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Roland SH-2

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The Roland SH-2 Synthesizer is a compact dual
oscillator lead synthesizer designed to offer the
musician uncompromised sound, performance flexibility
and durability at a moderate price The SH-2's
exceptional quality combined with its unique live
performance and interfacing features allow it to
surpass the capabilities of many larger, more
expensive synthesizers.

The VCO section features virtually rigid pitch
stability under even the most difficult conditions
and produces precise, rich waveforms including:
Noise, Sine, Sawtooth and Square Waves and a
Variable Pulse Wave with both LFO and Envelope
Modulation options, VCO-1 and VCO-2 each
feature five octave range options, a separate waveform
selector, and a shared master Tuning control.

VCO-2 may be tuned separately over a narrow or
wide range for unison or chorus tuning or for playing
parallel lines. A Sub-Oscillator produces a
Square wave tone one octave below VCO-1
that may be mixed in at the Audio Mixer for thick three
oscillator sounds and extra flexibility without
introducing tuning difficulties Both of the VCO's
and the Sub-Oscillator may be modulated by Autobend,
the LFO Modulator which includes Square wave.
Delayed Sine wave of Sample and Hold options, or
through manual Pitch Bending.

The VCF section of the SH-2 features the highest
quality 24 dB/octave Low Pass Rlter available for
stability flexibility and rich, deep tones. The extra
flexibility is achieved through the SH-^s modula-""
tion options including: a positive or inverted
envelope, an envelope follower for. processing
external instruments, three LFO modulation options,
resonance control thai may be pushed into selfoscillation
for use as an extra sine wave oscillator,
fully adjustable Keyboard control, and control of the
filter from the Bender section.

The VGA may control volume with the Envelope
Generator, directly from the Keyboard Gate or be
fully opened with a Hold switch for added flexibility
This control is enhanced by the complete four
slider ADSR Envelope Generator which may be
activated by either the Keyboard Trigger and Gate,
the Keyboard Gate alone or by the LFO and the
Keyboard Gate together. These options combine
with other control possibHrties to make the SH-2
an exceptionally sensitive musical instrument

The LFO Modulator control offers Sine Waves with
or without delay. Square Waves Sample & Hold and
a separate Sine Wave without delay for the Pulse
Width Modulation section The LFO speed is
fully adjustable and indicated by LED for precise,
predicatable control

The SH-2 Bender section is the finest available
The center sprung lever returns to its origin
automatically for quick, easy, musically secure
playing. The Bender may control pitch through the
VCO's or tone through the VCFatther separately
or simultaneously with amounts preset by the per- former
for exact, predictable control of the synthesizer.
Pitch bend may be applied to both VCO's
or to VCO-2 alone for special effects such as
bending to change the musical interval between
the two VCO pitches.

Interface options on the SH-2 include industry stan-dard
CV and Gate inputs and outputs for connection
with Roland CSQ Digital Sequencers, other Roland
synthesizers and with any other equipment
offering 1 volt per octave Keyboard Control Voltage
and positive voltage Keyboard Gate input and out- puts
Other instruments may be processed through the
SH-2- using the selfcontained External Audio Input
with the Envelope Follower contained in the VCF

The SH-2 is equipped with a V* inch phone jack
output for connection with any conventional
amplification and with a separate V* inch stereo
phone jack connection for headphone monitoring .
through a self-contained headphone amplifier. A
connection cable is included with options for connection
to either a y* inch phone jack socket or any female RCA jack socket

Technical Specifications
Type: Analog
Synthesis: Subtractive
Oscillators: 2
Waveforms: Pink Noise, Pulse, Pulse Variable, Saw Up, Square, White Noise
Osc Modulation: Envelope, Fader, Input, Knob, LFO
Envelopes: 2
Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
Types: 24dB Slope (4-pole), Resonance
Filter Modulation: Knob, LFO
Filter Notes:

LFO: 1
LFO Parameters: Sample & Hold, Sine, Square
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 1
Tuning: Standard
Modes: Mono
Patches RAM: 1
Case: Keyboard
Keyboard: 37 keys
Controls: Joy Stick, Knobs, Sliders
Dimensions (WxDxH): 670(w) x 305(d) x 100(h) mm
Weight: 6.9kg
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Mono Out, Stereo Headphone
Audio Output Count: 2
Inputs: 1/4"
CV Ports: CV IN, CV OUT, Gate In, Gate Out, Trigger In
Power: 11w
Year Released: 1978
Year Discontinued: 1979
Manuals & Documents
Used Price: $494 - convert

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