Roland SH-101 Soft Synth has arrived

The now legendary SH-101 was a monophonic synthesizer launched by Roland in 1982. In contrast to the many complex synthesizers available at the time, the SH-101 quickly became popular for its characteristic tone and simple one-VCO > one-VCF > one-VCA > one-LFO structure. A legion of artists found it quick to program and adept at bright edgy tones and exciting sound effects. Thirty years later, the SH-101’s hallmark sounds continue to be sought after by electronic artists the world over.

– Authenticity through face-to-face consultation with the original designers and research beyond the original schematics.
– Meticulously recreated oscillator and filter behavior – hallmarks of the SH-101 sound.
– Authentic behaviors including the unique interaction between low pass filter and envelope controls.
– Faithfully reproduces the unstable fluctuations that resulted from quirks in the SH-101’s circuitry.
– Classic SH-101 synth sounds – bass, lead, noise, and sound effects.
– Software layout features standard grey model, as well as red and blue models originally sold as limited editions.

Features:
Two envelope sections allow different settings for VCF and VCA while maintaining the option of classic SH-101 envelope behavior.
Reverb, chorus, delay and crusher effects that were not included in the original.
Run as many instances as your computer can handle.
Use SYSTEM-1 as a dedicated USB keyboard controller with lighted knobs and sliders that show only available parameters.
PLUG-OUT with SYSTEM-1 lets you take an authentic SH-101 wherever you go, from mobile production to live performance.
Transfer sounds between SYSTEM-1 and SH-101 with PLUG-OUT.
Supports Macintosh and Windows, and AU and VSTi formats.

SH-101 PLUG-OUT Software Synthesizer (not available for sale) is available free of charge to SYSTEM-1 owners. Please use the coupon included in your product package to download free of charge.


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Irish lad and techno producer, Mick works extensively in client database design, management and business development.

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