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Roland SH-7

SH-7 (image courtesy of Roland)

Released: 1978

MSRP: no


Similar to an SH-5, but swapping an LFO for full ADSR envelopes. First synth with the Roland's familiar high to low pass filter configuration. The monosynth can also be 2 voice polyphonic. Architecture Class: Conventional (subtractive).

Ebay Description:

The Roland SH-7 is a 44 key, monophonic or duophonic analog synthesizer, featuring dual oscillators (saw/pulse/square/triangle waveforms with ring-mod, sync, and PWM), white/pink noise, high-pass and resonant low/high/band-pass filters, dedicated filter and amp ADSR envelopes, LFO (saw/sine/square waveforms), portamento, S/H, and CV/gate I/O.


Form Factor Dimensions Weight Audio Input Audio Output Communication Port Control Input Control Output Switch Input Power
44 keys W:870mm (34.3in) D:400mm (15.6in) H:180mm (7.1in) 15kg (34lbs) yes mono no CV:1V/oct gate trigger VCF CV:1V/oct gate VCA no 22W 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 dual-osc:1 single-osc:2 no VCO1+VCO2->HPF->VCF->VCA


Effects Pan Modulator Volume Modulator Headphone
no no bender 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 trigger no no no


Name Signal Class Waveform Octave Range Amplitude Modulator Harmonics Modulator Pitch Modulator Wave Assign Modulator
VCO1 analog pulse saw square triangle 2-32' square-mix:2-32' no PWM:Env1|LFO1 sync auto-bend bender CV portamento LFO S/H no
VCO2 analog pulse saw square triangle 2-32' no PWM:Env1|LFO1 auto-bend bender CV portamento LFO S/H no
Noise analog noise:white/pink - no no no no
RingMod analog VCO1B+-VCO2|external - 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|band|high pass bender key Env1 LFO pedal S/H VCO2 Noise no no


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


Name Waveform Delay Polarity Sync Delay Modulator Level Modulator Rate Modulator
LFO saw:down sine square sine no key no no no
Conventional Models
RS-101 RS-202 RS-505 RS-09 SA-09 VP-330 SH-3 SH-5
SH-1000 SH-2000 SH-7 SH-1 SH-2 SH-09 SH-101 MC-202
CMU-810 TB-303 CMU-800 Juno-6 Juno-60 MKS-10 Juno-106 Juno-106s
HS-60 MKS-7 Juno-1 HS-10 Juno-2 HS-80 MKS-50 Jupiter-4
MRS-2 Jupiter-8 Jupiter-6 MKS-80 JX-3P MKS-30 GR-700 JX-8P
JX-10 MKS-70