Here’s what Atwood has to say about it:
I just cracked open the Roland AIRA System-1 and started to jam with it.
I right away deleted the presets, as I absolutely hated them. That’s probably because I’m more into old 80’s oriented sounds and so I proceeded to program my own. What you hear in the video are custom sounds that I programmed
A few of the sounds are also only using one OSC instead of two. I actually found I got the sounds I liked with one OSC, but of course it will be fun to dive into both later on.
I must say that my first impression is that the Roland System-1 didn’t sound analog at all when I first turned it on. I really had to create my own sounds and then I felt I got a little closer. The System-1 is a fun synth once you get into the programming. The 8 slots on top to save your patches are great for live use and it’s very easy to switch back and forth.
I’m using a Boss RC-300 to record the bass line. I sequenced and then recorded some drums onto the Boss RC-300 as well. Other than the drums, everything is from the Roland System-1. I’m not using any of the plugouts of course as they are not available, although I did get a voucher in the box.