A question about roland sh201

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A question about roland sh201

Post by breckjay » Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:23 pm

im looking to buy a roland sh201, do you think this is the best roland synth to match the sound of a roland sh2?
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Re: A question about roland sh201

Post by lazerface » Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:54 am

sh201 is not a great synth,
it has some appealing features but the sound quality is just plain sucky.
I bought one new a few years ago - it was my first synth so I didnt know any better, finally sold it a few weeks ago.

the sh2 is monophonic, if you want something super similar but modernised you might do better with a DSI Mopho keyboard.

Otherwise i've read the new Roland GAIA is a big improvement, but i've never played one myself.

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Re: A question about roland sh201

Post by Rick N Boogie » Sat Jul 02, 2011 8:07 pm

I own an SH-201, and wholeheartedly agree with the above. What is has going for it is the price, and aside from being cheap, it's not really too great. I've played with the new Gaia, and it's far better all around, even sounds pretty good- but overall, I would much prefer a DSI synth. The MoPho keyboard is pretty inexpensive, and fully featured, and sounds great. It's a monsynth, but can be chained to a Tetra for 5 voice polyphony.
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