Marko Ettlich takes a look at the vintage Roland SH-101 synthesizer, released in1983.
Exploration by Marko Ettlich monophonic analog synthesis 1 VCO I Saw, Square, PWM, Noise Filter – 24dB lowpass step sequencer, arpeggiator It has been used by The Prodigy, 808 State, Apollo 440, Devo, Aphex Twin, Astral Projection, Nitzer Ebb, Chemical Brothers, Boards of Canada and many more.
Derek Johnson had this to say in SOS about the Roland SH-101:
Whether for providing thundering, sub-oscillator bass or exciting the ether with new-agey, whispery, pipe-like sounds, the SH101 has carved its own niche. For rave and dance in general, you can’t go far wrong — bleeps and filter sweeps simply ooze from its modest grey case.
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