-11%

Roland SH-01A SYNTHESIZER MODULE

R7,895 R7,025

The SH-01A reimagines Roland’s venerable SH-101 synthesizer as a Boutique Series module. Just like the original, the SH-01A generates distinctive bass sounds and bubbly analog effects using a simple 1-VCO, 1-VCF, 1-VCA, 1-LFO design. But thanks to modern innovations, you can now perform full chords with 4-voice polyphony, greatly expanding your sound palette. And whether you craft a throbbing bass line, buzzing lead, or otherworldly sound effect, you can store up to 64 preset patches for instant recall. Complete with 100-note step sequencer, arpeggiator, and selectable advanced LFO, the SH-01A is a must-have for any synth enthusiast.


NOW YOU CAN ORDER DIRECT FROM OUR STORES OR WAREHOUSE!
These are the locations you can ship from:
  • SHIP FROM WAREHOUSE: 3 in stock
SKU: SH-01A Categories: , Tags: , , Brand:

Description

Beauty Through Simplicity

The now-legendary SH-101 was a seemingly simple monophonic synthesizer launched in 1982. Unlike more 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. Its bass sounds are universally revered, and somehow any sound it produces always just fits perfectly in a mix.

More than thirty years later, the SH-101’s hallmark sounds continue to be sought after by electronic artists the world over. It’s a staple of vintage synth collectors and well-equipped, world-class studios, and now returns as the inspiration for the SH-01A.

Portable. Performer.

The simple design of the SH-101 made patch creation immediate, with sounds quickly forming under the movement of each key and slider. But that inspiring sound could vanish as quickly as it appeared due to its lack of patch memory. The SH-01A adds 64 writeable patches that can serve as presets for different tracks or quick starting points for experimenting with new sound designs, making inspiration only a button press away.

The SH-01A takes the original SH-101’s portability and stage prowess to a whole new level. It’s small enough to take just about anywhere, yet ruggedly built with sturdy knobs, metal-shaft sliders, and solid silver buttons like the original. It has several tilt options for easy viewing in various live and studio scenarios, and can serve as a low-latency, portable audio interface. In addition, it has a built-in speaker, and even runs on batteries. And when mounted in the optional K-25m Keyboard Unit, it can be used as a compact, all-in-one synth with 25 velocity-sensitive keys. With all this power and flexibility, you may be most surprised by the SH-01A’s affordable price, which puts the iconic SH-101 mojo within reach of just about anyone.

 

Specifications

Sound Generator Section
Maximum Polyphony: 4 voices
Assign Mode: MONO/UNISON/POLY/CHORD
User Memory
Sound Patch: 64
Sequencer Pattern: 64
Controllers
VOLUME knob
Ribbon controllers C1, C2LFO section:
RATE indicator and slider
WAVE FORM select knob

VCO section:
MOD depth slider
RANGE select knob
PULSE WIDTH slider
LFO/MAN/ENV select switch

SOURCE MIXER section:
PULSE level slider
SAW level slider
SUB OSC level slider
SUB OSC select slider
NOISE level slider

VCF section:
FREQ: cutoff frequency slider
RES: resonance slider
ENV: envelope depth slider
MOD: modulation depth slider
KYBD: key follow slider

VCA section:
ENV/GATE select switch

ENV section:
GATE+TRIG/GATE/LFO select switch
A: attack time slider
D: decay time slider
S: sustain level slider
R: release time slider

Controller section:
TRANSPOSE switch (L/M/H)
VCO BENDER sens slider
VCF BENDER sens slider
LFO MOD slider
PORTAMENTO select switch (AUTO/OFF/ON)
PORTAMENTO time knob

MENU switch and indicator

SEQUENCER/ARPEGGIO section:
1/LOAD switch and indicator
2/PLAY switch and indicator
3/DOWN switch and indicator
4/U&D switch and indicator
5/UP switch and indicator
6/HOLD switch and indicator
7/KEY TRANSPOSE switch and indicator
8 switch and indicator

Power switch

Step Sequencer
100 steps
4 notes (Polyphonic)
Arpeggio
DOWN/U&D/UP
1 OCT/2 OCT
Display
7 segments, 4 characters (LED)
Connectors
CV OUT jack: mono miniature phone type
GATE OUT jack: mono miniature phone type
EXT CLK IN jack: mono miniature phone type
PHONES jack: stereo miniature phone type
OUTPUT jack: stereo miniature phone type
MIX IN jack: stereo miniature phone type
MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors
USB port: Micro-B type (Audio, MIDI)
Power Supply
Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) x 4
Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
USB bus power
Current Draw
500 mA (USB bus power)
Expected battery life under continuous use
Rechargeable Ni-MH battery: Approx. 6 hours
* This can vary depending on the specifications of the batteries, capacity of the batteries, and the conditions of use.
Accessories
Owner’s Manual
Leaflet “USING THE UNIT SAFELY”
Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
Options (sold separately)
Keyboard Unit: K-25m
Boutique Dock: DK-01
SIZE AND WEIGHT
Width
300 mm
11-13/16 inches
Depth
128 mm
5-1/16 inches
Height
46 mm
1-13/16 inches
Weight (including batteries)
965 g
2 lbs 3 oz

You may also like…