SH-101

The SH-101 Software Synthesizer is a complete reproduction of the iconic SH-101 synthesizer.

 

Features

Proof that "big things come in small packages", the Roland SH-101 Synthesizer was introduced in 1982 with portability and affordability in mind, but now occupies a massive space in the history of popular music. Simple to program but surprisingly flexible, the Roland SH-101 is among the "most fun" synths ever- it came in 3 different colors and could even be played like a keytar! Thanks to an inviting interface and great analog sounds,  the "101" found its way on to records by the decade's most popular artists, and remains a much-coveted synth by today's top producers.
The Roland SH-101 Software Synthesizer brings all the fun (minus the "keytar" hand grip and step sequencer!) of the hardware instrument to the desktop of producers everywhere! As with all ACB-powered synths, the SH-101's character and spirit of fun are completely captured by this amazing recreation, available exclusively on Roland Cloud. You'll even get to choose your favorite SH-101 color…

  • Direct involvement by the original SH-101 hardware designers has resulted in a completely authentic experience
  • Meticulously recreated oscillator and filter behavior—trademarks of the '101
  • Choose between classic and enhanced Envelope controls
  • 21st Century Reverb, chorus, delay and crusher effects…because we could!
  • Pick your passion: Red, Blue, or Grey panels
  • Use the Roland SYSTEM-1 or SYSTEM-8 hardware synths as the ultimate SH-101 USB controllers or…
  • "PLUG OUT" the '101 and all your sounds to SYSTEM-1 or SYSTEM-8 hardware and run computer-free!
  • VST and AU compatible 

Capturing the Original

The now legendary SH-101 was a monophonic synthesizer launched by Roland in 1982. In contrast to the many complex synthesizers available at the time, the SH-101 quickly became popular for its characteristic tone and simple one-VCO › one-VCF › one-VCA › one-LFO structure. A legion of artists found it quick to program and adept at bright edgy tones and exciting sound effects. Thirty years later, the SH-101’s hallmark sounds continue to be sought after by electronic artists the world over.
 

SH Evolved

Go beyond the original hardware with enhanced tone shaping options and seamless DAW integration via AU and VSTi plugin interfaces. Full PLUG-OUT support means you can use SYSTEM-1 as a dedicated controller and even use the SH-101 without a computer. The freedom of hardware. The flexibility of software. The sound of a legend
 

Specifications

Specifications

Maximum Polyphony 1 voice
VCO Range (64', 32', 16', 8', 4', 2')
Pulse Width Modulation (50%--min)
PWM Mode switch (MANUAL, LFO, VCF ENV, VCA ENV)
Modulation Depth (-min--+max)
Tune (+/-50 cent)
Source Mixer Square/Pulse wave Level
Saw wave Level
SUB Oscillator Level
SUB Oscillator Waveform switch
(1Oct Down Square, 2Oct Down Square, 2Oct Down Pulse)
Noise Level
VCF Cutoff Frequency (10 Hz--20 kHz)
Resonance (0--Self oscillation)
ENV Depth (-100%--+100%)
Modulation Depth
Key Follow (-100%--+100%)
VCF ENV Attack Time (1.5 ms--4 s)
Decay Time (2 ms--10 s)
Sustain Level (0--100%)
Release Time (2 ms--10 s)
VCA VCA Mode (ENV, GATE)
Tone
VCA ENV Attack Time (1.5 ms--4 s)
Decay Time (2 ms--10 s)
Sustain Level (0--100%)
Release Time (2 ms--10 s)
Gate-Trigger switch (GATE, LFO, GATE+TRIG)
Effect Crusher Depth
Reverb Level
Delay Level
Delay Time
Modulator LFO/CLK Rate (0.1 Hz--30 Hz)
Waveform (SIN, TRI, SAW, SQR, RANDOM, NOISE)
Controller Volume
Portamento Time (0--5 s)
Portamento Mode (ON, AUTO, OFF)
Bend Range (VCO)
Tempo Sync switch
Arpeggio Arpeggio Switch
Arpeggio Type (1Oct Up, 1Oct U+D, 1Oct Down, 2Oct Down, 2Oct U+D, 2Oct Down)
Arpeggio Step (1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/4T, 1/8T, 1/16T)
Sampling Frequency 44.1 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 48 kHz, 96 kHz, 192 kHz
Tones 64 patches/1 bank
*User can make new user banks.
Plug-In Formats VSTi 64-bit, AU
Plug-Out Hardware SYSTEM-1
 


System Requirements (macOS™)

Operating System macOS™ 10.8.5 or later
Host Application VST instruments (VSTi) version: VST 3.6 compatible
Audio Units (AU) version: V2 Audio Units compatible
CPU Intel® Core™ 2 Duo or better
RAM 4 GB or more
Hard Disk 100 MB or more
Display resolution and Colors 1280 x 800 dots or higher, 16.7 million colors or more
Other You'll need Internet connectivity to activate this software.
You'll need installation SYSTEM-1 driver to plug-out this software to the SYSTEM-1.

System Requirements (Windows®)

Operating System Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1
Microsoft® Windows® 8/8.1
Microsoft® Windows® 10
* incompatible with Windows® RT, Windows® Phone or virtual machines such as Hyper-V, Virtual PC.
Host Application VST instruments (VSTi) version: VST 2.4/3.6 compatible
CPU Intel® Core™ 2 Duo or better
RAM 2 GB or more
Hard Disk 100 MB or more
Display resolution and Colors 1280 x 800 dots or higher, 24 bits Full Color or more
Other You'll need Internet connectivity to activate this software.
You'll need Adobe Reader (available free of charge) in order to read the online help.
You'll need installation SYSTEM-1 driver to plug-out this software to the SYSTEM-1.

*Although Roland has tested numerous configurations and has determined that on average, a computer system similar to that described above will permit normal operation of the PLUG-OUT SOFTWARE SYNTHESIZER, Roland cannot guarantee that a given computer can be used satisfactorily with the PLUG-OUT SOFTWARE SYNTHESIZER based solely on the fact that it meets the above requirements. This is because there are too many other variables that may influence the processing environment, including differences in motherboard design and the particular combination of other devices involved.

Microsoft Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
VST is a trademark and software of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH. 

Support

SH-101 Software Synthesizer Owner's Manual

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