The SH-01A is a meticulous reproduction of the iconic Roland SH-101, one of the most popular classic synthesizers of all time. Our Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) technology reproduces the SH-101’s legendary sounds by faithfully recreating the actual behavior of the original analog circuits, right down to the fine details and odd quirks that have endeared the synth to musicians and producers for decades.
Sounds of the classic SH-101 synthesizer via ACB tech, including bass, lead, noise, and sound effects
New Unison, Chord, and four-voice Polyphonic modes expand on the original’s iconic sound palette
Built-in sequencer with 64 patterns available to save and recall
Easy performance arpeggiator with three playback modes, note hold, and three-way transpose switch
CV/Gate output for controlling modular or vintage gear
Multiple sync options including internal and external MIDI, MIDI via USB, LFO clock, and trigger input
64 writeable preset patches for increased performance capabilities
Selectable advanced LFO with new waveforms and extended range of clock rate
Sends and receives MIDI control change messages via traditional MIDI jacks or USB
High-quality construction with metal front panel
Highly portable for mobile music making
Battery-operated (4 x AA) or USB powered
Compatible with the K-25m Keyboard Unit and other optional Roland Boutique accessories
Available in limited-edition red and blue colors like the original SH-101
Has anyone been able to get a credible comparison to the original? I just sold my SH-01a for a real 101 after seeing Matt Jonson's 2 walkthrough videos (30 + 8 mins), super inspiring to see how he uses the 101. Was close to buying the SH-101 then my buddy sent me the InstaG...
...more solid than the OG 101. And I think it also sounds great, though I will stick to my SH-01A as it has the benefit of 4 voices. The VC-340 is truly brilliant - both the strings/choir and vocoder - I have one on pre-order. Also messed with their 808/909 clones and they did sound...