The Brutes as SH-101 replacements? IMHO, that's even sillier than suggesting an MS-20. They sound nothing at all alike; the only similarities are the slider-based interface and the most general concepts of the architecture.mute wrote:ditto, and wtf @ ms-20 'not ideal at bass sounds'. ...bass is its bread and butter, h**l, that's its legend. as for topic nah, ms20 doesnt sound anything like a 101. a good modern 101 alternative would be the micro- or minibrute. If i had to choose between a juno 60 and a 101..as in if they were sitting in front of me and i had to pick.. i'd take the 101. but then again, the 106 and mks-30 drove me off of 80s Roland stuff and I already own a 3p...so the 101 would make sense for me.commodorejohn wrote:Seriously? On mine, I have to move the attack knob almost up to 1 just to get an audibly non-instant attack at all.Carey M wrote:I have the MS-20 mini at our studio, great fun factor, but the envelope response alone makes it not ideal for bass sounds, IMO.
For my money, the modern SH-101 replacement is the BassStation. Between the Brutes, the MS-20 and the Bs2, the BS2 is the only one with the 24db/oct filter, which is basically a necessity for mimicking the 101. Aside from that, it generally just has that 80s Roland smoothness to the sound (no surprise, since the original BassStation was a TB-303 competitor), whereas the others are much more about wild, screaming, beautiful 12db/oct sounds.