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Roland SH-09 the Dark Sister of the SH-101 | CONFORCE

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Here's a video dedicated to one of my favourite monosynths from Roland, the SH-09. A friendly neighbour had this thing stuffed away in a closet and he traded it with me for a digital camera. Good deal! It's a bass monster that eats the SH-101 sub for breakfast. The synth is very limited but does what it does and that is making snappy sounds and deep bass. It sounds very ghetto, evil and gnarly. It has tons of character and an electrifying PWM that cuts through solid concrete. It's from the 1980's and is a secret electro weapon! Raw, gnarly and punchy.

The SH-09 is the most stripped down monosynth from Roland's classic SH-series. Its single oscillator (and sub osc) only has PWM, ramp, square and noise waveforms. It has a similar architecture to the SH-101, the VCA can switch between gate or envelope, the VCF is pretty standard, and there is a sample-hold function which is great for voltage controlled filtering into acid and back! Another cool feature is its external input which will allow you to filter external audio through its filter. You can also route the synths headphone out back into it's own input allowing for a Moog stilo feedback signal!

All music and audio in this video is copyrighted and produced by Conforce aka Versalife
Editing and movie making by Boris Bunnik

This Versalife track on Soma/Avoidant is dedicated to the SH-09:


SH-09 Specifications:
Polyphony - Monophonic
Oscillators - 1 VCO with selectable ramp, PWM, noise or square waveforms
LFO - switchable sine, square or random waveforms
Filter - cutoff/res/env
Arpeg/Seq - NO
Keyboard - 32 keys
Control - CV / Gate
Date Produced - 1980

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