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Average rating: 4.0 out of 5
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MYAGI a part-time user from Canada writes:
Best synth I've used - phat as hell, lots of capabilities and some odd stuff to boot, and i got it for a steal - its been on every track i've done, usually doing double or triple duties and being sampled into my MPC2000XL.....if you can find one get it.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Feb-28-2001 at 12:40
Ingo Roemling a hobbyist user from Germany writes:
Now I'm posting a second time about my SH-/. Why? After 3 years experience with analogs and monos like moogs and korgs and siels, it's still my very favourite! OSC2 has a little malfunction, but things like that add more character to some analogs... folks, read all the messages below, they're telling the truth. The SH-/ is very rare, sounds fantastic, triggers nicely, and - enough said - it is a thing to have fun with. I got a distorted organ out of that beast - without distortion. The ringmod is the dirtiest one I ever heard. I use it for all kinds of sounds, basses, leads, percussions. Cheers! :-)

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Feb-06-2001 at 16:56
funny you should mention that, boards of canada use a blue SH-101.

posted Saturday-Dec-09-2000 at 19:46
Nils Odegaard a part-time user from Norway writes:
Must say that I agree with Mr Morph that the 7 is better than the 5 (of which I have owned two). MUCH tighter envelopes (the SH-5 has linear slider response for the envelopes!!!), and a tighter and more controllable sound. Still very warm and soft, though. The sounds it produces reminds me of Boards of Canada, if anyone's ever heard of them. Back to the point though... Strong points of the mighty 7: VCO2 to VCF modulation, the unique sync function, the 5-channel sub-oscillator section, fat sounds from two VCOs (independently pulse width modulated) with two or more sub-VCOs, the complex possibilities for processing external sounds (ring mod, inverted envelope follower etc), generally very detailed control possibilities, and, most important, a loveable sound. Weak points compared to the SH-5: Omission of the second filter, the signal routing system and the second LFO. I once put a long vocal sample through the ring mod and VCF, and played the vocal melody on the SH keyboard (so as to track the pitch of the melody with the VCO that ring modulated it), turned up only the ext. sign. slider in the mixer section, and used VCO2 (sync'ed to VCO 1 to maintain the tonal effect) to modulate the VCF. That sounded quite ROBOTNIK! Altogether a very loveable instrument, flexible, detailed and sweet-sounding...

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Saturday-Dec-09-2000 at 09:19
MORPH! Productions Co. a professional user from PO Box 49 Laguna Beach, CA 92652-0049 writes:
I do not wish to differ with Mr. Quirk, But readers should not be misled by his entry. It took us over 12 years to find a good SH-7! The SH-7 is with no doubt whatsoever SUPERIOR to the SH-5, in fact, it prevails the entire SH series (with of course, the MIDI exception). MORPH! Prod.Co. owns and operates both said units. Both synthe are used often to create wavs which are processed toward program material for various uses in the industry. I have personally used both of these PHATTASSPHUKA sounding synthe at the same time. To set the record straight, the SH-7 has greater LFO>VCO,VCF>LFOfollow,and TRIG>ENV1&2 triggering cababilities. The SH-7 also leads them all in it's external triggering capabilities. Run signal through the back of an SH-7, and it will have YOU running for the bathroom. Yupyup! If you ever even hear about an SH-7 for sale,... WHOA...OK, do one of three things in this order: 1)Mail us. If we buy it (99.9%) you just got yourself $100 USD. 2)Don't even think it, BUY IT. The SH-7 does not have an estim. buy price fool! It's so rare, you could sell it's pics (really!). If you don't #1or2,then go for number three (3). 3) Get A Lobotomy, because before long, you will realize that you blew it so bad, removing the memory would be the easiest way you could forgive yourself! Mail: Snail:MORPH! Productions Co. PO Box 49 Laguna Beach, CA 92652-0049

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Sunday-Jul-30-2000 at 04:10
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