PROMARS give it power and flexibility that is simply unparalleled. Features:
- Semi-modular synthesizer with PLUG-OUT capability
- 19 color-coded CV/Gate and audio connections with LED lighting
- 84 HP Eurorack, table-top and 19” rack compatible using AC or Eurorack power
- Versatile oscillators with six waveforms, Crossmod, Ring Mod, Sync and Color control
- All parameters controlled with high-resolutions knobs and sliders with LED indicators
- External input for processing external signals through filter, amp and FX section
- -12dB and -24 dB filter types with independent high-pass filters
- Integrated tone, crusher, reverb and delay effects
- Tempo syncing for LFO and delay
- 24-bit/96kHz audio and MIDI Interface
- AIRA Link for easy connection to MX-1 Mix Performer
- Includes rack-mount adapter and braided patch cables”

Update3: And we have the official press release, intro video including the new SYSTEM-500 series, and higher res pics:


AIRA Modular - Intro Published on Apr 15, 2015



"Roland is also pleased to announce the development of the SYSTEM-500, an all-new, fully analog 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. Coming Q3 2015!" Be sure to see: Malekko Behind New Roland System 500 Series All Analog Modules and this Musikmesse Floor Demo.

See this post for a Musikmesse floor demo of the System-1m & digital Aira modules.

The press release on the Aira modular line including higher res pics:

"Start Patching."

"Musikmesse, Frankfurt, DE, April 15, 2015 — Roland is proud to announce AIRA Modular, a new series in the expanding AIRA line of products for electronic musicians. AIRA Modular products are designed to make modular synthesizers and effects more accessible to all musicians, bridging the gaps between modular synthesis, live performance, and computer integration.

In 2014, Roland introduced the AIRA line to universal acclaim around the world. The AIRA Modular series is a natural addition to the popular lineup, offering classic Roland sound and the power and flexibility of modular gear. Equipped with CV/Gate control, AIRA Modular products feature versatile connectivity for seamless integration with any stage or studio setup.

The SYSTEM-1m is a semi-modular synthesizer with PLUG-OUT capability and a unique design that can be used as a Eurorack module, tabletop synth, or 19” rackmount unit. In addition to being a powerful standalone instrument, the SYSTEM-1m has external inputs and an array of CV/Gate connections that allow it to be re-patched and interfaced with other modular synthesizer systems. The CV/Gate connections, combined with the ability to load classic Roland PLUG-OUT synth models like the SH-101 and PROMARS, give the SYSTEM-1m power and flexibility that is simply unparalleled.

AIRA Modular also includes unique new modular effects combining high-resolution sound and unprecedented control and flexibility. TORCIDO Modular Distortion, DEMORA Modular Delay, SCOOPER Modular Scatter, and BITRAZER Modular Crusher are all compact 21 HP devices that can be used as tabletop units or Eurorack modules. Carefully crafted in Japan, these effects have large, ultra-smooth controls with over 16 million steps of resolution, and are fully re-programmable via computer, smartphone, or tablet. Audio I/O and an array of CV/Gate inputs are easily accessible on the front panel, allowing for quick patching on the fly.

The innovative, modern effects in the AIRA Modular series have a wide range of uses, from studio production to live performance. Not only for modular synth users, they’re also perfect for keyboard players, guitarists, DJs, or any adventurous musician looking to expand their sound.

Roland is also pleased to announce the development of the SYSTEM-500, an all-new, fully analog 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."

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