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The SH-2 is one of Rolands' early synthesizers. It is very simple in design, look and function. It sounds much like the SH-101 synth, including the typical SH-style sub-oscillator. But the SH-2 employed 2 oscillators for a much fatter sound. It has the typical Roland SH sound - it's a monophonic bass synth that's flexible enough to provoke punchy analog basses, leads and squelchy sounds. The oscillators can be de-tuned as well, another feature the popular SH-101 lacks. But it isn't very pretty to look at as it shares the same design and layout as the SH09. Still it makes a simple and easily programmable mono-synth that can be used in place of the more common SH-101. However the SH-2 is harder to find and so it usually has a higher price than other SH-type synthesizers from Roland. It has been used by Duran Duran, Groove Corporation, Eat Static, OMD, Men Without Hats, and the Eurythmics.


Roland System 8

...what's to come with possible newer releases, and how we might be able to use the existing Plug-Outs (SH-101, System-100, SH-2, Promars) with it. right, maybe they had the noise bursts all along in demo mode. (been a long time for me.) after 14 days though, these bursts are constant, making it pretty much unusable.

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(My biased) Vintage Monosynth Guide!

...without a moog of some sort unless necessary, especially if you like playing lush leads like I do, though an sh-2 or pro one can cover a lot of similar ground in a pinch. In my experience (a phrase I'll often leave out in what follows), best complement to a moog is always an...

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Which System-1 Plug-Out is most useful?

I own , system 1 , sh2 , sh101 and promars I don’t own the system 1 anymore , IMO the system 1 was the most useful because you could send patches back and forth without going to hdd mode My favourite was the sh2 then the 101 I’m looking to get rid of...

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