Roland Announces Promars Plug-Out Synth For System-1
Roland has announced the PROMARS PLUG-OUT Software Synthesizer, a complete reproduction of the rare PROMARS synthesizer first released in 1979. With two detunable VCOs and two sub-oscillators per voice, the PROMARS has been designed for SYSTEM-1 as well as Mac and PC hosts.
The original PROMARS was a sibling of the JUPITER-4, and is often thought of as simply a monophonic version. But the PROMARS was much more. While the JUPITER-4 had one VCO and one sub-OSC per voice, the PROMARS had two of each. The pitch of the two VCOs could be slightly detuned to produce a unison chorus effect, and a sub-OSC was provided on each VCO. Able to produce sounds similar to a four-VCO synthesizer, the PROMARS sounded much bigger than it’s size, with a big, fat synth tone. While not as well known as the JUPITER-4, the thick sound and compu-memory function that allowed sounds to be stored and recalled made it a noted part of Roland’s classic mono synth past.
» Replica of rare PROMARS COMPUPHONIC synthesizer
» ACB claims to provide the rich, warm vintage tone of the original
» Two VCOs plus two sub-oscillators per voice
» Fast envelopes and filters with classic Roland character
» VST, AU and PLUG-OUT compatible