New Synth: Roland Sh-4d

Looks interesting!

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Hello!

Hmm seems like something I might actually be interested in. Will have to check it out

Simpler “macro” synth engines - I wonder where they go that idea from?!

I’m mildly curious, mainly because I have world-class groovebox GAS but also I had an MC-707 and it had a decent sound but it was horrible to program sounds. Maybe this will be better.

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Does it need again drivers for (multitrack-)audio over usb?
If yes: I’ll pass.
If no: I’m interested.

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As big fan of the mc101 I‘m really excited to learn more about this

looks much better than the aira stuff

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£550 seems very reasonable to me. And thumbs up for USB C.

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is this supposed to be the roland syntakt? seems ok i guess. not sure why you’d get this over an elektron box though

spoke too soon. some of the sounds on that outro demo in the sonic lab video above are incredible. maybe i do want this thing

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Battery powered apparently! In addition to usb c.

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This is a bolt out of the blue, what an odd and interesting Roland box.

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ugh. i certainly want this.

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drawing your own wave is pretty cool. pcm and fm sounds good. perc sounds good. i dont know, man. looking more interesting the more i learn about it

Official Roland videos:

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I was just looking for a cheap multitimbral with some hands on controls. For under a grand. This might be perfect for me.

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One of the least likely synths for Roland to pay homage to (VA multitimbral, name, the circle buttons)
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Wow, it sounds so much better than the Syntakt, good job Roland!

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That looks absolutely phenomenal!

I’ve heard that a lot of feedback went back that the 101 was a bit small and the 707 was a bit big, this seems to hit a perfect sweet spot.

4 polysynths and a drum machine is plenty as a self contained sketch pad (especially with battery power) and it makes it a perfect pairing with a sampler like the Polyend Tracker or Digitakt.

I think this is going to be a classic.

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A knobby mc101, nice!

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Text review here for times when audio might be best avoided:

Seems promising, has DIN midi i/o and isn’t garishly coloured - nice.

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