Roland adds three cosmic patch collections to Roland Cloud

SH-2, Promars and System-8 get a host of new presets from “top sound designers”.

Building on its cloud-based instrument suite, Roland has announced the release of three new patch collections for the SH-2, Promars and System-8 synths. The brand claims that the Roland Cloud patches have been crafted by “top sound designers” and focus on themes of outer space. For a limited time, you’ll be able to access these synths and patch collections for free.

SH-2: Space Aged comprises 64 presets for Roland’s virtual reprise of the SH-2 monosynth, originally used by the likes of Duran Duran and The Eurythmics. This patch collection is inspired by the SH-2’s arpeggiator, creating interstellar sounds that are rich and complex. “Explore the black hole-like low end of ‘Synth Shock Bass’, or fall into an arpeggiated asteroid belt with ‘Gamer Glytter’”, Roland says.

The Promars synth was the sibling of the iconic Roland Jupiter-4 and was released in the late 70s and early 80s. The Roland Cloud version gets some more space-age sounds with Curiosity, paying tribute to its atmospheric capabilities. Explore light, bubbly, textural patches like ‘1981’ and ‘Karhornia’, or get funky with ‘Italobass’ for Giorgio Moroder moments.

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The Roland System-8 is one of the brand’s more recent synth, which you can also access from the Roland Cloud. System-8: Frontiers uses the synths powerful engines to generate “ mysterious arps, heartbreaking keys, and cavernous pads”, Roland says. Patches include the majestic ‘HOME’, Hydra-7”, ‘EBM Bass’ and ‘The Darker Pad’.

You can access each of these synths and patch collections for free between certain dates:

  • Roland Cloud SH-2 and SH-2: Space Aged is freely accessible from 9 June to 23 June
  • Roland Cloud Promars and Promars: Curiosity is freely accessible from 16 June to 30 June
  • Roland Cloud System-8 and System-8: Frontiers is freely accessible from 25 June to 9 July.

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