Introducing Wave Acceleration Synthesis
The SH-32 uses new Wave Acceleration Synthesis to overcome the limited polyphony and sounds of modeling-based synths. You get up to 32 voices, plus 67 waveform variations from traditional analog waves to entirely new waveforms like Spectrum and variable Noise. And when combined with the new Subsonic mode found in the suboscillator section, you can create everything from thick bass sounds to entirely new sounds not possible on traditional synthesizers. There’s even drum maps with samples taken from the TR-808/909 Rhythm Composers.
Easy Knob and Slider Control
If you prefer creating sounds to using factory presets, you’ll love the SH-32. Like Roland’s instruments of the past, this tabletop synth is covered with all the knobs, sliders and buttons you need for direct parameter access. And because there are no hidden menus, the SH-32’s display consists of a simple, 3-digit LED.
The SH-32’s arpeggiator offers a variety of Preset templates, but can also be fully programmed. When used in combination with the Chord Memory function, you can produce complex arpeggios just like the ones heard in modern techno styles including trance. And with so many front-panel controls, programming is still ultra-intuitive.
Once you’ve created a sound, you can process it though the SH-32’s two independent effects processors. The Loop processor gives you 10 varieties of reverb/delay effects, while the Insert processor offers 35 multi-effects algorithms. These include everything from distortion, compressor and pitch shifter to proprietary Groove effects like Slicer, Lo-Fi and Isolator.
An All-Purpose Performer
With its affordable price and compact size, the SH-32 is a great way to add fat synth sounds to your music. Use it with your favorite sequencing software or keyboard workstation, giving you bold new sounds. And when paired up with a Groovebox, you’ve got a powerful desktop synth with cool, retro-style sequencing. So whether for live use or in the studio, the SH-32 will deliver the goods.