Roland SH-101 Plug-Out ‘Totally Capable Of Recreating SH-101 Voices’

Nick Batt of Sonic State has completed the second part of his Roland System-1 review, focusing at the SH-101 Plug-Out synth.

The SH-101 Plug-Out synth is a software synth that can run both as a plug-in in your computer, or run on the Roland System-1 keyboard.

Batt notes in his post for the video review, “I know it’s not on message to praise DSP instruments….but I was impressed by the accuracy of the SH-101 emulation.” Continue reading

Roland SH-101 Plug-Out Software Synthesizer Now Available As Free Download For System-1

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Roland today announced updates to the entire Aira line. In addition, they announced that the SH-101 Plug-Out software synthesizer is now available as a free download for the Roland Aira System-1.

The new software synthesizer is a reproduction of the iconic Roland SH-101. According to to Roland, the new virtual analog emulates the original ‘right down to the fine details and odd quirks that make it one of the most popular classic synthesizers of all time’.

The SH-101 is a monophonic synthesizer, launched by Roland in 1982. The SH-101 became popular for its characteristic tone and simple one-VCO > one-VCF > one-VCA > one-LFO structure.

The SH-101 Plug-Out software synth offers seamless DAW integration, via AU and VSTi. This means that the System-1 can be used as a dedicated controller for the plugin in your DAW, or the SH-101 can run on the System-1, independent of your computer.

Here’s a video intro to the SH-101 Plug-Out synthesizer. Continue reading

Roland Updates Entire Aira Line

roland-airaRoland today announced updates to its entire Aira line, delivering features requested by users from around the globe.

The Aira Update includes enhancements for the whole line, such as backup and restore facilities and better overall MIDI management.

In addition, there are product-specific enhancements, like external MIDI pitch control for VT-3, tuning control for TB-3, and instrument gain control for TR-8.

Roland is also now including the SH-101 Plug-Out software synthesizer as a free download for owners of the new System-1 keyboard.

Here are the details on the product-specific updates: Continue reading

You Could Use A Roland JP-8000, Or You Could Create A Supersaw With 10 Analog Synths And Rule The World! Bwa-ha-ha!

This video, via magikroom, shows what happens when you try to emulate the classic ‘Supersaw’ sound of the Roland JP-8000 – a virtual analog synth from the 90’s – using 10 hardware analog synths!

Massive overkill at its best? You make the call!

Technical details below: Continue reading