Producer Francis Preve let us know that he’s put together a new free library of synth patches for Ableton Live, featuring the sound of the Roland SH-101 synthesizer.
Here’s what Preve has to say about these Simpler instruments:
- SH101 Saw – Basic single oscillator SH-101 sawtooth.
- SH101 Square – Basic single oscillator SH-101 square wave.
- SH101 PWM – One of the truly classic SH-101 sounds lies in the character of its pulse width modulation.
- SH101 Saw+Sub – Another signature sound from the 101 comes from its sub-oscillator. Here, I blended it with a sawtooth waveform.
- SH101 ResSweep – The SH-101 shipped around the same time as the legendary TB-303 – and many producers have used the 101 in similar ways. The resonance on this synth is exceptional, so here’s a taste.
- SH101 Resonant – This is another example of the SH-101’s resonance, generating a whistling tone over a square/pulse wave.
- SH101 Noise – Lots of 80s tracks used the SH101’s midrange-heavy noise generator for synth drums, so I included a sample of it here.
- SH101 Bass – Gotta have some bass too, right?
Download the free Roland SH-101 instruments at Preve’s site.