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 ROLAND SH1 Analog Synthesizer

Roland SH1 synthesizer
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other ROLAND gear..
Built 1978
Type: analog
Hybrid: no
1 Voice / Stimmen
1x Multitimbral
no Memory / Speicher
Value / Wert in 2017 ca. 790 (rare)
Synthesis: subtractive

OSC Features pwm
Wave Shapes pulse saw noise white pink
1 OSCs + 1 SubOSCs info ©
2 Filter static hpf + lpf reso 4 Pole
1 LFOs sine square random
2 Envelope Generators 1x ADSR 1xAR

CV GATE Control / Triggering
36 Keys with no

Arpeggiator no
Sequencer no
(ID 13)
  deutsch - german
ABOUT 1 VCO plus Sub, quite fat. quite rare. a bit like a "little SH101".
ABOUT 1 VCO und 1 Sub, recht fett. rar. Ein bisschen wie ein "kleiner SH101".
DETAILS Nice one-OSCed synth with SubOsc. LFO can trigger ENV. ext input. pink and white noise
DETAILS ein netter 1 VCO Synth mit Subosc. LFO kann ENV neu triggern. ext. input. weiss und rosa rauschen
SOUND bass and lead
SOUND bass und lead
ROLAND SH1 same but less VCOs (1+sub) but still enough to "model" a good bass! quite rare over here in germany. this was the first roland synthesizer!! it's case is all plastic like the TR808, became rare here in europe..
it has 2 ENVs but the second one is AR-type only (VCO), most other smaller SH only have one ADSR, the VCO has PWM and the typical subOSC that can also work 2 octaves below the main OSC...
the filter is 24dB/oct LPF and a static hpf - thats what the SH and even the Jupiter and juno series kept in it's concept.. it has pink and white noise, later models had white noise only. (exept the sh5 / sys100) - the sh1 also has an envelope follower...
Roland sh-1 sh1 synthesizer

Roland sh-1
Roland sh-1 sh1 synthesizer IMAGE
the 1978 built SH-1 was some sort of prototype for a number of SH synths to come in the mid/late 70ies.. well, the sh3, sh5 and system 100 were earlier (1974-76), but the sh1 was more "compact"..
sh1 sh1 synthesizer

sh1 sh1 synthesizer IMAGE
sh1 sliders
sh1 sh1 synthesizer

sh1 sh1 synthesizer IMAGE

ROLAND or Boss, Edirol formerly Ace, Acetone
roland synth manufacturer logo - Hersteller Logo

Roland was founded in 1972 by Ikutaro Kakehasi, Japan (prior companies: ace (drum machines and electronic organs and kakehashi musen), first synthesizer: 1972 - Mr. Kakehashis biography is available as a book from Robert Olsen.
- DIN SYNC: same as tb303, TR606, TR707 (also with MIDI)
Pins - Roland DIN sync:
from left to right: PIN 3 tempo clock, PIN 5 fill in, PIN 2 ground, (middle pin!), PIN 4 reset & start, PIN 1 start/stop

Official Intl. Site :

Roland wurde 1972 von Ikutakro Kakehashi gegr√ľndet, nachdem er Ace aufgebaut hatte. Von Kakehashi gibt es ein Buch vom PPV Verlag.

Offizielle Site (D)


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