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Roland | SH-7


The highly regarded SH-7 from Roland features two syncable oscillators. An on-board mixer section lets the player mix all audio sections including external audio.In addition there is a ring modulator and yet more waveform shapes, as well as white and pink noise generators and, sample+hold.

The Roland SH-7 Synthesizer employs newly developed VCO and VCF circuits. It incorporates two VCO's which enable you to perform two note intervals. The SH-7 uses the pitch standard of 1 volt/1 octave which is fast becoming an industry standard, particularly with studio type equipment. This means that the SH-7 is compatible with most types of studio equipment and with many stage type synthesizers.

The SH-7 provides inputs for external control voltage and gate for control of the synthesizer by means of an external keyboard controller. Control voltage and gate outputs are also provided so that the SH-7 can be used to control other synthesizers.

The SH-7 incorporates an envelope follower and a six mode multi-bender to give remarkable versatility to the SH-7. It is possible to control pitch, tone color, and/or volume by means of the LFO for unique vibrato and tremolo effects. A great deal of planning went into the design of a logical panel layout to give the performer greater ease and freedom during performance.
Engine TypeAnalog
Voices (max)2
LFOOne LFO w/ saw, square, sine waveforms + speed and delay control
Engine Detailed2 VCO's (square, triangle, ramp and PWM). Ring Mod, white or pink noise Gen, External Audio Input to filter or ring mod, sample+hold
Filter (VCF)12dB/oct HiPass and LowPass filters w/ resonance and modulation sources from LFO, S/H, VCO2, or envelope follower
Envelope (VCA)2 ADSR Envelope generators
Key typeKeys
AudioExternal audio input
Produced:1978 - 1981
Legend: Obvious Y: Yes, N: No, N/A: Not Applicable
VCO Voltage Controlled Oscillator DCO Digital Controlled Oscillator
LFO Low Frequency Oscillator Sub Sub Oscillator
VCF Voltage Controlled Filter VCA Voltage Controlled Amplifier
Velocity As with a piano, the harder you hit a key, the louder the sound, unlike most organs which always produce the same loudness no matter how hard you hit a key. Aftertouch Pressing a key after you activated it. Channel Aftertouch, no matter which key, it will send a Channel message. Poly Aftertouch, sends the pressure per key instead of the whole channel.
Values for OSC, LFO, Filter, Envelope are per voice unless stated otherwise.

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