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Roland SH-2

SH-2 (image courtesy of Roland)

Released: 1978

MSRP: no


Dual oscillator SH-1, without ENV2 Architecture Class: Conventional (subtractive).

Ebay Description:

The Roland SH-2 is a 37 key, monophonic analog synthesizer, featuring dual oscillators (saw/pulse/square waveforms with PWM), noise, high-pass and resonant low-pass filters, ADSR envelope, 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
37 keys W:670mm D:305mm H:100mm 6.9kg yes mono no CV:1V/oct gate CV:1V/oct gate no 11W 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 [VCO1+VCO2]->HPF->VCF->VCA


Effects Pan Modulator Volume Modulator Headphone
no no Env 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
VCO1 analog pulse saw square sine 2-32' sub no PWM:LFO|Env auto-bend bender CV portamento LFO no
VCO2 analog pulse saw square noise 2-32' no PWM:LFO|Env1 auto-bend bender CV portamento LFO 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 Env LFO no no


Name Level Rate Loop Polarity Trigger Level Modulator Rate Modulator
Env sustain attack decay release no VCF 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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