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Added: 13-Dec-98 | Author: admin
New price: discontinued | S/H price: 100 - 150 ??
Roland SH-2000Yes !!.... Here's another old bargain blast from the past.... The Roland SH-2000.... One of the few affordable old Roland analog machines..... I just got this synth & the Korg S-700 from the classifieds here at Dance-Tech !!, so hey people... The Classifieds DO sell !!.... This cost me £ 100 from Sandy up in Nottingham.... Not a well known 'Analog' classic with yer typical 'Classic' price tag, but a real bargain at the price I paid !!..... I was also gonna get an MC-202 microcomposer, but when we checked out the kit up in Leicestershire, the car journey seemed to have anihilated the resonance control on the old MC, so I'm waiting to see if it gets fixed, after which it will be bought & aded to the list.
The SH-2000 is a true analog monosynth from around the 70's era I guess, but if anyone knows more on that score let me know... It's kinda a strange beast... Like a cross between an organ & a synth what with all those hammond-like dip switches and all... but the preset sounds can be twiddled with & filtered, and amongst the presets there are some real-cool bass sounds etc to be had... This is an earlier synth than stuff like the TB or TR series, so there's no sync facilities at all... it's straight to tape, sampler or hard disk for this baby.
Dunno if you can see from the piccie, but all the dip switches to select the preset sounds are laid out across the bottom below the keyboard, and the controls are all mounted on a small upper-facing panel to the left of the keys....
The SH-2000 has 30 preset dip switches in total.....To the left of these, are 4 extra dippers, controlling Sustain, Hold & Repeat......with one extra to set the filter to manual control !!!...(heh heh).......Thats the baby.........and once you've grabbed a sound, you can tweak it up from the controller section... The presets have names like: 'Bassoon', 'Fuzz Guitar', & 'Frogman'... which er... don't really tell you much about the sounds, unless a Bassoon suddenly mutated into some kinda sound like a rampant bull in full mating-season flight... if you get my drift !!.... But this unit gets you sounds like the Bootsy/Parliament Bass sound, that nice solid Hip-Hop bassline sound, and lots more stuff from absses to widdly filter stuff... great!
On the control section you have Resonance & Cutoff naturally !!.... also, there is Modulation & Mod' Rate... Portamento switch & speed slider... a pitch tuner... volume & 3 octave transpose switch....
All the extra controls pertain to the keyboards sensitivity....Yes !!... This oldie is actually pressure sensitive !!... So, you get stuff like Vibrato, Pitch bend, &... 'Wow'.... er.... like kinda adds a growl to it.
Finally, there is an overall sensitivity level control for these functions... and as they say... Th-th-that's all folks !!!
So... I'll obviously find out new things about this unit over the next week.... such as....The dip switches are coloured 3 different colours... hmmmm.... suspicious.... maybe this allows the blending of sounds with correspondingly coloured dipper... who knows....but the Ra3 files will be added in the next few days... so.... enjoy !!
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