can the roland mc202 do this sound? (101 inside)

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can the roland mc202 do this sound? (101 inside)

Post by bill.lee » Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:45 am

Hi guys.
I read about anywhere that the roland mc202 is "almost identical" to the sh101. I also found some comparisons and they sound indeed very similar for basic acid sounds. But I'm interested in the mellower side of the sh101. I love the almost vowel-like characther when the filter gets slowly opened, such in aphex twin "tha"and christ "pylonesque".
I found on youtube this demo of the sh101 which shows exactly the sound I love:

you can hear that sound when he tweaks the envelope control in the filter section from 00:30. I found impossible to recreate this kind of sound with any other synth. the sh101 really has ITS sound.
But now, here is my question: can the mc202 do THAT sound? Has anyone got samples?

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Re: can the roland mc202 do this sound? (101 inside)

Post by princefan3 » Sat Jun 20, 2015 6:52 pm

Hi Bill...well I've been playing with my 202 my humble opinion you can't get as low on a 202 as you can on a 101...
The 202 is a shallower version of a 101 but pretty close. The ease of playing and sequencing a 101 is what it's all about.
I don't mind the 202 programming and I think you can learn a lot more from it than a 101.
Good luck in your search.

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Re: can the roland mc202 do this sound? (101 inside)

Post by pflosi » Sun Jun 21, 2015 2:48 pm

Yes I'd say you can do that on a 202. It's all about the envelope and LFO settings, he makes clever use of the latter in that example (e.g. at 5:08). He's using the tri waveform on the LFO that the 202 has as well. The reverb (Space) is a big part of the sound as well.

The 202 lacks the 101's noise and different LFO waveforms, but gains a delay on the LFO. Apart from that (and the sequencer of course) they're really identical.


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