Roland releases virtual SH-101 synth for System-1

July 28, 2014
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Los Angeles, CA, July 25, 2014 — Roland is pleased to announce the worldwide release of the SH-101 PLUG-OUT Software Synthesizer for the SYSTEM-1. The new 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 it faithfully recreates the very behavior of its analog circuitry.

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.

New enhanced tone shaping options and seamless DAW integration via AU and VSTi plugin interfaces go beyond the original hardware, and full PLUG-OUT support means the SYSTEM-1 can be a dedicated controller and can even host the SH-101 without a computer.

SH-101 PLUG-OUT Software Synthesizer (not available for sale) is available free of charge to SYSTEM-1 owners. For more information, please visit http://www.rolandus.com/products/details/1325
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