SH-101 PLUG-OUT

Software Synthesizer

Complete reproduction of the iconic SH-101

Complete reproduction of the iconic SH-101

The Real 101
The SH-101 PLUG-OUT Software Synthesizer is a complete reproduction of the iconic SH-101 – right down to the fine details and odd quirks that make it one of the most popular classic synthesizers of all time. Based on Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) technology, it not only reproduces the SH-101’s legendary sounds, but faithfully recreates the very behavior of its analog circuitry – all with a level of authenticity that could only come from the company that created the original.

Capturing the Original

The now legendary SH-101 was a monophonic synthesizer launched by Roland in 1982. In contrast to the many complex synthesizers available at the time, the SH-101 quickly became popular for its characteristic tone and simple one-VCO > one-VCF > one-VCA > one-LFO structure. A legion of artists found it quick to program and adept at bright edgy tones and exciting sound effects. Thirty years later, the SH-101’s hallmark sounds continue to be sought after by electronic artists the world over.

- Total authenticity through face-to-face consultation with the original designers and relentless research beyond the original schematics
- Meticulously recreated oscillator and filter behavior - hallmarks of the SH-101 sound
- Authentic behaviors including the unique interaction between low pass filter and envelope controls
- Faithfully reproduces the unstable fluctuations that resulted from quirks in the SH-101’s circuitry
- Classic SH-101 synth sounds - bass, lead, noise, and sound effects.
- Software layout features standard gray model, as well as red and blue models originally sold as limited editions.

SH Evolved

Go beyond the original hardware with enhanced tone shaping options and seamless DAW integration via AU and VSTi plugin interfaces. Full PLUG-OUT support means you can use SYSTEM-1 as a dedicated controller and even use the SH-101 without a computer. The freedom of hardware. The flexibility of software. The sound of a legend.

- Two envelope sections allow different settings for VCF and VCA while maintaining the option of classic SH-101 envelope behavior.
- Reverb, chorus, delay and crusher effects that were not included in the original.
- Run as many instances as your computer can handle.
- Use SYSTEM-1 as a dedicated USB keyboard controller with lighted knobs and sliders that show only available parameters.
- PLUG-OUT with SYSTEM-1 lets you take an authentic SH-101 wherever you go, from mobile production to live performance.
- Transfer sounds between SYSTEM-1 and SH-101 with PLUG-OUT
- Supports Macintosh and Windows, and AU and VSTi formats.

* SH-101 PLUG-OUT Software Synthesizer (not available for sale) is available free of charge to SYSTEM-1 owners. Please use the coupon included in your product package to download free of charge.

Specification

Maximum Polyphony
1 voice
VCO
Range (64', 32', 16', 8', 4', 2')
Pulse Width Modulation (50%--min)
PWM Mode switch (MANUAL, LFO, VCF ENV, VCA ENV)
Modulation Depth (-min--+max)
Tune (+/-50 cent)
Source Mixer
Square/Pulse wave Level
Saw wave Level
SUB Oscillator Level
SUB Oscillator Waveform switch
(1Oct Down Square, 2Oct Down Square, 2Oct Down Pulse)
Noise Level
VCF
Cutoff Frequency (10 Hz--20 kHz)
Resonance (0--Self oscillation)
ENV Depth (-100%--+100%)
Modulation Depth
Key Follow (-100%--+100%)
VCF ENV
Attack Time (1.5 ms--4 s)
Decay Time (2 ms--10 s)
Sustain Level (0--100%)
Release Time (2 ms--10 s)
VCA
VCA Mode (ENV, GATE)
Tone
VCA ENV
Attack Time (1.5 ms--4 s)
Decay Time (2 ms--10 s)
Sustain Level (0--100%)
Release Time (2 ms--10 s)
Gate-Trigger switch (GATE, LFO, GATE+TRIG)
Effect
Crusher Depth
Reverb Level
Delay Level
Delay Time
Modulator
LFO/CLK Rate (0.1 Hz--30 Hz)
Waveform (SIN, TRI, SAW, SQR, RANDOM, NOISE)
Controller
Volume
Portamento Time (0--5 s)
Portamento Mode (ON, AUTO, OFF)
Bend Range (VCO)
Tempo Sync switch
Arpeggio
Arpeggio Switch
Arpeggio Type (1Oct Up, 1Oct U+D, 1Oct Down, 2Oct Down, 2Oct U+D, 2Oct Down)
Arpeggio Step (1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/4T, 1/8T, 1/16T)
Sampling Frequency
44.1 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 48 kHz, 96 kHz, 192 kHz
Tones
64 patches/1 bank
*User can make new user banks.
Plug-In Formats
VSTi 3.6 (32bit/64bit), AU
Plug-Out Hardware
SYSTEM-1

System Requirements (Mac OS)

Operating System
Mac OS X 10.8.5 or later
Mac OS X 10.9 supported
Host Application
VST instruments (VSTi) version: VST 3.6 compatible
Audio Units (AU) version: V2 Audio Units compatible, V2 Audio Units compatible
CPU
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo or better
RAM
4 GB or more
Hard Disk
20 MB or more
Display/Colors
1280 x 800 or higher/16.7 million colors or more
Other
You'll need an internet connection to activate this software.
Refer to the SYSTEM-1's system requirements to plug-out this software to the SYSTEM-1.

System Requirements (Windows)

Operating System
Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1
Microsoft® Windows® 8/8.1
* Does not work with Windows® RT.
* Does not work with Windows® Phone.
* Does not work on virtual machines such as Hyper-V, Virtual PC, or Boot Camp.
Host Application
VST instruments (VSTi) version: VST 3.6 compatible
CPU
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo or better
RAM
2 GB or more
Hard Disk
20 MB or more
Display/Colors
1280 x 800 or higher/24 bit Full Color or more
Other
You'll need an internet connection to activate this software.
You'll need Adobe Reader (available free of charge) in order to read the online help.
Refer to the SYSTEM-1's system requirements to plug-out this software to the SYSTEM-1.

* Although Roland has tested numerous configurations, and has determined that on average, a computer system similar to that described above will permit normal operation of the SH-101 PLUG-OUT SOFTWARE SYNTHESIZER, Roland cannot guarantee that a given computer can be used satisfactorily with the SH-101 PLUG-OUT SOFTWARE SYNTHESIZER based solely on the fact that it meets the above requirements.
This is because there are too many other variables that may influence the processing environment, including differences in motherboard design and the particular combination of other devices involved.

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.

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