Re: [AH] Roland SH2 Filter

From John Emond
Sent Fri, Jan 16th 2009, 21:29

Hi Drew,

That was a fun little video with nice SH2 work.

You can give the Eurhymics "Sweet Dreams" a listen for some another =20
example of the SH2 sound. This synth has a wonderful punchiness that =20
is great for basslines.

Cheers,

John


On 16-Jan-09, at 2:33 PM, drew wrote:

>
> 	I bought my SH-2 (off this list, as I remember... maybe from =20
> England?) it as a replacement for the SH-09s I used to have (I think =20=

> I had 3 or 4 of them over the years...) and it does the job nicely.
>
> 	The only thing I miss is having the external input available on =
the =20
> mixer - I used to send stuff thru the SH09 filter all the time.
>
> 	The sound is great but for some reason I find the keys uniquely =20=

> inviting and fun to play. By design or age they seem to respond to =20
> very little pressure and I like the plastic they're made of. That =20
> sounds stupid, but what are you gonna do.
>
> 	I am not exactly a virtuosic keyboard player, but if you want to =
=20
> see an SH-2 on a swivel, I made a video of it a couple years back. =
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DIwAQ094wS64
>
> 	drew
>
>
> On Thu, 15 Jan 2009, Dister Bunty wrote:
>
>> That's interesting to me, because when I had the SH-2 (now the =20
>> SH-1!), I
>> found the filter to be very woody and aggressive.  Kind of dry and
>> bouncy...less mush and more punch, I guess.  Compared to my =20
>> voyager, it
>> definitely has more spit and bite in the attack.  Can't ever get =20
>> chunky bass
>> like that. (or maybe I'm just not a stellar Voyager programmer!)
>> SH-2 is one of those special underdogs that is slowly becoming an =20
>> overdog.
>>
>> ;->
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 4:45 PM, Jenna <jennaone@hotmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> I think the SH2 sounds beautiful, and has a certain sound of tense
>>> electricity to it. Maybe if it was my only synth I would feel it =20
>>> wasn=B4t
>>> powerful enough, but if you want it to sound dirtier just plug one =20=

>>> of the
>>> outputs into the Ext input.
>>>
>>> /Jenna
>>>
>>>
>>>> From: elmacaco@hotmail.com
>>>> To: d2ba@xtra.co.nz; analogue@hyperreal.org
>>>> Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2009 13:16:52 -0500
>>>> Subject: RE: [AH] Roland SH2 Filter
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Seriously?
>>>>
>>>> I love the SH-2, but I guess the filter isn't that special. i =20
>>>> quite like
>>> the filter but hate the bass drop with resonance (on all filters, =20=

>>> I put up
>>> with it, but it sucks) What mod could add more bite? perhaps just =20=

>>> increasing
>>> the input level from the mixer?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> From: d2ba@xtra.co.nz> To: analogue@hyperreal.org> Date: Thu, 15 =20=

>>>>> Jan
>>> 2009 11:02:41 +1300> Subject: [AH] Roland SH2 Filter>> The SH2 in =20=

>>> the 1980's
>>> was completely ignored and considered a waste of> time like the =20
>>> TB-303---the
>>> main reason is the SH2 stock standard> filter lacked the bite of =20
>>> the earlier
>>> system 100 101 102 filter---the> SH2 filter is more like the =20
>>> system 100M 112
>>> --nothing special in its> stock standard form>> I recall seeing a =20=

>>> mod for
>>> the SH2 Filter that made it slightly more> aggressive --can no =20
>>> longer find
>>> the link> Anyone still have this>> thanks David
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