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Twin Futures Meet the Past

In the mid-2000s, hidden beneath the internet's unturned stones, nostalgia began to find itself eking into the present. Standing on the shoulders of French artists like Justice, Kavinsky, and College as well as the fantastical world of video game music, online communities of musicians and sonic wizards began fostering a crossover sound.

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Running on the Edge of a Blade

Synthwave conjures images of digital landscapes and retrofuturism. The aesthetics of the genre are drawn from both electro and the ineffable energy of the ‘80s. At the same time, the heart of the sound remains steeped in house and EDM styles.

Roland Cloud proudly presents our Synthwave collection! These 256 patches for the JUNO-106, SYSTEM-8, JX-3P, and JUPITER-8 are the tools you need to create immaculate synthwave architecture. These dramatic saw waves, pulsing basses, and twinkling arps will help your compositions bloom into dreamscapes of paradise and illusion.

Roland hardware synths were critical to establishing the sonic reverie of the 1980s. Use our ACB recreations of these revolutionary instruments to saturate your tracks with bold and beautiful temperatures and create a reality all your own.

The Synthwave Revolution is Inside
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The JX-3P

Long considered a secret weapon in Roland's arsenal of '80s legends, the JX-3P remains a powerful synth engine in its own right. No surprise that artists like The Future Sound of London, Orbital, and Thomas Dolby have all utilized the instrument. Powerful patches in the Synthwave collection like "Dream String" and "Planet Earth" expand on the JX-3P's sonic legacy.

Journey Into
Digital Landscapes and Retrofuturism

Explore Synthwave
on the JUPITER-8, JUNO-106, and SYSTEM-8

Has Synthwave’s extensive assortment of JX-3P patches whet your appetite for more retro madness? Fire up the JUPITER-8,  JUNO-106, or SYSTEM-8 to explore the collection's additional banks of '80s-drenched synths...and stranger things.

Patches and Patterns

Explore Roland Cloud's collection for more sounds including the rest of Synthwave, our D-50 exploration "Beyond Fantasia," the techno collection, and more to come.

Patches will automatically appear as new updates in Roland Cloud Manager. To load patches manually, open Roland Cloud Manager, click “Patches” under the PRESET category, and download the ones you choose. These files will be directly loaded into the instrument. IMPORTANT NOTE: Please make sure you have loaded the selected instrument at least once into your DAW before installing additional patches.

Available within Roland Cloud Manager