How to Get New Sounds for Your Roland Synth

Synthesizers are incredible instruments. With an abundance of sounds and options available to you, your tonal choices never dry up!

With USB, MIDI, and editing software, it has never been easier to create, tweak, store, recall and import custom sounds in and out of your synthesizer. If you want to look further than the presets on your synth, find yourself stuck for inspiration or simply want to increase your sonic palette, then Axial and the Roland content store are here to assist you.
 
 
GET RE-PATCHED EASILY WITH FRESH, NEW SOUNDS FROM AXIAL!
 

Axial is the official Roland website that offers FREE professionally designed patches for your Roland synth. There are patches available for the following Roland instruments:

Juno DS
FA series
JD-Xi
JD-XA
INTEGRA-7
RD-2000
GAIA SH-01
V-Combo VR-09

Older synths like Jupiter-50, Jupiter-80 and Juno-Di are also included.

 
The wide range of sounds available are grouped by instrument and by musical genre, artist or concept. This assists in making it easy to find the tones that will work best with your music.

The site also includes demo videos and sounds, so you can check out the patches and examples of their use before downloading.

Axial has patches from a number of classic Roland synthesizers like the Jupiter-8, Juno-106, TB-303, SH-101, D-50, Alpha Juno, and XV-5080. Most of these are sampled from the original instruments and processed using Roland’s Supernatural sound engine, in order to recreate a tweakable yet playable patch.

For the FA series sample pads, there are a range of samples from popular UK sample developers Loopmasters, in modern styles like EDM, Trap and House.

You can also download a range of patches designed by influential sound designers and famous artists like Nick Rhodes from Duran Duran and Burton from Finnish gothic rock band HIM.

Depending on which particular synth you have, you can load the Axial sounds in with either a USB flash drive or an SD card.

In this video, we show you how to load Axial sounds into a Juno DS.
 

 
Additionally, in this video, Roland Product Support shows you every step in loading sounds into an Integra 7:
 

Download new patches fromaxial.roland.com.
 
 
PLUG OUT WITH AIRA AND ENJOY FREEDOM FROM YOUR DAW
 
The AIRA range of instruments use ACB (Analogue Circuit Behaviour). This models each individual component of an original analog instrument and how they all interact. By using ACB technology, these instruments have the capacity to digitally rewire your synth, creating a brand new instrument, with totally different architecture.

This means, rather than going out and buying another piece of hardware, you can have a new synth for a fraction of the price.

We call these new synth engines Plug Outs. As well as being loaded into the unit for use on the road or stage, they also work as plug-ins within your DAW. This allows you to recall frequently used patches at anytime, anywhere.

The System 1, System 1m and System 8 all have the capacity to load in a range of classic Roland synths. These have been recreated down to component level. The System 1 and 1m can host an additional Plug Out, alongside the System 1 engine. You can switch between both without having to restart your instrument.

The System 8 comes preloaded with two incredible additional synths – the iconic Jupiter 8 and lush Juno 106. It also has the ability to load in a fourth Plug Out. Not only can you switch between different synth engines live, but with the System 8’s Performance Mode, you can split and layer between two of them.

So far, the Plug Outs available are the iconic SH-101, PROMARS, SH-2, and System 100 with more to come!

Get Plug Outs from the Roland Content Store

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