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Roland SH-1

SH-1 (image courtesy of Roland)

Released: 1978

MSRP: no


Single oscillator SH-5 swapping BPF for HPF and losing an LFO. Architecture Class: Conventional (subtractive).

Ebay Description:

The Roland SH-1 is a 32 key, monophonic analog synthesizer, featuring a single oscillator (saw/pulse/square waveforms with PWM), white/pink noise, high-pass and resonant low-pass filters, AR and ADSR envelopes, LFO (sine/square/random waveforms), portamento, auto-bend, and CV/gate I/O.


Form Factor Dimensions Weight Audio Input Audio Output Communication Port Control Input Control Output Switch Input Power
32 keys W:610mm (24in) D:370mm (14.6in) H:135mm (5.3in) 6.4kg (14.1lbs) yes mono no CV:1V/oct gate trigger CV:1V/oct gate ext-trigger 10W AC


Compatibility Multitimbral Memory Program Memory External Storage External Programming UI Input UI Output
- N/A no no no buttons/sliders LED


Multitimbral Polyphony Unison Architecture
no 1 no VCO->HPF->VCF->VCA


Effects Pan Modulator Volume Modulator Headphone
no no Env1 Env2 LFO yes


Arpeggiator Arpeggiator External Sequencer Sequencer Memory Sequencer External Continuous Program Change
no N/A no N/A N/A bender no


Key Pressure Chord Memory External Control External Sustain Key Scaling Velocity Curves
no no CV gate no no no


Name Signal Class Waveform Octave Range Amplitude Modulator Harmonics Modulator Pitch Modulator Wave Assign Modulator
VCO analog pulse saw square 2-32' square-sub:-1-2 pulse-sub:-2 no PWM:LFO|Env1 auto-bend bender CV portamento LFO no
Noise analog noise:white/pink - no no no no


Name Signal Class IC Resonant Shape Frequency Modulator Resonance Modulator Shape Modulator
HPF analog ? no high pass no no no
VCF analog ? yes low pass bender key Env1 LFO external no no


Name Level Rate Loop Polarity Trigger Level Modulator Rate Modulator
Env1 sustain attack decay release no no key gate LFO trigger no no
Env2 - attack release no no key gate LFO no no


Name Waveform Delay Polarity Sync Delay Modulator Level Modulator Rate Modulator
LFO random sine square sine no no no no no
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