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.
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 Roland Cloud
With its distinctive green lights and futuristic look, the SYSTEM-8 is a perfect visual counterpoint for the synthwave genre. Under the hood, the SYSTEM-8's robust synth architecture draws on Roland's rich history of innovation, Synthwave patches like "Magic Dust" and "Power 5th" highlight the textural possibilities of this modern classic.
Journey Into Digital Landscapes and Retrofuturism
Explore Synthwave on the JX-3P, JUNO-106, and JUPITER-8
Has Synthwave’s extensive assortment of SYSTEM-8 patches whet your appetite for more retro madness? Fire up the JX-3P, JUNO-106, or JUPITER-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.