SH-201

Synthesizer

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SH-201: Synthesizer

Put the Fun Back in Synthesis!

Features

Keyboard Magazine - 2007 Key Buy Award

For musicians new to synthesizers, Roland announces the most friendly and fun analog-modeling instrument on the market: the SH-201. For synth pros, the SH-201 will remind them of why they fell in love with synthesizers in the first place. Simply, the SH-201 is a blast to play! It sounds great too, thanks to such features as Roland’s famous Supersaw waveform, resonant filter, saturation control, and more.

  • Great-sounding analog-modeling synth
  • Ultra-EZ front panel is logically designed to teach the basics of synthesis
  • External input for manipulating external audio from CD/MP3 players, etc.
  • Built-in delay, reverb, and saturation effects
  • Arpeggiator adds instant rhythmic motion to sounds
  • USB port for audio/MIDI connection to computer
  • VSTi Editor software included for computer integration
  • Invisible infrared D Beam controller

Great Analog-Style Sound
Even though it’s super fun and easy to use, the SH-201 is no toy when it comes to sound. With two beefy analog-modeling oscillators onboard, complete with Roland’s famous Supersaw waveform and resonant filter, this little synth can blow down doors. It also comes with high-quality delay and reverb effects for adding depth and dimension to the sound, an overdrive control for adding a ripsaw edge, and an arpeggiator for instant rhythmic motion.

Ultra-Easy Operation
This is synthesis at its friendliest. The SH-201’s front panel puts every control directly under the player’s fingertips in a logically positioned signal path from left to right. No hidden menus, no nonsense. Just play and move the knobs and sliders. It’s as simple as that. Students of synthesis will love the ease and immediate gratification of the SH-201. No other modern synth on the market is as fun, friendly, and inviting.

External Audio Input
Playing the SH-201 from its keyboard is only half the fun. External audio sources can be plugged into the SH-201’s external input (CD/MP3-player, sampler,, etc.) and the sound can be twisted with the front-panel knobs and sliders. Wave your hands over the SH-201’s invisible D Beam for dramatic modulation.

USB Connectivity
The SH-201 can be connected to a computer (Mac or PC) with one simple USB cable. Both MIDI and audio can be routed through the USB port. A VSTi software editor is included, which allows SH-201 sounds to be manipulated from within a VSTi-compatible host software sequencer.

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Specs

Keyboard
49 keys (velocity sensitive)
Sound Generator
Analog Modeling Sound Engine (One MIDI part), Two Tones per Patch (Upper and Lower), 2 Oscillators with MIX/MOD + 1 Filter + 1 Amp + 2 LFO + 3 Envelopers
Patch Memory
Preset : 32, User: 32
OSC Section
Oscillator Waveform: SAW, SQUARE, PULSE/PWM, TRIANGLE, SINE, NOISE, FB OSC, Super SAW, EXT IN, Knobs: Pitch, Detune, PulseWidth/Feedback, Pitch Enveloper: Attack, Decay
MIX/MOD Section
Oscillator Sync, Ring Modulation, Low Boost/Low Cut, Knob: Balance (OSC1/OSC2)
FILTER Section
Filter Type: LPF, BPF, HPF (-12 dB/-24 dB), Knobs: Cutoff, Resonance, Key follow, Enveloper: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
AMP Section
Knob: Level, Insertion Effect: Overdrive, Enveloper: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
LFO Section
LFO Shape: TRIANGLE, SINE, SAW, SQUARE, TRAPEZOID, SAMPLE AND HOLD, RANDOM, Knobs: Rate, Destination 1 Depth, Destination 2 Depth, Tempo Sync ON/OFF
Effects
Reverb, Modulation Delay
Controllers
Pitch Bend/Modulation lever, D Beam Controller
Arpeggiator
Pattern template: 32, Tempo: 20– 250 B.P.M. *Full programmable with PC editor software
Recorder
Easy MIDI recorder, Number of Track: 1, Tempo: 20– 250 B.P.M.
Jacks/Connectors
Output Jacks (L/MONO, R) (1/4 inch phone type), Headphones Jack, Input Jacks (L,R) (RCA pin type), MIDI Connectors (IN, OUT), USB Connector (AUDIO/MIDI), Pedal Jack, DC In Jack
Power Supply
AC Adaptor (DC 9 V)
Accessories
Owner's Manual, AC Adaptor (PSB-1U or ACI series), CD-ROM (USB Driver, Editor, Librarian)
Options
Pedal Switch: DP series, Foot Switch: BOSS FS-5U, Expression Pedal: EV-5
Size and Weight
Width
884 mm
34-13/16 inches
Depth
354 mm
13-15/16 inches
Height
107 mm
4-1/4 inches
Weight
5.2 kg
11 lbs. 8 oz.
(excluding AC Adaptor)
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.

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