SH32 An analog treasure

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SH32 An analog treasure

Postby Studio5397 » 09:50, 29 July 2011

I record extensively and have some of the best soft synths out there. I also have the Roland Fantom and RD700SX sounds along with my Triton Rack and Motif ES. However, when I want a synth to POP in the track, I go to my SH32. Something about the sonic architecture make this thing sound smooth and defined in the mix.
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Re: SH32 An analog treasure

Postby pocklefo » 21:44, 10 August 2011

I agree, a very underrated little synth that seems to have a unique sound of it's own.
I'd like to compare it to the JP-8000 some day to see if the modeled oscillators make that much difference , considering the extra S/H price.
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Re: SH32 An analog treasure

Postby Mr Arkadin » 12:45, 14 August 2011

You do realise the SH-32 isn't analogue, right?
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Re: SH32 An analog treasure

Postby Andy Keys » 09:56, 14 September 2011

I love mine. It's one of my favourite synths.
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Re: SH32 An analog treasure

Postby Venn Diagram » 14:59, 5 August 2014

Sure we know it isn't Analog.
It still does superb strings, pads, effects and the like with plenty of character.
I am impressed by how well it complements my Elektron gear (especially the Analog Four and the Monomachine) and sounds nothing like the VA in the Integra-7.
It has a certain grit and warmth but I am more partial to the 12db per octave filter than the 24db filter slope for some strange reason.
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Re: SH32 An analog treasure

Postby realtrance » 19:34, 27 August 2016

I remember getting mine when it launched, in red, white and blue colors, not long after the 9/11 attacks.

Felt sorry for Roland, as no-one was inspired by anything for awhile after that.

I thought it was an amazing synth, including great fx, and a really punchy sound. There was a lot of whingeing at the time about it not being analogue, or even physically modeled like the JP-8000, notable because of limitations typical of digital waveforms. The "WASG" mysterious marketing (this is one area in the west where Roland has been horrible for a long time) didn't help.

None of it mattered to me then, nor does it now; it is indeed a treasure. Analogue, digital, honestly, who cares any more? :)
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