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Note: This SH-101 Software Synthesizer is a download only.

This SH-101 Software Synthesizer is an ultra-detailed replica of the famous Roland SH-101. Powered by advanced circuit-level modeling, the plug-in perfectly recreates the original's inspiring analog sounds, which have shaped decades of electronic music styles. 
Beauty in Simplicity 
Introduced in 1982, the SH-101 was designed with portability and affordability in mind. Compared to the many complex synths available at the time, it offered a basic monophonic structure and characteristic voice that was fast to program and adept at bright, edgy tones and exciting sound effects. And with gray, blue and red color options, support for battery power, and the ability to be played like a keytar, this modest-yet-flashy monosynth was a hit with forward-thinking musicians eager to redefine the image of keyboardists on stage. 
Mono Monster 
The dynamic look and sound of the SH-101 proved big things come in small packages, and it was a go-to tool for leading new wave artists of the day. It was later rediscovered by a new generation of electronic musicians and producers, who used it to fuel the foundation of house, techno, and other emerging styles. To this day, the SH-101’s brain-bending bass and one-of-a-kind lead sounds continue to be sought after by electronic artists the world over.  
Plug In Your Own SH-101 
Through direct involvement with the original SH-101 engineers, our SH-101 plug-in painstakingly recreates the hardware’s sound down to the behavior of the original circuits. It has all the great sounds and features of the original instrument, plus new features that extend its capabilities: 

• Dedicated envelope for the filter 
• Two extra LFO shapes 
• Extended octave range for the VCO 
• VCA tone control 
• Modern effects: reverb, bit-crusher, and tempo-syncing delay 
• Onboard arpeggiator with tempo sync 
• Multiple
• System skins featuring all three original colors 
Hardware Integration 
The SH-101 also supports our PLUG-OUT format, providing extended operation with Roland hardware synths like the SH-01A, SYSTEM-8, SYSTEM-1, or SYSTEM-1m. Operate the DAW plug-in with hands-on controls, or take the SH-101 to the stage without the need for a computer.    
Lifetime Keys
To install an instrument with a Lifetime Key, you must have a Roland Account. To create your Roland Account, download Roland Cloud Manager, create an account/log in, download your instrument and redeem your Lifetime Key.
Roland Cloud Cloud SH-101 Software Synthesizer (Download)

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Maximum Polyphony
  • 1 voice
  • 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
  • Cutoff Frequency (10 Hz--20 kHz)
  • Resonance (0--Self oscillation)
  • ENV Depth (-100%--+100%)
  • Modulation Depth
  • Key Follow (-100%--+100%)
  • ENVAttack Time (1.5 ms--4 s)
  • Decay Time (2 ms--10 s)
  • Sustain Level (0--100%)
  • Release Time (2 ms--10 s)VCAVCA Mode (ENV, GATE)
  • Tone
  • 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)
  • Crusher Depth
  • Reverb Level
  • Delay Level
  • Delay Time
  • LFO/CLK Rate (0.1 Hz--30 Hz)
  • Waveform (SIN, TRI, SAW, SQR, RANDOM, NOISE)
  • Volume
  • Portamento Time (0--5 s)
  • Portamento Mode (ON, AUTO, OFF)
  • Bend Range (VCO)
  • Tempo Sync switch
  • 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
  • 64 patches/1 bank
  • *User can make new user banks.
Plug-In Formats
  • VSTi 3.6 (32bit/64bit), AU
  • Plug-Out Hardware
  • SYSTEM-1

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System Requirements (macOS)
  • Operating System
  • macOS 10.8.5 or later
  • Host Application
  • VST instruments (VSTi) version: VST 3.6 compatible
  • Audio Units (AU) version: V2 Audio Units compatible
  • CPU
  • Intel Core 2 Duo or better
  • RAM
  • 4 GB or more
  • Hard Disk
  • 100 MB or more
  • Display resolution and colors
  • 1280 x 800 dots or higher, 16.7 million colors or more
  • Other
  • You'll need Internet connectivity to activate this software
  • You'll need installation SYSTEM-1 driver to plug-out this software to the SYSTEM-1

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