"For musicians new to synthesizers, Roland announces the most friendly and fun analog-modeling instrument on the market: the SH-201. For synth pros, the SH-201 will remind them of why they fell in love with synthesizers in the first place. Simply, the SH-201 is a blast to play! It sounds great too, thanks to such features as Rolandâ€™s famous Supersaw waveform, resonant filter, saturation control, and more.
Even though itâ€™s super fun and easy to use, the SH-201 is no toy when it comes to sound. With two beefy analog-modeling oscillators onboard, complete with Rolandâ€™s famous Supersaw waveform and resonant filter, this little synth can blow down doors. It also comes with high-quality delay and reverb effects for adding depth and dimension to the sound, a saturation control for adding a ripsaw edge, and an arpeggiator for instant rhythmic motion.
Playing the SH-201 from its keyboard is only half the fun. External audio sources can be plugged into the SH-201â€™s external input (CD/MP3-player, vocal mic, guitar, bass, you name it) and the sound can be twisted with the front-panel knobs and sliders. Players can wave their hands over the SH-201â€™s invisible D Beam for dramatic modulation.
The SH-201 can be connected to a computer (Mac or PC) with one simple USB cable. Both MIDI and audio can be routed through the USB port. A free VSTi software editor is included, which allows SH-201 sounds to be manipulated from within a VST-compatible host software sequencer.
The SH-201â€™s front panel puts every control directly under the playerâ€™s fingertips in a logically positioned signal path from left to right. No hidden menus, no nonsense. Just play and move the knobs and sliders. Itâ€™s as simple as that. Students of synthesis will love the ease and immediate gratification of the SH-201. Educators can use it as a great educational tool to teach basics of synthesis. No other modern synth on the market is as fun, friendly, and inviting."