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Roland SH-3

SH-3 (image courtesy of Roland)

Released: 1976

MSRP: no


Basic monosynth. Architecture Class: Conventional (subtractive).

Ebay Description:

The Roland SH-3 is a 44 key, monophonic analog synthesizer, featuring a single oscillator (saw/pulse/square waveforms), white/pink noise, resonant low-pass filter, ADSR envelope, dual LFOs (saw and sine/square waveforms), glide/portamento, S/H, and chorus.


Form Factor Dimensions Weight Audio Input Audio Output Communication Port Control Input Control Output Switch Input Power
44 keys W:1005mm (40.2in) D:320mm (12.8in) H:150mm (6in) 14.5kg (32lbs) no mono no VCO:pedal VCF:pedal no glide 8W 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->VCF->VCA


Effects Pan Modulator Volume Modulator Headphone
chorus no EG LFO1 LFO2 yes


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


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


Name Signal Class Waveform Octave Range Amplitude Modulator Harmonics Modulator Pitch Modulator Wave Assign Modulator
VCO analog pulse saw/pulse square mix:2-32' no no glide portamento LFO1 LFO2 pedal S/H no
Noise analog noise:white/pink - no no no no


Name Signal Class IC Resonant Shape Frequency Modulator Resonance Modulator Shape Modulator
VCF analog ? yes low pass EG LFO1 LFO2 pedal no no


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


Name Waveform Delay Polarity Sync Delay Modulator Level Modulator Rate Modulator
LFO1 saw no no no no no no
LFO2 sine square yes no no no no no
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